In today’s classical news: Sound and Music is marking International Women’s Day 2017 with a week of activities promoting female composers. An uncredited sonata by Fanny Mendelssohn will be performed under her name for the first time on International Women’s Day. Cuba celebrates women percussionists at this year’s International Drum Festival, and Margo Price, Vagabon, Fatima Al Qadiri discuss the International Day of Action. American Feminist Susan Bordo discusses International Women’s Day Campaigns, GEMA honors Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina. Along with the 18 women composers you should know, and how operas are trying to increase diversity in their audiences.
Sound and Music Launches International Women’s Day Intervention
Sound and Music is marking International Women’s Day 2017 with a week of activity aimed at opening up the debate and championing female composers.
Yes She Can To Promote Music Industry Gender Equality
Night czar Amy Lamé and Help Musician’s Richard Robinson will be among the speakers at Yes She Can, a new event aimed at promoting greater gender equality in the music industry.
Belated premiere for Fanny Mendelssohn
A sonata by Fanny Mendelssohn, which was mistakenly attributed to her more famous brother Felix, will be performed under her name for the first time on International Women’s Day.
Nichts ist nur ein Frauenthema. Gleichzeitig ist alles ein Frauenthema
Für die Gema ist die russische Komponistin Sofia Gubaidulina eine “große Mystikerin” der zeitgenössischen klassischen Musik.
Einblicke in die Kunst der Huzulen
In München bringt die ukrainische Dirigentin Oksana Lyniv dem Publikum den überdimensionalen Klang ihres Heimatlandes näher
18 Women Composers You Should Know
March is home to both Women’s History month and International Women’s Day.
In Pursuit Of A More Diverse Night At The Opera
Symphony orchestras and opera companies across the country continually ask the same question: How do we attract a younger and more diverse audience?
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BBC Radio 3@BBCRdio3 Today is International Women’s Day! We’re celebrating by playing only music by women composers all day.
@Londonist Lots of events celebrating #IWD2017 and more going on in London on Wednesday http://buff.ly/2mfubnF pic.twitter.com/LKEdmpGrvK