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2020

Last season LBO launched a successful new series of “UnGalas.” This year we continue to redefine what a fundraiser can be with “The 2020 Songbook,” a live and fully virtual new music extravaganza featuring 20 world premiere pieces.

2020 Songbook
Live on Sunday, November 15th 5:00 PM
On demand until November 22nd at Midnight

The 2020 Songbook is a live virtual ticketed event featuring the premieres of up to twenty newly commissioned works created by emerging composers, reflecting on some of the experiences and events from the past year. The commissioned composers will be mentored by Anthony Davis, Annie Gosfield, David Lang, George Lewis, and Du Yun, who among them have won three Pulitzer Prizes, a MacArthur Genius Grant and a Guggenheim Fellowship and have premiered some of the most interesting and dynamic contemporary operas presented in the 21st century. The resulting “2020 Songbook” will serve as an artistic time capsule of this very unusual time, as well as contributing to the creative economy by encouraging the creation of new works. The event will include world premiere performances of the new pieces, behind the scenes moments of creation, and interviews with the many artists and performers involved in the project. The evening will be hosted live by beloved star, Anthony Roth Costanzo, and will support Long Beach Opera's 2021 Season of Solidarity.

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Commissioning Opportunities

This year, instead of purchasing a table to a gala, each sponsor will commission a brand new piece of music created by an emerging composer who has not yet had a major opera commission or exclusive publishing contract. Chosen by our mentors to be some of the most promising new voices in music today, you can support the early stages of a composer-creator's career by sponsoring Long Beach Opera's 2020 Songbook UnGala.

Contact Hannah Waldman, Director of Development, to reserve your opportunity.

Phone: (562) 470-7464 x 105
Email: [email protected]

 

$10,000 Illuminate Sold Out

Benefits (You can choose to forgo extra viewing passes and/or custom kit for 100% exemption - Just let us know)

  • $10,000 ($9,000 exempt/$1,000 FMV)
  • Live performance of your commission in your driveway/porch ($500 FMV)
  • Framed copy of commissioned piece signed by all mentors and composer
  • 10 event viewing passes included ($250 FMV)
  • Live, in-event thank you from the host
  • All benefits below

$5,000 Underscore Sold Out

Benefits (You can choose to forgo extra viewing passes and/or custom kit for 100% exemption - Just let us know)

  • $5,000 ($4,625 exempt/$375 FMV)
  • Invite to commissioners Zoom with composers, performers and mentors
  • Copy of commissioned piece signed by composer
  • Custom cocktail kit with logo shaker delivered to your home ($250 FMV)
  • Personal thank you call with composer
  • 5 event viewing passes included ($125 FMV)
  • Personalized digital tribute slide during live-event

$5,000+ Orchestrate

Support the 2020 Songbook event with a tax exempt donation

  • Invite to commissioners zoom with composers, performers and mentors
  • Choose your favorite commission from the 2020 Songbook and receive a copy of the piece signed by composer
  • Personal thank you call with composer
  • 2 event viewing passes included
  • Personalized digital tribute slide during live-event


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This activity is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at cac.ca.gov
Supported in part by a grant from the Arts Council for Long Beach and the City of Long Beach.
Long Beach Opera events are supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission