2017 Annual Appeal




Dear Music Family,

This summer was another season of great performances by world-class artists.  Ravishing voices from the San Francisco Opera effortlessly displayed Mozart’s genius to best effect, and nimble chamber music performances shone in unexpected places like the Starlight Theatre & Café and the historic Masonic Lodge.  Once we added Viennese cuisine, theatrical elements, film, and fun, our audiences left raving for an encore!

Now in a new academic year, our students are back in full-force, many showing significant and exciting technical and artistic development.  The inception of our Rising Stars Showcase has been enormously successful, featuring outstanding students in informal concerts designed to help ready them for auditions for conservatories and college level music programs.

Meanwhile, our new and legacy ensembles continue to generate excitement and enthusiasm for participants and concertgoers alike, while demonstrating time and again how music builds and strengthens communities through authentic social engagement and the development of life-long skills.

Our celebration of diversity and inclusivity in classical and traditional musical styles will continue during Nantucket Stroll.  We are excitedly planning a creative array of holiday musical treats performed by our youth and adult ensembles, as well as solo and ensemble performances by faculty members.  This festive and celebratory evening will be capped by an elegant reception with traditional holiday treats and seasonal cocktails.

With so much to look forward to, won’t you join us in making this all possible?  By supporting Nantucket Music Center’s ongoing efforts, you can share your passion for music with everyone on Nantucket, through compelling educational offerings, free outreach to populations in need, ensembles for the whole community, and world-class concerts that dazzle the most experienced audiences.

Gratefully,

 

Greta Feeney                                                                    Deborah Beale

                 

       Executive Director                                                             President