SymphonyNOW has posted an excerpt from Mary Sue Welsh’s book about trailblazing harpist Edna Phillips, One Woman in a Hundred.

Phillips was the first woman to hold a principal chair in any major American orchestra when she was chosen by conductor Leopold Stokowski for a spot in the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1930.

Read the book excerpt here: SymphonyNow – A Harpist in the Lion’s Den.

 

 

Photo: Edna Phillips.  Photographer unknown. From the family collection.

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