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This week: live streamed concerts (May 11, 2020 – May 17, 2020)

Virtual Commissions: Gus Solomons, Jr. | Works & Process

Every Sunday and Monday, Works & Process will premiere brand new virtual commissions. Created at home by artists familiar to Works & Process audiences, these virtual commissions financially support artists and champion their creative process during these challenging times.
Monday, May 11 at 7:30 PM Eastern Time
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House Music | Metropolis Ensemble

Metropolis Ensemble’s series, House Music, reflects its values of putting community at the heart of its practice, and allows it to continue to create opportunities for artists to do what they do best: make and share new music. All artists are being paid for their work. Metropolis Ensemble is commissioning performers to present bite-sized works from contemporary composers, as well as composers to create new works specifically for this series, which are then recorded from wherever the artists are sheltering. “House Music” launched in late March and streams live every Tuesday and Thursday.
Tuesday, May 12 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time
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The Tempest | Metropolitan Opera

Thomas Adès - Photo by Maurice Foxall

Thomas Adès – Photo by Maurice Foxall

The Metropolitan Opera streams Thomas Adès’s opera The Tempest.
Tuesday, May 12 at 7:30 PM Eastern Time
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Emel Mathlouthi | Digital Discovery Festival

The free Digital Discovery Festival provides a platform for artists to work creatively and be supported financially for their efforts in the virtual world. The Festival includes two live-streamed series: Discoveries, with artists in performance, introduced by Helga Davis, and Masterclasses with established artists hosted by Paola Prestini. The Festival will respond to the need of artists during this time, paying $1000 per person for each 30-minute performance, and gifting relevant audio-visual equipment and technical training on live streaming to each participant. The May 12 stream features Emel Mathlouthi.
Tuesday, May 12 at 8:00 PM Eastern Time
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Holoscenes | Lars Jan

The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi presents a free stream of an archived performance of Lars Jan’s Holoscenes is a multi-format work performed over 4.5 hours inside an aquarium-like sculpture with rising and lowering water levels. Jan explores the universal concern about water and everyday behaviors of individuals to the global patterns driving climate change.
Wednesday, May 13 at 1:30 PM Eastern Time
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The Scarlet Ibis | [email protected]

Each Wednesday at 7 PM Eastern Time, HERE hosts a Facebook Watch Party to screen a full-length HERE production. This week features The Scarlet Ibis by David Cote and Stefan Weisman.
Wednesday, May 13 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time
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Mariella Haubs | Digital Discovery Festival

The free Digital Discovery Festival provides a platform for artists to work creatively and be supported financially for their efforts in the virtual world. The Festival includes two live-streamed series: Discoveries, with artists in performance, introduced by Helga Davis, and Masterclasses with established artists hosted by Paola Prestini. The Festival will respond to the need of artists during this time, paying $1000 per person for each 30-minute performance, and gifting relevant audio-visual equipment and technical training on live streaming to each participant. The May 13 stream features Mariella Haubs.
Wednesday, May 13 at 8:00 PM Eastern Time
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House Music | Metropolis Ensemble

Metropolis Ensemble’s series, House Music, reflects its values of putting community at the heart of its practice, and allows it to continue to create opportunities for artists to do what they do best: make and share new music. All artists are being paid for their work. Metropolis Ensemble is commissioning performers to present bite-sized works from contemporary composers, as well as composers to create new works specifically for this series, which are then recorded from wherever the artists are sheltering. “House Music” launched in late March and streams live every Tuesday and Thursday.
Thursday, May 14 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time
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Music on the Rebound

Claire Chase at Ojai Music Festival 2017

Density 21.5 with Claire Chase at Ojai Music Festival 2017–Photo by David Bazemore.

Music on the Rebound presents a Live Mini-Marathon. Claire Chase plays selections from Density 2036 (2013-2020) – Solo flute works by Steve Reich, Marcos Balter, Mario Diaz de Leon, Felipe Lara, Nathan Davis, Suzanne Farrin, Du Yun, Dai Fujikura, Richard Beaudoin, Pauline Oliveros, Phyllis Chen, Pamela Z, as well as surprise world premieres every hour from her living room in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, to raise money for the New Music Solidarity Fund.
Thursday, May 14 at 6:00 PM Eastern Time
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Ear Talk: Online Sound Gathering

Consensus ensemble hosts an interactive performance via Youtube Live called Ear Talk: Online Sound Gathering. Ear Talk enables people from remote locations to collaboratively share, shape, and form music through an interactive score on YouTube. Comments made on the Live Chat platform using a simple, predetermined syntax allows anyone to join in on the co-compositional process. Anyone and everyone is encouraged to participate during their live-streamed “performances.”
Thursday, May 14 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time
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Masterclass: Alicia Hall Moran featuring Jason Moran | Digital Discovery Festival

The free Digital Discovery Festival provides a platform for artists to work creatively and be supported financially for their efforts in the virtual world. The Festival includes two live-streamed series: Discoveries, with artists in performance, introduced by Helga Davis, and Masterclasses with established artists hosted by Paola Prestini. The Festival will respond to the need of artists during this time, paying $1000 per person for each 30-minute performance, and gifting relevant audio-visual equipment and technical training on live streaming to each participant. The May 15 stream features Alicia Hall Moran featuring Jason Moran.
Friday, May 15 at 3:00 PM Eastern Time
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Ear Talk: Online Sound Gathering

