Concert 1: Eastman Festival of Women in Music

Today was the first day of the Tenth Annual Festival of Women in Music at the Eastman School of Music (Rochester, NY).  The Festival was founded and is organized by pianist and Eastman Faculty member Sylvie Beaudette.  Correct me if I’m wrong, but to my knowledge, Eastman is the only major music conservatory to have such a festival.  There are other festivals that feature female composers, women in music, etc. etc. but they are not hosted by institutions as prominent or influential as Eastman.  It is all Beaudette’s doing, to make it happen, and to have it be such a…