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If you love music, be a part of the 2013 Cary Cross Currents Festival and our Side-by-Side mentorship program by donating today!

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We're presently planning our 2013 Cary Cross Currents Festival, in partnership with the Town of Cary and the Brussels Chamber Orchestra, but we need the help of generous donors who enjoy culture, community and chamber music and also believe in providing talented youngsters with high quality professional training in order to make this happen.

Show the world that the Triangle loves music!

If you pre-order tickets today, your donation will guarantee a fabulous 2013 Cary Cross Currents Festival and a rich Side-by-Side mentorship program.

When you give to this Kickstarter, you and the community will get in return.

In exchange for your donation, you will receive ticket vouchers for concerts during next summer's festival.

And because of your generous donation, the community will not only get a music Festival, but a top-notch music education program for young musicians.

Our dream is to have every professional musician we bring to the Triangle to give back to the community through masterclasses, free open rehearsals and intensive workshops for local musicians.

Help us put on this amazing community festival and mentorship program.

Learn more about the Cary Cross Currents Festival:

Our Concerts

We strive to bring together international and local chamber musicians to reach both young and seasoned audiences through our professional and Side-by-Side concerts.

Learn more about our concerts.

Our Open Rehearsals

During our Festival we open our rehearsal doors to the public to give you insight into how musicians communicate and think about the artistic process. All rehearsals are free and open to the public. 

Learn more about our open rehearsals.

Our Side-by-Side Program

The Cary Cross Currents Festival offers a unique opportunity for advanced high school and college string musicians to study with professional musicians in our week-long Side-by-Side mentorship program.

Learn more about our Side-by-Side program.

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Our budget for 2012, which did not include a full time paid staff, was $130,000. In the past, the administration of the Festival has been all volunteer. But, we've grown to the point where we must have a paid staff in order to survive.

Starting in 2011, we moved the Cary Cross Currents Festival to the new Cary Arts Center in the heart of downtown Cary with the aims of: bringing together international and local chamber musicians to reach out to both young and seasoned audiences; bringing together different art genres under the banner of chamber arts; and aiding in the passing of a distinct love for classical music to the next generation of artists through our intensive week-long Side-by-Side program for young musicians.

Over the last five years of the festival, we've hosted internationally acclaimed musicians such as cellist Gavriel Lipkind, the Lipkind Quartet, violinist Lorenzo Gatto, the Pierre Anckaert Jazz Quintet, the Will Scruggs Jazz Fellowship, and countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo to work closely with the Brussels Chamber Orchestra in order to craft an event that is engaging, creative and family-friendly.

While we've been successful in the past, we must hire a full time staff in order to up our game for next year and expand our concert programming and educational experiences. In order to do so we need to raise the funds now.

If we are unable to raise money for staff, the festival will be forced to close. Hence the use of Kickstarter's all-or-nothing funding model to raise the money. If we don't raise the complete amount, donors are not charged for the project.

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