Chicago lawyers put up cash for Ruth Bader Ginsburg premiereNews
From the Associated Press (which receives philanthropic subsidy for reporting philanthropy):
The upcoming world premiere at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra of a classical music piece inspired by the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would probably have been impossible if not for a bunch of lawyers in the Chicago area, a Long Island fine arts foundation and an award-winning pianist and composer who put the deal together.
Such is the art of financing new musical works in the midst of a pandemic.
Even in the best of economic times, finding funders for new orchestral works is typically difficult.
“You’re looking for support for something that doesn’t exist,” said Jeffrey Biegel, a pianist and composer on the faculty of Brooklyn College who has managed to bring together donors and composers to create more than a dozen musical works since 1999. “We have no idea what the first notes will sound like until we have enough money to pay for it….”
Read on here.
The Associated Press receives support from the Lilly Endowment for coverage of philanthropy and nonprofits. Now that’s interesting.