All I want for Christmas

You know that warm fuzzy feeling you get when you give to charity over the holidays instead of buying some crap for people who don't need more crap in their life? Yeah, it feels good. Instead of buying me crap, consider donating to my nonprofit. We do good things. Want something a little more official? OK - here's my official "Mattie Kaiser is an Executive Director" letter. Now will you donate? You'll feel good, AND I'll like you even more. xo


Dear friends of the Revolution,

Classical Revolution PDX needs your end-of-the-year gift to broaden our efforts to bring chamber music to everyone. Please click here to donate.It's been a big week for Classical Revolution PDX. Our manifesto was prominently featured in the Wall Street Journal, we were named one of the Emma 25, and we appear in American Airlines' December in-flight magazine. It seems like everything is happening all at once for us, but in reality we've had a huge year!

Over last year CRPDX has put on nearly thirty performances and workshops. We started some new traditions including the composer competition, and producing performances of world-renown artists, like Lara Downes. We kept old staples like the chamber jams, Family Friday, and of course Bachxing Day. We received our very first grant, which sparked the idea that maybe we should incorporate as a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. So we did that too.

Looking into 2012 we have exciting plans for more shows and more workshops! We're looking forward to new collaborations with not-so-traditional classical artists, an evening dedicated to arrangements of Radiohead songs, and our five year anniversary bash.

CRPDX has existed for nearly five years on 100% volunteer efforts. How many people could we turn on to chamber music if we actually had an operational budget? It's a new concept to us, but we're excited by the prospect, and are asking for your support. Click here to make a donation to the revolution. It can be as simple as a $10 "stocking stuffer" gift, or a monthly subscription to become a "founding revolutionary".

Need some more incentive? Donate any amount before December 31st and you will be entered in a raffle to win tickets to one of the following shows:

Live Wire Radio - Two tickets to any Spring 2012 show Opera Theater Oregon - Two tickets to "Aida vs. Metropolis" + masterclass on silent film improvisation on Feburary 10th or 11th. Mortified - Two tickets to the Portland show on February 15th. Oregon Symphony - Two tickets to any classical or pops series concert

Don't forget that you can write off your donation on your 2011 taxes!

Thank you for your contribution. I wish the warmest holiday greetings, and a very Happy Bachxing Day.

Mattie Kaiser, Executive Director