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“Let’s redefine what classical music is, what chamber music is and who it’s for, and who gets to do it.”– Byron Schenkman, Artistic Director
We started this Give BIG season with a matching gift pool of $6,000. Your support goes twice as far if you donate right now!
Surpassing our $14,000 goal will allow us to make online concerts that are free for all with internet access and bring ticketed in-person concerts to Benaroya Hall. We could not present any concert – in-person or online – without you and your donations. We know many of our community members have given in years past – please consider giving again!
Your Donation ensures BS&F’s Vision
- Showing care and appreciation for artists, audience, staff, and volunteers.
- Committing ourselves to equity, inclusivity, and egalitarian relationships.
- Engaging in learning with humility.
- Being transparent and intentional in all our activities.
- Relating our work to history and to the social realities of our time.
- Performing with attention to the technical and philosophical aspects of music
In BS&F’s 10th Season
- More than 42% of pieces performed are by women composers AND more than 70% of our scheduled events include compositions by women.
- More than 59% of performers are People of the Global Majority
- Less than 40% of performers identify as Male
- BS&F is dedicated to continuing its pandemic-inspired series of unique online performances. These FREE online original concerts are for all and especially for those unable to attend concerts in-person for whatever reason: health concerns, location, or cost.
- BS&F’s virtual library embodies our commitment to performing music by underrepresented composers and advocating for more equitable representation in the repertory and on stage.
- Regular-priced tickets are under $50. Ticket prices have not changed since the Sixth Season (2018/2019) when we increased the prices so we could increase artist pay.