There are lots of opportunities to hear works by contemporary women composers this weekend, and throughout the coming week!


On Sunday, May 21 the Community Women’s Orchestra in Oakland, California will present Forbidden Voices, including June Bonacich’s Sorrow is a Willow Tree and a selection from Street Requiem, an enormous and internationally performed work composed by Kathleen McGuire, Andy Payne, & Jonathan Welch that brings awareness to issues of homelessness.  Find out more information and tickets about this weekend’s concert here.


The American Composers Orchestra is presenting a concert titled Parables on Tuesday, May 23rd in New York City as part of Symphony Space’s Fuse Project.  Included in the performances is the world premiere of Nina Young’s Out of whose womb came the ice, an ACO commission.  The work is scored for baritone, orchestra, and electronics.  Tickets and more information here.  For those not able to attend, read the full program notes for the work here, and watch a Composer Portrait of the composer below:


On Thursday, May 25 the Orchestra of the League of Composers will present their season finale at Columbia University’s Miller Theater.  The program will include the world premiere of Stories I Cannot Tell You by Sheree Clement, which was commissioned by the ensemble, as well as Lisa Bielawa’s Start (Piano Concerto).  Tickets and more information available here.