Genres Music

Sharon Katz & The Peace Train

Katz, Sharon

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

Sharon Katz and her colleagueWendy Quick, ran workshops in Teaneck Middle and High Schools in 2012 to encourage children to resolve their conflicts peacefully. The workshops culminated in a performance at the Puffin showcasing the childrens' talents Read More

Recitations in Movement

Lamprea, Stephanie

Year Grant Awarded: 2018

Recitations in Movement is an interdisciplinary performance of George Aperghis' 14 Recitations. This show seeks to express the sufferings of domestic abuse victims through the interaction of movement and voice. Proceeds are donated to Rosie's Place, a battered women's shelter in Boston, MA. Read More

MendelsSongs: Stories of a Neighborhood

Loeb, Alison

Year Grant Awarded: 2010

True stories of the German Jews of Washington Heights (and one Catholic) in a live, multimedia theatrical concert set to Felix Mendelssohn's "Songs without Words" by award-winning lyricist Alison Loeb. Read More

Living Concert Series

Mad haPPy

Year Grant Awarded: 2012

The Sustainable Living Concert Series, now shortened to Living Concert Series was actually inspired by the stated purpose of the Puffin and Puffin West Foundations in the funding of projects that use Art to cultivate a progressive cultural vision. Read More

Ye Are Many-They Are Few

Mathews, Norman

Year Grant Awarded: 2012

A composition for four singers and piano about social and civil justice. The text is by 8 writers, including the composer, but the centerpiece of the text uses selected stanzas from Shelley's Mask of Anarchy. Read More

Music Connects Lives

Moonlight Serenade

Year Grant Awarded: 2011

Moonlight Serenade has made it their mission to enrich the quality of life for seniors and people with disabilities in nursing homes, senior living facilities and independent senior groups by presenting concerts of fine classical music. Read More

Soy Sefardi: A Concert Celebrating the Jews of Spain (2014)

Murad, Nicole

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

New York based duo, soprano Nicole Murad and guitarist Eric B. Davis, will take you on a journey as you listen to the beautiful melodies and language of the Sephardim reflecting an oral tradition that spans a period over 500 years. Read More

Jeremy Danneman and Sophie Nzayisenga

Parade of One

Year Grant Awarded: 2016

In 2017, Jeremy Danneman and Sophie Nzayisenga released their collaborative album, Honey Wine, with famed bassist William Parker and percussionist Tim Keiper. The album has been very well-received in the press, and the group has been invited to perform at the 2021 Krakow Jewish Culture Fest. Read More

Passage Theatre Company

Passage Theatre Company

Year Grant Awarded: 2006

Passage Theatre Company received a grant from the Puffin Foundation to support two public performances of Vince de Mura’s new electronic sonic symphony, “For Lost Words.” Inspired by the Pulitzer Prize winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa’s, Vietnam opus, Read More

The Lazarus Rose

Rael, Christopher

Year Grant Awarded: 2011

Centuries-old Sephardic Jewish songs arranged and performed by contemporary world music chamber ensemble with instruments from India, Andalusia, Turkey, string orchestra and a chorus of soaring voices, a diasporic experience in the age of technology. Read More

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