Join us on Saturday 3 November for an evening of inspirational music for wind orchestra by women from across the centuries

Meet the composers...

Spotlight on Lili Boulanger

Spotlight on Lili Boulanger Marie-Juliette Olga Boulanger (Lili) grew up surrounded by composers and musicians. Her mother and grandmother were singers and her grandfather had been a noted cellist. Her father, Ernest, who was 77 when she was born, won the Prix de Rome composition…

12 questions with Cathy Likhuta

12 questions with Catherine Likhuta Cathy Likhuta is an Australian composer. We are giving the first UK performance of ‘Me Disagrees’, which started life as a trio for piano, alto saxophone and flute before being morphed into the symphonic wind ensemble version you’ll hear later this…

11 questions with Elizabeth Winters

11 questions with Elizabeth Winters Elizabeth Winters, whose composition ‘Playing With Destiny’ was written for and first performed by us back in 2010. Q: Who are your favourite musicians/composers? A: I never tire of listening to Mendelssohn, Schumann or Stravinsky. I love Bach but I’m…

Breaking the Sound Barrier is generously supported by the Ambache Charitable Trust. The trust is active in raising the profile of women composers and supports people giving concerts, making recordings, radio or television programmes, or publishing music and books in ways that significantly bring attention to this repertoire. You can find out more about the work of the trust here.