Each day musicians criss-cross the globe taking their special skills to the stages, studios, classrooms, hospitals, churches, universities and beyond. While travel to many of us is a welcome feature of our industry it is in some ways a wasted commodity.
What I mean is that at any given time there may be a symphony orchestra in your backyard and you may not know it. With some clever data analysis I believe that communities can be better served by the nearly constant "cloud" of musical specialists passing through on the way to and from other bookings. The core concept is to plot where and when musicians are already headed and to utilize that pool of talent to self produce concert events in those logical areas where both the forces to produce and the communal desire for arts enhancement are present. Presenting/sponsoring communities would have to 1) provide venue and related support and 2) cover overhead through ticket sales.
More gigs for musicians. More engaged theatrical performances. More music in underserved communities. Educational presentations coordinated with schools. The benefits grow with imagination and with each interaction with the public.
There are also some revenue stream models to be explored too. For the corporation in general as well as for the individual performers directly. A number of these are scalable and marketable to other arts organizations. Direct discussion toward investment in those properties will require a non-disclosure agreement.
Any small donation is appreciated.
For those who wish to know more----do read on:
Orchestra Revolution is organizing with your help as a B-Corporation formed for the innovative presentation of symphonic music and related projects. B-Corporations are defined as "Benefit" corporations due to adherence to a defined set of public benefits which are primary to the corporate mission and regular operations.
Unlike a non-profit, a certified B-Corporation is operated as with any business corporation except for some very important paradigms. The mission and operational practices must provide societal, environmental, fair trade economic benefits to the community at large and to the corporation employees.
A historic concert just took place in San Antonio with just such a self propelled new orchestra. While virtually no money was spent to secure skilled professional performers there was no shortage of talent. With only social media and a 30 day window from planning to concert time it came off as a greatly attended and successful event.
Our communal discussions have yielded some very promising management and promotional concepts which may have far reaching implications for the symphonic musical specialist industry at large. Our quest is to find a sustainable business model to grow what has obvious purpose in today's communities.
This is an excited and urgent request for your financial support for this venture.
We promise to bring educational inspiration, entertainment value, and positive micro-economic resources in all of the communities served by our music. Sustainable Fair Trade Economics in the Arts.
Orchestra Revolution is the orchestra that entertains and that you can own!