Yannick offers to match cash gifts to Met musiciansmain
The music director, shamed in his complicity with Peter Gelb’s wageless siege, has now offered to match individual gifts up to $50,000 to the musicians of the orchestra and chorus. It’s not clear if there’s a ceiling to his generosity.
The musicians are expressing gratitude.
As the MET Orchestra Musicians & the Met Opera Chorus Artists turn the page to 2021, we are pleased to begin with a special fundraising matching campaign, to support our community of artists in these unprecedented times.
Thanks to a generous contribution from Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin and his life partner Pierre Tourville, any donations from January 4-27, 2021 will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $50,000 — $25,000 each to the #orchestra and the #chorus. Yannick and Pierre are keen to support the unique artists of the Met orchestra and chorus at this difficult time, and hope this matching challenge will inspire others to do the same.
Supporters can donate via metorchestramusicians.org/#donate and Charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/mcafacethemusic – websites will be updated regularly to show the progress.
The Met Chorus Artists ‘Face the Music’ Fundraising campaign supports #choristers, #soloists, #dancers, #stage managers, stage #directors and #choreographers. The MET Orchestra Musicians Fund supports orchestra members, associates, librarians and affiliated music staff.