Women at the 2015 Proms

  The 2015 Proms kicked off on Friday, July 17 with another full lineup of fabulous and engaging concerts ahead.  The role of women in music has been a hot topic in the London music scene this year, stemming largely from the popularity and publicity of BBC Radio 3’s women-only programming surrounding International Women’s Day.  (You can read Laura Seddon’s take on the efforts in her guest blog post here.)  As usual, the Proms programming includes a handful of contemporary women composers, and commissioned works. Two great pieces have already been heard: Anna Meredith’s Connect It, (a BBC Commission) was heard on July 18…

Works by Women at the Proms

The 2010 Proms season is well under way in London, with only two weeks left before the final concert.  For those of us who are unable to make the trip across the pond, the BBC is broadcasting all of the concerts on Radio 3, and is also making the broadcasts available online for seven days after the original airing. This year the works of seven women composers will be heard throughout the Proms season. Past concerts include: On August 14th the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra presented the world premiere of Bach Allegro by Alissa Firsova (b. 1986), a BBC commission.  Full…