Move over Bach and Beethoven

On ABC Classic FM  you’ll hear only the women of classical music for a full 24 hours as part of International Women’s Day, next Wednesday.

Eight all-female Classic FM presenters will introduce 146 works written by more than 70 women composers. 50% of those works are Australian-made, with many of the pieces also performed by female musicians.  

Greta Bradman will be live from 1pm at an open-to-the-public concert at the State Library of Victoria with an all-female chamber ensemble performing music celebrating composition by women, of varying eras, styles and nationalities. 

Acting Content Director ABC Classic FM, Kat McGuffie says,  

“I’m thrilled about our stellar all-female line-up. We’ve got Australia’s rising stars in classical broadcasting and icons of the industry, like Margaret Throsby who celebrates 50 years on air this week. They’ll bring you great music all day, playing crowd favourites and unearthing hidden gems. I’m particularly excited about our free lunch-time concert at the State Library of Victoria, with an all-female cast and crew, and music spanning 1000 years, all composed by women.” 

For more information about International Women’s Day on ABC Classic FM, visit the website 

ABC Classic FM joins the rest of ABC Radio with a lineup of 100% female presenters on all networks, all day, and a special broadcast of ABC TV’s debate: That Motherhood Is Overrated, hosted by Libbi Gorr and broadcast on RN at 8:05pm and on Local Radio at 9:05pm. 

Other #IWDABC 2017 highlights on the ABC include all female news bulletins and feature programming including a special episode of Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery.  

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