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.