Consensus ensemble hosts an interactive performance via Youtube Live called Ear Talk: Online Sound Gathering. Ear Talk enables people from remote locations to collaboratively share, shape, and form music through an interactive score on YouTube. Comments made on the Live Chat platform using a simple, predetermined syntax allows anyone to join in on the co-compositional process. Anyone and everyone is encouraged to participate during their live-streamed “performances.”
Saturday, May 16 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time
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New Music Help Desk: Audience Edition feat. Barbara Brotman

Spektral Quartet

Spektral Quartet

Spektral Quartet is back with its New Music Help Desk series with a full slate of top-level special guests through the month of May. Developed as an interactive and entertaining resource for emerging composers, new-music performers, and curious listeners at the onset of the quarantine, the Help Desk fills the gap left by the masterclasses, coaching, and workshops that Spektral would typically be conducting while touring around the country – all at no cost to attendees.
Saturday, May 16 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time
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Alone Together | Jennifer Koh

Andrew Norman--Photo by Jessa Anderson

Andrew Norman–Photo by Jessa Anderson

Violinist Jennifer Koh’s Alone Together is an online commissioning project that brings composers together in support of the many freelancers among them. Twenty-one composers have each agreed to donate a new, 30-second micro-work for solo violin while also recommending a fellow composer to write their own 30-second solo violin work on paid commission from the artist-driven nonprofit ARCO Collaborative. Koh will premiere a selection of these donated and commissioned works each Saturday at 7:00 p.m Eastern Time. This week features composer Andrew Norman.
Saturday, May 16 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time
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NWEAMO Festival

Jennifer Higdon (photo: J.D. Scott)

Jennifer Higdon (photo: J.D. Scott)

The works on this festival range from sample-based EDM, works composed for musical theater, classical adaptations of iconic rock pieces, new orchestral works from some of the world’s most original new thinkers, and works that combine the music and aesthetics of eastern and western traditions. The curated, invited group includes Jennifer Higdon and Roger Reynolds, Broadway composer Bobby Cronin, Korean American composer Texu Kim, Martin Bresnick, plus a lineup of works from Daniel Roumain, Nick Bonaccio, Sky Macklay, Milica Paranosic, Eric Honour, Gregory T.S. Walker, Jeffrey Mosier, Alyssa Weinberg, Rodrigo Sigal, Young Shin Choi, Mari Kimura, Jeff Alan Ross, Christopher Adler, Jack Ox, Aaron Hudson, John Young, Gene Pritsker, and Joseph Martin Waters.
Saturday, May 16 at 9:00 PM Eastern Time and Sunday, May 17 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time
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Free Online Concerts: Culture in the Time of Corona

The Streetlight Guild, in partnership with the Johnstone Fund for New Music, presents Culture in the Time of Corona, a series of 6 free live-stream concerts taking place at The Streetlight Guild on Sunday afternoons at 3:00 PM. in April, May, and June. The purpose of these performances is to provide musicians with much-needed income, as many of them have experienced cancelled gigs due to public health concerns, and to provide the public at large with much-needed musical therapy during an unprecedented time of crisis. May 17 features Starlit Ways.
Sunday, May 17 at 3:00 PM Eastern Time
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Gity Razaz & Jennifer Koh | Connecting ACO Community

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Gity Razaz–Photo by Rahima Nasa

In response to the impacts of COVID-19 on composers and performers, American Composers Orchestra announces Connecting ACO Community, a new initiative to commission short works for solo instrument or voice. Each composer will receive $500 to write the work, and each performer will receive $500 to perform the work, with the rights to stream for six months. With this project, ACO aims to support artists who need financial assistance; to create new work that will live beyond this crisis; and provide virtual, interactive performances to ACO’s supporters and the general public. This event will include the world premiere of Gity Razaz’s new work for violinist Jennifer Koh and an exclusive Q&A with the composer and performer, hosted by Ed Yim and Derek Bermel.
Sunday, May 17 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Tickets $5
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A New Dawn | Living Room Music

Curated by composer Laura Kaminsky and singers Blythe Gaissert and Michael Kelly, Living Room Music is a new live stream concert series that celebrates artistic diversity and inspiration. Each event is an invitation into the homes of a curated roster of multidisciplinary artists. Performers will share poetry and spoken word, dance, multi-genre musical performances, and original creations, all under the umbrella of poignant and thoughtful themes. As many embark on new beginnings during this time of Commencement ceremonies, A New Dawn, hosted by actor and filmmaker Dan Butler, looks more broadly at starting anew, bold beginnings, and hopeful futures.
Sunday, May 17 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time
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Virtual Commissions: LaTasha Barnes | Works & Process

Every Sunday and Monday, Works & Process will premiere brand new virtual commissions. Created at home by artists familiar to Works & Process audiences, these virtual commissions financially support artists and champion their creative process during these challenging times.
Sunday, May 17 at 7:30 PM Eastern Time
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golden sun

Saxophonist Bryan McNamara broadcasts a live performance of Eva-Maria Houben’s golden sun every day from Sunday through Friday during the coronavirus pandemic.
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[email protected]Sawdust

[email protected] is a digital home for the voices and work of the artists they have hosted over the past 5 seasons in their Brooklyn venue. [email protected] will feature weekly releases from their archive of live performances and is free for audiences across the globe.
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Opera of the Week | Beth Morrison Projects

BMP is keeping the work of our artists out in the world as theaters are shuttered by offering an “Opera of the Week,” which will stream on their homepage.
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