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Chamber Music Sedona
In Our 32nd Year of Presenting
Magical Music in the Red Rocks!
The Board of Trustees of Chamber Music Sedona is very pleased to announce our commitment to continue operations into the 2015-2016 season. We realize that challenges remain ahead for the organization; however, the trustees have always recognized the cultural importance of CMS, its programs and events. The “Town Hall” meeting on January 13 only reinforced our understanding.
The attendance at that meeting was an impressive message regarding the community’s strong interest in an ongoing CMS. Your response was overwhelmingly supportive in favor of working together to find solutions. We heard you loudly and clearly, garnering responses from even those who were unable to join us for the meeting.
Immediate support was not limited to attendance at the meeting. We have received contributions and pledges totaling more than $45,000 since the meeting. While this is short of our goal of $68,000 to avoid further excess draws from the Endowment Fund, the range of the contributions and comments has been inspiring. Furthermore, another 4 months remain to hit our target!
Since the January meeting, the CMS Board retained, at its cost, the services of a well-respected consultant in the field of performing arts, not-for-profit organizations. He led a 3-day strategic planning session in early February for trustees (current and prospective), Advisory Council members, staff and concerned donors for the recovery and future of Chamber Music Sedona. The resultant report – a Recovery Plan for CMS – is a new template for our future with focus on returning to our roots. As a result, we have canceled the April JazzFest and June Bluegrass Festival. The final two opera broadcasts at SPAC remain unaffected.
We invite you to participate in Chamber Music Sedona’s return to its roots in presenting concerts with world-class ensembles featuring both established and up-and-coming artists. As we move ahead, we will post our progress on our website and send periodic updates to you. Cash flow remains a concern, and improved attendance at next season’s events will be critical to sustaining our momentum.
We ask you to give us specific feedback by completing and returning this short survey 2015 Survey Short. We will follow with a second Town Hall meeting to provide you, as a chamber music lover, with specific plan details. Our Board embraces these challenges, and we thank you all for your heart-felt and continuing support.
Sincerely, John Steinbrunner, President-Board of Trustees and Bert Harclerode, Executive Director
If you did not receive the long survey, or are not on our email list and would like to give us even more information, we welcome you to share this longer survey. Please click the link below and save the pdf to your computer. This is a fillable form pdf, so you can open it in Adobe reader, fill out the answers, save it, and then attach it to an email and mail it back to us at email@example.com. It should take you about 10 minutes to fill out.
On behalf of our Board of Trustees and staff we express our heartfelt thanks to all of you who have voiced your vote of confidence in Chamber Music Sedona by making a contribution in support of our operation. This money will help us as we move forward to sustaining our operations this year and into the future.
We are nearly half of the way toward the $100,000 goal as you can see in the graph. If you love what we do, please join our efforts to keep Chamber Music Sedona as a local cultural asset by helping to reach this goal with support at whatever level you are able to give and encouraging friends, neighbors and business contacts to do so as well.
Yes I want to support CMS!
Contributions are tax deductible within the limits of the law. Our donation pages are very secure. The information gathered is only used within our office. We never share it with external entities or organizations.
CMS is the premier venue for live chamber music performances by some of the top musicians from around the world.
Did you know that CMS offers you the best in opera in Northern Arizona? Take a look at our schedule for simulcast performances from New York City with the The Met Live in HD.
Chamber Music Sedona brings national and world talent to the beautiful red rocks of Sedona.
Chamber Music Sedona’s 32nd Season is made possible with support from The City of Sedona,
The Arizona Commission on the Arts with funding from the State of Arizona and The National Endowment for the Arts,
Dan & Victoria Bresnan, Northern Arizona Healthcare, Sedona Community Foundation, Sedona Monthly, Arizona Public Service
and The Yavapai County Community Foundation.
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