Conductor Antonia Brico makes her Carnegie Hall debut on November 12, leading her own New York Women’s Symphony Orchestra.

Brico, a champion for women in what was then still a male-dominated orchestral field was the first woman to conduct the New York Philharmonic, in 1938, and the Berlin Philharmonic, in 1930. “I do not call myself a woman conductor,” said Brico, “I call myself a conductor who happens to be a woman.”

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