Tattooed, Mexican-American and female: Classical maestra keeps symphony in tune

Tattooed, Mexican-American and female: Classical maestra keeps symphony in tune

Tattooed, Mexican-American and female: Classical maestra keeps symphony in tune

By / Latest News / Monday, 28 January 2019 04:23

Among more than 20 of the major U.S. symphony orchestras, only one woman has the top job of principal conductor. But women are making better gains in the nation’s smaller ensembles. Jessica Bejarano is leading the San Francisco Civic Symphony, as well as the path for other women like her trying to reconfigure gender roles. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Joanne Elgart Jennings reports. This is part of an ongoing series of reports called “Chasing the Dream,” which reports on poverty and opportunity in America, and is supported in part by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

 

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