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'We are not especially concerned with making money, gaining influence, or impressing the public', declares Romig. 'We simply want to provide an opportunity for music we love and admire to be heard by people who have similar interests'. Says McMurtery, 'We have built an audience base that is both very curious and very knowledgeable about new music. Because our audience is small enough, we always invite them out for dinner afterwards, too!'
A great concert followed by dinner in the company of wonderful musicians? It all sounds almost too good to be true. So -- I ask, what's the catch? How do you become inducted into the Society? Do you have to fork over a large chunk of your yearly income? Give up fish on Fridays? I know -- you have to pay for season tickets in three easy installments of fifty-six billion dollars, right? 'Nope,' laughs McMurtery, 'admission is free.'
Left to right, John McMurtery, James Romig, Milton Babbitt and Ashlee Mack
Now there is a concept that is 'new', 'adventurous', and 'progressive', not to mention downright 'beautiful'.