Sunday, April 29, 2012 | Categories: Documentaries |
In the bad old days - and they weren't very long ago - women were barred from playing in professional orchestras. Along came the talented and daring Ethel Stark. In 1940, she founded The Montreal Women's Symphony Orchestra, which eventually became the first-ever Canadian orchestra to play Carnegie Hall. David Gutnick's documentary is called It Wasn't Teatime: Ethel Stark and the Montreal Women's Symphony Orchestra.