Outstanding Women Perform on The American Sound Saturday, 6 pm

Above: Classic audio of Cole Porter playing and singing his song “The Physician.”

As Women’s History Month continues, we continue our exploration on Classical 101 of the accomplishments of women in classical music.

This Saturday at 6pm on The American Sound, enjoy performances by some of the world’s finest women musicians, including some who have found their niches in traditionally male-dominated corners of the classical music world. We’ll hear music by American composers Aaron Copland and George Gershwin in performances conducted by two of the world’s foremost conductors, Americans JoAnn Falletta and Marin Alsop. We’ll also enjoy the music of the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music, American composer Ellen Taaffe Zwillich. And we’ll kick back as Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Susan Graham sings a song by the incomparable Cole Porter.

Join me for great women performers Saturday at 6 pm on The American Sound on Classical 101!