Celebrating the Contributions of Women to Classical Music

Celebrating the Contributions of Women to Classical Music

Throughout March 2018

In honor of Women's History Month, Classical 91.5 celebrates the accomplishments of female composers and performers.

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.  

In addition to music on the radio, Classical 91.5 has created a web page spefically dedicated to the celebration. Click here  to find great online content including blog posts, videos, resources for research, as well as Classics for Kids audio features and quizzes.