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!
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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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