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Dear Friend of Rova:

2019 has been a year full of creative activity for Rova, with special recording projects, touring, local performances, and collaborations with other artists. As 2019 comes to a close, Rova Arts seeks your support of our adventurous programming in the year to come.

With the end of the calendar year rapidly approaching, we’d greatly appreciate your joining, or renewing your commitment to, our community of adventurous creators and listeners with a year-end gift to ROVA:ARTS, Rova’s nonprofit organization. In an always challenging and competitive arts-funding environment, the support we receive directly from our listeners will truly tip the balance in our ability to realize projects like the ones listed below:

Recent activities include:

  • New quartet recording! The Circumference of Reason, with all new Rova works
  • Studio mashup with Unpopular Electronics (Tom Djll and Gino Robair)
  • In progress: studio-based quartet project, transcending the limits of real-time performance
  • Rova presents Orkestrova, performing Cecil Taylor’s Dark to Themselves
  • Recent Midwest tour to Chicago, Pittsburgh, and the Edgefest in Ann Arbor

Your generous gift will help make Rova’s upcoming plans possible:

  • Completion of post-production for our studio-based recording project
  • Compose and develop new works for the quartet
  • Recording of collaborations performed with Dohee Lee, Thollem + Wobbly
  • Increased Bay Area and USA concert schedule
  • Explore collaboration projects proposed by national + community artists
  • Rova residencies at Washington University (St. Louis), Carnegie Mellon University, and Grinnell College in the 2020-21 season

We look forward to sharing coming projects with you throughout 2019/2020, as we collectively reaffirm our commitment, through music and art, to freedom of expression, mutual understanding, basic human dignity and decency, and relentless status quo–shattering. Please join us!

Yours sincerely and happy 2020 to you and yours,

Pat Bourne, ROVA:ARTS Board Chair

The ROVA Saxophone Quartet
Jon Raskin
Larry Ochs
Steve Adams
Bruce Ackley

PS Remember that donations made by December 31 will be eligible for a tax deduction in 2019.

Please send your tax-deductible donation to Rova:Arts by clicking on Donate for Good button above. Or you can mail a personal check to our mailing address:

115 Central Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94117

Please include your mailing and e-mail addresses so we can let you know about upcoming events. Your information will not be shared with third parties.

Rova:Arts programs have made a lasting difference in the Bay Area's musical and cultural life. Your tax-deductible contribution will help us continue our commitment to artistry and community throughout the coming year.

Thank you for taking the time to read about ROVA:ARTS, and we appreciate your support.


Patricia Bourne
President, ROVA:ARTS Board of Directors


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