RCA presented a brilliant young pianist, Misuzu Tanaka, at a Beethoven/Prokofiev solo concert on November 15, 2015.
In November 2015, RCA presented Misuzu Tanaka, a solo pianist who performed a program of Beethoven and Prokofiev. Her performance was reviewed by Professor Emeritus Carolyn Plummer, Notre-Dame, as an exceptional new talent. In addition, RCA has secured the support of the US Navy Outreach Program, which funded a Woodwind Ensemble for a free public concert and three student concerts, also in November 2015. The organization is increasing its support of public school music teachers with enhanced outreach and funding. In October 2016, we presented The Glenn Miller Orchestra to our largest audience ever (402). Also in October, we hosted the US Navy's rock band to give a free public performance plus two student concerts. In November 2016, Thomas Pandolfi, an extroverted pianist, presented an All-Chopin evening concert and two student concerts.
We are consistently successful at contracting world-class musicians to perform in our remote community. Audience testimonials marvel at our ability to pay for such high-quality talent with the affordable subscription price of just $15 per concert.The local counties' school boards write glowing thank you notes regarding the student concerts and clinics our visiting artists present each year. As budgets for music education continue to decrease, our gifts to area music teachers are much appreciated ($2,500 budgeted annually).At a recent strategic planning session, the board conducted a SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats). Number 1 threat: Our rural/retired population is decreasing, and therefore our subscriber/volunteer base is decreasing. In 2013 we decided to focus on single ticket revenue, and we initiated a "Pick Three for $60" subscription to accommodate patrons who travel for much of the year. This year we will focus on attracting underserved populations, African-Americans and Hispanics, to our subscriber base.
The real deal! With its unique jazz sound, The
Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all
time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra
was formed in 1956 and has been touring constantly since, playing an average of
300 live dates a year all around the world. “A band ought to have a sound all of its own. It ought to have a personality.” – Glenn Miller www.glennmillerorchestra.com
During his visit to the
Northern Neck, Mr. Pandolfi will give two student concerts to Northumberland
& Westmoreland County Students.
March 11, 2017
The Baltimore Consort has
delighted audiences on both sides of the Atlantic and earned their CDs a place
on the Billboard Magazine Top-Ten list. The Baltimore Consort's arrangements of
early music from England, Scotland, France, Italy, and Spain speak to the heart
as well as the mind. “Few early music players
have more fun making music than the Baltimore six…” – The
“LADIES OF JAZZ!” Stephanie channels June Christy, Ella
Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. She is accompanied
by Hod at the piano with their jazz combo. Stephanie Nakasian will take you on a
fantasy swing voyage, fresh and authentic, that transcends the Great Ladies of
Song in both tribute and originality. Stephanie
Nakasian is listed in the Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz as one of the
world’s leading jazz singers.
A UVA and William & Mary jazz vocal
professor, Stephanie will give a master class to selected Northern Neck choral
He’s back! A beloved RCA favorite, Jeff is joined by
Galax champion Steve Lewis and bass player Josh Scott. “With
few exceptions, the piano does not play a prominent part in Americana or traditional music, and is
rarely the lead instrument. But Jeff Little is an exception – and a remarkable
one. His distinctive style, much influenced by the flat-picked guitar
tradition, is breathtaking in its speed, precision and clarity.” -- National
Council for the Arts
1) Since 1983, our mission has been to develop a subscription audience on the Northern Neck, where patrons can pay in advance for six live concerts ($100). However, we are finding that our year-around population is decreasing steadily, and we need to attract more weekend and summers-only residents to purchase single tickets in order to reach our revenue goals. We have in March 2017 launched a Facebook page and used its "Boost a Post" to market our March 11th concert, "Food of Love" by The Baltimore Consort, performing music from Shakespeare's plays.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
2016 End Year
Total Revenues Amount: $42,570 Actual Expenses: $44,953
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