We believe the way classical music represents ourselves as a people has a potential to evolve, as it should.
Our most pressing goal is to represent the diversity of today through all walks of life. By bringing awareness to the classic music community of composers, poets, and stories that are underrepresented such as women, people of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, immigrants, the Indigenous community, for example, we hope to inspire an important change and remind us all of our unified desires.
Through various projects and events, we hope to inspire a necessary change in classic music and put it well into action.
Carrie Jacobs-Bond is a prominent American composer who became the first woman to sell over one million copies of a song. One of her hits, “End of a Perfect Day,” portrays the beauty of coming together and the healing power of friendship and music—the inspiration for our foundation.
“Do you think what the end of a perfect day can mean to a tired heart,
When the sun goes down with a flaming ray, and the dear friends have to part?
Well, this is the end of a perfect day, near the end of a journey, too; but it leaves a thought that is big and strong, with a wish that is kind and true.
For mem’ry has painted this perfect day With colors that never fade,
And we find at the end of a perfect day The soul of a friend we’ve made.”A Perfect Day
by Carrie Jacob-Bonds
Who We Are
Grammy® Award-winning baritone Lucas Meachem is one of the most accomplished, in-demand singers of the moment, captivating audiences around the world. Meachem’s 2020-21 season includes returns to Opéra national de Paris, The Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Los Angeles Opera and The Dallas Opera for his role debut as Rodrigo in Don Carlo and the world premiere of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Meachem has performed at opera houses such as Vienna Staatsoper, Royal Opera House, Teatro Real, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Bayerische Staatsoper. Meachem champions new and diverse vocal works in the repertoire which can be found in his upcoming solo debut album.
First-generation Romanian-American pianist Irina Meachem regularly performs voice recitals and coaches opera singers and has appeared at the Athanaeum in Romania, Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, Crypt Sessions in New York City, the North Carolina Performing Arts series, and Moore County Arts Council in North Carolina. During COVID-19 she appeared on livestream recitals in collaboration with Los Angeles Opera, The Dallas Opera, and the Merola Opera Program. She frequently performs works by Romanian composers and shares her story growing up in an immigrant family.
The core of Perfect Day Music Foundation is its board and curating a specialized team is in the process. Check our site soon for updates.