We’re bringing you a special episode of A Music of Their Own for Women’s History Month. Our current moment will certainly go down in women’s history as the ‘#MeToo era.’ #MeToo went viral in 2017 following the exposure of numerous sexual-abuse allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein. But Classical music has its own movement–sparked in part by Anne Midgette, who served as chief Classical music critic for the Washington Post. Host Majel Connery sits down with Anne to revisit her 2018 #MeToo article that prompted three prominent men in Classical music to lose their jobs.
Assaults In Dressing Rooms. Groping During Lessons. Classical Musicians Reveal A Profession Rife With Harassment:
Cleveland Orchestra Fires 2 Leading Musicians After Sexual Misconduct Investigation:
Top Dutch Orchestra And Ousted Conductor Daniele Gatti Settle Dispute:
More than 500 Musicians Demand Accountability After Juilliard Misconduct Allegations: