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If you look at the listings of the major orchestras in America you will see two things in common; very few of them are programming major pieces by women composers, and almost none have a woman on the podium. Despite the abundance of wonderful compositions by women, the world of classical music has been, for centuries, a man’s world.

JoAnn Falletta Named 2019 Classical Woman of the Year

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Acclaimed conductor JoAnn Falletta was named Performance Today's 2019 Classical Woman of the Year. The award, which was given for the first time, honors the women who have made a lasting impact on classical music or those who love music.

Throughout the month of March, listeners to American Public Media's Performance Today nominated classical performers, composers, conductors, music teachers or supporters, with the primary qualification being a significant contribution to the art form. The inaugural award for this classical music industry honor was selected from more than 120 nominees, by the staff of Performance Today based on listener feedback.

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