Celebrating the Life of Founding Director Charles Hamlen

Classical Action Founding Director Charles Hamlen – a visionary in the world of classical music management, a devoted friend and passionate advocate of the arts and people living with HIV/AIDS – passed away from leukemia in his Manhattan home on August 1, 2018. He was 75. Hamlen dedicated much of his life to mobilizing the […]

Donations Fuel More Than $2 Million in Essential Food Grants

Across the country, from coast to coast, people are receiving the meals they so desperately need from food banks and meal delivery services, thanks to the incredible efforts of the theatre community and supporters of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The Broadway Cares food grants committee met February 8, 2018, and awarded $2,015,000 to 121 organizations, […]

Benevolent Bowlers Score Big at Up Our Alley

  Performing arts, financial, media and pharmaceutical professionals joined forces at the 19th annual edition of Up Our Alley to raise $113,137 for Classical Action, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. More than 130 participants spent six weeks raising money by encouraging friends, family and co-workers to donate to Up Our Alley. The bowlers […]

Broadway Cares Awards Emergency Grants to Help Hurricane Survivors

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is awarding $575,000 in emergency grants to provide immediate, on-the-ground assistance to those battling the ravages of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. On behalf of the entire Broadway and Off-Broadway community, Broadway Cares is providing a $200,000 grant to the Hispanic Federation, $50,000 to Feeding […]

Soprano Leah Crocetto Saves the Day at House Concert

When acclaimed soprano Ailyn Pérez fell ill the day before she was scheduled to perform at Classical Action’s Michael Palm Series, the outlook for the season’s final installment of the much-anticipated house concert was in doubt. Fortunately, Pérez had the perfect solution: celebrated soprano Leah Crocetto. A colleague and friend of Pérez, Crocetto is a […]

Up Our Alley Fundraisers Score for Classical Action

 Friendly competition filled the air this fall when bowling lanes were lined by performing arts, financial, media and pharmaceutical professionals at the 18th annual edition of Up Our Alley. These benevolent bowlers raised a striking $149,017 for Classical Action, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. More than 250 participants spent six weeks raising money […]

Nina Stemme, Emmanuel Ceysson Dazzle at Michael Palm Series

Two of the world’s greatest classical music talents – renowned harpist Emmanuel Ceysson and acclaimed soprano Nina Stemme – came together to share their talents in an intimate TriBeCa loft on October 19 as part of Classical Action’s celebrated Michael Palm Series. Ceysson, who earned the coveted title of principal harpist of the Metropolitan Opera […]

Hersch and Salvant Astound in Michael Palm Series Kick-off

Two generations of musical genius – pianist Fred Hersch and vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant – joined forces September 27 to launch the 13th season of Classical Action’s acclaimed Michael Palm Series house concerts. Hersch is lauded as one of the world’s premier solo jazz pianists, recently winning the 2016 Doris Duke Artist Award. He has […]

Yuja Wang Brings Unique Style to House Concert

Brilliant pianist Yuja Wang made a triumphant return to the Classical Action house concert stage on April 25. An artist widely recognized as one of the most important of her generation, Wang presented a recital program she was preparing for her North American tour, which included a performance at Carnegie Hall a few weeks later. […]