This evening Mary and I presented our vision for Scrag Mountain Music to the board of the Riverrun Chamber Players in the Madriver Valley. We found our mission is very in line with that of the organization and were overwhelmed by a generous offer of a matching grant. If we can raise $3000 this season, Riverrun Chamber Players will double it! If we can accomplish this, it will cover our minimum budget for the season. Thank you Riverrun for your challenge and your generous donation!
Please see our other sponsors thus far.
Scrag Mountain Kick-off Party!
Scrag Mountain Music had its first event last night—a joyous and delicious kick-off party hosted at the Green Mountain Girls’ Farm in Northfield, also one of our venues for the series. We were pleased and encouraged by the turnout—the response to both our music and our vision continues to give us energy. We took the opportunity to try out an interactive element to the music in this event by discussing four seasonal poems that Evan and I were going to later perform. Then, the whole group shared memories that were evoked by these poems. When it was time to sing the songs, people were delighted to recognize the poetry and discovered personal connections to the music in ways that surprised them and us!
Last night was also a great opportunity to discuss our goals for the first season, including:
See you all at our first weekend of concerts—January 21-23. Bring your friends!
- Mary and Evan
Evan Premo and Mary Bonhag, artistic directors