Grammy-nominated violinist Adam LaMotte leads The Orchestra in "Unplugged" (Mission: Rewire classical music)
(See it to the end to get the best part - the outtakes!)
You won't even know it's classical
My goal is to get everyone who likes good music into classical music. I got into it as a teenager because the music is incredible. Pure acoustic bliss. In my 20 years of performing, I've come across some real zingers, and some real snoozers. In programming concerts of my own, I've learned how to create a buzz at shows with just the right combination of repertoire, instruments, and musicians. Unplugged will be the first show of my new group called The Orchestra, on May 25th in Portland, Oregon. Music from the 18th to the 21st century will be woven into a conceptually varied and entertaining show. Vivaldi, Shostakovich, Arvo Pärt, and Brahms will make for a moving (sometimes thrashing) concert destined to make the audience rethink what classical music is. Visit theorchestra.com for more info.
Classical music is in trouble, and I really believe I have a solution. In the years to come, I will be expanding and reaching out to new audiences by ways of technology (sound, lights, video screens), programming (no snoozers), and a small but stellar group of musicians, capable of carrying their talents around the world, showing people that classical music can in fact be a great show. If I were rich, I'd simply fund it myself, and that would be that. Sadly, I'm not, and need your help. As you can see, there are plenty of rewards for your pledge at all levels. But more than anything tangible, help me spread the love of great music. People deserve it. The music deserves it.
All funds will go to concert production (musicians, video crew) and media (DVD production).
From original T-shirts to signed DVDs to live house concerts (Dueling Fiddles, anyone?) to real violin bow hairs, you can't go wrong. For me, the real winner is going to be the photo prints from Portland photo artist Kate Prentiss, who does incredible photo portraits printed on vibrant metallic paper that make the image pop to life. It's gonna be gorgeous!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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May 2, 2012 - May 25, 2012
Pledge $10 or more
A hearty Thank You! Recognition on theOrchestra.com website, and a digital download of a track from the show, your choice of audio or video.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $25 or more
All of the above, plus a supercool, original Orchestra T-shirt. (International backers add $15 for shipping)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $50 or more
All of the above, plus 2 tickets to our Unplugged show, OR a personalized list of Adam's favorite classical music recordings.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $100 or more
All of the above, plus VIP invitation to view the concert on-demand in HD in the comfort of your home.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $100 or more
6 backers Limited (44 of 50 left)
A Thank-you, a T-shirt, my list of favorites, plus the chance to literally have a piece of the performance: I'll send you 5 bow hairs that were used in the show!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $150 or more
All of the above, plus a SIGNED DVD and SIGNED POSTER, designed by a local Portland graphic artist. International pledges add $25 for shipping.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $250 or more
2 backers Limited (28 of 30 left)
T-shirt, online viewing, personalized list of Adam's favorites, and an original framed photo print of The Orchestra taken at the show, signed by the artist and Adam LaMotte. International pledges add $30 for shipping.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $500 or more
4 tickets to the show, choice of the above rewards, plus VIP invitation to The Orchestra's dress rehearsal, with a Q & A session afterwards with director Adam LaMotte.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
3 backers Limited (1 of 4 left)
In-house concert called "Dueling Fiddles" with Adam LaMotte and Greg Ewer (within 50 miles of Portland, OR), 4 tickets to the show, choice of the above rewards, VIP invitation to The Orchestra's dress rehearsal, with a Q & A session afterwards with director Adam LaMotte.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012