The Story of the All-Women's Orchestras in California
This book offers a much-needed re-examination of the significant contribution by all-women ensembles to their California communities, and beyond. With more than 40 rare photographs, a bibliography, and other documents, it will inspire new study of these performing ensembles, integral to the state's internationally acclaimed musical culture.
The Story of the All-Women's Orchestras in California (2020), by Jeannie Gayle Pool. Foreword by Louise DiTullio, including bibliography by Stephen M. Fry. 158 pages. $9.95. Available through this website or through Amazon Books.
"This fascinating volume gives these neglected artists the respect they always deserved!"--Tom DiNardo, arts writer, Philadelphia Daily News
"The determined, pioneering efforts of these early California women musicians paved the way for so many of us."--Deon Nielsen Price, composer, pianist, author, educator