Gerald Goodman, “one of the nation’s most versatile harpists” with “expertise as a classical harp soloist and chamber player” (New York Times) dazzled audiences in the United States and Europe during his busy career. Performing in many of the world’s best concert venues including Carnegie Hall, Mr. Goodman’s playing was described as having “exceptional virtuosity, grace, lovely tone [and] delightful musical wit.” The New York Herald Tribune further commented on his “impressive command of [the] instrument as an artist.” After retiring from performing, Mr. Goodman became a reputable harp salesman.
Recently, Mr. Goodman required major dental work, including emergency surgery that left him with a bill of several thousand dollars. As an older gentleman living on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Mr. Goodman was unable to pay the massive bill with his life savings that now support him, so Musicians Foundation came to the rescue with an aid grant.
“Musicians Foundation paid a major portion of [my] bill … which is now paid in full! Having peace of mind is a great gift, and Musicians Foundation has done that for me. I’m truly grateful for this help, and realize it’s been a true blessing in my life. Thank you, Musicians Foundation for being there in my time of need.” –Gerald Goodman