Zimmerman Artistic Opportunity Fund

The Zimmerman Artistic Opportunity Fund was established in 2015 with a legacy gift by Robert Zimmerman, whose vision for Tempesta’s artistic potential and growth inspires us to continue our annual Chandos CD recordings, pursue the discovery and revival of forgotten masterpieces, and seek out exceptional performance opportunities for the ensemble.

To make a gift to the Fund now, or to speak with us about a planned gift, please call Managing Director Ulrike Shapiro at (215) 755-8776.

Current projects made possible by the Zimmerman Artistic Opportunity Fund:

  • CD Recording: Janitsch: rediscoveries from the Sara Levy collection. Four flute quartets and the Overture Grosso for double orchestra by Johann Gottlieb Janitsch (1708-1763) from the famed Berlin Sing-Academy collection by Jewish patroness Sara Levy, that was taken by the Red Army as spoils of war at the end of World War II and believed lost, until its rediscovery and repatriation to Berlin in 2001. CD Release date: early Spring 2018.
  • Special Performance: Fire & Invention: Telemann’s showpieces for the Dresden Orchestra. Orchestra performance presented in association with the Folger Consort of the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington D.C. October 12, 2017, 7:00 at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Washington, D.C.