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Hear how 36 world-class composers from multiple genres have re-imagined their favorite Sondheim song for solo piano!
Rachel Colbert
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New York, New York
United States
6 Team Members
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raised by 145 people in 25 days
134% funded
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Verified Nonprofit
$15,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
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This campaign ended on August 9, 2014
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  • $5USD

    It’s a drop in the bucket but it still makes a splash and we thank you! You’ll be included on our Virtual Campaign Party poster once we raise our goal - this beautifully designed jpeg will feature the names of ALL the people who gave, and will be sent to everyone – donors, artists and press. (If you like our logo you'll love the VCP poster.)

    5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2014
  • $22USD
    On the Team

    Thank you! This amount means we get $20, which makes us happy and makes you a meaningful part of this campaign. We'll give you a shoutout on our Facebook page and advance pre-order notice for the CD – and If we’re able to offer discounts, you’ll get one. Plus you'll be part of the VCP poster, in a bigger font than the Splash folks. (Donor names will get progressively bigger from here.)

    18 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2014
  • $43USD
    Ahead of the Crowd

    Thanks for bumping it up a level! You’re ready for some music now: we will send you two digital tracks of your choice (unmastered) – so you’ll have sneak previews of two pieces. We made it two tracks because we knew you couldn’t choose just one.

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2014
  • $107USD
    Adorn your Purchase

    Thank you for your belief in this project. Your CD(s) will be sent with a thank you autograph or note from Tony. Mailed to your door - with a photo if you'd like! (amount over $45 is tax-deductible)

    13 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2015
  • $134USD
    Up Close and Personal

    We seriously appreciate your coming in at this level. Come take a peek into the creative process with a digitized copy of an archival LIAISONS videotaped interview. Hear the composer of your choice talk about their piece… their first encounter with Sondheim… why they chose the piece they did… and whatever else crossed their mind that day. These informal, candid interviews are unpublished and available nowhere else. Can’t decide who? Add another $20 for each additional! (amount over $45 is tax-deductible)

    1 claimed
  • $161USD
    Further Adornment

    Wow– thank you. A composer from the following list will add their personalized autograph to Tony’s on your CD- and some will even send you a note on your next birthday! We’ll announce as more names get added, so check the updates tab - but so far The List already includes Andy Akiho, Derek Bermel, Michael Daugherty, Jake Heggie, Fred Hersch, Ethan Iverson, Phil Kline, Wynton Marsalis, Nico Muhly, David Rakowski, Steve Reich, Duncan Sheik, David Shire and more (5 per composer). (amount over $70 is tax-deductible)

    2 claimed
  • $215USD
    A Sondheim Ph.D

    You must love Sondheim nearly as much as we do. Take an intensive dive into his artistry with a hardback copy of Sondheim on Music: Minor Details and Major Decisions, filled with guided interviews in which he goes into great depth and detail on his craft signed. Signed by author Mark Eden Horowitz! (amount over $70 is tax-deductible)

    3 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2015
  • $375USD
    A Signed Score

    A significant gift deserves a significant reward. Get a score before they’re published, signed by the composer! Choose from the above “Sign Your CD” list. We’ll announce as more names get added! (Three available per composer). Some sketches may also be available. (amount over $75 is tax-deductible)

    1 out of 24 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • $500USD
    Sondheim Signs for You

    ALL OF THE ABOVE plus... Mr. Sondheim will sign your Liaisons CD. To you personally. (amount over $90 is tax-deductible)

    0 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2015
  • $500USD
    Meet for a Drink

    More live goodness – with alcohol! (Or the non-alcoholic beverage of your choice.) Meet Tony and either Nico Muhly or Duncan Sheik for a drink –on us. (Just the first one. Whatever happens after that stays in Vegas.) We’ll announce as more names get added! (amount over $90 is tax-deductible)

    0 out of 16 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2015
  • $535USD
    Some Live Goodness

    Thanks! You really moved the needle. Want Phil Kline to write you a birthday song? How about a 1-hour piano lesson with Ethan Iverson, coaching session with Fred Hersch, or steel pan lesson with Andy Akiho? Got a score you’d like David Shire to critique? Want a backstage pass to Duncan Sheik, Fred Hersch or The Bad Plus? Your piano tuned by a Steinway tuner who’s so good she inherited Horowitz’ piano? Any one of these can be yours at this gift level… two per item available. (amount over $75 is tax-deductible)

    3 out of 18 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2015
  • $1,050USD
    Be In the Room

    Come up to the Academy and sit in on one of our remaining sessions. Bring a friend! But no talking. (amount over $90 is tax-deductible)

    0 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • $1,400USD

    Your name on the album, credited in the print materials. (amount over $90 is tax-deductible)

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2015
  • $2,500USD
    Tony de Mare Plays for You

    A private house concert for you and your friends, with repertoire from The Liaisons Project. Or any venue you supply (pre-approval required). (amount over $250 is tax-deductible)

    0 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2015
  • $5,000USD
    Tony de Mare Cooks for You

    You and a guest will be treated to a home cooked meal by Mr. de Mare, with a composer from The List in attendance. (amount over $375 is tax-deductible)

    0 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2015
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