Music Composition "Angel Island"

$2,795 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 15 months
                                             BRIDGE   PIANO   QUARTET

Cynthia Baehr - violin  
    Eleanor Angel - viola
        Kristin Garbeff - cello
            Kumiko Uyeda - piano.

Our campaign is to fund a commission - a new composition for piano quartet by the composer Chad Cannon.

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                                                  THE COMMISSION
The new composition will have its world premiere at the Old First Concert Series in San Francisco on July 1, 2018.

The target date for the GoFundMe campaign is February 28, 2018. The funds will be used for the commission, and the publicity and promotion for the world premiere concert.

This is the Bridge Piano Quartet's first commission! We hope that having a work inspired by the immigrant condition will help to bring focus on our current world-wide crisis.

                                                        CHAD CANNON
Chad Cannon is a composer and orchestrator whose unique style — fusing elements of Asian and American, popular and classical, cinematic and concert-oriented musics alike — is quickly launching him to prominence. In 2017 he was nominated as Breakthrough Composer of the Year by the International Film Music Critics Association, alongside Justin Hurwitz (La La Land). His score for Paper Lanterns was also nominated for Best Original Score for a Documentary film, next to Hans Zimmer's Planet Earth II. In 2016 he was named a Composing Fellow in the fiercely competitive Sundance Composer Labs held at Skywalker Ranch. He was principal orchestrator for Joe Hisaishi for his 2017 Studio Ghibli World Tour, featuring music from the films of Hayao Miyazaki, and has worked alongside legendary Chinese composer Ye Xiaogang in soundtracks for theater and film productions in China. Under the mentorship of Conrad Pope, he has orchestrated for Academy Award winners Alexandre Desplat and Howard Shore in films grossing billions worldwide, including The Secret Life of Pets, The Hobbit trilogy, and Godzilla. Classical commissions and collaborations include Czech Symphony Orchestra, Peabody Essex Museum, Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, Slovenia Philharmonic, KyoShin An Arts, Farallon Quintet, Beijing Modern Music Festival, Peabody Essex Museum, Qingdao Symphony Orchestra, and the Barlow Endowment.

A cultural activist, Chad is the founder of the Asia / America New Music Institute (AANMI), which has commissioned and presented works by young composers in Beijing, Tianjin, Shenyang, Singapore, Okinawa, Seoul, New York, Boston (Salem), Los Angeles, Utah, Hanoi, and Bangkok, in direct collaborations with over 100 young artists, including Ryu Goto, Rachel Lee Friday, GaHyun Cho, Davóne Tines, Takaoki Onishi, Yuga Cohler, Matthew Aucoin, Jun Hong Loh, and Kah Chun Wong – some of the most accomplished young artists in classical music today. Chad has also worked with UN Messenger of Peace and violinist Midori for four years on her Music Sharing charity tours to Nepal, Japan, Myanmar, and Bangladesh, helping produce live music events for tens of thousands of children in these countries. Chad holds degrees from Harvard and Juilliard, speaks Japanese fluently, and is learning Mandarin.

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Raised by 26 people in 15 months
Created April 27, 2017
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John Baehr
6 months ago

So proud of my kid sister!

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Rebecca Jackson
9 months ago

Fantastic people, fantastic musicians, fantastic project! Wishing you continued success!

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