Why Support the Society
It has been a very exciting and music-filled winter at the Musical Fund Society. As many of you know from our monthly newsletter, our grantees have been busy delighting and entertaining audiences across the city. Our partnership with the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society provided another incredible season of music to all MFS members. We hope that you have been able to find many a musical moment this year and look forward to seeing you at a grantee concert soon!
Additionally, our strategic planning task force remains hard at work evaluating who we are, what we represent and how the Society can best serve our musical community in the years ahead. We look forward to sharing more about this wonderful work at our annual meeting of the members on Tuesday, May 2nd. Invitations are forthcoming and we can’t wait to see you then!
From these thoughtful task force conversations, a wonderful symposium was born. We invite you to join us on Monday, March 6th at Noon for a virtual conversation between a panel of stellar musicians and arts leaders whose innovative and diverse perspectives are key to today’s musical life in Philadelphia and beyond. We’ll talk with Dynasty Battles, Mark Christman, Andrea Clearfield, Dustin Hurt, Matthew Levy, Diane Monroe, and Suzzette Ortiz, about what classical music looks like today and discuss where it’s going. For more information, please visit our website to join us.
As we head toward summer, there is much work to do, to celebrate, and much to be grateful for. You, as a Musical Fund Society member, have helped to ensure MFS remains a support system for the next generation of music makers in our great city. We thank you and ask that you consider giving a tax-deductible gift of any amount. Reaching our goal of $15,000 will ensure that the Society continues to play an indispensable role in the musical life and legacy of our region.
Lastly, we hope you will please save the date for our Annual Member Celebration on the evening of May 23rd at the American Philosophical Society, at which time we will honor Philip Maneval, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, for the Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award. It is sure to be a night of music, merriment, and member musings – we can’t wait to see you there. More soon!
Many thanks for your continued support and friendship.
President, Musical Fund Society Foundation