The Musical Fund Society is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2020 Career Advancement Award is mezzo-soprano Chrystal E. Williams. This Award is given annually to a musician under the age of 40 who has had a meaningful connection to Philadelphia during the time he or she was developing as an artist. The […]
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Musical Fund Society sponsored concerts and events have been postponed for the remainder of the 2019/20 Season. This decision was made after much consultation with our board, grantees, and colleagues, and in response to CDC recommendations. Many of these events will be rescheduled if possible. Please visit the respective […]
PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Musical Fund Society will celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2020 by doing what it does best: supporting the creation and dissemination of important music by eminent artists. The Society is commissioning four new works by significant American composers and presenting their world premieres with leading Philadelphia ensembles. The Society’s Edwin G. McCollin […]
The Musical Fund Society celebrates its 200th bicentennial anniversary in 2020 with four newly commissioned works by significant American composers and presenting their world premieres with leading Philadelphia ensembles on April 26, 2020, at the Mary Louise Curtis branch of the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia.
Tenor James Reese has been chosen to receive the Musical Fund Society Career Advancement Award for 2019. James Reese is an avid ensemble, chamber, and solo musician whose singing has been praised for its “intensity and sensitivity…spirituality and eloquence.” (Chestnut Hill Local) An advocate for new music, James is a founding member of Philadelphia vocal […]
Double bassist Xavier Foley has been chosen to receive the Musical Fund Society Career Advancement Award for 2017. Mr. Foley will be in attendance at the MFS Spring Meeting / Collation, held on May 2nd, to obtain the $5000 prize. Mr. Foley hails from Marietta, Georgia and has studied with Hal Robinson and Eric Sessler […]
The Society’s Annual Meeting and Collation will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 5:00 pm. The Union League 140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Member Fee Options: Patron ($125) – Includes $75.00 for dinner and a $50.00 donation. Sponsor ($75) – Dinner only. Guest Fee Options: Guest ($85) Prospective Member ($45)
Composer Julia Wolfe’s Anthracite Fields, an oratorio for chorus and sextet commissioned by Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, has been awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Music. Mendelssohn Club premiered the work on April 26, 2014 at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral along with the Bang on a Can All-Stars musical ensemble, which is based in New […]