There is a large population of people who feel that the arts do not relate to them, that the arts are only meant for a small elitist or wealthy minority, or that the arts will simply never fit into the daily enjoyment of their lives. These beliefs are untrue, and the work and accomplishments of Ansonia Music Outreach demonstrate this. A continued decline in funding for arts education, a quickly changing generational perspective, and diminishing opportunities for the public to be introduced to and learn about the art form, has created an atmosphere where classical music is marginalized in this country. An effort must be made to rethink how classical music is presented, and to inspire a new and wider American audience, through a more innovative integration of the arts into the community. We are not only focused on reaching out to young audiences. Arts education and audience building efforts can be just as effective when directed towards adult and senior audiences. Since 1992, we have brought the gift of music to the underserved and to communities in need, for children, adults, and the elderly, enriching the lives of thousands, and inspiring many who previously were unaware of the positive influence the arts can make in their lives.
Phoenix Ensemble Open Rehearsal at the Sirovich Center
Our Music for the Young program presents innovative concerts and events to young people designed to inspire interest in classical music and the arts, encourage creativity, and help make the arts an integral part of the school curriculum.
Our Composer Workshop gives composers of merit the opportunity to create new works, to make accessible important music of our time, and to work on ways in which the particular musical style or message of new works can be communicated to a general audience, particularly young audiences.
We thank the following Government, Foundation, Corporate and Individual supporters:
NYSCA (New York State Council on the Arts)
Office of the Manhattan Borough President
New York City Council
NYC Department for the Aging
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs
Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone
FOUNDATION AND COPORATE
Frank J. Antun Foundation
Harry Chapin Foundation
Jack & Pauline Freeman Foundation
Nathan J. & Gelen Goldrich Foundation
The Florence Gould Foundation
Ina Kay Foundation
Virginia Cretella Mars Foundation
The Mere Foundation
Metzger-Price Fund, Inc.
Newpol Foundation, Inc.
Kenneth and Hazel Roe Foundation, Inc.
Special People in Need
New Kalman Sunshine Fund, Inc.
Wells College Trust
Mary Ann Joulwan
Patricia & Dennis Lieb
Joan Marlow Golan
Su Chiang Pan
Nezahat Gulay Topcubasi
Philip & Nancy Travis
Diane Lieb Wilson
Financial Statements and 990s (PDF downloads)
501(C)(3) IRS Tax Determination Letter (PDF download)