THE MENDELSSOHN CENTER
In the spirit of the enlightenment that gave birth to the Mendelssohn Salon in Berlin of the 19th-century, The Mendelssohn Project is planning the creation of The Mendelssohn Center in New York City. It will present world premieres of the hundreds of newly discovered works by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel.
The Center will host visiting soloists and ensembles as they perform groundbreaking new compositions and classics of the past, and will foster young artists of all disciplines, from music to poetry, and from painting to drama. Among its other events, the Center will recreate the traditional Mendelssohn family Sunday afternoon salon chamber concerts, house exhibitions of the unknown paintings and drawings by Felix Mendelssohn, will initiate seminars, lectures and presentations dedicated to the study of Felix and Fanny's grandfather, the renowned philosopher Moses Mendelssohn, and will continue the first-time recordings of the complete works of both Felix Mendelssohn and Fanny Mendelssohn.