Hello! Thank you for visiting Connecticut Summerfest's annual fundraising campaign page here on Crowdrise. We would love for you to become a part of the Connecticut Summerfest family by supporting our 2019 Festival!
Every year in June, we proudly offer high-caliber educational and professional development opportunities to talented emerging composers during our daytime program, while hosting world-class chamber music concerts, free and open to the public, in the evenings. Meet Connecticut Summerfest's extraordinary 2019 guests:
★ Connecticut Summerfest 2019 Ensembles-in-Residence:
Duo Alterity — flute and guitar: www.duoalterity.com
Hub New Music — flute, clarinet, violin, cello: www.hubnewmusic.org
Quince Ensemble — vocal quartet of 3 sopranos and 1 mezzo-soprano: www.quince-ensemble.com
★ Connecticut Summerfest 2019 Composition Faculty:
Aaron Jay Kernis (Yale University School of Music)
Laura Kaminsky (Purchase College)
Miguel del Aguila (three-time GRAMMY nominee)
Robert Carl (The Hartt School)
★ Connecticut Summerfest 2019 Featured Lecturer:
Angela Myles Beeching, performing arts career specialist and author of "Beyond Talent: Creating a Successful Career in Music"
Gifts of any amount to Connecticut Summerfest, Inc. help support emerging composers and performers through residency programs, educational opportunities, and a concert series open to the public in West Hartford, CT as well as live-streamed. Connecticut Summerfest, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all contributions are tax deductible.
♪ We are asking for your generosity so that we can continue to offer top-notch educational opportunities to emerging composers and bring new music to Greater Hartford and the world! Your donation will help us fund many facets of Connecticut Summerfest, including:
- Chamber music ensemble residency fees
- Room and board for ensemble members
- Composition faculty fees
- Featured lecturer, Angela Myles Beeching
- Recording engineer for studio sessions and our concert series, Will Jones
- Composition Program application adjudicators
- Advertising and outreach
Additionally, your donation goes even further this year thanks to Connecticut Summerfest’s generous corporate sponsor! Our sponsor will provide a 25% matching grant up to a total of $10,000 raised for our 2019 season.
Below are the sponsorship benefits available when you donate to Connecticut Summerfest:
Contributor ($50-99): Advance Notice of Concert Programming, Acknowledgement on Printed Programs, Digital download of full-sized, color concert series poster
Sponsor ($100-249): All Contributor Level benefits, plus Personal Recognition on Facebook page, and attendance of a guest lecture during the festival
Silver Sponsor ($250-499): All Sponsor Level benefits, plus a Concert poster print and YouTube video dedication
Gold Sponsor ($500-999): All Silver Sponsor Level benefits, plus Concert series poster signed by ensembles-in-residence and festival composers, and Attendance of rehearsal of ensemble-in-residence
Platinum Sponsor ($1000+): All Gold Sponsor Level benefits, plus a framed, signed concert poster and Concert dedication with verbal acknowledgement at beginning