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November 25, 2016

Dear Friend of Music at Eden’s Edge,

Greetings as we head into the holiday season! I am writing this letter with news to share, changes to reveal and to ask for your help.

First, I have returned to being Artistic Director of MEE since the resignation of Jacques Wood from this position. Fortunately, Jacques will continue to perform as a member of MEE, but his family life and performing responsibilities require his fullest attention. We thank him for his good work and loyalty as MEE moves forward.

I am delighted to return as Artistic Director to an organization which has been my life’s work, and I am particularly pleased to recognize our flutist, Orlando Cela, who has stepped forth as MEE’s Associate Director, to manage marketing, website and social media.

Moving forward, MEE will refocus its musical offerings to our North Shore community. A chamber music series at the Congregational Church of Topsfield, our “home”, will be the centerpiece of our public concert offerings. Close Encounters with Music, our free adult education lecture/performances, at the Peabody Institute Library in Peabody and also a free public chamber concert there each year will continue. MEE will add a free public adult education series in Topsfield parallel to Close Encounters.

Your part to play? We count on individual contributions from people like you to raise a significant portion of our budget. With some concerts offered very affordably, and others absolutely free, MEE continues to keep great music accessible, affordable and present in our local community. Yet performers of the high caliber of MEE’s roster must be paid, as well as any vendors, staff and services needed to run the business of making music.

For over 34 years, your generosity to MEE has contributed to a rich North Shore cultural life, part of what makes this area such a wonderful place to live. We so appreciate the support of foundations, local cultural councils, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and business sponsors like Howland Capital, Clay Miller, MD, and Pelletier Wealth Management. We delight in this community partnership, forged to make great music happen here!

All of us at Music at Eden’s Edge hope you will express your good wishes for our new direction by giving as generously as you are able. We plan to ask only once a year, so with this request, we hope you will support MEE whole-heartedly with your donation in the enclosed envelope or by going online to http://edensedge.org/support-us/. And when you do, please also add your email address to our list, as we will be saving trees and money by communicating increasingly by email. Don’t miss out!

We all thank you and look forward to many more MEE concerts to come for all our friends!

With warmest regards,

Maria Benotti

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