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LADIES FIRST 2013-15 GALLERY
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.
The fifth annual Ladies First production, entitled Ladies First/Sisters and Wivesis focusing on Shining a light on women who faded into the shadows of men. It is planned for May 2018.
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 played by some of the New York City's finest musicians.
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.
LADIES FIRST 2016 - We're All Immigrants GALLERY
Ladies First - We’re all Immigrants is funded in part with a grant from New York Women Composers