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We invite you to support Gateways Music Festival’s important mission to connect and support professional classical musicians of African descent and enlighten and inspire communities through the power of performance.  Thank you for your generosity!

  • More than 50 free chamber concerts throughout the city and suburbs of Rochester, New York
  • Professional development, sharing and community building for more than 100 classical musicians of African descent
  • One full orchestra concert at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
  • Two chamber music concerts and one piano recital
  • Honoraria, travel and lodging for approximately 100 musicians
  • Rental of music scores, instruments and venues


  • Conductor’s Circle $10,000+
  • Harps $5,000 – $9,999
  • Trumpets $1,000 – $4,999
  • Cymbals $500 – $999
  • Violas $100 – $499
  • Violins $1 – $99
  • Piccolos up to $1.00

For more information about donations, planned gifts, underwriting or sponsorship-level contributions or gifts-in-kind, please contact the Festival at: (585) 232-6106 or via email at

You can also view and download our Form 990 tax return for previous fiscal years here:

The Gateways Music Festival is a 501(c)3 Non-profit Organization.  Your gift is fully tax deductible to the extent provided by law.