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Cracking the Music Ceiling: Why Women Matter

  • 555 Post St San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)

This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young.

Rome Prize-winning music composer Lisa Bielawa is a passionate and articulate advocate for women’s experiences in music careers. A San Francisco native, Bielawa was born into a musical family, sang in the New York Philharmonic’s professional chorus, has held residencies worldwide and has been an artistic collaborator with Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson and Paul Simon. Her groundbreaking composer-led projects include the spatialized symphony airfield broadcasts at Crissy Field in 2013 and the opera Verio, performed in 2015 via broadcast and online media release.

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