Jenny Lin shared Uri Caine's "The Passion Of Octavius Catto" Kickstarter Campaign.
5 days ago
From the incredible pianist Uri Caine. Please help spread the word for his project!
Today we launch a Kickstarter campaign for Uri's most ambitious project yet, a a musical salute to Philadelphia born 19th century African American civil rights hero and martyr Octavius Catto. The piece is composed for jazz trio, 37 piece chamber orchestra & 32 piece gospel choir featuring Barbara Walker, and the orchestra will be conducted by Andre Raphel.
The piece was previously performed live just once at a free concert at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia before an audience of 15,000 people to a great reception. P.S. The music you hear in the video is from the piece.
With the recent demise of big budgets from record labels, the scope of this project is such that we need your help to fund its completion. We are asking for $25K which will cover the cost of paying the musicians and a few other expenses, but is still only a fraction of the total cost. We are offering a wide variety of perks to those of you kind enough to pledge.
Click the link for more info about the piece, and to find out how you may contribute.
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