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Help send us to the 10th International Beijing Modern Music Festival. We're flying to China to perform in May, and we need your help!
Help send us to the 10th International Beijing Modern Music Festival. We're flying to China to perform in May, and we need your help!
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Who are we?

Since 1975, Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble has been presenting cutting-edge music of both late 20th century masters and 21st century composers from around the globe.  The ensemble frequently features world premieres, commissioned pieces, and first U.S. or Boston performances. Members of the ensemble perform regularly with Boston’s finest musical organizations, including the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, Boston Ballet, Handel & Haydn, and Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra. The players’ individual artistry, knowledge of contemporary techniques, and finely honed teamwork deliver consummate performances to composers and audiences alike. The ensemble works collectively with Co-Artistic Directors Yu-Hui Chang and Sue-Ellen Hershman-Tcherepnin.

Here’s what they say about us:

"The range and variety of music they present is impressive . . . they continue to explore and bring to light composers who are off the beaten path." - The Boston Musical Intelligencer

“… a Dinosaur Annex program that was thoroughly entertaining - a word you won't find often in reviews of serious new-music concerts.”  
- The Boston Globe

". . . critical to the future vitality of new music."
- The Boston Musical Intelligencer

Why are we going?

We’ve been invited to perform at the 10th International Beijing Modern Music Festival in May 2012.  This Festival presents performances of contemporary music by renown soloists, ensembles, and orchestras from around the world. The Festival has commissioned three new works by Chinese composers Xu Suya, Qu Xiaosong, and Ye Xiaogang for us to premiere. In addition to these three new works, we will showcase the music of three prominent American composers - John Harbison, Yu-Hui Chang, and Scott Wheeler.  With your support, Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble can bring these exciting works to life on the world stage in Beijing.

What’s it going to cost?

Total expenses: $17,325 . 

Airfare $10, 825

Boston rehearsals $6,500.  

The Festival will provide accommodations and concert fees. 

We have already raised $14,000 towards this project, and need to raise an additional $3,325. 

Will you get charged right away?

No – not until we reach our goal.  This fundraising effort ends at Midnight, February 29th.  If at that time the pledges meet or beat our goal, then you’ll get charged.  If we don’t reach our goal,  you won’t get charged.

Itinerary

This year the Festival takes place from May 19-25, 2012. 

April 30: Begin rehearsals in Boston
May 17: Depart for China
May 19: Festival begins. Start rehearsing with the commissioned Chinese composers
May 22: Dinosaur Annex Premiere Performance in Beijing
May 23: Depart for USA

Thanks for your support! Thanks for reading. We hope you’ll pledge and help kick us across the ocean!

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    A "Thank You" email with a digital photo of our musicians at the Festival.

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    2 free tickets to the opening concert of Dinosaur Annex's 2012-13 Concert Season (Late September, 2012), plus the "Thank You" email with a digital photo of our musicians at the Festival.

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    Our 30th Anniversary Double-CD, signed by Artistic Directors Yu-Hui Chang and Sue-Ellen Hershman-Tcherepnin, 2 free tickets to the opening concert of Dinosaur Annex's 2012-13 Concert Season (Late September, 2012), plus the "Thank You" email with a digital photo of our musicians at the Festival.

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    Season Tickets to our 2012-13 Season (3 concerts), Our 30th Anniversary Double-CD, signed by Artistic Directors Yu-Hui Chang and Sue-Ellen Hershman-Tcherepnin, plus the "Thank You" email with a digital photo of our musicians at the Festival.

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    An Autographed Score from either Dino Composer Yu-Hui Chang or Scott Wheeler.

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    An Autographed Score from either Dino Composer Yu-Hui Chang or Scott Wheeler, Season Tickets to our 2012-13 Season (3 concerts), Our 30th Anniversary Double-CD, signed by Artistic Directors Yu-Hui Chang and Sue-Ellen Hershman-Tcherepnin, plus the "Thank You" email with a digital photo of our musicians at the Festival.

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