Celebrating the Contributions of Women to Classical Music
If you look at the listings of the major orchestras in America you will see two things in common; very few of them are programming major pieces by women composers, and almost none have a woman on the podium. Despite the abundance of wonderful compositions by women, the world of classical music has been, for centuries, a man’s world.
During Women’s History Month, Classical 91.5 turns things around to celebrate the achievements of women: from Hildegarde of Bingen to Jennifer Higdon, and everyone in between. Tune in throughout the month of March to hear the musical gifts of women. It’s time.
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Learn more about:
Marin Alsop, conductor
Amy Beach, composer
Hildegard von Bingen, composer and mystic
Lili & Nadia Boulanger, musicians & teacher
Francesca Caccini, lutenist and composer
Sarah Caldwell, conductor
Cecile Chaminade, composer
Leonora d'Este, princess, musician & nun
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Louise Farrenc, pianist & composer
Renee Fleming, soprano