The Matilda Effect & Highlighting Overlooked Works of Female Composers:
A Salon Discussion at the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation with Symphoria!
Thursday, September 22 at 6:00 pm
Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation 210 East Genesee Street, Fayetteville
Join Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner, the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation founder and Executive Director, and Dr. Theresa Chen, Instructor of Applied Jazz Piano at Syracuse University, for a salon discussion on the Matilda Effect and the rediscovering and performance of works by female composers. Matilda Joslyn Gage (1826 –1898) was a 19th-century women’s suffragist, a Native American rights activist, an abolitionist, a freethinker, and a prolific author.
The Matilda effect is a bias against acknowledging the achievements of women whose work is attributed to their male colleagues. This discussion will be interactive and highlight many works featured throughout this Symphoria season, including works by Ethyl Smyth, Florence Price, Marian McPartland, Clara Schumann, and Alma Mahler.