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Sabian Cymbals Buys Tickets so People Can Attend ‘Capital Project’ Event for Free

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FREDERICTON– New Brunswick’s Sabian Cymbals is picking up the bill for the cover charge for anyone wanting to attend a music and film event this week in Fredericton.

The company, which is considered one of the “big four” cymbal makers in the world, is sponsoring The Capital Project Presents: The Final Concert Thursday night, making the event free of charge. Refunds are being offered to those who already purchased tickets.

The Capital Project is a documentary series on the New Brunswick music scene produced by local production company RayneMaker Productions. Thursday’s event kicks off the 2017 Silver Wave Film Festival at the Boyce Farmers Market.

It will feature screenings of clips from the documentary, combined with a concert headlined by a selection of bands featured in the film. The concert and screening will be filmed to be used as the ending of the full-length feature, scheduled for release in 2018.

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“The Capital Project is an important documentary that explores and celebrates the musical landscape right here in our own backyard,” said Sabian president Andy Zildjian in a release. “Making it possible for the N.B. community to attend is our way of contributing to the crucial role that local music plays in our local culture, and enriching the lives of our young musicians and fans.”

The Capital Project has been in production over the last year. It will be released as both a documentary film and web series featuring more than 100 New Brunswick band performances and 200 interviews with bands, solo musicians, music educators, theatre performers, festival organizers, venue owners and music promoters.

“The Capital Project is really capturing a moment in time in the New Brunswick music scene,” said project director Tim Rayne.“ Because the concert will become the end of the film, it’s crucial to have a great turnout, making this generous support from SABIAN so important to us as filmmakers.”

Though refunds are being offered, organizers say any funds raised above the cost of the event will go toward post-production on the project. Attendees are welcome to pay-as-you-will at the event if they wish to support the project.