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Loretta Mento was selected by Sony Films for her Mozart in 'Seven Pounds' with Will Smith

Spectacular Rachmaninoff Suite No. 1 for 2 pianos
Scheduled for Philadelphia Debut of 'Duo Mento'

Video: ''...the night.....the love"  mvmt. 2 of Rachmaninoff's Fantasie Tableaux for 2 pianos

"I am a Russian composer, and the land of my birth has inevitably influenced my temperament and outlook. I try to make my music speak simply and directly that which is in my heart at the time I am composing. If there is love there, or bitterness, or sadness, or religion, these moods become part of my music, and it becomes either beautiful or bitter or sad or religious. For music is as much a part of my living as breathing and eating. I compose music because I must give expression to my feeling, just as I talk because I must give utterance to my thoughts."

Sergei Rachmaninoff

The New Book of Modern Composers, David Ewen. Knopf. 1961

About Steven and Loretta Mento:

 After playing Carnegie and Merkin Halls in NYC, a DVD demo was requested by International Prestige Agency; they closed in the 2008 market crash and left us and their other artists without representation. We need your help picking up the pieces and assisting other Prestige artists.

The Kimmel Center debut and the right media exposure and reviews may be just enough to get our suddenly stalled concert career up front and center.

Samples of our playing can be found on Youtube under Loretta Mento, Duo Mento, and Steven Mento. Live performances of new compositions can be found under Steven Mento as well. Loretta's playing of the Mozart Fantasie in d minor was selected by Sony Films and used in the movie Seven Pounds with Will Smith.

If successful we will assist some of the remarkable talents of the former Prestige Agency in sharing their gifts with the world as well as other musical stars we discover.

All funds exceeding our goal will be used to present a Prestige Artists collaborative concert with remaining funds donated equally to the Bay-Atlantic Symphony and these A rated charities: Earthworks, Union of Concerned Scientists, Conservation International, Food and Water Watch and pending charitable organizations.

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  • Rachmaninoff Suite No. 1 Fantasie Tableaux for two pianos

    Chopin Polonaise Fantasie

    Bach-Busoni Chaconne

    other solo and/or four-hand works

    Weekend date selected upon funding for next available Fall 2012 or Spring 2013

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    Our many thanks.
    All funds exceeding our goal will be donated to the Bay-Atlantic Symphony and these A rated charities: Earthworks, Union of Concerned Scientists, Conservation International, Food and Water Watch and pending charitable organization sponsors

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    You will receive free CD at after concert reception

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    Both DVDs, all 7 CDs and a concert ticket

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    Both DVDs, all 7 CDs and front row seat

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    Previous plus sponsorship mention in the program and 2 front row seats

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    Previous plus dinner reception at LaCroix Rittenhouse Square or comparable restaurant in the event of limited space and/or overbooking

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    Previous plus work for piano and voice using sponsors choice of text. Samples of my work can be found on youtube under Steven Mento

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    Engagement for either one as soloist or both as duo for event of sponsors choice anywhere in New Jersey, New York City, Northern Delaware or the Philadelphia area

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    All preceding plus the $5000 concert engagement

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