Women’s Fund Sustainability Grant Goes to Midsummer’s Music

Midsummer’s Music has received a $2,500 sustainability grant from the Women’s Fund of Door County in support of its dedication to presenting music by women composers and composers of color, and performances with women musicians

During its 2022 summer season, Midsummer’s Music is presenting work by Laura Netzel, a 19th-century Swedish composer who published under the pseudonym of N. Lago so as not to divulge her gender; Dame Ethel Smyth, a 19th-century English woman whose determination to succeed as a composer, conductor and author led her to become active in the suffragette movement; Louise Farrenc, a French composer who was the only woman to be appointed as a professor at the Paris Conservatory during the 19th century; and Libby Larsen, a 20th-century American composer whose oeuvre includes important works for orchestra, dance, opera, chamber and solo performance.

The Midsummer’s Music’s 2022 season ensemble is 55% women musicians.

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