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‘Listen: Works By Women’ Celebrates Chamber Music Written By Female Composers

"Listen: Works by Women" celebrates female composers from the 19th century through today.
"Listen: Works by Women" celebrates female composers from the 19th century through today.
Credit Oglethorpe University

The road for equal representation in U.S. orchestras hasn’t been an easy or quick one. Whatever statistics you may find, women are still underrepresented in the orchestral world.

Sunday evening, Oglethorpe hopes to change that narrative by hosting a celebration of chamber music written by women.

 “Listen: Works By Women” will be performed by six female Atlanta Symphony Orchestra musicians. They will be performing works from Clara Schumann (1800s) through today’s newest, young composers like Mary Kouyoumdjian.

Atlanta harpist Elisabeth Remy Johnson and English horn player Emily Brebach joined Myke Johns to discuss this weekend’s event.

This free event will be held in honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day. The concert is Sunday, March 24, at 4 p.m. at Oglethorpe University Museum of Art.