Berks Sinfonietta has been awarded a $2,500 grant from the Presser Foundation.

(Reading, PA) Berks Sinfonietta has been awarded a $2,500 grant from the Presser Foundation. This generous support will go towards our general operations, helping us continue to bring beautiful music to our community.

Berks Sinfonietta was among 121 proposals received, and we’re so grateful for the Foundation’s commitment to supporting music organizations of all sizes. This grant is a huge boost to our efforts, and we can’t wait to share more music with you all!

About the Presser Foundation: 

Founded in 1917, The Presser Foundation funded organizations focused on classical music and other forms of music derived from classical traditions.  Recently, the Foundation expanded the definition of its mission and guidelines to provide “funding for music organizations working in a broad range of traditions, genres, and styles.” This expanded definition includes funding for classical, hip hop, jazz, rock, country, music from different countries, and more.  

The expansion of the guidelines reflects the idea that people connect to different musical genres and traditions, while continuing to honor the wishes and donor intent of Theodore Presser, the founder of the Foundation. Learn more about The Presser Foundation at

About Berks Sinfonietta

Founded in 2014, Berks Sinfonietta is a distinguished local orchestra committed to enriching the cultural landscape of Berks County through exceptional musical performances. This intergenerational symphony of learning fosters outstanding performances of unparalleled excellence, pushing the boundaries of expression and engaging hearts across age and background. Berks sinfonietta is a vibrant community of musicians, dedicated to nurturing new generations of music lovers through family-friendly concerts and enriching educational outreach programs.With a strong commitment to community engagement, Berks Sinfonietta actively seeks partnerships with non-profit organizations to support causes that positively impact the lives of individuals within the community.

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