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usicians For Harmony was founded in the wake of September 11, 2001, to foster and advance peace and dialogue among individuals of different cultures, ethnicities, and religions through musical performances, educational activities, and cross-cultural exchange.

We have been honored to have support over the years from such world renowned musicians as the Guarneri, Juilliard, Orion, and Shanghai Quartets, pianists Claude Frank, Leon Fleisher, Anne-Marie McDermott, and Jonathan Biss, violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, and cellist Carter Brey. We are also pleased to have been the catalyst for the founding of Musique Sans Frontières, a multicultural ensemble whose members represent a collaboration of musicians from around the world. All artists donate their services to this cause.

Each program includes at least one new artist, such as Iraqi oud virtuoso Omar Bashir, Saturday Night Live band director G.E. Smith, and Greek-Israeli bouzouki player Avram Pengas. And every concert features a world première composed especially for the occasion.

In 2002, we incorporated as Musicians For Harmony, Inc., and in the fall of 2003 we received our 501(c)3 tax exempt status. Since we contribute our concert proceeds to worthy charities such as Safe Horizon, Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontières, and the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra, we rely on the generosity of our patrons and supporters to sustain our organization. If you are interested in making a donation, please contact Allegra Klein at 212-996-8010 or [email protected], or send your tax-deductible contribution to the address below.


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Founder & Executive Director

Allegra KleinAllegra Klein is a violinist, teacher and arts administrator from New York City. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Music from Harvard University, worked for Carnegie Hall and Sony Classical.
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Artistic Directors

Colin JacobsenViolinist Colin Jacobsen, recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant, first played to critical acclaim at age fourteen as soloist with the New York Philharmonic under Kurt Masur and performs frequently with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
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Eric JacobsenCellist Eric Jacobsen is a founding member, together with his brother Colin, of the string quartet known as Brooklyn Rider and of The Knights. In the fall of 2003, Mr. Jacobsen appeared with Renée Fleming at the opening of Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall and on The Late Show with David Letterman.
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Board of Directors

Allegra Klein, President & Executive Director
Catherine Cho, Vice President
Jean-Jérôme Peytavi, Treasurer
Mary Stacy Keith
Laura Livant
Arleen Tlumak


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