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Michael Stairs Memorial Concert

Michael Stairs at piano


Hosted by senior Damian Ferraro, last year's concert was a celebration of the life of Michael Stairs.Featured artists included:

  • The Notables
  • Haverford School's String Orchestra 
  • Church of the Redeemer Choir
  • Rudy Lucente, Assistant Organist at the Grand Court Organ in Philadelphia
  • Michael Diorio, Music Director of Church of the Redeemer
  • Peter Conte, Music Director and Organist of St. Clements Church

The concert was free and open to the public. We hope you can join us for the next concert!

The Michael Stairs Memorial Concert Fund

Established in 2018 by alumni, parents, and friends, the Michael Stairs Memorial Concert Fund honors Stairs' service to Haverford as an outstanding music teacher and director of the Glee Club and the Notables from 1986-2012. An accomplished organist, Stairs played for Bryn Mawr's Church of the Redeemer, the Wanamaker Grand Court at Macy's, and was appointed as organist of the Philadelphia Orchestra by Riccardo Muti in 1985. This fund is overseen by the Chair of the Performing Arts Department and supports an annual concert by a performer or composer who evokes the inspiration and admiration of students, just as Stairs did. 

About the Lecture Series

The Michael Stairs Memorial Concert brings a renowned musician to perform and spend time in a master class with Haverford students. The event aims to celebrate music as an academic discipline as well as a source of inspiration and joy.


If you are interested in learning more about this concert or making a pledge or gift to the Michael Stairs Memorial Concert Fund, please contact Jeff Day at 484-571-7052.