Hello ARSClisters:

ARSC has received an offer from an anonymous donor to match all gifts to ARSC's Classical Music Preservation Grant Fund up to $20,000!

Please support ARSC in its mission to promote the preservation and study of classical music by making a tax-deductible donation to ARSCís Classical Music Preservation Fund. Through the generosity of an anonymous donor, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $20,000. All donations received by December 31, 2015 will be fully tax-deductible on your 2015 U.S. tax return.

You may give when you join or renew your membership online ( or by using the membership renewal notice that current members will receive in the mail in the coming days.

Or you may visit ARSC's new donation page (, which will allow you to make an honorary or memorial gift to the Classical Music Preservation Fund that will be acknowledged in the ARSC Newsletter.

ARSCís Classical Music Preservation Grants encourage and support the preservation of recordings of music from the Western classical tradition by institutions and individuals. Beginning in 2006 the program has funded, among other projects, digital preservation projects for six major symphony orchestras, including the Boston Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Recently these grants have funded the recovery of recorded lectures and music performances by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, and the digital preservation of cassette recordings of opera performances at the National Theatre in Belgrade held by the National Library of Serbia.

Please help ARSC make the most of this generous offer. And please feel free to contact me off-list with any questions.

Thank you,

Nathan Georgitis
Executive Director, ARSC
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