3MBS celebrates International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day, Tuesday 8 March 2022
Throughout March, 3MBS will celebrate International Women’s Day by shining a well-deserved spotlight on women composers and performers, past and present. Highlights include:
In the lead up to International Women’s Day Reflections will showcase composer, flautist and musicologist, Dr Johanna Selleck on Sunday 6 March, 4pm.
On Tuesday 8 March, 3MBS will broadcast 24 hours of music by women composers and performers.
Wednesday Night at the Opera on Wednesday 9 March will feature three important ‘firsts’:
The first opera by an Australian Indigenous singer and composer: Pecan Summer by Deborah Cheetham in 2010.
The first opera by a woman composer: La liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola d’Alcina by the Florentine Italian Francesca Caccini in 1625.
The first, and only, opera by the American composer, Amy Beach: Cabildo in 1932
On Thursday evenings at 8pm, Illuminations will offer an in-depth program on one or more women composers.
Images (clockwise from top left): Kassia, Clara Schumann, Ethyel Smyth, Amanda Maier, Katie Abbott (photo by Pia Johnson)