$1,057 pledged of $2,000 goal
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By William R. Robinson
$1,057 pledged of $2,000 goal
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About this project

Since 2006, I have been very fortunate to associate with some of the finest classical musicians in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area who have been most kind to donate their time and efforts. I have given concerts at Duke and Meredith College, as guest faculty. These musicians can, if their schedules allow, play about once a year, sometimes once every two years; this fits in with my annual composition concerts.

However, some music has remained unperformed, as some musicians simply cannot afford to play for free--nor should they have to. However it is not possible for me to charge for tickets, and I do not have grant funding. While I am on the faculty at NCSU, it is in the physics department, not the music department, so I cannot use my own school's resources. Thus, several chamber pieces requiring brass and woodwinds remain unperformed years after their composition.

In addition, these concerts are professionally recorded and videotaped by Rob Musser (VoChor). You can see the fine results on my YouTube channel and on my website's music page. This requires the use of expensive equipment and Rob's valuable time and effort.

With the minimum sum of $2000, I could have a good shot at giving musicians enough of an honorarium to play the orphaned works in February 2015. However this is bare-bones and falls well short of what the musicians and technicians deserve; I am hoping for more, all of which would go to the concert expenses. In addition, this funding would be a sorely-needed vote of confidence. Please take a look and listen to my recordings and videos, and help to make the next concert possible. If I cannot raise funding, it is likely that I will have to stop the series.

Risks and challenges

After funding, I will be gathering musicians together for the February 2015 concert. The rule in classical music is that musicians book their schedules many months, sometimes years, in advance, so this campaign is by no means too early. Setting up a concert is always fraught with scheduling hassles, but things have always managed to work themselves out in the past. Everything will be much easier if I can give the musicians enough money for lunch and gas!

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