Tag: women composers

  • Julia Wolfe on Evoking the ’60s in ‘Flower Power’

    Julia Wolfe on Evoking the ’60s in ‘Flower Power’

    For all of the iconic protest music that came out of the 1960s and early ’70s, classical composers mostly stayed at a remove from that decade’s turbulent events. There were a handful of noted exceptions, of course, including Terry Riley, La Monte Young, George Crumb and Karlheinz Stockhausen, but their works were not exactly staples […]

  • Dearth of Women Composers Sparks Social Media Campaigns

    Dearth of Women Composers Sparks Social Media Campaigns

    Music by women composers accounts for just 1.3% of pieces performed by American orchestras during the 2016-17 concert season, according to a recent repertoire survey conducted by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Among living composers performed, women do somewhat better, accounting for 10.3% of all pieces. The survey examined the seasons of 85 orchestras, from small regional ensembles to the majors, and […]