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"Nou Edition" - Three New Cello Concertos
Fundraising for NouLou Chamber players cello concerto album
The Louisville Orchestra and the city of Louisville have a long-standing reputation for being pioneers in new music recordings. This latest album features three new cello concertos performed and debuted by Nicholas Finch, the principal cellist of the Louisville Orchestra, maestro Jason Seber, and the NouLou Chamber Players - Louisville's esteemed chamber music collective established by Cecilia Huerta-Lauf and Laura De St. Croix-Vicic. They are close to reaching their goal, and I graciously ask for your financial support in this project.
I had the honor of collaborating with Finch in 2017 on my cello concerto titled "Manusa." The piece is an elegy to journalists murdered in Bangladesh between 2013 and 2016 by dogmatic fundamentalists, structuring on the five stages of grief. Our collaboration was so successful that two other composers, Alyssa Weinberg, and Lev "Ljova" Zhurbin, approached him for new commission requests. Weinberg, a professor at the Peabody Conservatory and Juilliard PreCollege, created "Caligo," an exploration of a musical cloud's texture. Zhurbin, one of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble's lead composers and arrangers, developed "CelloStatus," a musical exploration of social media's role in today's society.
Our project is in collaboration with a remarkable team of musicians hailing from prestigious orchestras such as the Louisville Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony, the Boston-based Chamber Orchestra "A Far Cry," the Fort Wayne Symphony Orchestra, and maestro Jason Seber. Additionally, we have a talented production and engineering team led by the head of audio at the Aspen Music Festival and the Interlochen Center for the Arts. We are proud to have partnered with "Bright Shiny Things," a renowned record label that has received numerous industry awards for its work. With your help, we can successfully finish this project and position it for recognition by notable industry awards.
PROJECTED BUDGET -
Bright Shiny Things (record label), production and promotion - $10,490
Remaining Production Expenses (producer, engineer, musicians) - $1510
We have overcome many obstacles to get to this point. We raised enough funds to hire an orchestra and a world-class production team to record and mix our new works. However, we still need to raise $12,000 to complete the recording and cover our final expenses. Your help would be greatly appreciated in reaching our goal.
Thank you so much for your consideration!
Robert Whitney Level ($10,000+) -
The album named after you, plus all perks below
Diaghilev Level ($5000-$10,000) -
Private recital in your home, industry awards invitation, signed copy of the album, exclusive album release party, zoom Q&A with composers
Strauss Level ($1000-$5000) -
Exclusive group recital, signed copy of the album, exclusive Album release party
Mahler Level ($500-$1000) -
Signed copy of the album, exclusive album release party
Stravinsky Level ($100-$500)
Copy of album, public album release event
Schoenberg Circle ($50-$100)
Physical copy of the album
Webern Level ($10-$50)
Digital copy of the album