Lift off for the “The Flying Gambas”!

Photo: Shelby Lewis

Photo: Shelby Lewis

Thanks to all supporters of “The Flying Gambas,” ABS’s kickstarter campaign. Through the generosity of a broad spectrum of ABS supporters, the campaign successfully reached its funding goal of $10,000. The support for this program will enable accepted ABS Academy players of violas da gamba, violoncellos, violones, and double basses to attend this summer’s Academy without the extra costs of transporting their instruments.

The ABS Academy is the country’s leading program for musicians of historically informed performance practice to study and perform Baroque music in a multi-disciplinary learning environment. The deadline to apply for the 2015 Academy is coming up on Monday, February 16. To apply or get more information about the program, please visit our Academy website or contact me at the ABS office: (415) 621-7900, ext. 204. Apply today! The experience can be a transformative one. On the ABS youtube channel, you can watch Academy co-directors Jeffrey Thomas and Corey Jamason discuss this outstanding program and how it touches the lives of so many musicians and, through their talents, audiences all around the world.

If you would like to contribute to the advancement of the next generation of early music leaders, please consider becoming an Academy Sponsor. For more information, visit our Academy Sponsorship page or call the ABS office.