Well, sine last year’s festival proved to be a smashing success, we’ve gone ahead and started preparing for the second annual Gesher Music Festival of Emerging Artists! And so far, so good….We’ve got a fantastic line-up of musicians, many from last year’s festival, plus a few new faces. We also are very excited to be including a special guest artist this year! Cantor Sharon Nathanson from Congregation B’nai Amoona in St. Louis will be giving a recital alongside the Gesher musicians as the opening concert of the festival, plus she will be singing in several of the chamber music concerts. For all the up-to-date information, go to www.geshermusicfestival.org. The concerts will be June 24th through July 1st, 2012.
Right now, we’re very busy fundraising for the festival, and one of the ways we’re doing this is through a Kickstarter Campaign. If you haven’t heard of Kickstarter, it’s a great website for artists, filmmakers, and entrepreneurs who are seeking funding for one specific project. Part of the idea is that instead of asking a few very wealthy people for a lot of money, you ask everyone you know for just a little bit of money–people can pitch in $5, $10, $25, or really any amount they like! Please check it out–you can watch a video that includes a performance from last year’s festival, and you can also see what sorts of thank-you rewards we’re offering to anyone who pitches in. Thanks for your interest and support!!