About this project
The Invincible Czars have jumped on the Kickstarter bandwagon and are trying to raise funds to complete their recording of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and release a CD with it and three other tunes – John Philip Sousa’s Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Ravel’s Sleeping Beauty and ex-drummer Louie Landry’s A Cry For Peace. It’s going to be awesome and all contributions will be rewarded. For a mere $10 we’ll provide you with a free download of the album a week before the official release. There are plenty other fun packages of nifty stuff that the band will provide/do for various contribution amounts. Some of you might just be deep pocketed and crazy enough to go for the $1000 reward! Here's more info:
Austin's Invincible Czars have already embarked on their most ambitious classical music project to date - Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture - but they need your help to finish the recording and release it. The Invincible Czars are asking their fans, friends and family to pitch in so that they can complete the recording/mixing/mastering process they started at Austin's Goliath studio, commission artwork by Nutcracker artist Kennon James and pay for the costs to release both a CD and downloadable version of the 1812 Overture album.
Recording 1812 proved to be an even more difficult task than arranging it. The band has very nearly finished it but the bulk of their costs have arisen near the very end. That's where you come in! Check out the list of contribution options to your right - every little bit counts and all generosity will be rewarded. For all the fans that have been asking when the Czars' 1812 Overture will come out - now's your chance to speed up that process and get a copy of the recording to boot. Think of it as a pre-order. Think of it as patronage. Think of the children!!
Having already conquered The Nutcracker Suite, A Night on Bald Mountain and several other classical pieces, Czar's czar Josh Robins began arranging 1812 for the six-person ensemble of guitar, drums, bass, keyboards, woodwinds and violin in 2008. The piece was finally ready in the following summer and after a number of performances (including kicking off the 25th anniversary of OKMOZART! complete with fireworks), drummer Louis Landry began producing a recording of the 1812 Overture as well as three other pieces: John Philip Sousa's Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Ravel's Sleeping Beauty and Landry's original composition A Cry For Peace.
It's going to be the band's best release to date. Help them make it happen!
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