In the Community

MDLO Medical Masks Initiative

We would like to share with you the news about our current community initiative. Thanks to the generosity of our Founder and Artistic Director Brad Clark, MDLO is distributing much needed personal protection equipment (PPE) such as surgical masks to front line workers at our local hospitals and service organizations.

In just the last 4 weeks, Brad Clark and MDLO staff have distributed over 400,000 3-ply surgical masks to the following organizations:

  • Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore
  • Sybley Johns Hopkins Hospital, DC
  • Agnes Hospital in Baltimore
  • Holy Cross Hospital – Silver Spring
  • Holy Cross Germantown Hospital
  • Shady Grove Adventist Hospital
  • Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham, MD
  • AFSCME Maryland
  • UM Prince George’s Hospital Center
  • UM Laurel Medical Center
  • UM Bowie Health Center
  • Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless in Rockville, MD
  • The ARC of Prince George’s County
  • The ARC of Montgomery County
  • Food & Friends
  • World Central Kitchen
  • INOVA Fairfax Hospital
  • George Washington University Hospital
  • BayWoods of Annapolis Retirement Community
  • The Kensington in Falls Church, VA
  • Interfaith Works Women’s Shelter in Rockville, MD
  • N Street Village (DC)
  • Cobbdale Assisted Living in VA
  • Bronx Lebanon Hospital, NYC
  • Nassau University Medical Center, NY
    & More


We are grateful for your past support of our mission to bring opera and orchestral performances of the highest caliber to our region. The importance of music and the arts in our society and culture is made even more clear when we are faced with extreme challenges such as those we now confront. If you would like to further support our mission, or assist in our community efforts for COVID-19, please kindly make a donation by check or online at


In the Media

Bethesda Magazine
April 22, 2020
First donations to MCCH

Baltimore Sun
April 22, 2020
Mask Donations to AFSCME

April 21,2020
Maryland Lyric Opera Donates Masks To Local Hospitals

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