The Elie Siegmeister Society

The Elie Siegmeister Society

c/o The Prof. Edgar H. Lehrman Memorial Foundation
for Ethics, Religion, Science & the Arts

33 Court St., Valley Stream, NY 11580
Tel. Tu.-Sat. (516) 825-2939
Elie Siegmeister (Jan. 15, 1909-Mar. 10, 1991) was, in the words of Robert Sherman,
"one of our giants." The composer of 9 operas, 9 symphonies, ballets, chamber works,
and over 100 songs, he was also the inspiring teacher of numerous composers, including
Stephen Albert, Herbert Deutsch, Daniel Dorff, Barry Drogin, Gerald Humel,
Leonard Lehrman, Stephen Lawrence, Joseph Pehrson, and many others.

On the occasion of his 90th birthday, The Elie Siegmeister Society was founded by
Leonard Lehrman and Helene Williams. Members were invited to contribute $10 a year (or more)
in support of the following goals, as many as possible to be achieved by
January 15, 2009, the date of The Elie Siegmeister Centennial:
1) publication & distribution of a complete catalog of works by and about Elie Siegmeister
including scores, books, articles, letters, recordings, tapes, videos, and oral histories
2) premieres and recordings of all unperformed and unrecorded Siegmeister works
3) completion and publication of an authorized biography of Siegmeister
4) preparation and publication of a critical edition of Siegmeister's works
5) an annual report on performances, recordings, and publications of Siegmeister's works
and progress toward all of the above.

For a list of Siegmeister performances and recordings by the founders of the Society, please go to

© 2007 Leonard Lehrman | last update Mar. 27, 2018

Click here for photographs of the French premiere of Siegmeister's opera, The Mermaid in Lock No. 7
Click here for schedule of Siegmeister Centennial Celebration concerts at another Leonard Lehrman site.  Then, please scroll to the bottom of the new page.