Klezmer Music Foundation receives 2 major grants
This Summer...Fiddler on the LAWN
"If you can't go to parties and concerts, we bring the performance to you."
We are all taking precautions to be safe during the Covid-19 Pandemic, and that includes avoiding groups of people where the virus can spread. But what can we do when a special day comes—a birthday, anniversary, an engagement, a wedding ceremony—and you want to safely celebrate?
“This made my Papa’s quarantined 94th birthday beyond special. Celebrating with his family and neighbors from a distance accompanied by his favorite songs was more than we ever could have asked for. Thank you for making this unique birthday situation so incredible!” - Caren E., Granddaughter of the Birthday Boy
In 1994, The Klezmer Music Foundation, Inc. was founded to
keep klezmer music alive and flourishing through education and outreach. Today, it thrives and offers programs to keep:
teaching the art of klezmer and Yiddish music to today's young musicians.
reaching out to seniors, school children, and other audiences who would not otherwise have the opportunity to see live performances of klezmer music.
being musical ambassadors to the community and the world through collaboration in the arts.
Klezmer Music Foundation in Action:
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The Klezmer Music Foundation and its groups (Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, the Junior Klezmer Orchestra, the Salaam-Shalom Music Project, and three congregational bands) have all been put on hold for however much longer there are limitations on public gatherings.
Since the livelihood of our musicians is based upon public performances, I am appealing to those who can to make a tax-deductible donation that will go directly to our artists, who are all independent contractors. Every dollar we receive will go straight to them, to help them navigate this crisis. If you can donate anything from $5 up, please click on the Donate button and type MUSICIAN EMERGENCY FUND into the memo box. We will email you a tax letter and (as a gift from the band) an mp3 track from one of our CDs, to add a little cheer to your day.
Thank you for keeping the music and the musicians alive!
Lori Lippitz, Director
Klezmer Music Foundation
Maxwell Street Klezmer Band
Salaam-Shalom Music Project