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EDGEFEST 24 2020-2021: Partial to the Edge – Virtual

October 23, 2020 - March 26, 2021

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edgefest 2020

EDGEFEST 24 WENT VIRTUAL THIS YEAR!

Please read below for details

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Preparations for Edgefest 2020, scheduled for four days in October, were all but complete when the national health crisis hit the nation, shutting down businesses and necessitating the practice of social distancing for months, creating much uncertainty about the near future and requiring us to cancel all in-person performances at KCH. Given all the work that had gone into Edgefest 24, and the joyous anticipation among artists and fans alike, this was a difficult and painful decision, but one that had to be made to protect the health and wellbeing of everyone involved. 

In spite of the uncertainties we faced, we followed through with our promise at the time, which was to prepare an alternative way of keeping the spirit of Edgefest 24 alive by pivoting to virtual presentations while also looking forward to the grand 25th edition of the festival coming up this October, 2021.

EDUCATION & OUTREACH

This year, in March 2021, students in the Scarlett Middle School (Ann Arbor, MI) band programs took part in virtual workshops with Edgefest 24 artists Jen Baker and Andrew Bishop. As a culmination of their in-class unit on sound and improvisation, Baker and Bishop took the students through an exploration of how they apply those principles in their composing and performing careers. 

Jen Baker

EDGEFEST 24 DONORS & SPONSORS

FESTIVAL SPONSORS

Deanna Relyea & Piotr Michalowski

INDIVIDUAL CONCERT SPONSORS

Marc Andren & Christine Reardon
Luis Torregrosa
Keith Martin
Mike Resil
Niraj Ganatra
Nimish Ganatra
Bonnie Patterson
Alan Feller

GRANTS

Marjorie Fisher and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan 

EDGEHEAD DONORS

Anonymous
Lars Bjorn & Susan Wineberg
Barrie Chercover
Fred Eurich
Barbara & Ron Kramer

EDGEPASS LEVEL DONORS

Anonymous
Alan Feller
Will Gale
Cynthia Nicely
Ed Sarath & Joan Harris
Mike Resil
Kay Tuttle
Gary Vartanoff

Details

Start:
October 23, 2020
End:
March 26, 2021
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Venue

Kerrytown Concert House
415 N. 4th Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Phone
734-769-2999