Wednesday, May 2, 2018


Courtesy of Brightmusic
Dear Friends:
Some doubted that Oklahoma City was sophisticated enough to maintain a resident chamber music ensemble. It was. Others wondered if the City would support an annual chamber music festival.  It has. To the surprise of many—and thanks to you—Brightmusic’s Summer Chamber Music Festival has been well received, with attendance increasing year after year.   In June, Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble will present its 7th annual summer festival, “Brightmusic Goes Hollywood: The Chamber Music of Film Composers” in a four-concert festival.

As a Brightmusic supporter, here are some things you should know: 
  1. The cost of season membership did not increase when Brightmusic added its Summer Festival; your season membership includes all four concerts of the festival at no additional charge;
  2. The cost of presenting the Festival averages around $28,000; 
  3. Over 50% of Brightmusic’s revenue comes from individuals like you; 
  4. Brightmusic is a non-profit organization, and every dollar goes toward its mission of presenting fine chamber music at affordable prices, with free admission for students and active-duty military; 
  5. Brightmusic is staffed by volunteers; we pay musicians and essential operating expenses only; and
  6. Even with your support, Brightmusic is fortunate if it can end the season “in the black.” It seldom does.     
With yet another round of cuts to arts funding in Oklahoma due to severe budget shortfalls, Brightmusic needs your help more than ever.  A special tax-deductible “Festival Contribution” for the Brightmusic Summer Chamber Music Festival can help Brightmusic end its fiscal year in positive territory.  Those who lend special support to the Festival will be noted on the Festival programs, as well as next season’s programs, to thank them for supporting Oklahoma’s only annual chamber music festival.

Please go to our website and click on “Make a Festival Contribution,” or mail your check payable to Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma to P. O. Box 20254, Oklahoma City, OK 73156. 

Thank you for partnering with Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble.

The Musicians
Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble

The Board of Directors
Brightmusic Chamber Society of Oklahoma 

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