Don't wait! Donate!

You can schedule your Big DoG donation any time!

If you are planning on donating to Citywater for the Big Day of Giving, you don’t need to wait until May 2nd! This year you can schedule your gift ahead of time by simply visiting www.bigdayofgiving.org/citywatermusic  and clicking on the Donate Now button. As Tim Stanley would say, “Easy peasy lemon squeezy.” Donations as little as $15 make a big difference!

Some of your donations will be immediately supporting the costs of our May 17th performance, “Buckboard Charlie: Modern Chamber Music Exploring the Spirit of American Landscapes”, part of the Midtown Vanguard Jazz Series at CLARA. We are very excited to share a lot of brand new music with Sacramento this season. Other pieces are coming to us over the next year, so there are great short-term and long-term goals to give toward! Remember that supporting us also means supporting living composers.

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Succulents!

What a blast we all had at the fundraiser! Derek Keller stopped by and gave everyone a preview of the new piece he’s working on for us (premiering this fall at FeNAM), Cathie and Ben performed and talked about Linda Chase’s piece Wildfire Rages. River Whispers. Resilience., and everyone made their very own succulent arrangement! Check out the slide show! And remember to mark your calendars for our next two big events: Big Day of Giving on May 2nd and our concert at CLARA on May 17th!

Big DoG 2019!

Winter is over, and that means that the 2019 Big Day of Giving is coming soon. Be sure to put a big star in your calendars on May 2nd, because Citywater is participating again!

Here is a message from the President of Citywater’s Board, Dan Sackheim (who has been with us from the very beginning!):

We know that you know that music makes life better.

Music is a living art; it has always grown and evolved.

Citywater is Sacramento's only new music ensemble.

You, as a Citywater donor, help bring new music to new and experienced listeners.

You, as a Citywater donor, play a key part in all stages of this creative process!

You help fund the creation of new pieces.

You help sponsor concerts where these pieces have their world premieres.

Save the date and watch for big news from Citywater in the coming weeks.

Visit our Website. Follow us on Facebook...and watch for BDOG details.

Support and join our friends at Citywater in making this world a little better.


Here is the link to our profile on the Big Day of Giving website. Just click on that link on May 2nd to donate to Citywater! It's that easy.

https://www.bigdayofgiving.org/citywatermusic

More details coming soon!

Upcoming Collaborations!

Citywater is excited to announce TWO new collaborations!!

This spring, we will be premiering a new work written for us by Griffin Candey! Griffin was recently named the composer-in-residence at the Cleveland Opera Theater and while most of his works are for the opera stage, we are thrilled to be working with him on his latest instrumental work, Buckboard Charlie, written for Citywater! The premiere will be May 17th at E. Claire Raley Center for the Performing Arts in midtown Sacramento. Save the date now and we’ll keep you posted with details as we get closer!

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We’re also working on a multi-media project with local composer Derek Keller. The premiere will be the feature of our concert on FENAM 2019! Dates and details soon!!

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Look at the navigation bar!!!

Did you notice there is a new button?! DONATE! We are set up to take your donations here on this webpage! You'd really be helping us out if you checked out the page and maybe even just made a donation while you're there...you know, just to make sure it all works...and to show us how much you love us.

Fall is here...

...and that means FeNAM is coming! For the uninitiated, that is the Festival of New American Music, an annual event that has been held at Sac State for 40 years!

Well, dear fans, Citywater will be back at FeNAM again this year, with not just one, but THREE concerts! We'll be a part of the Opening Gala concert on Friday, November 3rd at 8pm. On Saturday, we'll split the noon concert with the University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Derthick. Then, at 3, we'll play for the Student Composers Open Reading Session. 

In all of our performances, we'll be joined by guest artist Jennifer Ellis, a harpist who specializes in modern music. Check out her work here! We are thrilled to be collaborating with Jennifer! In the search for repertoire to play with her, much of it based on her recommendation, we've found some fantastic composers we might not have found otherwise. Can't wait to tell you about them! Check back soon for some previews!!

For the full festival schedule, click HERE!

 

Citywater on Insight

Local celebrity alert!

A couple of weeks ago, Jennifer, Ben, Cathie, and Tim went to the Cap Radio studios to record some music and an interview with one of Cap Radio's classical hosts, Kevin Doherty. It was a blast! Kevin had great questions and the whole production team over there was fantastic.

