About Friends of Mozart
In 1974, Friends of Mozart was formed in
New York City by a group of individuals, people
in whose lives music, and Mozart’s music
in particular, played a rewarding role. The
initiative, aided by the strong encouragement of
the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation in
Salzburg, Austria; the Austrian Cultural Forum
New York (formerly the Austrian Cultural
Institute); and the support of performing artists, who donated their services, established a series of free
concerts for its members that were also open to the public. Since that time, Friends of Mozart has
continued to produce programs that explore facets
of Mozart’s life and remarkable achievements.
Friends of Mozart is a non-profit, tax-exempt private organization. Membership is drawn primarily from greater metropolitan New York but includes individuals from throughout the United States and abroad. In addition to offering concerts, the organization publishes monographs and newsletters on topics related to Mozart, his era and creative world, and enduring influence. Performances bring to our audiences established artists and introduce new talent at the launch of their career.
Each cultural season, our concerts examine and reveal the rich range of Mozart’s repertoire for solo instrument, voice, and chamber music ensembles. Evening programs take place in New York venues that have superb acoustics and provide a sense of intimacy to the music-making.
We invite you to become a Friend of Mozart. The organization is sustained through annual member contributions. Your financial support, large or modest, helps us meet operating expenses, pay artists’ fees, and expand our programs, among them, offering concerts to underserved audiences. Contributions are fully tax deductible.
Mario R. Mercado
President, Friends of Mozart