Many people unable to attend my final recital on October 19 asked if it was recorded.

It wasn't.

But hopefully we will make a CD— thanks to the generosity of people like you.

We're planning to record Shostakovich's expressive and dazzling Cello Sonata (transcribed for flute,) two works by the brilliantly innovative Israeli/American composer Tamar Muskal (whose "Sof" was performed as an encore,) the Duo for Flute and Percussion by international jazz artist Tony Moreno, and my own "Quatres Visiones," quartet for Flutes.

Joining me will be pianist Peter Basquin, my collaborator for four decades, percussionist Tony Moreno, and the exceptional flutists Laura Conwesser, Rie Schmidt and Tara Witek, my colleagues in the New York City Ballet Orchestra.

The estimated cost of the project is $15,000 which includes artist fees, engineering costs, piano rental and tuning, and full production of the disc including liner notes, artwork and printing.

Getting back to the question of generosity, here's what you'll get with your donation:

$50 and up   the CD.
$100 and up   signed copy of the CD by the artists.
$200 and up   the above invitation to the release party.
$2000 and up   the above + a performance in a private home by the Dunkel/Basquin Duo for you and your invited guests.
$3000 and up   the above + a day at the races for you and seven of your friends including lunch, visit to the paddock and a three hour handicapping session that will guarantee a winning day.

Make your contribution by December 31 and you'll receive a free CD—"Paul Lustig Dunkel: Live in Recital."

Here's how to make your donation:

Click this link to go to Copland House, or visit our STORE page.

Or, send you contribution by mail to:

Copland House
PO BOX 2177
Peekskill, New York 10566

Make out your check to COPLAND HOUSE and write "Paul Lustig Dunkel Recording Project" on the itemization line.

Copland House, Inc., a 501c3 non-for-profit creative center for American music, is the fiscal sponsor of this recording.

Thanks for your help in making this project a reality.