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Project 19: New York Phil Celebrates Centennial of 19th Amendment


With Project 19, the New York Philharmonic is commissioning new works by 19 woman composers in celebration of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote 100 years ago. This multiyear initiative was inaugurated in early February with the premiere of Nina C. Young’s “Tread Softly.”

The New York Philharmonic’s project is the single largest women-focused commissioning initiative in history. Six premieres were planned for February alone. Concerts will take place at a wide range of New York City venues and the League of Women Voters is hosting voter registration at Project 19 performances. New York Philharmonic musicians are members of Local 802 (New York City).

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