Music by transgender composer to receive first UK orchestra performancemain
‘When you’re a woman,’ says Florence Anna Maunders, ‘it’s much harder to get your music performed – the statistics are against you, but when you’re a trans-woman, the odds are astronomical – everyone’s against you!’
On March 14, Bromley Symphony Orchestra will première of Maunders’ work Bacchanal – a revelry that fuses Syrian folk music and techniques of urban electronic dance music. The musicians voted for her piece as their “Orchestra’s Choice” to mark the ensemble’s centenary year.
This is thought to be the first performance by any British orchestra of music composed by a transgender composer.