We featured work of ten contemporary female composers, including Tania León,Kamala Sankaram, Tamar MuskalMilica Paranosic and others, played by some of the New York City's finest musicians.

Please stay tuned for the date and location of our next production: Ladies First: Sisters and Wives.

2016 Sponsors

LADIES FIRST 2016  - We're All Immigrants GALLERY 

Ladies First - We’re all Immigrants is funded in part by a grant from New York Women Composers 

The fourth annual Ladies First production, entitled Ladies First – We’re All Immigrants was a huge success. We performed in front of the sold-out Marc A. Scorca Hall of Opera America.

As with our previous events, this multi-faceted event, celebrated women and their achievements across disciplines in a festive event, containing a reception, award ceremony, concert and an after-party.

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Ladies First 2016 event page


With the intention of women empowering other women through art, this innovative concert series is a celebration of their local and global accomplishments.
Lynn Bechtold, Milica Paranosic and Keve Wilson—the founders of Ladies First—are three women at the cutting edge of NYC’s contemporary music scene, and they are forging a new path in this creative concept of concert production.

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