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Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Hildur Guonadottir accepts the Oscar for best original score for 'Joker' during the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on Feb. 9 in Hollywood.Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Extra Eclectic for March 24, 2021


March 24, 2021

With few exceptions, classical music was very much a boy's club for centuries. Today, the rules are thankfully changing, with more and more women staking out their own territory as composers.

On this week's show, Steve Seel continues our celebration of Women's History Month with another program showcasing contemporary women composers. We'll hear recent works by Gabriela Lena Frank, Jennifer Higdon, Jessie Montgomery, Angelica Negron, Chen Yi, and many others.