As we are sure you know, putting on a festival of free chamber music concerts takes a lot of preparation. Practicing and rehearsing the music is only the tip of the iceberg! For our Springtime festival, we start work in earnest in late Summer, finalizing the schedule and lining up community partners. Now, as we celebrate Thanksgiving, the schedule of events is almost complete and you can find out more on our Events page.
Another facet of our preparatory work is to raise the funds we need to keep the events free of charge. Like most 501(3)c non-profit organizations, we depend on foundations and individuals to support our mission, because even with our lean and efficient operation, it takes thousands of dollars to present each full-length concert. We are thrilled that James and Linda Hamilton, who sponsored the NW Portland area concert last year, are with us again. It’s such a vote of confidence to hear from them that they want to support us again!
You don’t have to sponsor a whole concert to help us reach neighborhoods all around the metro area with free classical music. Building community is the work of many, and we are grateful for all the support we get from all of you! If you would like to make a donation click here and know that your gift will be made safely and securely.
And if you do donate, please consider taking advantage of the unique state tax credit offered through the Oregon Cultural Trust. Here's how it works: if you donate to an Oregon cultural nonprofit (we are one!), then donate the same amount to the Oregon Cultural Trust by Dec. 31 you will qualify for a state tax credit. Win, Win, WIN! Click here to go to the Oregon Cultural Trust donation site.
Thank you, and Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Classical Up Close!
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