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CLAVIERS BAROQUES -- a gift to all of Iraq from all of us.

We gratefully acknowledge support and contributions from the following people and organizations toward a new harpsichord for the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra and the School of Music and Ballet in Baghdad, Iraq -- updated May 15, 2004

Contributors: This project is made possible by the generosity of many people, including:

  • The American Friends Service Committee -- who contacted INSO's and the School of Music and Ballet's director, Dr. Hisham Sharaf, in Baghdad for us and also offered to provide safe delivery of the harpsichord from Toronto to Baghdad.
  • Tom S and Martha C of California, USA -- $50 USD
  • Gene C of Massachusetts, USA -- $10 USD
  • Jan G. of Ontario, Canada -- $20 CAD


Want to help? If you are interested in helping with this project you can contact us or make a monetary donation * on-line via PayPal's Secure Server -- they accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, Amex and more.

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* Note: We are *not* a charitable organization, so we cannot issue tax receipts or anything like that. If you want a tax receipt you may make a donation earmarked 'for the Iraqi Harpsichord' to the American Friends Service Committee, or contact our liason there, Janine Schwalb, her direct line is 1 215-241-7165 (that's in Philadelphia PA, USA)

Related links:

  • Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra's bi-monthly newsletter -- they could use some money to keep going, too. Please take a few minutes to look into this and consider becoming a subscriber for $10 US per year.
  • Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts -- a joint concert of the National Symphony Orchestra (US) and the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra was held on December 9, 2003.
" Music is everything that war isn't" -- Nobar Pashtikian, INSO, Baghdad
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