Jennifer Koh
Pat Ciarrocchi
Daniel Temkin

2012 Lyra Society Mother's Day Celebration with Jennifer Koh, concert violinist!

Sunday, May 13, 3 PM at the Curtis Institute of Music

The Lyra Society is delighted to announce the 2012 Gala Benefit Concert, a Mother's Day Celebration. Jennifer Koh, internationally acclaimed violinist and Curtis graduate, will present a dazzling display of her virtuosity. Regarded as an intense, commanding artist, "The Strad" recently praised her as a "risk-taking, high-octane player of the kind who grabs the listener by the ears and refuses to let go."

In addition, we are thrilled to have Pat Ciarrocchi, award winning CBS 3 Anchorwoman, as our "Voice of the Harp" for the afternoon's program. Since 1991, Ms. Ciarrocchi has reported on and covered live the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, telling stories of women and their families coping with breast cancer. She will present the 2012 Marilyn Costello Award to this year's recipient, composer Daniel Temkin. Mr. Temkin has already seen one of his compositions premiered in Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. His new solo work for harp will be given its World Premiere by Ji-Hyun Wu, second-year harpist from Seoul. Both students are from the Curtis Institute of Music.

There is no doubt that our 2011 Benefactors for the Lyra Society generated the large response and turnout for Maestro Charles Dutoit and 30 harp-piece orchestra last year. We raised over $13,000! Please consider committing as a $500 Benefactor for the May 13 event. As a benefactor you will be given eight reserved concert seats and featured mention in the invitation and program.

In lieu of Mother's Day, we will honor all of our "Moms" with a special gift from The Lyra Society. So please bring her to this lovely afternoon of music that will benefit our harp programs!

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Yes, I/we would be delighted to attend the Lyra Society Concert on
Sunday, May 13 2012. Please reserve:
Corporate Sponsor at $1,000 ($940 is tax-deductible)
Ten reserved seats for the concert Post-concert reception Corporate listing in the invitation and program
Benefactor at $500 ($470 is tax-deductible)
Eight reserved seats for the concert Post-concert reception Featured mention in the invitation and program
Patron at $250 ($235 is tax-deductible)
Four reserved seats for the concert Post-concert reception Special mention in the program


Individual Concert Seats
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Sorry, I cannot attend but I am donating the following tax-deductible contribution:
Donor $100 to $249
(supports the cost of an interactive performance for one Philadelphia intercity school OR provides an SHC participant with all of their music purchases for one season at the Saratoga Harp Colony)
Lyra Friend $250 to $499
(provides an SHC participant with a rental harp for their residency at Skidmore College)
Principal Harp $500 to $999
(pays for maintenance and strings for two instruments to be placed with intercity students eager to play)
Gold Harp $1,000 to $4,999
(the Marilyn Costello Award for a Curtis composition student awarded annually or pays up to two full scholarships to the Saratoga Harp Colony)
Platinum Harp $5,000 to $9,999
(pays for an Edna Phillips Commission or Teaching for 12 students for an academic year)
Angel $10,000.00
(Our Angel patrons demonstrate their passion and commitment to the Lyra Society. These patrons are invested in their continued success and through their generous support; they insure that the glorious sound of the harp remains synonymous with the power of music)

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