International Womens Day Concert
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8 March 2016 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
A concert celebrating the creativity of female musicians throughout the ages. Although women are well represented within the musical life of Durham University as performers, the percentage of female conductors, and musical directors is much lower. This is a trend which can be traced equally throughout history and on the wider international level. This concert will present a number of works by female composers, ranging from early Byzantine hymn writers right through to the present day. All the works will be conducted/directed by female students, both in and outside the music department. After the performance audience members will be invited to drinks and a discussion to reflect upon the great work of women in music and issues of gender equality.