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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.

 Ladies First/Sisters and Wives

 Shining a light on women who faded into the shadows of men

The fifth annual Ladies First production

May 11 7pm Opera America

Artistic Portraits of:
Pauline Viardot, Anna Maria Mozart, Fanny Mendelssohn, Alma Mahler, Clara Schumann and others, and drawing parallels with women of today, whose voices are not heard without a  permission of their male contemporaries.

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.

New York Women Composers

LADIES FIRST 2016  - We're All Immigrants GALLERY 

Gallery MC

LF Sponsors