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Women and Composition: Fifty Years of Progress?

  • Thursday 7 March 2019 - 7pm
  • Carole Nash Hall
  • £8.72 | £5.45

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  • Presented by Claire Campbell Smith
    Dr Anastasia Belina, musicologist
    Nicola LeFanu, composer
    Debra King, Brighter Sound
    Philippa Harrison, Albany Piano Trio
  • Dr Anastasia Belina: A female Wagner and a musical Marianne: 'I must show the males what I'm made of!'
    Nicola LeFanu: Women and Composition: Fifty Years of Progress?
    Panel discussion followed by audience Q&A

Have women composers finally achieved equality of recognition and opportunity?

Musicologist Dr Anastasia Belina and composer Nicola LeFanu look across the last half century to see what has changed for women in music, and what still needs to be achieved.

Their talks will be followed by a panel discussion alongside Debra King, Director of Brighter Sound, whose Both Sides Now programme showcases women in music across the North; and Philippa Harrison of the Albany Piano Trio who specialise in performance repertoire by women composers.

The panel is hosted by Claire Campbell Smith, a choral conductor and former presenter and producer for the BBC.

The event will finish at around 9pm; audience members are invited to continue the discussion over an informal drink at the BAT Bar in the Atrium.


Read Anastasia Belina’s article for The Guardian: Settling the score: celebrating the women  erased from the musical canon
‘Meet the Artist’ with Nicola LeFanu
Read Visit Manchester’s interview with some of the women taking part in This Woman’s Work

for students and under 19s, or with your ticket for This Woman’s Work

Unallocated seating
Prices listed include booking fees of 9%

Part of Chetham’s at 50 and  This Woman’s Work

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