Australian composer Melody Eötvös has been chosen to take part in a showcase for works by women composers in Philadelphia. The program, a partnership between The Philadelphia Orchestra and the American Composers Orchestra, will see The Philadelphia Orchestra rehearse works by six women composers as part of a collaborative working session.

“I was very excited to find out I’d been selected for this opportunity,” Eötvös – whose latest work, Ruler of the Hive , had its premiere earlier this month with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra – told Limelight. “The application was due during a very busy week for me (leading up to my recent trip to Australia) and I nearly didn’t get to it! Luckily for me the ACO is brilliant and uncomplicated with their application procedures! I’m also thrilled to be involved with the ACO again, and with the Philadelphia Orchestra this will certainly be a wonderful and informative reading.”

Melody Eötvös, Composer Composer Melody Eötvös

The Philadelphia Orchestra came under fire recently for announcing a 2018-2019 season without a single work written by a woman, but the Orchestra has since responded by adding the US premiere of Stacey Brown’s  Perspectives and the world premiere...