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UPDATE! Major new RT work needs your help!
4/27/2009 (updated 5/2/2009)

NEW:
"Walking on a Wire" Donor - $5,000
All of the premiums and recognitions below, plus your choice of one of the following ultimate premiums, for the ultimate patron of "Cabaret of Souls"!

DINNER OR BREAKFAST FOR TWO with Richard, either dinner in Los Angeles or London on a mutually agreeable date, or breakfast in State College, PA on June 11, 2009, the morning following the premiere (does not include airfare or hotel).
Or
A ONE-OF-A-KIND RECORDING made by Richard of a song of your choice. Request a song of Richard’s, a cover of favorite tune, or even be a song you’ve written yourself, recorded by Richard in his studio and sent to you on CD with a personal letter of authenticity (song selection subject to copyright restrictions).



'Cabaret Of Souls',
a major new song cycle by Richard Thompson,
will premiere at the State Theatre in State College, PA - June 10th.

This piece features 22 songs, and 7 other segments, vocal and instrumental. It features prominently the bass-playing of Danny Thompson. Also performing are Debra Dobkin, Harry Shearer, Judith Owen, 2 additional vocalists, and a string orchestra (all string parts composed by RT). Richard has been working on this for over a year.

THIS IS ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY! There are a limited number of seats available BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP to make this a reality.

In addition to supporting this project by attending, we are asking for donations to help offset the considerable costs of staging, air fares, shipping, wages, rehearsal, etc. Richard and Danny are donating their performances for free, but there is a large shortfall.

"Friends of Richard Thompson and Danny Thompson"
Pledge Drive


In exchange for your tax-deductible donations, the following premiums are offered:

"Beeswing" Donor - up to $50
Recognized in program as commissioner

"I Feel So Good" Donor - Up to $100
Recognized in program as commissioner
2009 ISB Limited Edition Convention T-Shirt (size M, L, XL, XXL) and
2009 International Portrait Calendar featuring Danny Thompson as "Mr. April"


"Tear Stained Letter" Donor - Up to $250
Recognition in program as commissioner
2009 ISB Convention T-Shirt (size M, L, XL, XXL) and
2009 International Portrait Calendar featuring Danny Thompson as 'Mr. April'
Recording of show


"Wall of Death" Donor - Up to $500
Recognition in program as commissioner
2009 ISB Convention T-Shirt (size M, L, XL, XXL) and
2009 International Portrait Calendar featuring Danny Thompson as 'Mr. April'
Recording of show
Personally signed copy of new RT 4 CD boxed set "Walking on a Wire"
A page of original musical score of commissioned work, working title "Cabaret of Souls," personally autographed by Richard and Danny


"1952 Vincent Black Lightning" Donor - up to $2,499
Recognition in program as commissioner
2009 ISB Convention T-Shirt (size M, L, XL, XXL) and
2009 International Portrait Calendar featuring Danny Thompson as 'Mr. April'
Recording of show
Personally signed copy of new RT 4 CD boxed set "Walking on a Wire"
Autographed copy of April 2009 Strad magazine with Danny Thompson on the cover
Autographed copy of Fretboard Journal or Acoustic Guitar with Richard Thompson on the cover
The entire musical score of commissioned work, working title "Cabaret of Souls," personally autographed by Richard and Danny
Special recognition as patron of commission in the program and two reserved seats


"Shoot Out the Lights" Donor - $2,500 and up
Recognition in program as commissioner
2009 ISB Convention T-Shirt (size M, L, XL, XXL) and
2009 International Portrait Calendar featuring Danny Thompson as "Mr. April"
Recording of show
Personally signed copy of new Richard Thompson 4-CD boxed set "Walking on a Wire"
Autographed copy of April 2009 Strad magazine with Danny Thompson on the cover
Autographed copy of Fretboard Journal or Acoustic Guitar magazine with Richard Thompson on the cover
The entire musical score of commissioned work, working title "Cabaret of Souls," personally autographed by Richard and Danny
Special recognition as patron of commission in the program and two reserved seats
Invitation for two to the dress rehearsal and recording session


"Walking on a Wire" Donor - $5,000
(see above).



The ISB is a non-profit organization
Contact Madeleine Crouch at info@isbworldoffice.com to purchase tickets.

Photo courtesy of Norman Glover