Composers Concordance Records and the Czech Center Present:
Ladies First-Hit It!
Friday, June 13, 2014 7:00 pm-10:30 pm
Bohemian National Hall/Czech Center
321 East 73rd Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
New York, New York 10021
(Subway: 6 to 68th or 77th St / Bus: M72)
Tickets: $25 / $15 students and seniors
The third annual Ladies First production draws from the fascinating connection between sports and music. In our upcoming production, Ladies First will offer personal reflections on various aspects of this connection, from comparative performance of the musical piece with a football (soccer) match through explorations of sports which are traditionally performed and rehearsed to music-such as skating and capoeira, to more eclectic explorations of music and basketball, grand prix racing, kendo, and ping pong. It will be an evening-long celebration of the two performance forms that touch so many lives around the globe through the universal language of passion and lifelong commitment.
- 7-8pm: Exhibition of instruments made by Ken Butler and awarding of 3rd annual Ladies First Award, created by Mr. Butler.
- 8 – 9:30pm – Concert
Performed by Czech electroacoustic duo DVA, and many of NYC’s finest musicians…music includes world premieres of pieces inspired by various sports.
Roster includes: violinist/composer Lynn Bechtold, artist/performer Ken Butler, pianist Vicky Chow, flutist/composer Valerie Coleman, composer/performer Dan Cooper, cellist Jennifer DeVore, composer/performer Patrick Grant, percussionist Roxan Jurkevich, vocalist Loire, composer/performer Milica Paranosic, composer/performer Gene Pritsker, clarinetist Michiyo Suzuki, violinist Mioi Takeda and oboist Keve Wilson. Appearances will be made by athletes Emma Hayes, Sonya Lamonakis, Karyn Marshall and more.
- 9:30-10:30PM: Afterparty (Drink sponsors include Staropramen Beer and Balls Vodka)
Ladies First is a concert series and collective where musicians come together with other artists to create an evening of music and purpose. With the intention of women empowering women through art, the event is a celebration of local and global accomplishments. Lynn Bechtold, Milica Paranosic and Keve Wilson are the founders of Ladies First.