Women in Music: A Liverpool Story Retold
Saturday 16 March, 11.00-16.00
The Music Room, Philharmonic Hall (entrance on corner of Myrtle Street and Sugnall Street to the rear of Liverpool Philharmonic Hall)
The day begins with a performance by Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra members Equilibrium String Quartet. Equilibrium is a new ensemble with a mission to introduce works by hitherto neglected female composers and exciting new works by women of today.
You’ll then hear from expert speakers and join in on discussions as Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra cellist Hilary Browning leads a conversation with brilliant female composers, including Bethan Morgan-Williams and 2018 Christopher Brooks Prize Winner, Carmel Smickersgill.
Academics from University of Liverpool, Liverpool Hope University and Open University will also share their research - Dr Laura Hamer discusses Mrs Wilf Hamer and her Boys, one of the most popular dance bands in Liverpool in the late 1950s and Dr Annika Forkert dives into Elisabeth Lutyens's unusual piece ‘Encomion,’ a piece that details the history of the crypt of the Metropolitan Cathedral and reveals a glimpse of lost avant-garde music practices in Liverpool and composer on the warpath.
Over lunch there will be chance to try out the new 'Sisters of Mersey' app developed by Dr Samantha Caslin.
The day will wrap up with a panel of women working in music in Liverpool today, discussing their contribution to Liverpool's vibrant cultural scene and chaired by our very own Professor Catherine Tackley.
£40 (including a light lunch). £10 Student/concession ticket - limited availability.
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