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The “Silent Steppe Cantata” project is produced with major funding from JSC Sovereign Wealth Fund Samruk-Kazyna, and also with support from the Embassy of Kazakhstan in the United States, the City of Astana Department of Culture, the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan, and Rixos Almaty and Rixos President Astana Hotels. The project was initially supported by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, CEC ArtsLink, Art of Opera Foundation, California Institute of the Arts, Puffin Foundation, the Center for Cultural Innovation, City of Almaty Department of Culture, GSM Kazakhstan/KCell, and private donors Delora Donovan, Ken and Eileen Leech, and Askar Shaidildinov.

In addition, we would like to give special thanks to the Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the U.S., Erlan Idrissov; Jeffrey Sexton, Counselor for Public Affairs, U.S. Embassy; Marcus Schmidt, Kuralay Ongarova and the staff of Rixos Hotel; Zhanar Kul-Mukhammed; Michael Snowden, Consul-General; David Rosenboom, Dean of the School of Music, CalArts; Kazakhstan Press Club staff; Yelena Kondaurova; KIMEP; Kazakh State Central Film, Photo and Audio Archive; Mara Nurmukhamedova; Victor and Ludmila Bekbosunov; Zhanbolat Ussenov; Nurgali Arystanov.

If you would like to support the post-production process of the documentary The Nomad’s Song or help fund a CD recording and release of the cantata, please make an online donation through Paypal here or mail your contributions to:

Art of Opera Foundation
c/o Delora Donovan
1559 Ferrell Drive,
Wichita, KS 67203

All donations are tax-deductible to the extent of the U.S. law.

For all questions about The “Silent Steppe Cantata” Project, please contact Timothy Belay at: t@artofopera.org