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Athena Music Foundation

Promoting opera and classical music by presenting dynamic performances and programs in New York and around the globe

"The audience, as one, jumped to their collective feet and whooped!"

- Voce di Meche

"One of the finest evenings I have ever experienced in the world."

- Palm Beach Today International

About Athena music foundation

Who We Are

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Athena Music Foundation promotes opera and classical music by presenting dynamic performances of the highest artistic quality in New York City and around the globe.  Athena Music Foundation's programs include a recital and chamber music series, and a global touring troupe, The Athenians, who have appeared in such far-flung locations as Dubai, Macau, and Beijing.  Based in New York City, the Athenians have built a reputation for their high-caliber performers, and uniquely thrilling and engaging style of opera gala concerts.  Athena Music Foundation is dedicated to music education, specifically our Young Performers Program which includes opportunities for student instrumentalists and singers to work closely with our exceptional teaching artists in lessons and performances.  In addition, we regularly provide opportunities for students from under-served communities and senior citizens to attend our events.  Athena Music Foundation is registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization EIN 83-0589917. 

The Athenians

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The Athenians are an ensemble of exceptional operatic soloists who have appeared at the world's leading opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro Colón,  Covent Garden, Opéra de Monte-Carlo, and many others. The Athenians specialize in uniquely engaging and thrilling opera gala concerts, tours, and staged opera productions. Our recent performances have included concerts for the 2019 World Finance United Exchange Summit in Dubai, the National Arts Club and the Consulate General of France in New York City, Vital Voices-Fortune's Most Powerful Women and the US Department of State Women's Mentoring Partnership, the Pocono Mountains Music Festival, and WeLink International Film Festival at the United Nations. 

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Recital and Chamber Music Series

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Our 2018-2019 recital series included performances at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, Santa Barbara's historic Lobero Theatre, and the Kosciuszko Foundation House in New York City.  


The Athena Music Foundation Recital And Chamber Music Series  featured world-renowned opera singer and Broadway star Alyson Cambridge with special guest two-time Tony-nominated singer Constantine Maroulis in a special holiday concert  accompanied by Dr. Michael Fennelly.  


We also presented soprano Megan Weston and pianist Michael Fennelly in The Paris Salon: Age of the Romantic Virtuoso. The duo performed the exhilarating and elegant music of the nineteenth century and offered illuminating insights on opera, the triumph of the international virtuoso, and importance of the salons of Paris. 


Our season continued with Metropolitan Opera tenor Gregory Lorenz performing a new arrangement by Michael Fennelly for string sextet of Six Songs from 'A Shropshire Lad' by George Butterworth, along with the Metamorphosis Chamber Orchestra in Arnold Schoenberg's intensely romantic Verklärte Nacht


Our season concluded with Soprello, a musical collaboration between soprano Allison Pohl and cellist Alistair MacRae, in a program that explored the connections between vibrating strings and the human voice. 

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Young Performers Program

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Athena Music Foundation's Young Performers Program gives talented student singers and instrumentalists the opportunity to work with and perform alongside professional artists in actual performances.  This season, the Port Jervis Children's Choir made their Carnegie Hall debut in Athena Music Foundation's presentation of 'Tis the Season with world renowned soprano Alyson Cambridge, Music Director and pianist, Dr. Michael Fennelly, and special guest, Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis from American Idol.

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Megan Weston, General Director & Michael Fennelly, Music Director

Athena Music Foundation

116 Seaman Avenue, Manhattan, New York, New York 10034, United States

(845) 429-0430

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  Please consider making a donation of any amount to Athena Music Foundation.  We are dedicated to our educational programs and to promoting classical music with passion and the highest artistic quality. Athena Music Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization  (EIN 83-0589917). Your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.  Donate with your credit card or bank account via PayPal. Thank you! 

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