Works by Women this Weekend

It’s another full weekend of concerts featuring the works of historic and contemporary women composers – from coast to coast!  We are proud to have been able to support both of these organizations through WPA Performance Grants. On the East Coast the National String Symphonia, based in Frederick MD, is presenting a concert on March 18 & 19 entitled COMPOS(H)ERS: Words Modern and Classic spans two centuries of women making music.  Included composers are Pamela Harrison, Elena Ruehr, Liana Alexandra, Ethel Smyth, Libby Larsen, and the world premiere of a new work by Beth Anderson.  Find out more information here.  …

2014 In Review

Bachtrack, the online database for concerts happening throughout the world, has published their annual review of 2014.  They looked at all of the ensembles, conductors, composers, and pieces that were included on their website (which collects information from ensembles around the world) and had some insights to the current state of classical music.  You can see the full results here – but, unfortunately, there is no surprise to the current state of women. As with last year, there were few women included in any of the lists:   As Tom Service, from The Guardian, points out, this is at least some…