The Bohemians: New York Musicians’ Club
Since its founding in 1907, the mission of The Bohemians: New York Musicians’ Club has been to further the cause of music and camaraderie amongst its members.
Now in its 116th season, The Bohemians honors tradition while inviting new collaborations, all in pursuit of supporting and elevating young artists for diverse audiences.
A NOTE FROM THE PRESIDENT:
Since its founding in 1907, the mission of The Bohemians: New York Musicians’ Club has been to further the cause of music and camaraderie amongst its members – a fascinating historical list that includes Sergei Rachmaninoff, Jascha Heifetz, Fritz Kreisler, Leopold Godowsky, and the club’s founder, pianist Rafael Joseffy.
In 1921, New York Times critic H. E. Krehbiel wrote of the Club, “… with a firm anchorage ground in the classics, the Club is ever ready to spread sail and make for any port which offers hospitable waters and reassuring skies to honest artistic endeavor… the social affairs of The Bohemians have compassed the gamut from an informal “Smoker” for its members to some of the most elaborate and imposing banquets ever given in the city, and from a cabaret entertainment in which all care was cast to the winds and cap and bells ruled the hour to operatic representations and chamber concerts of the highest order, there have been few entertainments in which a serious artistic purpose was not pursued.”
Our 116th season will thus continue long-standing relationships with the Concert Artists Guild “Rachmaninoff Remembered” (piano and voice) and the Juilliard Historical Performance division (Juilliard415 ensemble), while incorporating new collaborations with the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans “American Landscape” (Barber, Copland and Bernstein), the creation of our first annual Bohemians Young Artist Piano Competition, and in tribute to our eclectic past, a new series titled Bohemians Nouveaux – an immersive musical experience including and venturing outside of Classical norms.
We give our forever gratitude to Louise Basbas, our beloved president for many years. As she steps away from the presidency, she remains an active supporting member of The Bohemians and should be recognized (among many things) for the difficult task of navigating the Club through the pandemic.
HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Since its founding in 1907, The Bohemians: New York Musicians’ Club supports young emerging artists and promotes the tradition of Classical music (and beyond) by producing an annual concert series. Your donation makes it possible for us to continue and will be listed in our programs in recognition of your support (unless you request anonymity).
FRIENDS – $25-$99
SUPPORTERS – $100-$499
ADVOCATES – $500-$999
SPONSORS – $1,000 +
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