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A concert initiative to make new, innovative musical works accessible to any audience, concert on July 31st
A concert initiative to make new, innovative musical works accessible to any audience, concert on July 31st
30 backers pledged CA$ 1,170 to help bring this project to life.

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This is a project aiming to create an interactive evening of entirely new music. As a musician, the concerts I have most appreciated as an audience member or performer are the ones where I was fully aware of the context of the pieces being performed. This feeling is the driving force behind The SideNote Concert, taking place July 31st. 

In creating the concept for this event, my first objective is to create an open and welcoming atmosphere where audiences, musicians and composers can interact and create a dialogue about new music. The evening itself will leave ample room for any questions the audience members might have about the performances. Our goal is to allow everyone to fully understand the pieces performed.

The second objective is promoting up and coming local talent - all composers and musicians have attended or are related to the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music. Our venue can host up to 60 people and recordings of our evening will be used by each composer for professional applications.

Six composers have agreed to write works for our concert - Joseph Glaser, Sean Goldman, Sang Jun Lim, Yuting Lin, August Murphy-King and Bekah Simms. We also have an ensemble of eight musicians : Meghan Ruel, Katherine Peter and Adam Despinic on violin, Emilie Gélinas-Noble on viola, Evan Lamberton on cello, Blake Hamilton on electric bass, Le Lu on clarinet and Yang Chen on percussion.

This is an independent initiative, so we are looking for sponsors to help participate in the financial costs of the evenings. Your commitment will help support the musicians and composers who are putting their time and effort into the event, and together we can ensure that the concert is a success.

Lastly, since we aim first and foremost to be welcoming and create a dialogue, we’ve chosen to The Junction Brewery (home of Junction Craft Brewing Company) as a concert venue. Our patrons can listen to Toronto based performers and composers while indulging in Toronto-brewed beer!

Risks and challenges

The main challenges with this project are similar to the ones surrounding planning a concert. We have to ensure the musicians do the composers' works justice.
The other challenge is to stay as true to our mission as possible - incorporating the open atmosphere we want into a semi-traditional concert format.
We currently have strategies in place to alleviate these challenges.

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    Second-and-Third-Row Seating - you get a reserved seat, in the second or third row. It's not VIP, but almost!

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    First-Row Seating - ultimate VIP seating. You get the best view and you will hear the concert before anyone else (if you're counting the nanoseconds).

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    A printed mention of your contribution in our program, and two tickets to the concert.

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    Your name or picture or logo in the contributions section of the program, a printed mention and two tickets to the concert.

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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $81

    INNER COVER ART
    Your name or picture or logo in the inner cover of our concert program, a printed mention and two tickets to the concert, as well as a Junction product on us during the evening of the concert.

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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $403

    SPONSOR ONE OF OUR ARTISTS
    The musicians and composers who've put a lot of hard work into this evening need a little love!
    As well as a mention in the contributions section of our programme, a subtitle in the seating chart or program and biographical section will underline your support. Choice of two seats in any row, and two Junction products on us over the course of the evening!

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    PRESENT OUR SHOW
    Our show will now be called "YOU presents SideNote Concert"
    Your name or company name will be printed at the top of every page of the program, be printed on the poster and front page of the program, with a printed mention in the contributions section and a special two chairs for you and a plus one wherever you choose to sit! Two Junction products on us over the course of the evening.

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