Any amount that we raise beyond our goal will be dedicated to the students who play!
*Video Update: 9.18.2014*
New Goals: $5,000 by tonight, Thursday 9.18
$6,000 by Saturday, 9.20!
Help us get there, so that we can show the world more about what music can do for it! In the meantime, here's a little news about some of what Isa and David are about in their teaching work, AND, for your enjoyment, the clarinet cover of All About That Bass!
*Video Update: 9.16.2014*
*Video Update: 9.11.2014*
What is it?
The Second Movement Concert Series aims to create a new trend for performances by engaging musicians in their community in a very unique way.
What makes this unique?
In addition to providing professional-quality performances, we will also showcase a local group of music students on every concert! The Second Movement is firmly founded on the idea that a musician is an integral part of the culture in his/her community, and in turn, the community is equally important to the musician. It is with the resolve to create and grow this partnership between New Haven and it's professional musicians that our artists will proactively, visibly engage with the community in this way.
How does it work?
In the hours before each event, each student group performing will receive some coaching, instruction, and guidance from that evening's featured ensemble. We are enhancing the visibility of young musicians, and encouraging professional musicians to engage with their communities, as teachers as well as performers. In doing this, we enhance the value of the arts in our community, and provide great performances!
What have we done so far?
Our first performance was very well-attended, and the audience was very casual, relaxed, and welcoming of all of the performers, professional and student. Our audience was hugely supportive of the four high school students who came to open the concert, and was very open to ALL of the performers of that evening. In the coming concert season, we would like to do 7 performances like this, with a large variety of different performers ... As well as some repeat appearances by musicians in the initial performance! See some pictures of that show on our website!
Where does my money go?
When you choose to support The Second Movement, all of your money goes to the production of a great performance. Some examples of these costs include:
-Venue rental fees.
-Performing artist fees.
-Marketing and concert advertising fees.
If you would like to see a detailed budget of our first season, we will be happy to send one! Simply click the 'Contact' button at the top of this page, and we will email it to you!
-Video Credit: Yuki Katayama
Risks and challenges
Scheduling Conflicts ...
The theater in the English Building Market that we will be using for concerts is managed by the New Haven Theater Company, who also rehearses and performs here. This, combined with our artists' busy schedules, will make for a challenge. A typical concert season concludes in May of each year, and often takes the summer off. If we are unable to provide all 7 of the concerts we would like to in the normal year, then we will extend our season into the summer. The beauty of this small operation is that it gives us a great deal of flexibility!
Concert Conflicts ...
In addition to The Second Movement, there are many other places to hear live music in New Haven. Many of our audience members are likely also to frequent many other performances in New Haven. This is why we have decided to have Second Movement concerts begin at 6:00 PM, rather than 8:00, which is more typical. This way, fewer audience members need to make a choice about which concert to see, as ours will be finished before many begin!
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