Thank you for participating and making Celebrate National Opera Week 2017 a grand success.
See you next year!
The Erwin H. Johnson Memorial Fund, Inc., is a 501
(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation supporting and promoting opera in Western New York and especially the idea of a dedicated performing arts space for opera and ballet.
We are honored to again be the coordinating organizer/promoter of Celebrate National Opera Week 2018 in the WNY and Niagara Region.
We hope that our schedule of special concerts, lectures and entertaining celebrations to commemorate National Opera Week in our area will not only inspire the young and old alike, but will also strengthen the sense of community through the universal language of Music.
We are proud to say that our 2017 celebration broke records for attendance and musical organization participation, both nationally and locally. We enjoyed Proclamation Day, the lighting of the Peace Bridge in burgundy and gold, as well as our Opera Day concerts and celebrations in both Buffalo and Niagara Falls. This year, in addition to the exceptional concerts, operas, and lectures, our community enjoyed unique offerings, such as "Yoga & Opera" and an art exhibit of historically accurate costumes from selected operas. Bravissimi!
This year, the EHJ Memorial Fund, Inc.’s promotion of National
Opera Week, and Opera Day concert, is funded by the NYS Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew
Cuomo and the NYS Legislature; administered by ASI of WNY.