Funded! This project was successfully funded on April 14, 2012.

Update #2

Our Kickstarter project gets newspaper publicity

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Nice project exposure in the Indianapolis Star newspaper  ...

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012204010307

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    THE CRANE LEVEL: Our heartfelt thank you plus a personal 'Thank you' card designed and signed by composer Michael Schelle and pianist Miho Sasaki

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    THE SAKURA LEVEL: All of the above plus a special digital download recording of "A Thousand Paper Cranes" AND recognition as a "project sponsor" on Michael Schelle's website.

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    THE TASHIROJIMA LEVEL: All of the above plus a specially prepared, not-for-sale CD-R recording of "A Thousand Paper Cranes AND your name published in the world premiere concert program. (Note: Tashiro Jima is Japan's "Cat Island", a national feline rescue shelter that was in the path of the great earthquake)

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    THE CHIBA CITY LEVEL: All of the above ... plus a signed CD of Michael Schelle's piano concerto "Wright Flight", performed by the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and pianist Andrew Russo released on Albany Records AND a string of handmade paper cranes handcrafted by pianist Miho Sasaki from manuscript paper sketches of "A Thousand Paper Cranes" - hang it in your home or anywhere you might need a little good luck. (Note: Chiba City is pianist Miho Sasaki's home town)

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    THE MIAJIMA LEVEL: All of the above ... plus two complimentary tickets for the March 2013 "A Thousand Paper Cranes" premiere concert in New York City AND a specially designed shirt featuring the image of a paper crane and the line "I Helped A Thousand Paper Cranes Soar." (Note: Miyajima Island - a.k.a. Itsukushima Island - floats like a diamond in the Sea of Japan off the coast of Hiroshima)

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    THE TOKYO LEVEL: All of the above plus major commissioning credit and a nicely bound autographed 9 x 12 copy of the full conductor's score of "A Thousand Paper Cranes" - with your name published in the score!

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    THE FUKUSHIMA LEVEL: All of the above ... plus major commissioning credit in the score plus a visit-conversation-lesson with composer Michael Schelle and pianist Miho Sasaki - this can be in person (within 100 miles of Indianapolis includes lunch!!) or via Skype ... plus a brief new solo piano piece COMPOSED FOR AND DEDICATED TO YOU (or an individual of your choice) by Michael Schelle. Original manuscript and published score will be sent via USPS.

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    THE SAMURAI LEVEL: All of the above PLUS a brand new piece (for solo piano or piano with any instrument of your choice) COMPOSED FOR AND DEDICATED TO YOU (or an individual of your choice) by Michael Schelle. Your new piece will be premiered at a private or public concert in your own home or hometown (within 100 miles of Indianapolis). Featuring pianist Miho Sasaki, additional repertoire for YOUR concert - selected from Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Prokofiev, Shostakovitch, Bartok, Messiaen, etc. - can be agreed upon later.

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    THE MOUNT FUJI LEVEL: All of the above but YOUR brand new piece (for solo piano or piano with any instrument of your choice) COMPOSED FOR AND DEDICATED TO YOU (or an individual of your choice) by Michael Schelle will be premiered at a private or public concert in your own home or hometown * ANYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES * and we pay for the flights, the lodging, etc. !!. Featuring pianist Miho Sasaki, additional repertoire for YOUR concert - to be selected from Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Prokofiev, Shostakovitch, Bartok, Messiaen, etc. - can be agreed upon later. (Note: Mt. Fuji, whose name means "abundance" or "wealth", is the highest peak in Japan)

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