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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 has published a series of articles featuring these phenomenal composers and their incredible works! Click the links below to check them out!

Roberto Sierra: Graffiti II premiered by PRISM Quartet
Tania León: Wheat in the Fields, un ciclo de canciones premiered by Curtis 20/21 Ensemble with mezzo-soprano Sarah Fleiss (to be premiered in 2022/2022)
Stephen Jaffe: Three Arcs (Chamber Concerto #5) for Strings, Harp, & Guitar premiered by the Network for New Music Ensemble and Pennsylvania Girlchoir
Augusta Read Thomas: Magic Gardens premiered by Astral Artists laureate, Rolston String Quartet

And be sure to check out what the Broad Street Review had to say about the concert!