Kickstarter campaign raising cash for musically-talented family

By Ryne Turke on November 29, 2016 at 1:02pm

A musically talented family with Jacksonville roots has aspirations of bringing their concert experience to the living rooms of their fans.

Last week, the Ferraro family provided a live concert for several local service organizations. Anna Ferraro spoke with Gary Scott on WLDS’ “AM-Conversation” this morning about her family band and the role music has played in their lives.

“When we were very young… probably just five or six of us kids at the time…my parents decided music was something our family was going to pursue. Our grandparents gave us our first lessons on the violin and trumpet. We continued through the years.  It wasn’t really optional for us and we stuck with it. It has grown into something we all love and something we can do together,” says Ferraro.

The Ferraro family recently created a Kickstarter campaign, in hopes of raising $3,500 before December 15th for the production of a professional film of their concerts.

“We’ve been asked for this for years, from our aunts and uncles, to our neighbors and their neighbors. We get dozens and dozens of invitations to perform and places, but we can’t be everywhere during the Christmas season. We want to make this film so it can go where our performances can’t,” says Ferraro.

The Ferraro’s split up to perform duets and trios, but their favorite shows involve all nine family members.

“Our emphasis is classic style, because that is how we were trained. During the Christmas season we focus on traditional and sacred Christmas music. We throw in a little Celtic and folk to keep it lively,” says Ferraro.

To pre-order a DVD of the concert performance, click here. A hard-copy of the DVD is $25, or you can send $15 for an online version or live performance of $400.