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First class musicians play classical chamber music in an intimate and fun atmosphere on the Lower East Side of Manhattan
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I am very excited to start Melody and Company Chamber Series!  

The music you'll hear will be extremely rich! You may even find your heart melting a bit.  However, the price and the atmosphere are not at all expensive.  It is my mission to make the best art available to all people, and for the atmosphere of the concert experience to be open, accepting, and fun for all. 

I invite people who never thought of going to a classical music concert to give it a try - come sit on a couch and enjoy a glass of wine while listening. Classical music connoisseurs are just as welcome and will not be disappointed!

We will be performing chamber music of Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Ravel, and more. at Spectrum, which is an ideal setting for these concerts.  The piano there is one my favorite pianos to perform on in NYC. There are couches and comfy chairs just a few feet away from the artists, so it's easy to really feel like a part of the music and lose yourself in it.

Because I want all people to have the opportunity to experience this wonderful music up close, it is very important to me that the ticket price does not scare anyone away, so admission will be $20 or less.

We do need your help in raising money so that the musicians can be appropriately compensated for their hard work and talent.

In order to pay three to five musicians a minimum of $500 each, (and to cover the publicity and reception costs for 3 concerts that will take place in 2015), I need to raise $7,500.  

The dates are set for Thursday May 14th and July 9th, both at 7pm, and November 19th at 8:30pm - all at Spectrum.

I am really looking forward to inviting some of my favorite musicians to join me in making magic together - to play chamber music for you!  

Many Thanks!

Melody

Risks and challenges

Once I have the funding secured, I will be able to invite musicians to play with me for the concerts. This is an exciting part, but it can be difficult to get good musicians to commit. I have had experiences in the past where I invite musicians to play with me, they agree, and then they have to back out because they are offered a better paying gig. I never give up a performance opportunity, so when this happens, I try to find someone else. In some cases, it works out really well! Other times, I end up playing the concert solo.

I hope that offering musicians a fee appropriate to their talent and hard work will solve this problem.

I am also hoping that by offering a decent artist fee, the musicians will be more willing to spend more time rehearsing, so that we can really put the time and energy into rehearsing and making music together, without feeling rushed.

There is always the risk that musicians will drop out or we will have to prepare at the last minute, but if that happens, I have plenty of experience in making it work, anyway!

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    Immense gratitude and appreciation!

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    You get my immense gratitude and appreciation, plus one ticket* to your choice of any of the 3 chamber concerts at Spectrum. Please Indicate which concert you would like to attend,

    *While supplies last. Limited to the 1st 25 for each of the 3 concerts!

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    You get one ticket to your choice of any of the 3 concerts, plus one CD of your choice*. You may choose Melody's 2012 Chopin CD or "Melody Fader plays Chopin, Mozart and Scriabin"(2007).

    *limit to the first 75 ticket requests and the first 50 CD requests

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    Trio Angel!

    You get all of the above, plus you will be listed as a Trio Angel on Melody and Company Chamber Series programs, websites, etc.

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    Quartet Angel!

    You get all of the above, plus you will be listed as a Quartet Angel on Melody and Company Chamber Series programs, websites, etc.

    Plus, 2 private piano lessons given by me to you, or someone of your choice, at my home or yours, in or close to NYC, within 2015.

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    Quintet Angel!

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    Chamber Music Supreme Deity!

    You get all of the above, plus you will be listed as a Chamber Music Supreme Deity on "Melody and Company Chamber Series" programs, websites, etc.

    Also, as a Chamber Music Supreme Deity, you are entitled to your own concert! I will come to your home, or anywhere with a piano and play a concert for you and your friends. As long as my travel expenses are covered, and all is within reason, let's work out the details, but I will play a concert for you sometime in 2015 :-)

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