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Q. What happens to all the stage flowers?
A. For the past several years we have re-purposed more than 1,300 flowers from our bouquets by gifting them to Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park. Volunteers from various ROTC programs at local universities have placed one of the long-stemmed roses on individual headstones the morning after the concert. Join us at 10 AM on Sunday, May 12 for this brief tribute.
Q. How much of my ticket price is a donation?
A. Tickets are priced to cover the cost of producing Ten Grands, including facility rental, stagehands and other personnel, marketing-related expenses, a small stipend for the musicians, and other costs. Underwriting, in-kind services, and volunteers also help offset the costs. Funds for grants come from sponsorships and donations.
Q. Who are the volunteers?
A. Our volunteers come from diverse backgrounds. Some volunteers dedicate time year-round to help "friend- and fund-raise" for Ten Grands. Members of our grassroots committee apply their professional skills in marketing, event planning and fund-raising. Other volunteers devote time as a "day-of-concert" helper, such as arranging 1500 roses for the stage bouquets. . Music educators play a big role in our word-of-mouth campaigns. Even students of our artists who are music educators perform at public events to help promote Ten Grands!
Q. What's the seating capacity for the Ten Grands concert at Benaroya Hall?
A. The S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, where the Ten Grands concert is held, can seat up to 2,500 on the orchestra level and three tiers.
Q. Are recordings of the Ten Grands concerts available?
A. The concerts are not recorded for purposes of producing a CD, but each artist contributes a piece of their choice for a commemorative CD. Autographed copies of this album are available for sale the night of the concert. In addition, many of the Ten Grands artists have their own albums. Please visit our "Artists" page for links.
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