Women’s History Month with WRR101

March is Women’s History Month and WRR101 is celebrating the contributions of female composers, soloists, and conductors throughout the entire month!
Monday – Saturday at 1 PM, Amy Bishop presents female composers “from A to Z.”

Tune in each day to hear works by these composers:

Friday, Mar. 1: Lera Auerbach
Saturday, Mar. 2: Lili Boulanger
Monday, Mar. 4: Cecille Chaminade
Tuesday, Mar. 5: Madeleine Dring
Wednesday, Mar. 6: Roshanne Etezady
Thursday, Mar. 7: Louise Farrenc
Friday, Mar. 8: Sofia Gubaidulina
Saturday, Mar. 9: Hildegard von Bingen
Monday, Mar. 11: Adina Izarra
Tuesday, Mar. 12: Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre
Wednesday, Mar. 13: Elena Kats-Chernin
Thursday, Mar. 14: Libby Larsen
Friday, Mar. 15: Fanny Mendelssohn
Saturday, Mar. 16: Angelica Negron
Monday, Mar. 18: Gabriela Ortiz
Tuesday, Mar. 19: Florence Price
Wednesday, Mar. 20: Sarah Quartel
Thursday, Mar. 21: Henriette Renie
Friday, Mar. 22: Clara Schumann
Saturday, Mar. 23: Germaine Tailleferre
Monday, Mar. 25: Galina Ustvolskaya
Tuesday, Mar. 26: Pauline Viardot
Wednesday, Mar. 27: Judith Weir
Thursday, Mar. 28: Huguang Xin
Friday, Mar. 29: Barbara York
Saturday, Mar. 30: Ellen Taaffe Zwilich

Other programming includes:

Saturday, Mar. 2 at 11 AM: Classics for Kids – Women in History and Classical Music
This week on Classics for Kids, learn about some women from history who inspired classical music – from Cleopatra to Rosa Parks.

Saturday, Mar. 9 at 11 AM: Classics for Kids – Women Composers of the Past
Today, there are a lot of women who write music. But in the past, it was much harder for a woman to have a composing career. This week on Classics for Kids, we look at some famous women composers who didn’t take no for an answer. 

Saturday, Mar. 16 at 11 AM: Classics for Kids – Contemporary Women Composers
In earlier centuries, it was difficult for a woman to have a composing career. Today, there are women composing music all over the world –  and stretching the sound of classical music. We’ll hear about these composers and sample their music, this week on Classics for Kids.

Saturday, Mar. 23 at 11 AM: Classics for Kids – What’s it like to be a conductor? (With JoAnn Falletta)
If you’ve been to an orchestra concert, you’ve seen the conductor standing in front directing the musicians while they play. This week on Classics for Kids, JoAnn Falletta talks about what it is like to be a conductor.

Saturday, Mar. 30 at 11 AM: Classics for Kids – Great Women Performers
Women have been involved in every facet of classical music. This week on Classics for Kids, we learn about some great women performers.