The Divertimento Project

€2,605 of €12,000 goal

Raised by 43 people in 15 months
Created May 28, 2018

*** Current Fundraising Promotions (see the updates for more details!) ***

Donations of 500 Euro or more:
- A professional photoshooting in Berlin with Peter Adamik ( www.peteradamik.de)
- Up to 3 donors are invited to play a movement of a standard concerto during the next c/o rehearsal period in Berlin

Donations of 400 Euro or more:
- Up to 2 donors can have a short original work written for the instrument of their choice by Michael Ippolito

Donate today!

For the last 4 years, the c/o chamber orchestra has been exploring making orchestral music together, without a conductor, collaborating with musicians such as Alban Gerhardt and Nils Landgren, Francisco López-Martín and Cornelia Gartemann. For our 5th anniversary season, we are setting out on exciting new adventure:

The Divertimento Project

Orchestras mean symphonies - grand works for large forces, whether Beethoven or Mahler. As a chamber orchestra, we are drawn to the smaller, the stranger, the less-well traveled, and in the Divertimento we find exactly that: miniature worlds that are by no means limited to the light and frivolous nature their titles suggest. 

We are setting out to explore all those worlds, and to find out if we can even agree on what a Divertimento is, anyway! From string orchestra to wind decet to full orchestra, we will be recording Divertimenti and Divertissements by Mozart, Bartók, Ibert, Emile Bernard and a world premiere recording by the young American composer Michael Ippolito, specifically composed for the c/o chamber orchestra.

But to make this happen, we need your help! Your donations will allow us to spend two weeks in Berlin, rehearsing and recording in the world-famous Jesus-Christus-Kirche, home to some of the most recognizable recordings of the Berlin Philharmonic and others.  Beyond the unique musicians of c/o, we will be working with first rate artists in recording, Christian Feldgen ( http://www.schalloran.de/frame.htm); video, Adrian Le Gall(  https://vimeo.com/adrienlegall); and design, Raban Ruddigkeit (  http://www.brousseruddigkeit.com/).

Your support will help us finance:

- Music Rental and Licensing Fees
- Studio Fees
- Recording Engineer and Sound Editing
- Instrument Rental
- Video Recording and Editing
- Editing
- CD Design and Production Costs
- Distribution 

and more...

In other words, you will make this journey possible.  We could not be more thankful for your support, and look forward to having you join us as we discover the Divertimento together!

The campaign will run over the Summer of 2018, wrapping up on September 1st. The final product should be ready to be released by the end of 2018.

As an "eingetragener Verein" in Germany, we are also able to issue a "Spendenbescheinigung" for any donations made from a German address. Please be sure to get in touch with us (info@co-chamberorchestra.com) to arrange the details.

Unfortunately our non-profit status makes it a little difficult to offer CDs or other physical objects as direct rewards for donating, but do not worry. We'll be organizing different raffles and events during the course of our fundraising drive, and all donors will have the first peak at the finished product. And last but not least, any donations over 100 Euro will be named in our booklet as sponsors!
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We have just over a month to go here with our fundraising campaign, and we'd like to say a giant thank you to everyone who has donated so far! You've helped us make a great start, and together with the private donations we have received directly to the c/o chamber orchestra e.V., we are well on our way to making the Divertimento Project a reality.

But we need your help to push the campaign to the next level. Please take a second and share c/o and this campaign with your friends, family, and neighbors - on email, Facebook, or the next time you meet for a coffee. Just getting the word out about c/o helps, and if they are interested in donating, all the better!

Thanks again to everyone for your generosity, and we look forward to getting started working soon!
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It's our final big donation opportunity!

For up to 2 donors of 400 Euro or more, our composer Michael Ippolito will write and dedicate to you a short original work for the instrument of your choice - whether a melody for the violinist you booked for the romantic dinner, or a piano piece for your child to learn, it's up to you.

So donate today to have your own unique piece of music, and support us to reach our goal!

*The 2 donors who choose the original composition will be put in touch with Michael Ippolito to determine the details of the piece. It will then be delivered electronically in PDF format along with a Midi recording.
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Have you ever wanted to play with a professional orchestra? Have you been perfecting that Mozart concerto at home the last few years, waiting for your chance - or know someone who has?

Then our next Fundraising prize is perfect for you: for any donation of 500 Euro or more, you can choose to join us for a rehearsal this August and play a movement of a concerto of your choice! (see the fine print below)

Whether for you or the secret musician in your life, we're excited to play with you. And don't worry, we'll be glad to help you along!

*For donations of 500 Euro or more, we have 3 spots available. We'll inform everyone here when they are filled. You are then invited to join us between 15-23 August in Berlin to rehearse and run-through with us a movement of a standard concerto, which must fit the instrumentation of the orchestra. The donors will be responsible for any travel or associated costs.
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Our next prize is a really special one. The hurdle is high, but it is something truly unique.

For any donation of 500 Euro or more before the end of our campaign, you can choose to receive a professional photo shooting session in Berlin with the photographer Peter Adamik ( http://www.peteradamik.de/). Peter is one of the best photographers in music and culture today, and as you can see by the smiling face of one of our soloists, Paco Lopez, the photos he takes are incredible.

You can donate either here over Gofundme, or if you are in Germany and would prefer to donate directly to the c/o chamber orchestra e.V. , please contact us. We are a recognized non-profit in Germany and will of course gladly provide a Spendenquittung for any donation.
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Created May 28, 2018
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