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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,  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

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.