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Orchestra celebrates Women’s History Month

Used with permission from Kou Lee.  Conductor and composer Erika Svanoe conducts the 4th hour orchestra class March 9. Svanoe was invited to speak and practice with the orchestra in honor of Women’s History Month.

Ruthie Posada, Writer

March 12, 2020

According to orchestra director Kou Lee, he invited composer and conductor Erika Svanoe to come speak and practice with the orchestra to inspire his students. “I invited her today because she is not only a composer but a female conductor and it’s a field where it’s mostly dominated by men, so ...

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Echo celebrates Women’s History Month

Echo celebrates Women’s History Month

Jamie Halper

February 29, 2016

  Women’s History Month is an annual celebration “paying tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society,” according to the Library of Congress. In 1987, after many years of celebrating Women’s History Week and exte...

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