Our Mission

WE PROMOTE DIVERSITY IN CLASSICAL MUSIC THROUGH MENTORING AND FINANCIALLY SUSTAINING THE MUSICAL AMBITIONS OF YOUNG, PROMISING PHILADELPHIANS

Classical music is about the human condition through time. It reflects who we are, were, and could possibly be. It is the present, past, and future all at once. For children from disadvantaged communities, this is a godsend.

When I founded the Primavera Fund it was on the principle that good art should be supported. Full stop. The Primavera Fund is a mentoring program that focuses on each artist in a holistic way, ensuring their paths to success by relieving them of fear of failure. Our financial support is fully matched by our unwavering commitment to each Artist as an individual.

We nurture their dreams and efforts because their voices need to be heard. They have something to say, a song to sing, a song that needs to be heard. The world suffers when creativity is silenced by assumptions, judgments, roadblocks, and financial barriers. We, those who love art, lose as much as they do. -Founder and Executive Director Rachel Segal

 

 
 
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"You'll walk by more talent every day than you'll ever hear on the concert stage."

— David Segal, Board President

 

It is said that Philadelphia is the City that Loves You Back, and it’s true. We love all of the tourists that Jay-Z’s Made in America tour brings in every summer, We love hosting the Pope and the NFL Draft, because it brings millions of dollars into our city. But look at our Hometown Heroes: The Eagles, The Phillies, The Philadelphia Orchestra. Ask yourself, how many of their members are from Philly? If this incredible education is right here for the taking, why aren't more Philadelphians seen on the great stages of our city?

At the Primavera Fund, generosity starts at home. It starts with guaranteeing that the most ambitious young Philadelphia Musicians are given the opportunity to succeed based solely on their promise and drive. So far we have a 100% college acceptance rate because of the combination of our Artists’ talent, hard work, and grit, but also because of the complete support that we provide to each of them.