The Benefactors are those individuals who have made significant contributions to the Festival's work. Their commitment ensures that we can continue to build a world class programme year on year. Benefactors have the highest level of involvement with the Festival, and depending on their particular area of interest may choose to support a performance, or a particular strand of work at the Festival. Alternatively we welcome donations towards the general programming costs as this enables us to dedicate their support towards those projects most in need of funds. These donors enjoy unrivalled access to performances and special events.
We ask Benefactors for a minimum donation of £5,000. If you too have a passion for the arts and would like to make a similarly generous and profound difference to the Festival, please contact Julie Waugh, Senior Individual Giving Co-ordinator on 0131 473 2064 or email email@example.com for a chat.
Sincere thanks are due to each of our Benefactors for their support of Festival 2013
Our wonderful Festival Benefactors continue to support the programme of morning concerts at The Queen’s Hall, and can once again join in sharing their experiences in their dedicated lounge during the intervals. Many individuals have also selected to support particular performances, James and Morag Anderson support the Chiaroscuro Quartet, Hedley G Wright supports Nicola Boud’s journey through the clarinet’s evolution, Joscelyn Fox supports Nikolai Lugansky’s performance, Andreas Haefliger is supported by Claire and Mark Urquhart, Frank Hitchman supports Nachtmusique, Dr and Mrs George Sypert support Christopher Rousset’s performances at The Queen’s Hall with Les Talens Lyriques and solo performances at St Cecilia’s Hall, Roxane Clayton supports Midori, Susie Thomson supports the Arditti Quartet, Donald and Louise MacDonald support Zukerman Chamber Players, Jim and Isobel Stretton support Andreas Scholl and Tamar Halperin, John-Paul and Joanna Temperley support Véronque Gens and Susan Manoff and Donald and Louise MacDonald support Quatuor Ébène.
In the grand evening concerts at the Usher Hall Joscelyn Fox supports the return of Mitsuko Uchida to the Festival, Donald and Louise MacDonald support the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and National Youth Choir of Scotland’s performance of Fauré Requiem. The Chamber Orchestra of Europe has attracted two new supporters’ attention, The Pirie Rankin Charitable Trust and The Ellem Foundation. Opéra de Lyon returns following its wonderful Porgy and Bess with Beethoven’s Fidelio supported by John and Angela Kessler. And Scottish Ballet’s mini dance festival, Dance Odysseys is supported by Gavin and Kate Gemmell: four days of chamber scale dance including premieres, seminal works, talks, discussions and films all celebrating movement and the human body. Across town Philip Glass’s contemporary score for Jean Cocteau’s La Belle et La Bête performed live by the Philip Glass Ensemble, is supported by Ewan and Christine Brown, as is The Poet Speaks Glass’s appearance at the Playhouse with Patti Smith in a tribute to Allen Ginsberg a couple of days later.
Our sincere thanks also go to the following Benefactors who have chosen to give their support to the general 2013 programming budget: Jean and Roger Miller, Keith and Andrea Skeoch and the Zachs-Adam Family. We are delighted that Michael Shipley and Philip Rudge are continuing to support the schools’ education strand, The Art of Listening which runs throughout 2013. This popular project brings together over 700 Primary 7 pupils with recitalists and Festival staff at the Festival’s home at The Hub. We would also like to thank our other generous Benefactors who have requested we keep their donation towards Festival 2013 anonymous.
The support of each of our Benefactors has been vital in making it possible to present such a vibrant, exciting and diverse programme of events for Festival 2013. Sincere thanks to each and every one of them.