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.