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Russell Reed and Jim James are Kickstarting the 2nd Annual Pride Concert: Music by Gay and Lesbian Composers--seeking funds to support musicians.
9 backers pledged $700 to help bring this project to life.

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Following the success of last year's Pride Concert featuring music by Gay and Lesbian Composers, Russell Reed and Jim James in association with the Austin Chamber Music Center are presenting the 2nd Annual Pride Concert on July 22nd in Austin, TX.
The concert will feature works by Jennifer Higdon, Russell Reed, Eve Beglarian, Francis Poulenc, Ned Rorem, Benjamin Britten, and Samuel Barber.
This is a concert that is FREE to the public, and we are asking for support to supplement the payment of the musicians. 100% of the money raised will go to the Austin classical musicians performing in this concert.
It's a big roster of musicians--a woodwind quintet(WATERLOO SOUND CONSPIRACY), a trio of strings, LIZ Cass, Mezzo-Soprano, and none other than PAUL SOILEAU--Austin gay icon and legend--performing a spoken word piece with Russell Reed.
The concert is set and the rehearsals have begun. Please help support classical music and the LGBT community in Austin by giving whatever you can.

Remember: This is a FREE concert, and 100% of the money raised will go to the musicians.

Check out the awesome REWARDS we are offering for support!
Press from last season's concert: http://www.austin360.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/seeingthings/entries/acmcfest/

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    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    For $100 you will receive four 30 minute piano lessons with either Russell Reed or Jim James-- both have advanced degrees in piano and large private studios. Austin Area Only. This is the perfect opportunity to start learning how to play or rekindle your lost love for the piano.

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    For $200 you will receive the piano performance services of Jim James or Russell Reed for one evening or event. This could be a private classical recital or music for a party or special event. Don't pass this up if you are planning a wedding or party. This is a huge bargain! Austin and surrounding area(Dallas, San Antonio, Houston)

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    If you decide to go all out, Russell Reed will compose an original work for the occasion and instrumentation of your choice (up to 10 minutes in duration). If you have ever thought about commissioning a work of music for a person or an event, this is your chance. Russell Reed will work with you to deliver a piece that you or the person you have in mind will cherish. You will not find a better opportunity to commission a new work of music.

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Funding period

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