Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
As one of the worlds leading authorities on Miguel Llobet, classical guitarist Robert Phillips brings authority to a CD of his music.
As one of the worlds leading authorities on Miguel Llobet, classical guitarist Robert Phillips brings authority to a CD of his music.
As one of the worlds leading authorities on Miguel Llobet, classical guitarist Robert Phillips brings authority to a CD of his music.
87 backers pledged $8,135 to help bring this project to life.

Recent updates

Photos

D5babeb0892ae59cef0831db91c731b9 original
D4bcd3f42e0aeae374b50f0d6eb43e9d original
F87a44f2207192fb0a24ba0a710f997b original
337b4b653a233a28039dca38d35cb019 original
5ba5c9a8320d5cc95aceee0eeefb792e original
Ed96e111a7b8856e595e3fe79fa4862c original

Only 8 days left to fund the new project

With just a little over a week left to fund the new project, I felt it was time to once again reach out to you as a supporter of the arts to ask you to be part of this exciting new campaign.  

The goal:  six new pieces of guitar music by six different composers.  

Jorge Morel

Benoit Glazer

Troy Gifford

Charles Griffin

Rex Willis

Howard Buss

Don't wait any longer.  We are about to reach the tipping point, and you can help make that happen.  Pledge your support and claim your rewards.

Thanks for all your support, past, preset, and future.

-Robert Phillips

It's Time! Support the new project!

The new campaign reached an important benchmark on Sunday and we are actually in a very good place in terms of achieving our goal - more than 1/3 the way to the goal in less than 1/4 the length of the campaign! But we have been stalled for 2 days (which is not unusual in Kickstarter, but is still nerve wracking) and we can't get there without you!

You are an arts patron, and without you and others like you the arts stagnate, whither and die. Don't delay any longer. Remember, success breeds success, and the more successful the project is the more other people will want to join in. So it's up to the movers and shakers like yourself to lead the way and make this project happen. 

Please take a moment out now to click the link for Invitation to the Dances: Central Florida Composers and join us in supporting this important project. Thanks for your continuing support. 

 -Robert

Invitation to the Dances: Play on Words.

In coming up with a name for this project it occurred to me that I was inviting arts patrons to join me in the creation of some dances, which brought to mind a famous piece of classical music by Carl Maria von Weber. Weber was born in 1786 and died in 1826. He was a composer, conductor, pianist, and A GUITARIST! He wrote operas, symphonic works (most famously, his incidental music for A Midsummer Night's Dream), and a large body of piano music, including a piece called Invitation to the Dance. The piano version was later orchestrated by Hector Berlioz (who also played guitar).  

As you can see I've given you a number of links so that you can investigate Weber, Berlioz, and both the orchestral and original piano versions of the piece.  

By the way, the orchestral version is a live performance which serves as a wonderful illustration that, in the words of Yogi Berra, "It ain't over 'til it's over."  

And I'd also like to remind you that if you have not done so yet, please go to the Invitation to the Dances: Central Florida Composers campaign page and join us in supporting this project.  

Thank you.  

-Robert

Accept the Invitation to the Dances

To those who have already accepted Invitation to the Dances I'd like to send you a big "Thank You!"  

If you have not yet gotten around to supporting this project please consider joining us now. I'm trying to get the new version of this project up to $2000 by midnight tonight, and we're getting there, but we still need you to make that commitment now so we can reach it.  

Please "accept" the Invitation to the Dances: Central Florida Composers at your earliest convenience.  

Again, thank you for being a patron of the arts.

-Robert

An Appeal to Arts Patrons

1 like

You are an arts patron.  I know this because you have supported my projects before. Please continue to show your support for the arts by helping me to commission six new compositions for guitar by Central Florida based composers.

The link to view the campaign is Invitation to the Dances: Central Florida Composers

Again, thank you for all  you do for the arts. 

-Robert