A special note from Emerald City Music's co-founders, Kristin Lee and Andrew Goldstein.
Before officially unveiling Emerald City Music's SEASON 02, we want to take a moment to reflect on this incredible first season, and personally thank you for being a part of it! Your enthusiasm and support transformed our ambitious idea for a fresh classical music experience into one of the fastest growing projects in the nation.
This was a year of milestones, from the whirlwind energy of our opening night performance (which has our biggest cast to date) to the excitement of being the first ever organization to bring classical music into an Amazon HQ building. PS... you should've seen Steinway & Sons loading a baby-grand piano in through the doors of Amazon!
In this first year alone, there were three sold-out performances, 41 raving press features, and 35 free outreach events throughout the Greater Puget Sound area. Hundreds of people in your community encountered classical music for the first time, and the results are life changing:
"I never heard classical music live before, and now I'll never stop looking for concerts to go to." – Dan
"I can't wait to be that top-tier donor in 10 years who gets to brag about being here from the very beginning. Bravo, ECM!" – Jamie
"Beethoven is no longer the name of an old dead composer, relevant only to the upper crust. He told a story I needed in my life." – Amara
To the over 200 donors who generously supported us; to our thoughtful and dedicated board of directors; to the dozens of volunteers and interns at every event: thank you! Your support is what made this possible, and it's because of you that more people will benefit from Emerald City Music's offerings for years to come.
We have big plans for SEASON 02 and now is the perfect time to consider supporting Emerald City Music with a financial contribution, if you haven't already! Your backing in any amount – from $10 to $10,000 – means Emerald City Music can kickoff strong in September.
Explore the new season today and don't miss opening night featuring a world-premiere by GRAMMY and Pulitzer prizewinning composer John Luther Adams.
See you very soon!
Kristin Lee & Andrew Goldstein
Co-founders of Emerald City Music