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Our Officers – a Great Thanks and Welcome to the New Team

June 2, 2022
From the President – June 1 marks the formal start of the year for The Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia, now in our third century. View the  Bicentennial Concert program,  which recounted so much of our history, and deserves reading and rereading. First and foremost, my deepest and most heartfelt thanks to Linda Reichert for […]

Baritone Jean Bernard Cerin Wins 2022 MFS Career Advancement Award

May 16, 2022
Praised for his “burnished tone and focused phrasing,” (Chestnut Hill Local) baritone Jean Bernard Cerin has charmed audiences throughout the United States, France, Austria, and his native Haiti. A gifted recitalist, he won the Gerard Souzay Prize for best performance of a French Mélodie at the Joy in Singing International Song Competition in 2018. On […]

MFS Bicentennial Celebration – Exclusives and Press Coverage

April 16, 2022
  The Musical Fund Society celebrated its bicentennial in 2020 with four newly commissioned works by significant American composers and presented their world premieres with leading Philadelphia ensembles on May 1, 2022 at the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater. Check out these features on the Celebration from the Philadelphia Inquirer and Opera Wire! The Classical Post […]

Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia Celebrates Its ‘Rescheduled’ Bicentennial Concert at the Kimmel Cultural Campus, May 1

March 29, 2022
Hear four world premieres by leading American composers: Tania León, Stephen Jaffe, Roberto Sierra and Augusta Read Thomas. The concert celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Musical Fund Society and occurs on May 1, 2022 at the Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Perelman Theater, presented by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. The original concert was canceled due […]

Dynasty Battles Receives MFS Career Advancement Award for 2021

May 11, 2021
The Musical Fund Society is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2021 Career Advancement Award is pianist Dynasty Battles. 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 prize […]

Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia awards $50,000 in additional grants

November 22, 2020
The Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia is pleased to announce $50,000 in special grants to area musicians and music organizations, in recognition of the financially challenging climate for the arts right now. Musicians and music organizations are experiencing a serious loss of performance income while – paradoxically –the stock market continues to rise. In light […]

Chrystal E. Williams Receives MFS Career Advancement Award for 2020

April 13, 2020
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 […]

Cancellations and Postponements

March 23, 2020
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 […]

The Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia celebrates its Bicentennial at the Kimmel Center

February 13, 2020
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 […]

Celebrating 200 Years

June 17, 2019
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.