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A production of Papers Please Inc.

TWO PIANOS       

                               playing for life

FRIENDS OF TWO PIANOS


The Two Pianos Project is a "sponsored project" of Fractured Atlas, a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts service organization. This relationship allows Papers Please Inc. to receive tax-deductible contributions for specific Project-related activities including A Border Town in Poland. Charitable contributions to the Two Pianos Project may be made by clicking this link.


We're grateful our generous Contributors have made possible the development of venue-specific concert events in Philadelphia, Newark and Leipzig; the Two Pianos Exhibits; creation of Two Pianos color brochures in German and English; printing of event Programs in German and English; and filming/editing the Highlights Videos displayed here or on the Two Pianos YouTube channel.  In-kind expert services helped us include Video and Audio tape conversions of family archival material in our multi-media presentations and the full-length DVD of the 2019 Rutgers event.


Donations also enabled publication and distribution (under the new Papers Please Inc. Penn Convoy Press imprint) of A Border Town in Poland: A 20th Century Memoir/ Hirsch Bieler as told to Nora Jean and Michael H. Levin. Thanks in part to recently-digitized cassette tapes, a second book in this oral-history series, Firebird, is forthcoming.


Unique artifacts from Anna Bieler’s Kulturbund membership and her Leipzig Germany Kulturbund Concerts (1934, 1936) were donated by the Levin family to the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH), Philadelphia PA. Please click this link to view the online collections catalog entries.



 Event Partners

2018:  The Judische Kulturbund Project, Gail Prensky, Director – Philadelphia

2019:  Ariowitsch Haus, Gisela Kallenbach, Director - Leipzig Germany

2019:  Institute for Jazz Studies, Wayne Winborne, Director - Rutgers University/ Newark NJ

2022:  Untermyer Gardens Conservancy, Stephen Byrns, President - Yonkers, NY


City Hosts

City of Leipzig, Office for International Affairs and Office for Cultural Affairs


Venue Hosts

Premiere Concert; Full Exhibit: Mary Louise Curtis Branch, Settlement Music School – Philadelphia PA

Backstory Concert; Exhibit: Grieg Haus – Leipzig  

Two Pianos Concert; Display case (Leipzig Conservatory Anna Burstein/Halina Neuman Admissions, Graduation records)

Two Pianos Concert,  Hochschule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” - Leipzig

Two Pianos Concert; Full Exhibit: Paul Robeson Center – Rutgers University/ Newark

Upcoming: Two Pianos Concert: Untermyer Gardens Conservancy – Yonkers NY


Corporate Sponsors

Philadelphia: Hyatt Corporation, Parkway Corporation

Leipzig: Europische Stiftung der Rahn Dittrich Group; KSW Immobilien; Reinwald GmbH; Marriott Corporation

Newark: Yamaha Artist Services


 Organizations

Philadelphia: Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH)

Leipzig: Synagoge und Begegnungszentrum [Community Center] e.V.

Newark: Ahavas Sholom Synagogue


In-Kind Support

Video/Audio: Gail Prensky

DVD: Stuart Schnitzer



CONTRIBUTORS


$7,500 - $24,999 - Benefactors - Levin/Hoffman Family

Lori Grifa and Edward Hoffman

Ann and Ken Hoffman

Nora Jean and Michael Levin


$2,500 - $7,499 - Patrons

Gail Chesler

Margot K. Jones

Paris Singer


$500 - $2,499 - Donors

Andrew Levin

Phyllis and Michael Levy

Igor Mizine

Jane and Salomon Suwalsky


$25 - $499 – Supporters

Frances Baronowitz

Stu Berman

Jeri and Steve Bier

Charitable Flex Fund

Miriam and Aaron Cohen

Nancy Colodny

Christine Danser

Harriet Derman

Jeffrey Epstein

Susan Glazer

Howard Gleckman

Gail Gordon

Stephanie Haftel

Jill Harris

Sandra Herbert

Bettina Hoerlin

Andrew Hoffman

Edward Hutman

Cynthia Kelly

Eliot N. Mag

Hon. Andrew Maguire

Frederick and Suzanne Miller

Eugene Mizine

Toby Needler

Mimi Pollack

Michelle Portnoff

Pro Piano 

Aaron Schneider

Susan Schneider

Sara Schoo

Harold Schwartz

Seth Shulman

Carol Solotoff

Bob and Lisa Suvalsky

Thomas Toronto

Joan and Steve Trachtenberg

Renee Zuritsky

Five Anonymous gifts