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ANNOUNCING OUR SPRING CONCERT SERIES
The pandemic has been a cruel moment in our history for many people, not least for our artists and their audiences. To brighten your days leading up to the easing of restrictions at the end of June, and to put some welcome funds into our artists’ pockets, we have put together an exclusive series of three filmed concerts by some of our past performers, for you to view.
Spread over three dates in April and May, our video series comes from these top artists:
- Roger Owens, piano
- Corran String Quartet (Royal Academy of Music)
- David Owen Norris on his 1828 Broadwood Concert Grand Piano
These concerts are exclusive to Stockbridge Music subscribers.
Supporting our artists
As you know, the livelihoods of freelance artists have been decimated by the pandemic. With this series, we aim to offer the artists up to 30% of their usual fee in exchange for an exclusive film of a recent concert. We feel it’s a win-win because you get to see and hear some fabulous music in your own home, whilst knowing that you are helping musicians to weather the storm.
Stockbridge Music currently has 350 loyal members and we have set a target to raise £1,500 to underwrite this series of concerts. We have set up the Stockbridge Music Artists Fund, which Stockbridge Music has primed with over £250 to get us started.
The committee felt it unwise to go ahead without first raising these funds, so in effect we are asking you to subscribe to the series in advance for a suggested minimum donation, covering the three concerts, of £45 per household.
Your subscription will allow you to view the films for a set period, details of which will be available nearer the time. We hope you will be thrilled with this opportunity to support these wonderful artists, all from the safety and comfort of your own home without having to brave the elements, viruses, or any other nasties out there!
Thank you in advance for your generous support. We are hoping to start these concerts in early April, and would be grateful for your subscriptions by the end of March. As soon as we hit our target of £1,500, we will let you know that we are under starters orders, and the above artists will be performing for you in your homes.
"I have been delighted to join others by donating £250 to the Stockbridge Music Artists Fund, set up to keep artists in paid work during this difficult moment in time. I urge all of us who value the contribution that Stockbridge Music makes to cultural life in the Test Valley to donate what you can to this worthy cause."
Guy Boney QC, Chair of Stockbridge Music
We look forward to ‘seeing’ you online and - with luck and a favourable wind – seeing you in person later in the year.