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Lucerne Festival to Feature Female Conductors

Women have made enormous inroads in most of the world’s leading orchestras when it comes to playing instruments, but when it comes to conducting many have found that the proverbial glass ceiling may be even stronger in the concert hall than it is in politics or business.

But next summer’s Lucerne Festival, which will run Aug. 12 to Sept. 11, announced Monday that it plans to shine an all-too-rare spotlight on female conductors: it will feature 11 women leading orchestras from around the world.


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