Thursday, June 20, 2013

Please help Elena record her cello concerto

I know a lot of my health care audience also cares about music and other arts, so I write with a request.  My friend, colleague, and neurologist Seward Rutkove writes in the hope of getting support of a Kickstarter campaign to recruit a new cello concerto for his talented wife, Elena Ruehr.  Here's the story:

Elena wrote the cello concerto called "Cloud Atlas" based on the book (not the movie); it was premiered in 2011 in San Jose, California with fantastic soloist Jennifer Kloetzel.  The Boston Modern Orchestra Project is now interested in recording it. BMOP is one of the most highly regarded orchestras in the world for recording new music, and this project will lead ultimately to a CD of Elena's complete orchestral works.  BMOP is committed to recording the piece, but needs funds to pay the 28 musicians who will perform it as well as the cost of the hall and the recording engineer.

To see more about the project visit this site and watch the 2-minute video:

For more on Elena, check out her website:

There are only three days to go, so please help out!

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