A Fundraiser for Our Future
Featuring Pianist Ben Laude
This event has been postponed due to the storm impacting the Greater Danbury Area. Please check back with us for a new date!
Refreshments will be served including open bar!
On Sunday, May 20th at 4:30 PM, the Danbury Music Centre will hold its first-ever “Fundraiser for Our Future.” Several years ago, we celebrated our 80th anniversary and as we look toward our 90th, 100th, and the years beyond, we imagine a community that is still well-served by what the DMC brings to it. Our organization has touched countless lives in our 83-year tenure and musical luminaries like Marian Anderson and Charles Ives are a part of our history. We serve the community through our annual Nutcracker, our ongoing Charles Ives Concert Series as well as orchestral, choral, chamber music, and solo concerts and provide educational opportunities through programs like our Summer Bands, Summer Strings, and the Chamber Music Intensive. Our commitment to our community is built on a foundation of dedicated supporters. With an eye toward the future of community music in the Greater Danbury Area and in the United States, we ask you: will you become part of the story we’ll tell tomorrow by supporting us today?
We have a story to tell and we want you to be part of it.
Ticket Pricing and One-time Perks:
$75 level seating– General admission to the fundraiser!
$500 level seating – Special guest seating at the fundraiser, an invitation to an intimate event with our Ives Series artists this August, and the Danbury Music Centre will program a chamber piece of your choice next season or the following on the Charles Ives Concert Series or at the Chamber Music Intensive.
$1,500 level seating – Special guest seating at the fundraiser, an invitation to an intimate event with our Ives Series artists this August, the Danbury Music Centre will program a chamber piece of your choice next season or the following on the Charles Ives Concert Series or at the Chamber Music Intensive, and we will provide Ives Series musicians for a concert in your home! You will also receive 6 tickets to the Saturday evening performance of our 2018 Nutcracker Ballet !
Can’t join us, but still want to support us? No problem! Click here to donate to the DMC. We’re grateful for any and all support.
The event is at a private home. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
About Ben Laude
Praised by the New York Times as an “amazing, absorbing” performer, “superb in pace, tone, and eloquence,” pianist Benjamin Laude has appeared as a soloist and collaborative artist in venues from Miami to Berlin, Santa Fe to the British Virgin Islands, Prague, and Ramallah, as well as New York’s Weill Recital Hall and Alice Tully Hall. Laude has been heard in live performance on Chicago’s WFMT as part of the Myra Hess Memorial Concerts, WQXR’s Chopin Marathon at the Greene Space in New York, as well as Austin’s “Eklektikos” (KUT) and “Classical Austin” (KMFA) programs. In October 2017, he appeared as a special guest on David Dubal’s nationally syndicated program “The Piano Matters” (WWFM) for a three-part series commemorating the 35th anniversary of Glenn Gould’s death, featuring excerpts from Laude’s recordings of Bach’s Goldberg Variations and E Minor Partita. Holding a Bachelor of Music degree from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, Laude went on to earn both his master’s and doctorate in piano from the Juilliard School. His principal teachers were Jerome Lowenthal, Matti Raekallio, Robert Roux, and Eric Hicks. An accomplished writer, Laude received the 2010 Juilliard Journal award and in 2012 founded The Yard, the first independent, student-run publication of its kind at Juilliard. He is the creator of the satirical classical music news site, Submediant. His writings on music and society have also been published in Parterre Box, International Piano magazine, and Jacobin magazine. An experienced pedagogue, Laude has maintained a private studio in Manhattan for ten years, and held teaching positions at Bard College/Conservatory of Music, New York’s School for Strings, Berkshires Summer Music, and Danbury Chamber Music Intensive.