Fanny Mendelssohn

Shi-Yeon Sung
Karsten Witt Management

Tonight at 8pm, in a 2019 performace, Shiyeon Sung leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra in an overture by Fanny Mendelssohn and Felix Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 1, with soloist Ingrid Fliter, as well as Dvorák's Eighth Symphony.

March 8 is International Women's Day. Classical music is a field with a pretty thick glass ceiling, so we spent the day highlighting the women who have chipped away at it. Here are just a few of the incredible women - past and present - who make great music, and who make music great.