Genres Music

Ghost of Woody Guthrie

Halker, Bucky

Year Grant Awarded: 2012

On "The Ghost of Woody Guthrie" (a double CD), songwriter, performer, and scholar Bucky Halker draws on years of researching Guthrie and performing his songs to create a distinct, honest, unflinching homage to Guthrie’s spirit, music, and legacy. Read More

Hearing Climate Change in NYC

Kate Amrine

Year Grant Awarded: 2021

Hearing Climate Change in NYC involved three new commissions of three new works for trumpet tied to three specific locations in NYC that have been and will be affected by climate change. Read More

Sharon Katz & The Peace Train

Katz, Sharon

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

Sharon Katz and her colleague Wendy 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 children's 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

Mother Me

Mary Prescott

Year Grant Awarded: 2021

An interdisciplinary performance that explores the complex relationships, psychology and sociology surrounding motherhood. 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

Noli Me Tángere

Muñeses, Matthew

Year Grant Awarded: 2021

Noli Me Tángere is a forthcoming recording for jazz quintet/sextet by Filipino-American saxophonist Matthew Muñeses. The project draws upon musical elements from American and Filipino cultures, and draws inspiration from the writings of Filipino national hero, José Rizal. Read More

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