35th Anniversary Gala, Auction, & Concert

March 2019
03:00 PM EDT
March 2019
05:00 PM EDT

35th Anniversary Gala, Auction, & Concert

On Saturday, March 23 at 6:30 pm, the Nelly Berman School of Music is presenting our Jade 35 Year Anniversary Gala Auction and Concert. This event benefits the NBS Classical Music Institute’s Scholarship Fund, a 501 (c)(3) non‐profit organization created by Nelly Berman to support talented children through a merit and financially‐based scholarship program. This elegant soiree will feature Paul Arnold, violinist of the Philadelphia Orchestra and pianist Marianna Prjevalskaya, first prize winner of over 20 international competitions, as well as a number of award‐winning Scholarship Students.

All proceeds from this Gala go toward our scholarship program which enables students to fulfill their potential in the serious study of classical music and contributes to the cultural richness of our community. Our scholarship students are winners of local, national as well as international competitions. They have performed at many prestigious venues including the Kimmel Center, Carnegie Hall, and even the White House! The scholarship students have performed as soloists with local and national orchestras including the great Philadelphia Orchestra, and have been featured on the nationally‐renowned radio show “From the Top” on NPR.

About Nelly Berman School Classical Institute of Music

The Nelly Berman School is a music conservatory located in the heart of Haverford, PA. As the school has become larger and its reputation has spread, we have attracted students with a broader range of backgrounds. We offer musically gifted students, from any and every background, the chance to fulfill their musical potential by offering the chance to audition for scholarships towards a serious curriculum of study, which includes two lessons a week, chamber music, and expects students to achieve their highest potential with extensive practicing.

There has always been a concerted effort in the school to accommodate gifted students with limited financial means. Individual teachers have benevolently given supplementary lesson gratis and partial scholarships have been awarded to the extent that school solvency permits.

In 1995, the parents of the Nelly Berman School of Music recognized the need to provide the funds to support both supplementary lesson requirements and chamber group participation, especially for non-piano students. They founded the nonprofit NBS Classical Music Institute to fill this need.

The NBS Classical Music Institute is governed by a Board of Directors whose duty it is to raise the necessary funds to support its mission through grants, fundraising concerts, and other fundraising activities such as direct solicitation from our families, auctions, concerts, and galas. They are aided in this mission by the Parents Committee of the Nelly Berman School.

The NBS Classical Music Institute also supports an active community outreach program with performances at local institutions, such as schools, libraries, art galleries, museums and nursing homes, thereby bringing high-level classical music concerts to the local community.

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