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Become a SOLI Sound Investor! Help us fund a new, multi-media work from Steve Mackey and video artist Mark DeChiazza!

SOLI Chamber Ensemble is looking for SOUND INVESTORS to be a part of its latest commission – Prelude to the End from American composer Steven Mackey.

 SOLI Chamber Ensemble is a San Antonio, Texas-based classical music group that specializes in 20th and 21st century repertoire. We have been giving voice to new and exciting music written by some of the most important composers of our time for almost two decades. SOLI has a unique instrumentation (violin, clarinet, cello, and piano) and we are passionate about having works written for us and expanding our repertoire. To date, we have added 24 amazing commissioned works to that list. It’s been a blast working with such dynamic composers as Ned Rorem, Paul Moravec, and Robert Xavier Rodriguez, Xi Wang, Dan Welcher, Peter Lieuwen, Alexandra Gardner, and others.

 We are tremendously excited to let you know that commission #25 is on its way and is bigger than ever! AND we want YOU to be a part of bringing it to life!

 Internationally recognized and award-winning composer, Steven Mackey, is writing a piece for SOLI called Prelude to the End. A collaborative work with renowned video artist and choreographer Mark DeChiazza, Prelude to the End is a multi-media extravaganza that will incorporate a triple screen video installation which SOLI will premiere this coming MAY 8th and 9th in San Antonio, Texas.

 This collaborative wonder duo has already created such innovative and successful works as Slide, for the Chicago-based sextet Eighth Blackbird (for which they just won a Grammy for “Best Small Ensemble Performance”), and most recently, the multi-media work It is Time for the fantastic percussion ensemble SŌ PERCUSSION. With your help we will add Prelude to the End to this list of successes!

 Now the REALLY exciting part! SOLI recently LAUNCHED its SOUND INVESTORS commissioning project. Through this new program, together we can bring new and important works to life.You will become a stakeholder in SOLI and the music of tomorrow!!

SOLI will pool all of the SOUND INVESTORS contributions and commission new musical works for today and tomorrow. The music of our time. Our national and international presence is growing through our commissions, our concerts, and residency programs, and with the support of INVESTORS like you we will soon be performing works like Prelude to the End in YOUR TOWN!

We invite you to look over the thank you gifts we are offering for your support. We have some exciting gifts! And, even though no amount is too little, take note that at a certain level of giving you can even have your name (or ANNIVERSARY/BIRTHDAY/ETC. IDEA! the name of a special someone!) engraved on the original score of this new work and receive a copy autographed by Steve Mackey to keep and boast about to your friends! AND if that wasn’t enough, as a not-for-profit organization, your donations will be tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law -- so you can’t lose!

 It is our sincere hope that you will join us in bringing Steven Mackey’s new masterpiece to life by becoming a SOLI SOUND INVESTOR, and take pride in contributing to the creation of a new and exciting work for future generations to come.

 Thank you! - Ertan, Stephanie, Carolyn, and David.

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    Above rewards (except intimate concert) + DINNER WITH SOLI. Share an evening with SOLI and five of your favorite friends. SOLI pianist Carolyn and clarinetist Stephanie host while outstanding chef and SOLI violinist Ertan Torgul prepares a gourmet dinner, with wine pairings selected by sommelier and SOLI cellist David Mollenauer (within 150 mile radius of San Antonio. If your location is outside of this limit please contact us. You will need to pick up the cost of travel expenses)

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    THE KITCHEN SINK!! All of the above rewards combined!!. (please read full descriptions of rewards above) YOU WILL RECEIVE... Your name added to SOLI's email list +A webstream link to the world premiere +Your name on SOLI's website +Your name in SOLI's concert program +TWO tickets to the World Premiere performance +ONE limited edition SOLI t-shirt! +A signed SOLI concert poster +Your name in the dedication on the score +Autographed FULL score of 'Prelude to the End' +Intimate concert and DINNER WITH SOLI

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