David W Webber

David W. Webber


BSR Contributor Since April 17, 2020

David W. Webber (he/him pronouns) is a musician, author, and on the board of directors of the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia.

David W. Webber has had a multifaceted career spanning public interest legal services, nonprofit organizational management and fundraising, and public health policy advocacy. As if that were not enough, he was an avid double bassist but now restricts his music-making to the cello. Currently he serves on the board of the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia, which is celebrating its bicentennial in 2022. His latest book, The Music of Friends: 75 Years of the Chamber Music Conference and Composers’ Forum of the East, was released in July 2020. He lives in Mt. Airy with his wife, Jeannine.

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Plenty of Philly Beethoven fans are disappointed to miss this spring’s special roster of birthday concerts. (Photo by Alaina Johns.)

Lockdown reminds us Beethoven’s chamber music isn’t only for professionals

Beethoven and the amateurs

The COVID-19 pandemic halted not only the celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday, but also music-making within the amateur community. Public concert series are unlikely to be rescheduled, but David W. Webber promises that amateurs will take up the celebration again.
David W. Webber

David W. Webber

Articles 4 minute read
A black and white photo of Krzywicki, in all black, his arms and hands out as he conducts soprano Kidwell in front of him

Honoring Jan Krzywicki as a composer, conductor, and teacher

Thirty years of contributions to the community

Network for New Music is honoring Jan Krzywicki, its ensemble conductor for more than 30 years, for his many contributions to the New Music community. David W. Webber profiles.
David W. Webber

David W. Webber

Profiles 2 minute read