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$35,499
pledged of $100,000pledged of $100,000 goal
56
backers
18days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, June 7 2019 1:00 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Our 2019 Tour of Possibility to Brazil is quickly approaching!

Each year the BPYO contributes significantly to cultural diplomacy and the international musical landscape by performing for audiences and interacting with young people in other parts of the world. Audiences and critics alike praise the skill, depth, and artistry of our young musicians as they forge new global networks through music.

These tours empower young musicians by providing invaluable educational and artistic experiences and the opportunity to perform orchestral masterworks in diverse venues. Youth orchestra members will learn to work together in a variety of challenging settings and become leaders in their communities. During this tour, BPYO members will also serve as creative ambassadors, creating meaningful connections with young Brazilian musicians through a series of collaborations and outreach events that will illuminate music's unique ability to impact social change. We are indeed living up to our motto of "shaping future leaders through music."

Our tuition-free orchestra, as well as this once-in-a-lifetime tour, have high costs. In order to meet our artistic goals, we need to meet our financial goals. We need your help in making this a reality. Please help us make our dream, and the dreams of our many young players, come to life by donating to spread our vision of "possibility" through our music!

Risks and challenges

Plans for the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra tour to Brazil are in the final stages. There are always challenges associated with traveling internationally with a large group, but we are confident that we will be able to overcome the hurdles that arise. Our artistic and administrative teams have led many successful international orchestra tours over the years and are thrilled to bring that expertise to the BPYO’s sixth international tour.

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    Inbox Me: Email Updates

    Stay connected to the music with exclusive updates throughout the tour!

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    Branded: Sticker and Pop Socket

    Show your orchestral pride with a custom BPYO sticker and limited-edition BPYO Pop Socket that will turn your phone into a true all-purpose, multi-functional fifth limb!

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    Hot off the Press: BPYO Mahler 9 CD

    Receive your own personal copy of the breathtaking BPYO Performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 9 in Boston's Symphony Hall!

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    Duly Noted: Set of Note Cards

    A set of 5 note cards, each with a different image from one of Maestro Zander's personal orchestra scores, with his handwritten notes about the passage. A meaningful insight into a conductor's work!

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    Is this your card? Tour Postcards

    Receive a personalized "thank you" postcard from a member of the orchestra highlighting one of the concerts on tour that you are supporting!

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    Wear It on Your Sleeve: Tour T-Shirt

    Feel like a member of the orchestra with your very own, limited edition, tour T-shirt. Throw it on and blast our recent BPYO Mahler 6 CD - recorded live in Boston's Symphony Hall! The ultimate groupie package!

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    Hear For Yourself: Concert Tickets

    Two tickets to your choice of any Boston Philharmonic Orchestra or Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra performance in the 2019-2020 season. (Subject to availability.)

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    Finely Seasoned: BPYO Mini-Subscription

    Season tickets for two to all three BPYO Boston/Cambridge concerts of the 2019-20 season.

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    Well Seasoned: BPO+BPYO Subscription

    Season tickets for two to all seven Boston/Cambridge concerts of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra for the 2019-2020 season.

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    Hear, Hear: Autographed Recordings

    Special limited edition CD set of recordings from the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Boston Philharmonic Orchestra's 2018-2019 season signed by Maestro Zander. Includes Zander's renowned pre-concert talks.

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    Behind the Scenes

    Get exclusive access to a BPYO Symphony Hall Dress Rehearsal in November or March. Get a front row seat in this magnificent space to watch Maestro Zander prepare the orchestra for a concert.

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    String Theory: Personal Chamber Concert

    A personal string quartet chamber music concert, given by members of the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Greater Boston/New England area only. Date to be mutually agreed. Must be completed before June 2020.

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    Pass the Baton: Conducting Experience

    Private conducting lesson with Maestro Ben Zander, followed by an opportunity to step onto the podium and conduct the world-traveling BPYO yourself! Date to be mutually agreed. Must be completed by June 2020.

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