"YMM has launched its 2014 Summer Music Festival, free to advanced music students looking for a summer performance opportunity. The group of 72 students rehearses for 4 hours every Sunday in preparation for our Summer Music Festival Grand Finale concert on Friday, August 1st at the University of Minnesota’s Ted Mann Concert Hall. Abiding by our “no cost” mission, YMM charges no entrance fee to participate in our summer festival and will charge no admission fee to our concert. That is why we need YOUR help! YMM operates on a small budget that covers our basic operation needs. With YMM’s summer orchestra growing from last summer’s 46 musicians to today’s 72, and a larger intended audience for this performance, YMM is unable to use our past venues that originally were adequate for our orchestra.
We’re calling upon the community to help us cover our rental costs for Ted Mann Concert Hall. Help bring the Young Musicians of Minnesota’s summer music festival participants to Ted Mann Hall to share an unforgettable night of music with you. We hope to see YOU at our concert this August as we perform music by Wagner, Glazunov, and Tchaikovsky with guest musicians from the Minnesota Orchestra. Help YMM keep the music alive by donating today!"