The dynamic range and scope of AFCM performances from the Leo Rich stage and its activities in the community convince all of us that AFCM will continue to bring the world’s greatest chamber music to Tucson and Arizona. Our 2021–2022 season truly demonstrates a marvelous “return to life” from the complex and fearful constraints imposed by Covid. The season strengthened the strong foundation for the celebrations now underway to commemorate AFCM’s 75th season!
The inspiring list of donors in this annual report tells us how and why. You, our enthusiastic, loyal audience members and donors, are the reason AFCM flourishes and is so artistically vibrant in its 75th season. Your continuing enthusiastic heart-felt engagement as audience members and as generous donors is a miracle that secures for you our mission today and our artistry and creativity in years to come. Please give to AFCM’s Year-End Campaign before December 31.
Last season’s ticket sales covered just 45 percent of the direct costs of our concerts and other artistic programs. Gifts to AFCM helped invaluably to provide about 40 percent of our total operating income. Very welcome government grants contributed the remainder of our income for concerts and support operations. These grants are unlikely to renew. This is a challenge, but given the marvelous history of AFCM and its chamber music lovers, it will be met without a doubt.
Please give to the AFCM Year-End Campaign before December 31. Your gift brings to our stage the preeminent musicians you love. It makes possible the $10 student tickets to inspire the next generation of chamber music lovers and performers. Your gift brings music to our school children, augmenting teachers’ curricula with video concerts and future in-school performances. It advances chamber music in Tucson’s neighborhoods by supporting Chamberhood and Tucson Adult Chamber Players.