Dear Music Lover,

Ars Nova, Inc., is a non-profit organization which has a two-fold mission. The corporation operates Ars Nova School of the Arts, providing musical and theatrical education for children and adults of all ages. To continue the development of advanced students and faculty, Ars Nova offers productions in the VBC Playhouse and other local performance venues. It is Ars Nova’s goal and mission to nurture excellence in the student and enhance the community’s cultural awareness with outstanding presentations in opera, operetta and musical theatre.

Friends of Ars Nova organized the Encore Circle in 2004 as an avenue for the community to help finance productions. Past generous donations have allowed Ars Nova to successfully produce opera and operetta classics including Don Giovanni, The Mikado, The Merry Widow, Cosi fan Tutte, Don Pasquale, and Carmen, musical theatre favorites including My Fair Lady, Hello, Dolly! and Beauty and the Beast andchildren’s shows including Really Rosie, Sid the Serpent, Flat Stanley, musical adaptations of Dr. Seuss works and Disney shows.

We’ve just concluded a successful 2013-2014 season. Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, was delightful as always. (The witch takes credit for the sell-out audience on the final day.) Georges Bizet’s very popular Carmen, presented in collaboration with Alabama A&M University, drew wonderful audiences. The Voices of Terezin gave our community the opportunity to know the remarkable Holocaust survivor, Ela Weissberger, and experience the music that gave her hope and strength to survive the Nazi concentration camp, Teresienstadt.

Ars Nova School of the Arts is seeking sponsorships and renewals for Encore Circle 2014-2015. This season is widely varied, featuring Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, tales of Ghosts and Grotesquesand a showcase of Shakespeare theatre and opera. Consider making donations to the Encore Circle in honor or memory of family or friends who love opera and musical theatre. We also encourage corporate sponsorships and advertising. If your place of business matches charitable contributions, you could double your gift. Ars Nova looks forward to hearing from new members as well as renewing members. Your donation will make a significant difference in the production of this wonderful art form.

For your convenience, a form for the new season is attached. Ars Nova is a non-profit organization with a 501c3 status; therefore, your contribution is tax deductible.

Encore Circle Form 2014-2015

Sincerely,

Dr. Ginger Beazley

Chairman, Board of Directors