In 2020, big plans were laid to celebrate 40 years of support to young local artists on their road to musical careers. The COVID-19 pandemic temporarily put these celebrations on hold. However, an exciting partnership with the Edmonton Chamber Music Society is finally allowing the ABMF to make a Ruby Concert happen!
Next month, the 2022 Summer Solstice Music Festival will be including a Ruby Concert featuring former ABMF scholarship recipients or “Burrows Alumni”, including:
Among the works to be featured is Mendelssohn’s beloved String Octet.
This concert will take place Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 7:30 pm at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037-84 Ave. Edmonton.
The Summer Solstice Music Festival runs from June 16th to 24th, 2022. Other summer solstice concerts showcasing Burrows Alumni include:
Tickets and information at: https://edmontonchambermusic.org
Please come join us in our Ruby milestone celebration where Burrows Alumni will pay tribute to ABMF patrons for their generosity over the last 4 decades!
Last October, Agnes Seibi Lee began arranging a benefit concert as her gift to her parents, Drs. Clemens and Mary Lee, with all proceeds going to the two non-profit organizations Mary and Clemens have created and devoted many years to raise funds for in order to make the community a better place - the Anne Burrows Music Foundation ("ABMF") and the Chinatown Multi-Level Care Foundation ("CMLC").
On April 8, 2022, Agnes along with three well respected and very talented accompanists from the United States will perform at the Betty Andrews Recital Hall at MacEwan University to honor her parents’ philanthropic achievements and concurrently celebrate their 90 and 92 birthdays!
Agnes Seibi Lee is a choreographer and storyteller:
More information about the concert is in the poster below.
Chinatown Multi-Level Care Foundation ("CMLC")
Anne Burrows Music Foundation ("ABMF")
All proceeds raised on April 8 will be used to:
We appreciate our patrons' patience as we acknowledge the changing COVID restrictions recently announced. MacEwan University continues to recommend masking for all indoor facilities on campus, and will have a reduced maximum capacity of 175 guests to allow for social distancing.
Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite for $25. All net proceeds will go towards the CMLC and ABMF. If you are unable to access the Eventbrite website, please contact the ABMF with the number of tickets you would like to purchase and the names of your guests, and we will make arrangements with you.
If you are driving to the venue, indoor parking is available in the basement of Allard Hall at MacEwan University (the entrance is at the back of the building). The Betty Andrews Recital Hall is located on the Main Floor of Allard Hall.
All donations can be made via links directly to the CMLC and ABMF. If you prefer to donate via cheques, please address them to “Anne Burrows Music Foundation” and/or “Chinatown Multi-Level Care Foundation”. Cheques can be dropped off at the April 8 event, or can be mailed to “PO Box 76115 PRO Southgate, Edmonton Alberta T6H 5Y7”. Tax Receipts will be provided for donations over $20.
We look forward to seeing you there, and appreciate your support as always! Until then, be safe and stay healthy.
Check out the ABMF's annual summer newsletter where you can read about our latest scholarship recipients, alumni news, Board announcements, casino fundraiser, and more!
We are now accepting scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 year! For more information, visit our "Scholarships" page.
We hope you enjoy our annual newsletter, in which you can read more about our current scholarship recipients, alumni news, board announcements, and more!
As a thank you to past and future donors who have, and will continue to, support the ABMF's vision and mission in the coming years, we have implemented a new Donor Recognition Program! Details are below.
The casino fundraiser, which happens every 2 years, is the largest source of funding for the scholarships that the ABMF provides to its students each year. Although it is uncertain whether our next casino fundraiser, currently scheduled for Spring 2021, will be able to go ahead as scheduled, the ABMF is committed to fulfilling its mission of providing tuition support for local music students at the post-secondary level, and will be continuing to provide scholarships during the COVID-19 pandemic and in the subsequent years when we are recovering from this challenging time.
That being said, we are excited to see the AGLC's announcement that gaming facilities may reopen in Alberta this month, including charitable casinos and Host First Nation casinos!
Charities will not be expected to attend charitable casino events as soon as gaming venues reopen. Table games will reopen at a later date. Once table games resume, so will charitable casino events. AGLC will confirm charity attendance in advance of their scheduled event dates.
Once charitable casino events resume, temporary changes will take effect to reduce the total number of volunteers required for an event.
Thanks to everyone who attended the Annual Fall Dinner over the weekend, and to the Edmonton Journal for covering the event! Read more here.