We are wrapping up our final fund-raising push for 2016 and are just $10,000 short of our goal.
In just three short years, AMP has made great strides in its mission of presenting, promoting, commissioning and advocating for great American classical music of the past and present.
Among AMP achievements:
- Commissioned Amy Wurtz’s Piano Quintet and presented the world premiere in Chicago, which received positive reviews from the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Classical Review.
- Commissioned Geoffrey Gordon’s Clarinet Quintet and presented the world premiere in New York and Chicago performed by JACK Quartet and Anthony McGill, principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic. These concerts also received raves from the New York Times and Chicago Tribune.
- Awarded grants to several artists and ensembles performing American repertory in the 2015-16 season, including the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, pianist Nicholas Phillips, Third Angle New Music, and Aperio, Music of the Americas.
- Will award grants for programs of American music in the 2016-17 season to So Percussion, Music from Copland House and the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players.
Please do help us continue this important advocacy work for American music of the past and present. Future plans include expanding our annual grant reach, a third AMP commission, recording the Wurtz Piano Quintet and presenting it in New York and Miami in 2017-18.
Won’t you please make a tax-deductible contribution before December 31? All we need is ten people contributing $1,000 each or twenty people contributing $500 each to reach our 2016 goal.
Thank you in advance. Email me or click on the blue button for information on how to make a donation.
All best for a happy and healthy holiday season!
Lawrence A. Johnson