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Top string players from the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra come together to play music by award-winning, local composers.
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CF2 (Central Florida Composers Forum) is organizing a concert for string quartet and other local musicians, featuring the talents of Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra musicians Rimma Bergeron-Langlois, Alex Stevens, Mauricio Cespedes and Brenda Higgins.

Rimma Bergeron-Langlois, Concertmaster of the Orlando Phil
Rimma Bergeron-Langlois, Concertmaster of the Orlando Phil

The concert will take place on May 12th, 2013 (7:30 PM) at the White House in Orlando.

The White House is the perfect venue for chamber music concerts, since it is in a private home! The Timucua Arts Foundation, led by Benoit Glazer (Conductor at La Nouba, Cirque du Soleil), has been serving the Central Florida community through FREE concerts at his home for over 12 years. The venue contains balcony-seating, modern art by local artists, and state of the art recording technology. It can comfortably accommodate 160 seated guests, but has hosted up to 220 people in a single concert. 

The White House, as sketched by Thomas Thorspecken
The White House, as sketched by Thomas Thorspecken

Featured composers include Thad AndersonBenoit GlazerEric BrookCharles GriffinKeith LayDanny McIntyreTim Stulman, and Karen Van Duyne. Please see the videos below to learn a little bit more about the pieces!

Risks and challenges

Like many others on Kickstarter, our biggest obstacle is the funding of our project; however, one thing that sets us apart is our experience. Benoit Glazer has been programming concerts for 30 years; 17 years in Montreal and more than 13 years in Orlando. The other thing we have on our side is that the content is already prepared: The music has been written, the string quartet has committed to the performance, and the venue is booked.

So the only question left is this: Will you and many others like you help us to raise the funds we need to make the concert a success? If your answer is yes, you will be helping eight composers and eleven performers put on an event that 160 people will remember for the rest of their lives.

All we need now is YOU!

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    A professionally recorded CD of the string quartet concert.

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    NEW! A reserved seat at the concert. Previously only available at $100. Hear a string quartet from the Orlando Phil AND support a great community event!

    Within three days of donating, you'll receive an email asking for your seating preference. No tickets necessary. A seat at the event will have your name on it!

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    A DVD recording of the event. We use four cameras, and state of the art recording gear (DPA mics and CraneSong Spider front end) for a very good sound and DVD quality video. Note: we author with 24 bit 48 KHz PCM sound, uncompressed.

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    All the above plus a CD of your choice from the Timucua Art Foundation catalog, donated by Benoit Glazer:
    -Live @ Timucua (Jazz Orchestra)
    -Mardi Gras at Timucua (brass band)
    -Il Regalo Dell'Imperatore (Baroque Opera)

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    All of the above plus a DVD recording of the event.

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    Two reserved seats at the concert.

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    Three reserved seats at the concert.

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    A commissioned piece and private premiere! One of the composers from CF2 will write a piece specifically dedicated to you, which will be premiered at a private lunch or dinner.

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    Benefactor prize. In addition to the commission and private premiere (see above), we will dedicate the concert to you. Also, with your permission, we will express our gratitude in the program, preconcert announcements, and on the CF2 website.

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