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The Dream Unfinished: A Symphonic Benefit For Civil Rights

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BENEFITING: BEATS RHYMES AND RELIEF

ORGANIZER: BEATS RHYMES AND RELIEF

EVENT DATE: Jul 17, 2015

Emily Kalish

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The Dream Unfinished: A Symphonic Benefit for Civil Rights is a gathering of orchestral musicians, and nationally prominent artists and figures, who will join the chorus of calls for civil rights, social justice, and an end to systemic racism. With fiscal sponsorship from arts-and-humanitarian-aid organization Beats, Rhymes, & Relief, proceeds from the concert will go to the Center for Constitutional Rights and Justice League NYC. The concert will be held at Centennial Memorial Temple, located a few minutes walk from Union Square, and it will take place on July 17, a year following the death of Eric Garner, who was one in a string of homicides of unarmed African-American men which exploded onto the news in 2014.

With a pay-what-you-can ticket price and an orchestra comprised of musicians from every borough of New York, we intend the concert to be a space for people of all backgrounds to gather, to show that this systemic discrimination of black lives matters to people of all colors and classes. The orchestra will be led by dynamic conductor James Blachly, and the program will include a world premiere from composer Jessie Montgomery; works by Leonard Bernstein — best-known for his charismatic conducting and memorable Broadway and orchestral compositions, who also championed civil rights in his personal and public life; and feature the music of William Grant Still — the first African-American to conduct a major American symphony orchestra and to have a symphony premiered by a leading orchestra, whose body of work has been left largely neglected since his passing.

The title of our concert comes from Plain-Chant for America, a poem written by Katherine Garrison Chapin Biddle—wife of Francis Biddle, attorney-general during the Nuremberg trials— and orchestrated by African-American composer William Grant Still. Plain-Chant for America opens with the text: 

For the dream unfinished out of which we came
We stand together.


It is for this dream that we have assembled. As we raise our collective voice in support of those who have been silenced or ignored; through music, we hope to inspire others to continue working towards a dream fulfilled.

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  • Emily Kalish

    $50

  • Alice and Johnny Vaught

    $25

  • Benjamin

    $50

  • Sally Joughin

    $25

  • Anne Hutchinson and Gene Kalish

    $500

  • Eliza Minnucci

    $25

  • Ron Hanft

    $50

  • Karen Kalish

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The Team: $7,775 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

The Dream Unfinished

Amount Raised

$3,515

 

70% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

BEATS RHYMES AND RELIEF

Amount Raised

$2,720

 

36% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Emily Kalish

Amount Raised

$825

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Alice Bee

Amount Raised

$705

 

71% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Dylan Naroff

Amount Raised

$10

Donor Comments

Karen Kalish

Karen Kalish

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Ron Hanft

Ron Hanft

DONATION: $50

In tribute to Emily and her Dad, Gene. 2 years ago

Eliza Minnucci

Eliza Minnucci

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anne Hutchinson and Gene Kalish

Anne Hutchinson and Gene Kalish

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Sally Joughin

Sally Joughin

DONATION: $25

Wish I could come to the concert. What a great idea! 2 years ago

Benjamin

Benjamin

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Alice and Johnny Vaught

Alice and Johnny Vaught

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Emily Kalish

Emily Kalish

DONATION: $50

Let's get this started! 2 years ago