Enter Sultans of String’s Spectacular Fall Sweepstakes Now!

Sultans of String Fall SweepstakesHas Sultans of String got a fantastic Facebook contest for you!

Enter Sultans of String’s Spectacular Fall Sweepstakes for a chance to win prizes totaling over $3,000!! Prizes include 2 tickets to their Koerner Hall concert in Toronto with the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra, plus a 2 night stay at the luxurious Intercontinental Toronto Yorkville Hotel, over 80 CDs from diverse artists, short run CD duplication from MMS including 100 promo discs, a $100 gift card to Long & McQuade and Sultans of String’s 4-CD box set. There are 7 prize packages in total to be won. Even if you live in or near Toronto, this contest offers you an opportunity to win a fabulous staycation!

Contest ends on November 23, 2013, so enter NOW!

CLICK HERE for details and follow the instructions: http://a.pgtb.me/KBFrH7

Sultans of String SYMPHONY! CD Release with Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra at Koerner Hall on Dec. 1st

Sultans of String SYMPHONY! CD Release at Koerner Hall on Dec. 1, 2013Hello friends, my clients Sultans of String are thrilled to announce that advance tix are now on sale for their biggest show yet, their SYMPHONY! CD release with the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra.

This will take place Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 7:00 PM at Toronto’s prestigious Koerner Hall. If you have not had the opportunity to see a concert at Koerner come experience this gorgeous space with this exciting show.

Koerner Hall has just announced their upcoming season and have given Sultans of String the opportunity to reach out to their fans early so you can all get great seats, starting at $25.

For those of who who have sponsored and pre-ordered albums, they are mailing them on Sept 1.  Thanks for your support!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WHO:  Sultans of String with the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra “Symphony” CD Release Concert

WHEN:  Sunday, December 1, 2013, 7pm

WHERE:  Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, 273 Bloor St W, Toronto

INFO/TIX:  http://performance.rcmusic.ca/event/sultans-string-cathedral-bluffs-symphony-orchestra ~ Tickets start at $25

BAND WEB:  http://www.sultansofstring.com
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Sumptuous. Sizzling. Symphony!

On Sun. Dec 1, JUNO Award Nominees and 2x CFMA winners, Sultans of String, launch their dazzling orchestral CD, simply and perfectly titled, “Symphony!”, at Koerner Hall!

Kicking things off as a dynamic duo playing tiny cafes in 2007, this fiercely talented and hardworking indie act has been on a meteoric rise, with an astonishing number of awards and accolades in tow, and now, invitations to play the world stage and with such legendary artists as The Chieftains (whose very own Paddy Moloney appears on the new “Symphony” disc!).

Known for dizzying world music jams, polyrhythms and revved up riffs, Sultans of String can’t be pinned down — it’s Sable Island meets the Silk Road, with detours through the Gypsy-Jazz coffeehouses of Eastern Europe, the streets of Havana, next an East Coast Kitchen Party, then over to the majestic Arctic.

Sultans of String’s symphony Pops show was developed under the direction of luminary John Morris Russell, (Conductor-Cincinnati Pops Orchestra), and was scored by illustrious arranger/composer Rebecca Pellett (Toronto Symphony Orchestra, IMAX & Hollywood film productions, Barenaked Ladies).  They recently performed a triumphant 8 show run with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at Roy Thompson Hall for their Education Series, and have release concerts with SOs already scheduled into 2015.

Since their formation only 6 years ago, Sultans of String have hit #1 on world/international music charts in North America, to their quadruple 2012 Canadian Folk Music Award nominations, winning World Music Group of the Year. They also took home 1st place in the International Songwriting Competition out of 15,000 entries! The band has been recorded live for broadcast on BBC Television, SiriusXM in Washington DC, and CBC’s Canada Live.

With Symphony!, Sultans of String have brought the glorious and majestic sound of a full orchestra to their world music compositions, to create the ultimate crossover concert and recording. Due to the cost, orchestral CDs are rarely recorded on Canadian soil, but in such faraway places as Russia or Prague. “But our Canadian musicians are the best on the planet,” McKhool says, “so we put together an all-star orchestra comprised of our favourite players from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Canadian Opera Company, Canadian Ballet Orchestra, all with no label support. We are super proud of what we achieved!”

Thanks to — Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, FACTOR, RCM, Small World Music, Long & McQuade

Help Sultans of String Record with a SYMPHONY!

