PROJECT 142 IS A NON PROFIT 501(c)(3) ORGANIZATION / CONCERT SERIES – July 14, 2016
ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE
**PLEASE VISIT EVENT CALENDAR FOR WINTER 2020 PROJECT 142 DONATION CAMPAIGN
**August 2018 – NEW PROJECT 142 ONLINE DONATION PAGE / LINK ON THIS WEB SITE FOR DONATIONS PLEASE**
VISIT our FACEBOOK PAGE – PROJECT 142
Tax Deductible Donations can be sent please to assist in our producing of future concerts & support of Artists / Musicians – receipt for tax records will be sent in response.
Checks made to please – Project 142 Concert Series, Inc.
Donations sent to:
1 Rainbow Road
Norwalk, CT 06851
**PROJECT 142 has been & continues to be propelled to grow & support the Arts / Music Community near & far (Project 142 Concerts & Non Project 142 Events / Concerts alike) by our DONATIONS! EACH & EVERY DONATION is precious & GREATLY APPRECIATED! THANK YOU TO ALL PROJECT 142 DONORS / SUPPORTERS!**
**THANK YOU to everyone who has performed / attended Project 142 Concerts in the 9 years since inception at Dick’s home! As of February 19, 2020 (next Project 142 concert), event number 214 will be taking place with 6,000 plus concert supporters attending!**
**Thank You for visiting the Project 142 Web Site**
PROJECT 142 – a New York City based concert series created by Minister Emeritus of All Souls Church Rev. Dick Leonard which offers / pays for intimate elegant recital halls for Musicians / Artists to perform their concerts in an artistic free environment & without commercial restraints (promotional / marketing support included & refreshments provided at all concerts). Concerts are open to the general public to attend specifically for their enjoyment. REQUIREMENTS for Musicians / Artists – mandatory self promotion of their concerts & a minimum audience of 20 (or more) must be achieved to validate the time, energy & resources of our sponsorship for each event. If less than 20 attendees per concert, a $250.00 fee will be paid to Project 142 at the end of the concert by the Artist to help partially offset some of the considerable cost Project 142 incurs for the concert production & marketing / promotional support.
**July 1, 2018 – ELEANOR DUBINSKY & FRANK PONZIO TESTIMONIAL from their June 28, 2018 Project 142 Concert
“We walked in on the evening of our concert and was stunned by the beauty of the DiMenna Center. The design is warm, inviting, reverberating with musicality. The potential is palpable, so much can happen in this space. To Scot Albertson and Project 142, wow, THANK YOU Scot for your dedication and diligence in every aspect of organizing and promoting our concert. You are a joy to collaborate with and incredibly thorough. Project 142 is a precious series that embodies the best in music. Thank you for opening the door for us to perform as a duo and bringing us together with your audience.
Warmest wishes, Eleanor & Frank” – www.eleanordubinsky.com / www.frankponzio.com
**Jan. 4, 2018 – CONGRATULATIONS to the EMERALD TRIO for their CD RELEASE Concert with Project 142 with a strong turnout despite nor’easter snowstorm Grayson!
RETURN CONCERT for the EMERALD TRIO is May 9, 2018 at 8:00p.m. (on Project 142 Event Calendar).
**June 27, 2017 – CONGRATULATIONS to STEVE SANDBERG & QUARTET (ALAYA) for their NEW CD RELEASE CONCERT with Project 142!** www.stevesandbergmusic.com
TESTIMONIAL from Steve Sandberg for this concert – “Project 142 has been essential in the development of my new project, the Steve Sandberg Quartet. In June 2016, Scot and Dick gave me an opportunity to test out a new idea (in a great venue, the DiMenna Center, featuring a world class piano) – presenting a concert where in the first half I played classical piano repertoire, and in the second half presented a quartet playing original world music, much of which was based on classical pieces (and featuring Zach Brock, Michael O’Brien and Mauricio Zottarelli). The concert got a rousing ovation, and I was inspired enough to spend much of the following year developing this idea. In June of 2017, Project 142 once again gave me an opportunity to play, this time our CD release concert! I can’t praise Scot and Dick enough for their high quality of integrity, artist support, audience building, and taste”. July 2017
**March 18, 2017 – CONGRATULATIONS to the TRAUMEREI PIANO TRIO for their full house debut concert with Project 142!**
**September 25, 2016 – CONGRATULATIONS to BENJI KAPLAN for his NEW CD Release Concert with Project 142! CD Title: UAI SO – www.benjikaplan.com**
**June 22, 2016 – Steve Sandberg Concert – THANK YOU to Steve for his extraordinary full house concert!
Testimonial from Steve Sandberg for June 22nd concert –
“I want to Thank You for presenting me as part of Project 142. You were at evety point helpful, considerate, patient, & positive & I appreciate that so much! This turned out to be a very important event for me, as it was the first time I tried out this concept, which I believe I have been looking for all my life.
