Join Us in Building the Next Phase of the Adirondack Folk Opera!

With the music that’s been written, and a strong foundation of historical research, we are ready to take the next step.

We seek support for writing the libretto (the script) and completing the musical score. This will take a team of writers, musicians and scholars. Once this is done, we  can proceed to the final phase of a fully-staged production.


You can help us get the libretto and musical score completed with your donation.

Donate your own amount here, or choose a donation tier below:

Abraham Lincoln


Sojournor Truth

  • Live concert CD of the May 2016 concert featuring baritone Jorell Williams, bass George Cordes, soprano Kim Weems, the Adirondack Folk Orchestra, and the Northern Lights Choir under the direction of Helen Demong.

John Brown

  • Photograph (13×24) of the John Brown Farm by renowned Adirondack photographer Mark Kurtz.

Lyman Epps

  • Limited edition print of Steve Prince’s powerful image of Lyman and his family venturing north to the Adirondacks (see our “Listen and See” page). There are only 100 of these available, and they will be numbered and signed by our artist.

Donate Offline

Make checks payable to: “Saranac Lake Rotary Foundation” with memo line “Adirondack Folk Opera.” Saranac Lake Rotary Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization. Your donation is tax deductible.
Send Checks to:
c/o Helen Demong
PO Box 535
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Host a Party!

Host an AFO fundraising party at your home. Contact us for more information on how to bring your friends together to support AFO!