We want to thank you for helping make Patchwork Project a reality in 2016. Our inaugural tour took us to seven cities and allowed us to present seven unique programs, individually crafted to speak to the dynamic of each specific audience. We met a lot of wonderful people along the way and drew a lot of inspiration for how to best serve our audiences in the future.
We both feel that we find ourselves in a very different America in 2017. It is of utmost importance to us that we evolve and grow to speak to current events. We founded this project not to promote American music first, but to highlight the diversity of American music and the many cultures, religions, and peoples that have found their place within it. We feel it is important, now more than ever, to promote music of female composers, music speaking to LGBTQ issues, music of Jewish-American and Muslim-American musicians, and music by creators who have sought refuge here.
Inspired by the quote, “When you have more than you need, build a longer table, not a higher fence,” we have decided to donate 100% of the proceeds of our 2017 projects to a set of charities that are near and dear to us. The arts unite us unlike anything else. If we can allow more opportunities for unity, for the coming together of artists and audiences, then we will have done our job and done it well. Additionally, we invite you to make a donation to your favorite charity in honor of Patchwork Project.
We hope that our concerts this calendar year will reflect America and American music as we see it– stronger in its diversity, multi-faceted, ever changing, serving humanity. We are very excited about our 2017 season and hope that you will join us in spirit or in person for one of our events. Our first concert will be in April in New York City— more details coming soon.
We thank you for your continued support of Patchwork Project!
Will and Kendra