Thursday, February 18, 2016

Atlanta Chamber Players Launch Crowd-Funding Campaign for March 13th Free Concert

Raising Funds for Educational and Outreach Activities, Including a Performance with Guest Artist Morris Robinson


ATLANTA, February 18, 2016 – The Atlanta Chamber Players (ACP), currently celebrating their 40th Anniversary Season, have launched a crowd-funding campaign (https://www.power2give.org/campaigns/364) to support education and outreach initiatives in partnership with the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. The Office of Cultural Affairs has offered a one-to-one match for every dollar raised in the campaign through the power2give online platform through March 15th.
 
Over the next month, the ACP are planning to raise $4,000 from individual donors, to be matched by an additional $4,000 from the City of Atlanta. Essentially, donors’ gifts are doubled by giving during the power2give campaign! The funds raised will help pay for the educational programming as well as the costs associated with the free community concert on Sunday, March 13 at 4pm in Sister’s Chapel at Spelman College.
 
That concert at Spelman is free and open to all, and it includes two special guest performances. The first is from Morris Robinson, stunningly powerful singer and current Artist in Residence with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Robinson will sing selections from Porgy and Bess, accompanied by ACP Artistic Director and pianist Elizabeth Pridgen and soprano Ann Marie McPhail. Robinson plans his debut in the role of Porgy this fall at the famed La Scala opera house in Milan, Italy, but Atlanta audiences can get a sneak peak with the ACP on March 13th.


 
Second, the concert will feature the Atlanta Music Project’s AMPlify Children’s Choir. The Atlanta Music Project is local nonprofit inspired by the famed El Sistema program in Venezuela that provides intensive, tuition-free music education to underserved youth in the city.
 
Tickets to this event are free, but space can be guaranteed in advance by RSVP’ing at the ACP website, atlantachamberplayers.com. In addition, VIP seats can be acquired by donating at the $20 level or above to the power2give campaign.
 
In addition to the free concert on March 13th, the funds raised in the campaign will subsidize the ACP’s other outreach activities, which include free ticket programs, teaching collaborations with the Atlanta Music Project, and the development of curriculum for a chamber music workshop that the ACP plans to use to reach out to music student groups across the City of Atlanta and beyond in the next few years.
 
Donor benefits include VIP seating privileges at the free March 13th concert, ACP recordings, concert tickets, and a full subscription to ACP’s next season. The campaign can be found on the power2give crowd-funding platform at https://www.power2give.org/campaigns/364.
 
For more information, visit atlantachamberplayers.com
 
About the Atlanta Chamber Players:
The Atlanta Chamber Players (ACP), founded in 1976, is a mixed ensemble of strings, winds and piano that presents engaging chamber music programs of diverse musical periods and instrumentation in innovative settings, while featuring the highest quality musicians. ACP has earned a national reputation as a pioneer among chamber music groups. Acclaimed by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as “Atlanta’s All-Stars,” ACP has premiered 150+ works in Atlanta and reaches thousands through concerts, soirĂ©es, educational performances, and radio broadcasts each year. ACP founded - with the Antinori Foundation - and nationally directs the 50-state Rapido! Composition Project, which has yielded hundreds of new chamber works to date. Further information can be found at their website: atlantachamberplayers.com
 
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