March 8 is International Women's Day, and YourClassical MPR and YourClassical Radio are celebrating with an entire day devoted to women in classical music. Every piece on the day's playlist prominently features a woman composer, conductor or soloist.
Have you ever used your imagination to create a story? In the latest episode of YourClassical Adventures, we explore the beautiful sounds of flutist and composer Valerie Coleman and hear her ensemble, Imani Winds as they bring creative ideas and stories to life through music.
Jones is the first African American woman ever nominated for an Emmy for an original television score. She got her start because producer/writer Lena Waithe took a chance on her.
Steve Seel celebrates Women's Equality Day with a program of all female composers this time out. From Valerie Coleman's "For Josephine" honoring Josephine Baker to a work by Dobrinka Tabakova saluting the ordination of women to the Anglican priesthood, it's two hours celebrating the strides that women have made in composing in the last several decades. Steve also features works by Anna Clyne, Elena Ruehr, and many others.
In honor of Women's Equality Day on Aug. 26, listen to 'Bread and Roses,' a celebration of women in classical music, with host Andrea Blain.
Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke performed in Duluth as a part of Matinee Musicale's 2013 season. Listen to her recital featuring works by Poulenc, Ravel, Copland and more.