from the artist (from my blog):
Vänskä was responsible for the Woman Project this
year at the Maribor Festival.
found the project a breath of fresh air. It was packed full
of very diverse work and the performers were as diverse as
the music: the festival orchestra, a girls choir singing Hildegarde
Bingen's work, a musical ensemble of young locals playing
Mozart, caberet artist Meow Meow, singers Satu Vänskä
and Nica Goric among others.
the diversity the program had a common theme: how our male
oriented society is missing out on so much work that could
have been ours if only women were regarded are capable of
composing. The program notes were different to the normal
as well, with direct and pertinent comments about the female