Members of Third Angle New Music ensemble have been in China to perform at the Beijing Modern Music Festival and other events. You can read daily postings from Ron Blessinger, 3A's head honcho and lead violinist, about the ensemble's blog site.
David Stabler, in today's issue of The Oregonian, wrote about 3A and its trip to the Orient. The end of the article states that the City of Portland kicked in $5,000 to help make this trip a reality. Another $4,500 came from the Oregon Arts Commision, and the Governor's office tossed in $2,500. Plus $14,000 came from private donors. That makes me wonder what kind of funds might come to the Oregon Symphony to assist them on its trip to Carnegie Hall next May. The orchestra has already raised $175,000, but still has a ways to go.