Each year the plan is to select up to three recipients, with preference for Pro Musicis artists, to receive a $4,000 grant in support of their projects.
AWARD #13, MARCH 2022: ANNIE JACOBS-PERKINS
Cellist Annie Jacobs-Perkins was chosen for a 2022 Father Eugéne Merlet Community Service Award.
Annie’s “Silent Wood, Deep River” is a multi-week concert tour via a mobile unit—equipped to become a stage with piano—for outdoor concerts in California’s Angeles National Forest linking music to nature featuring Dvorak and Faure works paired with lesser known works by Louis Ballard and Gabriela Lena Frank.
AWARD #14, MARCH 2022: ALEXANDER HERSH
Cellist Alexander Hersh was chosen for a 2022 Father Eugéne Merlet Community Service Award.
Alexander’s “Haydn’s Favorite Pizza” is a series of free interactive chamber music concerts for underserved communities in Chicago, offering kids and their families a chance to hear a Haydn String Quartet while enjoying pizza, in partnership with NEXUS Chamber Music—an artist-led collective—Chicago Musical Pathways and two music schools.