“You all should be truly congratulated for bringing classical music to the masses but also satisfying the most ardent baroque music aficionado!”
Brandenburg audience member
In addition to our annual giving donations, the Brandenburg has several philanthropic funds that contribute towards specific areas of the Orchestra’s work. Our legacy as Australia’s national baroque orchestra is able to live on thanks to your generosity.
If you are interested in supporting one of our philanthropic programs please contact our Head of Development, Kirsty Divehall on 1300 782 856 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Orchestral Chair fund is vital to our future as Australia’s national baroque orchestra. This important fund helps us attract and retain the very best period musicians from all over Australia. Supporting an Orchestral Chair means you are making a significant, direct contribution to a principal musician’s professional development and costs associated with that Chair. Support for a Chair starts at from $30,000 per year for three years.
Membership of this group is through personal invitation, for those who share a passion for artistic excellence. The collaborative financial support of the Chairman’s 11 members enables us to invite outstanding guest artists from Australia and overseas to perform with us. Membership is $20,000 per year for three years.
International Baroque Study Program
The International Baroque Study Program supports the Orchestra’s musicians to undertake intensive one-to-one study with the world’s eminent baroque musicians. Our musicians relish this vital opportunity to challenge themselves, continue their research and learn from other baroque specialists. This program was launched in 2012 and past recipients have included Melissa Farrow (Principal Flute), Matthew Bruce (Associate Concertmaster) and Ben Dollman (Principal Baroque Violin).
New Instrument Fund
The New Instrument Fund enables the Orchestra to purchase specialised instruments to fulfil our changing needs. Our first target in 2014 was to raise enough to commission a Henk Klop Continuo Organ. This magnificent, high-quality instrument has an ease of mobility which enables it to be included in the Brandenburg’s regional touring concert program. We were delighted to reach our fundraising target, and the Klop Organ arrived in Australia in time for our 2015 Noël! Noël! concerts.