May 25, 2013 (Saturday) 8:00pm
May 26, 2013 (Sunday) 2:00pm
Barge Music in Brooklyn
Fulton Ferry Landing
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture
Beethoven: Violin concerto in D Major, Op. 61
Beethoven: Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C Major, Op. 56
Gregory Singer: conductor
Mark Peskanov: violin
Wendy Sutter: cello
Joel Fan: piano
Ticket: $45, Senior: $40, Student: $25
available at www.bargemusic.org or (718)624-4924
Special Announcement from Gregory Singer
I'm writing with some very exciting news, which I know will open a great range of possibilities for my orchestra, Manhattan Symphonie. The Manhattan Symphonie Concert Series has recently been awarded fiscal sponsorship under Artspire, a program of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), for purposes of accepting tax-exempt contributions from other sources. This means that financial donations to the orchestra are now legally tax deductible, and donors of all kinds will benefit from the tax advantages provided by a non-profit organization. This is a major breakthrough in our ability to receive funding, and we are finally in a position to secure the kind of support we deserve, which will allow our unique multi-cultural projects to make a vastly stronger impact in the world.
So far, the only thing that has held us back is a restricted operating budget. In spite of that, we have accomplished remarkable things that no other group is doing – and we can now plan for much greater achievements together. The orchestra already has another Carnegie Hall concert, as well as a proposed tour of China, which will be our third one. All of this requires additional funding. It's thrilling to imagine what could be created with your sponsorship as a financial patron. It would also allow us to continue our concert series, arrange much wider musical tours in the US and other countries, reaching across cultures and borders to develop connections on every level… there would be no limit to realizing our dreams, which we know are the same as yours.
The best part of this is that because of the orchestra's concert series new tax-exempt status, your direct financial support for us will benefit you economically as well. We have now removed the last obstacle to further our goals to spread the message of unity through music and culture.
With warmest regards as always,
Artspire is a program of The New York Foundation for the Arts, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation, established by the New York State Council on the Arts in 1971. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious arts organizations in the country whose broad purpose is to work with the arts community throughout the country to develop and facilitate programs in all disciplines.
HOW TO MAKE A FULLY TAX- DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION TO MANHATTAN SYMPHONIE
To make a contribution online:
2. Under Artist/Project Select "Manhattan Symphonie"
3. Follow instructions on remainder of webpage
By Check - All grants, in-kind donations and other contributions should be made payable to Artspire a Program of NYFA, with "Manhattan Symphonie" indicated in memo portion of check, and if $2,500 or over, accompanied by a cover letter specifying the purpose of the grant (see attached).
20 Jay Street, Suite 740
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Donations are displayed on the recipients Artspire Artist's Directory page unless the donor indicates the donation is anonymous. Any contributions of cash, securities, or materials made to the Foundation on behalf of Gregory Singer's Manhattan Symphonie Concert Series are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. The Foundation is prepared to provide you with financial accounting of the contributed funds.