Dear Friends and Fans of FearNoMusic,
We at FearNoMusic and our educational outreach program, the Young Composers Project are honored to have been selected once again to participate as one of 100 featured nonprofits in the 2013 Willamette Week Give!Guide! We’re filled with gratitude to all who have helped sustain the work that has helped us continue to fulfill our mission: to explore the great music of our time, build relationships with world- class composers while maintaining a special interest performing works of Oregon and Northwest composers, and promote the education and advancement of young composers in our area.
Our energy for continuing this work is strong- we’re filled with ideas and plans for enhancing our programs and are constantly looking for our “next step” to enrich the lives of people who come to hear our concerts and the students we mentor in the Young Composers Project.
As members of the Regional Arts and Culture Council’s Cutural Leadership Program, FearNoMusic is committed to creating concert experiences that reflect the always-evolving cultural climate of classical music in the world today, and exploring new, non-traditional concert formats that are inclusive of and appealing to a wider audience.
Special thanks to our great friends and business partners in the Give!Guide, Classic Pianos, and to the Willamette Week for inspiring a culture of giving in Portland, and to adventurous new music lovers throughout the Northwest for their great support.
2013 Willamette Week Give!Guide
“FearNoMusic … play with a felicitous combination of easy rapport and tight ensemble.” —The Oregonian
Since 1992 FearNoMusic has earned a reputation for pushing the boundaries of chamber music and challenging audiences with extraordinary programs and collaborations. Based in Portland, Oregon, FNM’s work has united them with a wide range of artists of various mediums (i.e. a taiko ensemble, the zheng, the shakuhachi, the theremin, electronics, multi-media videos and dancers from every discipline). The group has worked to foster new audiences by collaborating internationally while maintaining a special interest in featuring local composers, musicians and artists of all disciplines.