Gender stats: London Philharmonic Orchestra

LPO are one of the resident orchestras at the Southbank Centre.

They are playing 32 concerts in the 2018/2019 season at the Royal Festival Hall at the Southbank.

2 out of 32 concerts feature 1 woman composer each.

2/32 concerts feature a woman composer, that is 6.25%. The proportion of playing time for women composers is smaller still.

The 1st concert is an evening of contemporary work – Helen Grimes is 1 woman amongst 5 composers. 1/5, that’s maybe 20% of the evening.

The 2nd concert is Alice Mary Smith’s Andante for Clarinet which is 7 minutes long. 7 minutes out of a 90 minute concert, that is 7.7% of the concert.

We’re looking at less than 1% of total performance time devoted to women composers.

https://www.lpo.org.uk/what-s-on/introduction-to-the-lpo-s-2018-19-london-season.html

 

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