Hamlen-Palm Series Finds Virtual Life with Classical Conversations

The importance of connection, artistry and the influence of music has been made ever-more clear in the uncertainty of the world influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hamlen-Palm Series, a signature collection of intimate house concerts at a dazzling New York City loft that traditionally features celebrated artists and musicians, needed to be adapted for […]

Broadway Cares Awards Record-breaking Grants Despite Pandemic Setbacks

When Broadway and theaters across the country went dark in March 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS moved to be a light for those in the industry and beyond facing immediate health and economic hardship. Thanks to the generosity of the theatrical community and dedicated supporters, Broadway Cares is proud to […]

Record-breaking Food Grants Reach 131 Programs Nationwide

  Despite pandemic-induced challenges to traditional fundraising efforts, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS provided a record $2,452,500 in grants to 131 food service and meal delivery programs as part of its 2021 National Grants Program. The 2021 total tops the 2020 pre-pandemic support of $2.3 million, a notable 6% increase over what was then a record […]

Lisette Oropesa Enchants Audience With Intimate Evening of Performance

Acclaimed coloratura Lisette Oropesa delighted audiences at the 2020 Hamlen-Palm Series of house concerts with an introspective and impassioned evening of captivating performance. On March 2, 2020, Oropesa, in the midst of her critically acclaimed run as Violetta Valéry in The Met’s La Traviata, began the evening with Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro: Deh vieni, […]

JACK Quartet Shares Program Exploring Innovation Across Time Periods

The celebrated JACK Quartet took the audience at the first performance of the 2020 Hamlen-Palm Series of house concerts on a journey through a cutting-edge repertoire across classical time periods. Hailed by The New York Times as “the nation’s most important quartet,” JACK opened the February 20, 2020, concert with Thomas Morley’s Christes Crosse. Though […]

Simone Dinnerstein Saves the Day with a Captivating and Intimate House Concert

When legendary pianist André Watts fell ill and couldn’t perform at the final concert of the inaugural Hamlen-Palm Series, celebrated pianist Simone Dinnerstein stepped in on May 9, 2019, and delivered a dynamic and truly unique program for Classical Action supporters. Dinnerstein first emerged in 2007 with her self-produced recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. It […]

The Emerson String Quartet Shares Dynamic Program in Exclusive House Concert

  Four of the world’s most acclaimed musicians shared an intimate performance in a New York City loft on April 9, 2019, when The Emerson String Quartet presented a diverse and captivating program as part of Classical Action’s 2019 Hamlen-Palm Series. The quartet is renowned worldwide, amassing an unparalleled list of achievements over four decades: […]

Denyce Graves Brings World-Class Opera to Intimate House Concert

Breathtaking vocals and a mesmerized audience filled a stunning New York City loft when celebrated mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves launched the 2019 Hamlen-Palm Series with an exclusive house concert on Thursday, January 31, 2019. Graves has become most beloved to operatic audiences for her portrayals of the title roles in Carmen and Samson et Dalila. The […]

Emergency Grants to Help California Wildfire First Responders and Victims

  Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is awarding $225,000 in emergency grants to immediately help those battling and affected by the historically devastating wildfires spreading in California. On behalf of the entire theatre community – those onstage, offstage and in the audience – Broadway Cares is providing a $100,000 grant to Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation, […]