So thank you for giving me the opportunity & for being the catalyst for a really wonderful experience.”
Pianist & Composer
DEC. 2015 –
THANK YOU to all who have supported, performed & have attended Project 142 Concerts this year. 2015 has been a significant year with now 4,000 plus folks attending Project Concerts within 5 years & event number 134 having taken place. Thank You to Nicholas Russotto (Event Director at Concert Space at Beethoven Pianos) for his support. Concert Space is now closed for recitals / no longer exists. January 2016 Project 142 Concerts have been booked at DiMenna Center For Classical Music in NYC. Happy Holidays to all!**
THANK YOU to our benefactor for the financial support for 2013 & 2014! We will be entertaining interests for an additional benefactor(s) for the Project 142 Concert Series due to its future growth for 2015 & beyond. Contact either Dick Leonard or Scot Albertson please.
NEW GUIDELINES for 2015 Artists / Musicians: as written within the Bio Page, all Artists / Musicians must guarantee an audience of 20 or more for their events due to our sponsoring of Project 142 Concerts. One week prior to their concerts, contact Scot Albertson with their audience projection. If less than 20 people projected, then Project 142 reserves the right to cancel the event. On the day of a concert, if an audience of less than 20 occurs, the Artist / Musician will pay $150.00 at the end of their concert to Project 142 to help defray the cost of sponsoring that concert.
THANK YOU to Dick Leonard & All Souls Church for providing their gorgeous Church & hospitality for our August 4 & August 6, 2014 Concerts.
Web Site Entry from Dick Leonard – April 30, 2014 –
Le Parker Meridien Hotel here we come!
Project 142 is on the move! Our musical experiment, begun 4 years ago in my smallish apartment at Lincoln Center, has moved first to Klavierhaus near Carnegie Hall last September, then to a temporary space at Unity Church, while Klavierhaus itself moved to W. 52nd St.
We expected to take Project 142 to W. 52nd St. this Spring. Instead, Klavierhaus has engaged a room on the 1st floor of the fashionable Le Parker Meridien Hotel at 119 West 56th St. for its performance space. We’ve been invited to have our programs there beginning June 1st. That move will take advantage of a transient hotel population, in addition to the audience we have been getting through our web site.
Monday Night April 28, 2014, several milestones were passed. Our 70th Event brought 44 enthusiastic participants, including our 1800th attendee. Alden Gatt, a recent graduate of the Eastman School of Music & Staff Member at All Souls, gave us a marvelous evening of lesser-played piano pieces by Prokofiev, R. Schumann, Shostakovich, Ravel & Weill, all of which he had thoroughly mastered. His Teacher from Eastman was present, and it looks again as though Project 142 may be able to connect in a meaningful way with Eastman, a school I briefly attended.
It was an exciting evening all way around, made possible by our anonymous benefactor & the hard work & vision of Scot Albertson, our Program Director. Thanks also goes to Nicholas Russotto of Klavierhaus, who has assisted us all the way through the transformation of both Project 142 & Klavierhaus. (end of April 30th entry)
Project 142 is a Concert Series created by Retired Minister & Musician (Violin & Trombone) Dick Leonard. Dick is Minister Emeritus at All Souls Unitarian Church in New York City. Dick is a graduate of Yale & former President of the Yale Band Alumni & performed twenty years with the Riverside Orchestra as a Violinist (played on a dozen instruments in total). The Series was originally known as PROJECT 142 / 15V. Dick offered his home on Manhattan’s West Side free to Artists / Musicians as a non-commercial space to perform concerts. Dick also supplied sandwiches, soft drinks & ice cream bars to guests free. The philosophy of this Series is as long as the Artist / Musician can self promote their Concert & guarantee an audience of 20 or more, they are welcome to a free space to perform & be a part of the Project 142 Family. The Series began in 2010 & Dick generously hosted 1,500 people plus as guests (Dick hosting 61 Music Events). Summer of 2013 found that the Series had outgrown Dick’s home. Dick enlisted the aid of Vocalist / Performer / Producer Scot Albertson (www.scotalbertson.com), who had performed four times in Dick’s home, to find a new space for the growing Series. Fall of 2013, the next home for Project 142 was found & concerts resumed at Klavierhaus Recital Hall in midtown Manhattan / New York City (www.klavierhaus.com). 2014 Schedule is in full progress & this debut web site was created by Scot & Eric Witzer of Etched Creative (made public Feb. 21, 2014). All Concerts can be viewed on this new web site for informational purposes & to help the Musicians connect with their audience. To contact in reference to booking as a Guest Artist / Musician, email Scot: email@example.com.
Etched Creative – www.etched.us ay
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