Thursday, May 21, 2009

Marathon Raises $16,000 For People's Music

From a Northwestern Press Release:
EVANSTON, Ill. --- The Student Advisory Board of Northwestern University's Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music has announced that their Music Marathon, which took place May 1-2 on the Evanston campus, raised $16,000. Additional funds are still arriving by mail. All proceeds will benefit The People’s Music School, a tuition-free community music school located in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood. The 26-hour event featured Northwestern students, faculty, alumni, and guest artists from the Chicagoland area in repertoire ranging from Rachmaninoff to Radiohead. Artists participating raised $100 to "purchase" a 15-minute time slot in the performance schedule. Audience members paid a $5 per ticket for the opening night, with admission changing to a free-will donation beginning at midnight.

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