Hello MCW Family! We hope you are well and are finding joy at the end of another unprecedented year. We are thrilled to announce that in 2022 we will be releasing our second album in collaboration with Arts Laureate and Tonsehen Records , and we cannot wait for you to hear what we have in store for you!
During the course of the COVID pandemic, we were lucky to commission a group of six composers to compose original works through our Digital Premieres Project. It was so meaningful to be able to make artistic contributions to the wind chamber music repertoire during a time when many musical institutions were completely silent.
One of our featured composers, our friend David Biedenbender, titled his Digital Premiere Project composition ‘Kairos’. This Ancient Greek word translates to the concept of the right, critical, or opportune moment, and it was out of this idea that the concept for our second album emerged.
Our goal with the album was to capture the moment when we came together after two years apart and enjoy making music together again. We can tell you that the first sounds in the View Studio of the Maryland Theatre were so much more than music to everyone’s ears. There were smiles and a couple happy tears being able to finally come together and make art after our experiences in isolation.
We are titling the album ‘KAIROS’ in homage to the idea that this reunion seemed the perfectly right time to create and share. The entire album was rehearsed and recorded between June 9-21, 2021; the process was intense, but extremely gratifying.
The album will feature an impressive seven premiere recordings (meaning the works have never been professionally recorded) of pieces by some of todays most prominent composers and longtime friends of MCW. We are honored to immortalize the work of David Biedenbender , Nicole Chamberlain , Anna Clyne , Keaton Garrett , Tyler Grant , Jeffrey Scott , and Caroline Shaw on this upcoming recording.
We can’t wait for you to hear this new record! The project has already had so much support but we cannot get it across the finish line without the help of our incredible MCW family. Your contribution will be put towards the final editing and track mastering costs, artwork creation and album design, securing the mechanical rights in order to release the recordings, as well as marketing and promotional costs associated with the album release.
We invite you to make a donation in any amount to help fund this CD so the world can hear the brilliance of our musicians and our selected composers. NO GIFT IS TOO SMALL and thanks to our registration as a charitable organization with GoFundMe, your donation will be tax deductible. We also have some great perks listed below so check them out and become a supporter of Maryland Chamber Wind’s newest album, “KAIROS” today.
Thank you so much for you generous and unending support for our organization!
With our utmost appreciation,
$10+: Thank you shout out on the MCW Facebook and Instagram pages
$15+: All previous prizes + an MCW sticker
$25+: All previous prizes + a copy of the new album, “KAIROS”
$50+: All previous prizes + a MCW photo signed by Artistic Director & Conductor, Tyler Austin.
$75+: All previous prizes + a MCW T-shirt $100+: All previous prizes + a copy of our first album, “Preludes + Recitations”
$250+: All previous prizes + Recognition in the album cover and in our 2022 concert programs (first 10 donors at this level will received a framed copy of “KAIROS” signed by Artistic Director & Conductor, Tyler Austin once released)
$1000+: All previous prizes + you’ll become of a musician’s chair of your choice and receive a personalized thank you for your contribution
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- Christina Miquel
Maryland Wind Music, Inc.
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.