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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.

James Reese Receives MFS Career Advancement Award for 2019

May 1, 2019
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 […]

Xavier Foley to Receive MFS Career Advancement Award for 2017

April 22, 2017
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 […]

2017 Annual Meeting and Collation

March 22, 2017
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)

Julia Wolfe Wins Pulitzer Prize in Music

May 21, 2015
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 […]