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---John Williams' Trumpet Concerto, conducted by John Williams---- ----Soloist: Thomas Hooten, accompanied by full orchestra----
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The project: a CD release of John Williams' Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra, conducted by the legendary John Williams, performed by Thomas Hooten (Principal Trumpet, Los Angeles Philharmonic), and accompanied by full orchestra, comprised of top notch Los Angeles musicians.

The idea started when I performed John Williams' Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra at a recital, and I was overcome with my past and present experiences listening to, working with, and admiring John Williams and his legacy. I started thinking about how I'd love to record this work to honor him. When I told a dear friend of mine about my goal, he said "why don't you just ask John if he'd conduct it?" At first I thought, "there's no way that could happen!"  But then I decided to send a message to John's agent for the heck of it. When I received the response that he'd love to do it, I was so thrilled at the possibility of making this project a reality.

Fast forward to now, not even two months after his response, we have the date set in September when John is available. The recording studio is booked, the orchestra is booked, and almost all is set up for this project. 

John Williams has very graciously offered his time for free. I too will not be receiving a fee, as I am just excited to see this project come to fruition. Several donors have graciously offered to fund a portion of this recording, so I'm now reaching out to the community to raise the remaining money to bridge the gap! The money will be going toward the hiring of the 81 piece orchestra (comprised of LA Philharmonic members and top LA studio musicians), renting the recording studio, pressing the CD's, and hiring the recording engineers.

All donations to this campaign are tax deductible to the fullest extend of  the law (the tax deductible amount will be the donation amount minus the  fair market value of the reward). The John Williams Concerto Recording Project is part of Fulcrum Arts' Emerge fiscal sponsorship program.

Please share this page and review the reward tiers. I thank you in advance for helping to make this project a reality!

Risks and challenges

The orchestra is hired, John is ready, and I'm practicing hard for the recording session! The biggest challenge is being sure to have all of the funds secured for the fees to hire the orchestra, rent to recording studio, and hire the sound engineers. Several donors have been secured and the rest of the funding needed is to help bridge the gap! If the full amount is raised, there will be no risk!

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    Signed Note

    You'll receive a personalized and signed thank you note from Thomas Hooten.

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    Digital Download

    You'll receive a digital download of this project and a signed thank you note from Tom Hooten.

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    Williams/Hooten CD

    You'll receive a CD in the mail of this project, Includes previous rewards.

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    Signed CD by Thomas Hooten

    You'll receive a copy of this CD project, signed by Thomas Hooten. Includes previous rewards.

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    2 signed CD's: WIlliams & Trumpet Call

    You'll receive a signed copy (by Thomas Hooten) of both the Williams CD project and of Tom's solo CD, "Trumpet Call." Includes previous rewards.

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    Liner notes and framed score page

    Your name will be included in the liner notes of the CD and you'll receive a signed (by Tom) copy. You'll also receive a framed copy of the front page of the music score of the concerto, signed by Tom. Includes all previous rewards.

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    Three Personal Sessions with Tom

    You'll receive 3 in-person or skype 1 hour long sessions with Tom. These can be trumpet lessons, music career advisement, audition preparation, or work around performance anxiety. Includes all previous rewards.

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    Private recital in Los Angeles by Tom

    Thomas Hooten will perform a live and private 45 minute recital in Los Angeles, CA or anywhere in the world via skype. Includes signed CD's (Williams CD and Trumpet Call), and liner note recognition.

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    In the booth!

    A VIP experience! Attend the recording session live on September 24, 2018, in Los Angeles, CA. See John Williams and Thomas Hooten in action, where you can sit in the sound booth during the recording session. Includes signed CD's (Williams CD and Trumpet Call), signed copy (by Tom) of the front page of the score, and liner note recognition.

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