Carya String Quartet Inaugural Season
CARYA HOLIDAY DONOR CHALLENGE!
To Celebrate the end of the year, we are having a special holiday donor challenge. Our goal is to get 25 people to make a one-time $25 donation to join our Sustainer Level of Donors before December 25th! Each day of December check out our Holiday Challenge Calendar (https://adventmyfriend.com/57958/380ea51f4e/) for a behind the scenes message from us and see the progress we are making. On December 25th, all new Donors will receive a special musical surprise in their inboxes!
It’s easy to participate!
1. Click "back project" and pledge at the $25 level or higher.
2. Once you have donated, sign up for our email list (http://bit.ly/caryachallenge) and let us know what your favorite holiday song is from the list below! We will record the top choices and email them exclusively to new donors on December 25th!!
3. Share with your friends so more people can enjoy the music!
Every dollar given goes towards production costs for our performances and towards our educational programming.
The Carya Quartet is a sponsored project of Fresh Arts, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions in support of the Carya Quartet must be made payable to Fresh Arts and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Jingle Bell Rock
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
All I Want for Christmas
Carol of the Bells
Waltz of the Flowers (Nutcracker)
YOUR DONATIONS: will support the costs associated with self-producing our concerts, including artist fees, venue rentals, and administrative overheard, as well as begin a fund so that we may offer our educational programs at discounted rates. If you would like to allocate your donation specifically to performances or education, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org after making your donation.
Of our $25,000 fundraising goal, $12,000 will fully fund our performance series this season, and $13,000 will allow us to offer 56 hours of in-classroom lessons and workshops for free. Any additional funds raised will go towards more educational programs and allowing us to expand next season.
We are a classical string quartet that performs diverse repertoire in concerts as well as developing and teaching innovative and integrated lessons and classes targeting students grades K-12. Our mission is to foster community through engaging chamber music experiences. To that end, this season we are working to build relationships through the schools in Missouri City, the Cy-Fair area, and Klein. We will also be performing easily accessible concerts in those areas so that students, parents, and community members, can all come together for a shared concert experience as neighbors. Our repertoire for the season includes Haydn’s Lark Quartet, Beethoven’s Op. 132 Quartet, Brahms’ Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Piazzolla’s Four for Tango, and Houston’s own Rob Smith’s Spin for String Quartet. Through this repertoire, which spans over 200 years, we hope to link the past and the present as we connect the diverse generations that make up our audience.
OUR MISSION: We foster community through engaging chamber music experiences.
OUR VISION: We seek to share our passion for and belief in the creative process as a life-enriching tool. We are committed to building community through shared concert experiences and the development of innovative and integrated educational experiences.
Read more at www.caryaquartet.org
SUSTAINER ($25 to $99) As a Carya Sustainer, you help us bring the music into the community. In addition, you will receive one complimentary ticket to a concert of your choice and be listed on our website as a sustaining donor.
BENEFACTOR ($100 to $999) As a Carya Benefactor, you have the opportunity to support up to four hours of education or contribute to artist fees for a concert. In addition, you will receive two complimentary tickets to any concert of your choice, a Carya T-shirt, and be listed on our website and in our printed programs as a benefactor.
CARYA CIRCLE ($1,000 to $2,999) As a member of the Carya Circle, you have the opportunity to underwrite artist or venue fees for one to three performances or support up to twelve hours of education services. In addition, you will receive two complimentary tickets to all of our self-produced concerts, an invitation to our thank you party, a Carya T-shirt, and you will be listed on our website and in our printed programs as a member of the Carya Circle.
FOUNDERS CIRCLE ($3,000 + ) As a member of our Founders Circle, you can be a vital part of launching the Carya Quartet. In addition, the Carya Quartet will perform a private house concert at your residence or a residence of your choosing, you will receive two tickets to all of our events, an invitation to our thank you party, a Carya T-Shirt, and you will be listed on our website and in our printed programs as a member of the Founders Circle.