Thea Musgrave, Elizabeth Maconchy, Judith Weir, Joanna Lee - BBC Proms Saturday 17 August 3 pm

The BBC Singers conducted by Sofi Jeannin give a concert of British choral music including works by four women composers, Thea Musgrave, Elizabeth Maconchy, Judith Weir, Joanna Lee. Lee's At this man’s hand is a new BBC commission. This wonderful programme is genuine 50:50 programming at last, well done BBC.

Sat 17 Aug 2019 Holy Sepulchre London 3 pm

Sally Beamish, Iris ter Schiphorst and Judith Weir - New music inspired by Enigma Variations - BBC Proms Tuesday 13 August 7 pm

A new work of music by 14 composers, Kalevi Aho, Sally Beamish, Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Richard Blackford, Gavin Bryars, Brett Dean, Dai Fujikura, Wim Henderickx, Colin Matthews, Anthony Payne, John Pickard, David Sawer, Iris ter Schiphorst, Judith Weir. Inspired by Elgar's Enigma Variations, the work is a tribute to Martyn Brabbins on his 60th birthday. Pleased to see three female composers were asked to contribute, 50:50 next time BBC?

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Martyn Brabbins.

BBC Proms Tuesday 13 August 7 pm

Trinity College London's new string syllabus addressing the deficit in music by women composers in repertoire

Hats off to Trinity College London and their new string syllabus which includes music by Ethel Barns, Amy Beach, Lili Boulanger, Nadia Boulanger, Cécile Chaminade, Alma Clarke, Rebecca Clarke, Luise Adolpha Le Beau, Elizabeth Maconchy, Emilie Mayer. You can read John Molloy's article on Trinity's blog here:

Maddalena Laura Sirmen - String Quartet No. 5 - Aris Quartet - BBC Proms - Monday 12 August - 1 pm

The Aris Quartet, BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists, will be performing Maddalena Laura Sirmen's String Quartet No. 5. Sirmen, also known as Maddalena Lombardini, was an 18th century Italian violinist and student of Tartini, and a brilliant composer as you will hear.

Her String Quartet No. 5 is performed at Cadogan Hall tomorrow, Monday 12 August at 1 pm.