Well, the show aired today! If you missed it, no worries! We've got the link for you right here: CLICK ME!

Enjoy! And then join us in the fall for our next season....sure to be the best yet!

We Can't Do This Without You.

 

Hello Friends of Citywater!
 

The Big Day of Giving is just a few short weeks away, and we are excited to have a new Director of Operations (Congrats Tim Stanley!), a new goal, a plan for a new season, and a couple of new gifts in store for our donors. 

The Big Day of Giving for 2017 is May 4th. We love this. Because May the 4thbe with you. Always. (We are nerds.)

Here is the link to our profile on the Big Day of Giving website. Just click on that link on May 4th to donate to Citywater! It's that easy. 

https://www.bigdayofgiving.org/citywatermusic
 

If you won't be able to donate on May 4th, but you would like to donate beforehand, you can! This year you will be able to make an "offline gift" after the website is activated on April 14th. Any offline gifts made prior to May 4thwill be added to the total amount after the event closes at midnight of the 4th. Pretty great, right?

Our Goal
 

Our goal for the coming 2017/2018 season is $12,000!
This is our biggest goal yet.
Let's do this. 


Our plan for the funds is to create a series of public concerts that will celebrate new American chamber music. We also want to commision, perform, and record pieces written specifically for Citywater by local composers. Part of the funds raised during this BigDOG will go to studio recording costs and commissioning fees. We want to get started this year on making enough recordings to have a full CD by the end of 2019.
 

Donor Rewards


Show your Citywater pride! One of our new thank you gifts this year is a limited edition T-shirt that you can wear to all of your social engagements. Wear it to our concerts, your best friend's wedding, bar mitzvahs, Second Saturday, or even city council meetings. The T-shirts will be available to those who donate $50 and above. Below is the list of other gifts that we are offering this year. 

$25 - Receive a personal thank you note and photo from Citywater’s rescue dogs, Ichi and Pepper, signed by the ensemble.

$50 - Limited edition black Citywater T-shirt with Citywater logo on the front and BigDOG 2017 on the back, AND get a personal thank you note and photo from Citywater’s rescue dogs, Ichi and Pepper, signed by the ensemble.

$100 - Join the ensemble for beer at a local Sacramento craft brewery, receive a limited edition black Citywater T-shirt, AND get a personal thank you note and photo from Citywater’s rescue dogs, Ichi and Pepper, signed by the ensemble.

$500 - Enjoy an intimate, in-depth look into Citywater's creative process at a Donor-Only open rehearsal. Beer and wine will be served, and possibly even snacks! You will also receive a limited edition black Citywater T-shirt, AND get a personal thank you note and photo from Citywater’s rescue dogs, Ichi and Pepper, signed by the ensemble.

$1000 - One-of-a-Kind Citywater Art Print by local artist and board member Skye Bergen, framed and ready to hang on a wall of your choosing. You will also receive a limited edition black Citywater T-shirt, AND get a personal thank you note and photo from Citywater’s rescue dogs, Ichi and Pepper, signed by the ensemble.

$2500 - Co-sponsor a Concert. Your name or business name, along with any other co-sponsors will be included in all concert advertisements and will be seen by everyone attending. You will also receive a limited edition black Citywater T-shirt, AND get a personal thank you note and photo from Citywater’s rescue dogs, Ichi and Pepper, signed by the ensemble.

$5000 - Sponsor an entire concert! Your name or business name will be included in all concert advertisements and will be seen by everyone attending. You will also receive a limited edition black Citywater T-shirt, AND get a personal thank you note and photo from Citywater’s rescue dogs, Ichi and Pepper, signed by the ensemble.

$12,000 - Be recognized as a Season Sponsor and receive a private concert. Your name or business name will be included in all season advertisements and will be seen by everyone attending every concert during our 2017/2018 season, and Citywater will perform a private house concert for you. You will also receive a limited edition black Citywater T-shirt, AND get a personal thank you note and photo from Citywater’s rescue dogs, Ichi and Pepper, signed by the ensemble. 

All first time donors will receive our first CD featuring some of our favorite live performances, and all donors get their name in every program. 
 

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