 

Hello Sultans of String fans, friends & music lovers,

2010 JUNO Award Nominees and Canadian Folk Music Award winners SULTANS OF STRING, are heading back to the studio to record their fourth CD… with a SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA! And you can help them get their record out!

Sultans of String had their triumphant live orchestra debut under the direction of Maestro John Morris Russell, Conductor of Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Windsor Symphony Orchestra.  Stunning beautiful arrangements were created by Rebecca Pellett, an illustrious composer who has arranged for the Toronto and Windsor Symphony Orchestras, True North Brass, and several IMAX and Hollywood film productions.

Their new recording will feature Sultans of String accompanied by a full Symphony Orchestra, serving up their genre-bending, spicy stew of Spanish Flamenco, French Manouche Gypsy Jazz, Middle Eastern Folk, and Cuban rhythms. “Canada’s ambassadors of musical diversity” include 6-string violinist Chris McKhool (who has guest starred with Pavlo and Jesse Cook), dueling guitar czars Kevin Laliberté (Jesse Cook) and Eddie Paton (Robert Michaels), bass master Drew Birston (Chantal Kreviazuk, Amanda Martinez), and the jaw dropping talent of Cuban percussionist Chendy Leon (Alex Cuba)!

Watch some examples of them with the wonderful Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAXUW0IAzuA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2bkipWP2aM

Sultans of String are very excited about their new songs, which include:

• Monti’s Revenge, inspired by the classic Hungarian Czardas by Vittorio Monti
• Palmas, a powerful rumba flamenco written by Eddie
• Will You Marry Me?, a quirky and touching marriage proposal song written by Chris
• Despegando, a suspenseful dramatic piece written by Rebecca, commissioned for this recording
• And Symphonic versions of our greatest hits including Luna, Josie, Alhambra, Al Vuelo, Sable Island and Road to Kfarmishki!

THEY NEED YOUR HELP!

The Sultans’ budget to make another JUNO Award quality CD with a SYMPHONY is $60,000, and they’re hoping to raise $30,000 with this Kapipal. They are independent recording artists with no record company support, so they need to raise money right away to start production!

YOU CAN HELP by pledging your support.  They have some incentives to encourage your support and you can truly become part of this journey with the Sultans of String.  The more you give, the more you get! (Great for family, corporate, birthday and holiday gifts — you can opt for a bunch of their current titles for gifts for this season.)

Here are some super-fancy rewards you receive:

$20 Beautifully designed, personally signed copy of the new CD mailed to you, before it hits the streets!

$100+ Signed copy of the new CD mailed to you, before it hits the street, plus 4 more CDs of your choice from their collection (5 CDs total), plus 2 free passes to any one concert next year, plus a credit in the liner notes!

$200+ Up to 10 CDs as above, 4 free passes to any one concert next year, plus a credit in the liner notes!

$500+ Up to 30 CDs as above, 5 autographed concert posters, 6 free passes to any one concert next year, plus a credit in the liner notes!

$1,000+ Up to 30 CDs and credit as above, plus a Sultans of String duo Concert or Chris McKhool Children’s Concert for private audience of up to 50 friends, within a two hour drive of Toronto, plus an Apple 2GB iPod Shuffle with the entire collection of Sultans of String and Chris McKhool Children’s Music, plus 2 free passes to all concerts in the next year!

$2,500+ Up to 100 CDs and credit as above, plus a full band Sultans of String Concert or Chris McKhool Children’s Concert for private audience of up to 100 friends, within a three hour drive of Toronto, plus an Apple 2GB iPod Shuffle with the entire collection of Sultans of String and Chris McKhool Children’s Music, plus 2 free passes to all concerts in the next year!

$5,000+ All of the above (up to 200 CDs), plus a full band public Sultans of String or Chris McKhool Children’s Concert within a 5 hour drive of Toronto (or further if we are on tour in your area), plus an Associate Producer credit in the liner notes, and corporate or personal logo on back cover!

$10,000+ All of the above (up to 400 CDs), plus an Associate Producer credit in the liner notes, and corporate or personal logo on back cover!

$20,000+ All of the above (up to 1000 CDs), plus an Executive Producer credit in the liner notes, and corporate or personal logo on back cover, and name your reward! (email chris@fiddlefire.com to discuss)

Together we can make this happen —
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING INDEPENDENT MUSIC!