By Laura Carlo
History is herstory too. ~Author Unknown
March ... it is said ... roars in like a lion. Hmm, she smiles as she remembers the opening line of the 1972 song co-written and sung by Helen Reddy, “I am Woman, hear me roar..." which became the “anthem” to the women’s liberation movement.
March is “Women’s History Month” and I invite you to join me as we highlight the contributions of women to classical music, be they composers, conductors or performers. They are lionesses all - some were trailblazers - Amy Beach, Mary Alice Smith, Marin Alsop. Some were ahead of their time - Fanny Mendelssohn, Sabine Meyer. And some, who came into the scene when the dust settled down, have done their gender proud - Midori, Alondra De La Parra (pictured above). Please join me every weekday morning this month, in the 7am hour, as we hear of their accomplishments, achieved ... without anthem.
(image: Robert Stolpe)