Our Kickstarter campaign has launched! We are raising money to record our first ever studio CD!
Here is the link to give: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1845491240/the-con-vivo-cd
Notice that we have a wide array of thank-you gifts. We thank you from our hearts for your support!
The deadline is June 15 at midnight. If we don’t raise $7,500, the minimum needed to record this set of music, we will not get any of the money.
None of these pieces have been professionally recorded.
Here is a brief description of the music:
John Altieri’s Love.Give.Remember Con Vivo’s first commission, scored for “Prokofiev Quintet”- oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, double bass, this work was written in the wake of the 2008 Pakistani earthquake and is inspired by traditional and Bollywood music of India and Pakistan.
Lembit Beecher’s Small Suite. Premiered at a Con Vivo concert in 2012, Lembit’s Baroque-dance-suite-inspired work is scored for viola, clarinet, bassoon, and double bass, with each movement descending in ensemble size, ending with a solo viola “Loure.”
Judd Greenstein’s Summer Dances. Written while a student at Yale, Judd’s piece for clarinet, viola and bass takes the idea of a dance to three very different places, from a bubbling creek in the Catskills, to shimmering heat over city asphalt, and finally to a crazy dream of klezmer madness.
Dan Lippel’s and Martin Moretto’s two pieces for guitar duo: Dark Eyes (Lippel) and Golden Eyed (Moretto). Dan and Martin premiered these lovely, tango-inspired tunes, at Con Vivo’s inaugural Mercado Park season last summer.
Mazz Swift’s Molten, a song she wrote for her solo MazzMuse project, but arranged for string trio to a great response at our 2011 Gala.
Con Vivo has embodied its name- “with life”- for six years. Our mission is to bring chamber music to places and audiences where it hasn’t been before. Please help us record this music we love by young composers we have strong ties to. A CD will help spread our music and our mission beyond our live audience to reach all sorts of new people. It will also help us raise funds to keep our free concerts going, reaching new audiences right here in Jersey City.
Our concert on June 15 at the Barrow Mansion will be a wrap party for this campaign. Be ready for some surprise performances! As with all Con Vivo concerts, that 8PM show is free and open to all.
Thank you so much for sustaining us! We hope you enjoy the music. Please spread the word.
Yours in music,
Amelia Ames, founder and co-artistic director, Con Vivo Music