Welcome to the International Music Foundation
The International Music Foundation provides music performances and music education – free of charge – for people of all ages and degrees of musical awareness, so they might experience how music enriches their lives. We offer three programs of performances and education:
About the International Music Foundation
The International Music Foundation was founded in 1979 by Chicagoan Al Booth as the umbrella organization for two of his music projects: the Do-It-Yourself Messiah and the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert series, both now cornerstones of the Chicago musical scene. In 1981, with the help of Yehudi Menuhin, the IMF added Live Music Now!, a concert series for children in the Chicago Public Schools; and in 1997, Live Music Now! was expanded to include seniors in nursing homes.
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