From Kitchen to Carnegie Hall: Ethel Stark and the Montreal Women's Symphony Orchestra

From Kitchen to Carnegie Hall Ethel Stark and the Montreal Women s Symphony Orchestra Shortlisted the Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature In it was unheard of for women to be members of a professional orchestra let alone play masculine instruments like the bass or tr

  • Title: From Kitchen to Carnegie Hall: Ethel Stark and the Montreal Women's Symphony Orchestra
  • Author: Maria Noriega Rachwal
  • ISBN: 9781927583876
  • Page: 294
  • Format: Paperback
  • Shortlisted the Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature, 2016.In 1940 it was unheard of for women to be members of a professional orchestra, let alone play masculine instruments like the bass or trombone Yet despite these formidable challenges, the Montreal Women s Symphony Orchestra MWSO became the only all women orchestra in Canadian history Formed in 1947, theShortlisted the Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature, 2016.In 1940 it was unheard of for women to be members of a professional orchestra, let alone play masculine instruments like the bass or trombone Yet despite these formidable challenges, the Montreal Women s Symphony Orchestra MWSO became the only all women orchestra in Canadian history Formed in 1947, the MWSO became the first orchestra to represent Canada in New York City s Carnegie Hall and one of its members also became the first Canadian black woman to play in a symphony in Carnegie Hall While the MWSO has paved the way for contemporary female musicians, the stories of these women are largely missing from historical records From Kitchen to Carnegie Hall illuminates these revolutionary stories, including the life of the incredible Ethel Stark, the co founder and conductor of the MWSO Ethel s work opened doors of equal opportunity for marginalized groups and played an important role in breaking gender stereotypes in the Canadian music world.

    One thought on “From Kitchen to Carnegie Hall: Ethel Stark and the Montreal Women's Symphony Orchestra”

    1. Fascinating story. A bit on the academic side but I enjoyed it tremendously. A great way to learn about women in music history.

    2. Received the book from Giveaways. I just could not get into this book. It was interesting for a moment and then it was too much like a straight bio.

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