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    Exclamation Please help me save an exceptional Youth Orchestra!

    I know, this is somewhat of an unusual post, but it's a great cause that should be dear to every lover of classical music.

    I am currently involved in a campaign to save an exceptional non-profit youth orchestra - The Los Angeles Youth Orchestra. All their funding is private - through member contributions, donations and grants. (That's the way it works in the U.S.)

    I am not just doing this because my daughter plays second violin in it, but I have rarely met a more enthusiastic group of inspiring educators and young musicians. They go way beyond what other orchestra programs are doing for young people. And they do it, because they believe in "love of classical music" as a gift for life.

    Please take a look at this short and fun video that I shot - it captures the heart and sould of what is so special about this orchestra:



    The orchestra has fallen on some bad luck lately with two foundations cutting back their support. The situation is dire now - either they can raise enough money till the end of the year to bridge the gap, or they'll have to shut down. It's heart-breaking.

    I am calling on supporters and lovers of classical music from all over the world! Help us us save this wonderful orchestra for generations to come. Every little amount helps! 10 dollars, 20 dollars, 50 dollars! The power of many is an incredible force. Here's a the link to their donation page: http://www.losangelesyouthorchestra....page=donations

    We've already gotten a tremendous amount of good will and active support from all over the world. If you are moved by what you've seen, please consider making a small donation. Leave us a few words of encouragement (the kids would really love to hear from you!), but most of all - enjoy our video!

    Thank you so much in advance!

    --- Markus ---

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    Thank you for your great support so far. This is a wonderful charitable cause for the holidays. No amount is too small. Every dollar helps. We're getting close to reaching our goal! Please help us reach it! With your help, we can do it.

    Many who've gone through this outstanding progam tell us that it's been a life changing experience for them.

    Thank you so much.

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