It’s been a whirlwind season so far, and the Momenta Quartet thanks all of you for being a part of it! After attending the opening night of our recent Momenta Festival II, music writer George Loomis praised us for our “enterprising spirit,” and we are at it again – actively scheming towards the Momenta Festival III in October 2017.
The Momenta Festival is the most ambitious project we have ever taken on as a quartet. With four concerts, each one curated by a different member of Momenta, it’s a unique opportunity to showcase our individual visions and talents as soloists, with esteemed guest artists and within the fabric of the quartet.
One thing we have learned: it takes a village to produce a festival. We managed to pull the first one off on our own – with some leftover money from the fundraising campaign for our debut CD, but mainly by the skin of our teeth! Inspired by the success of the first festival, we asked for your help, and we are so grateful to all of you who helped us raise over $8000 towards Momenta Festival II last year.
As the end of this fiscal year approaches, we ask you all again to consider a tax-deductible donation to Momenta Festival III as part of your holiday giving plans.
Our goal is to raise $10,000 by the time the clock strikes midnight on December 31, 2016. Your contribution will be fully tax deductible through our fiscal conduit, The Field – can you think of a better time to give more money to artists and less to the IRS? – and will go towards renting The Tenri Cultural Institute for four nights, artist fees, production personnel, video/audio documentation, our beautiful program book, the fabulous publicity team at dotdotdotmusic – and adding to the jovial environment – custom brews by Sam Burlingame of BrewHeister.
And why is the Momenta Festival III an excellent cause? We can think of many reasons, but most importantly – our annual festival is our most powerful expression of the Momenta Quartet’s mission, which embodies what we all stand for as New Yorkers: UNITY IN DIVERSITY. Momenta’s advocacy of composers from all cultures and aesthetic backgrounds is a powerful reflection of this great city, which provides a home for all kinds of artists and people from all over the world. (Like Momenta’s founding violist, 37% of New Yorkers are foreign-born, as of the last census.) Putting your money towards Momenta is a way to express your belief in everyone’s rights to personal expression and your commitment to promoting peace and understanding within our little slice of the universe. That’s all we can do, and we will keep on doing it, with your help!
How To Donate:
To donate to our campaign, please scroll to the bottom of this page and click on “Make a donation to Momenta Quartet/Stephanie Griffin.” You can donate any amount you choose. No amount is too small! But it you decide to contribute $100 or more, we are offering a number of perks to thank you for your generosity.
To Select A Perk:
If you donate $100 or more and would like to receive a perk, please choose one of the perks associated with your level of donation or one of the levels below it.
After you click on “Make a donation to Momenta Quartet/Stephanie Griffin,” please enter your perk of choice in the “Notes to Artist” field.
*Please note: In accordance with American tax laws, you will receive a tax deduction for your donation, minus the value of your perks!*
• $100+ : one Festival pass ($50 value)
• $200+ : two Festival passes ($100 value)
• $400+ : special for composers: a reading of your piece by the Momenta Quartet ($400 value)
• $1,500+ : house concert with the Shiozaki Duo ($500 value, PIANO REQUIRED)
• $2,500+: a Momenta Quartet house concert ($1,000 value)
If you prefer to donate by check:
Please make a check payable to our fiscal conduit, The Field, with Momenta Quartet in the memo line, and mail your check to:
75 Maiden Lane, Suite 906
New York, NY 10038
Thank you for your support!