AMY Award to be presented to Community Women’s Orchestra

Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy will present the prestigious AMY award to the Community Women’s Orchestra of Oakland, CA, at their concert this Sunday (May 17).  Celebrating their 30th anniversary, CWO has included works by one or more women on all their programs since their inception.  The award, which consists of a beautiful sculpture (by artist Rita Blitt) and a cash prize, will be presented by WPA President Liane Curtis. CWO was founded in 1985 by Nan Washburn, also one of the founders of The Women’s Philharmonic  and now serving on the Board of Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy.   That CWO Music Directors Ann Krinitsky and…

RPO Honored with AMY Award

Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy was delighted to award the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Arild Remmereit with the first ever AMY Award for Excellence in Orchestral Programming. We have kept up with the RPO over the 2011-2012 season. During his first season with the ensemble, Remmereit set a wonderful precedent by programming eight works by historic and contemporary women. Liane Curtis, the WPA founder and president, made the trip to Rochester on Thursday to present the award, this beautiful sculpture designed by Rita Blitt. You can read the RPO’s press release on the award here. And do be sure to stop…