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Sunday at 3:00, May 17th,
at Woodbridge Middle School2201 York Drive Woodbridge VA 22192

OLD BRIDGE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES
END OF SEASON FRIEND/FUNDRAISER

Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra (“OBCO”) invites the community to participate in OBCO’s End of the Season Friend/Fundraiser beginning on May 1. During this seventeen-day drive, OBCO will offer its patrons opportunities to support the non-profit while enjoying great music and more than a few laughs.

OBCO is working to raise $1,500 by its season finale concert on May 17, 2015, at 3:00 PM at Woodbridge Middle School (2201 York Drive, Woodbridge, 22191; General Admission Tickets $5 each, free for students 17 and under). Donations are being accepted via a special GoFundMe page (www.gofundme.com/OBCOMayFundraiser
) and the orchestra has established cumulative benchmarks to “motivate” the generosity of its fans:

· If, by May 17 th
, OBCO raises $250, the Music Director will conduct Carmen Suite No. 1 while wearing a bullfighter’s cape.
· If, by May 17 th, OBCO raises $500, five musicians will perform half of the concert in crazy wigs.
· If, by May 17 th, OBCO raises $1,000, OBCO’s string section leaders will perform wearing footie pajamas.
· If, by May 17 th, OBCO raises $1,500, OBCO’s Board of Directors will donate the funds necessary to provide a gourmet tapas reception following the concert.

And of course, the whole thing will be photographed for posterity, the audience’s enjoyment, and the ongoing but good-natured humiliation of the orchestra members.

The May 17 th concert will feature a raffle for prizes including: wine and chocolate; a for-kids-only basket; and the opportunity to assist OBCO’s Music Director, David Kirven, with the selection of one piece to be played by the ensemble next season. Raffle tickets will be available at the concert one for $1, six for $5, fifteen for $10, and an “arm’s length” for $20.

In addition to the fun and fundraising, the May 17 th concert promises to be a musically rewarding afternoon of beloved opera favorites and community collaborations. The program will include:

Strauss’s Die Fledermaus Overture
Puccini’s O Mio Babbino Caro (with vocal soloist Debora Madsen)
Farquharson’s La Douleur Exquise (the world premiere of a piece specially commissioned for OBCO)
Selections from Grieg’s Symphonic Dances (featuring students from Dance, Etc.)
Bizet’s Carmen Suite No. 1

 
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