Suzanne Farrin

This week: live streamed concerts (May 25, 2020 – May 31, 2020)

Virtual Commissions: Brandon Stirling Baker | 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 25 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 26 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time
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Belfiato Quintet

The Belfiato Quintet will live stream a performance of works by Herbert A. Deutsch, Leoš Janáček, and Pavel Haas from the Rudolfinum’s Dvořák Hall in Prague.
Tuesday, May 26 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time
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Next Fest Connects: A Masterclass with Cellist Matt Haimovitz

Matt Haimovitz-- Photo by Stephanie Machinnon

Matt Haimovitz– Photo by Stephanie Machinnon

Next Fest Connects presents a masterclass with cellist Matt Haimovitz. Rocio Diaz di Cossio, Maria Shim, and Yoonjung Hwang workshop pieces by Saariaho, Bach, and Penderecki.
Tuesday, May 26 at 4:00 PM Eastern Time
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Lockdown Live | Sinfonietta Shorts Live

The London Sinfonietta presents a live stream featuring the world premiere of Shiva Feshareki’s ORBIT, a virtual 360 audio experience.
Wednesday, May 27 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time
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Gabriel Cabezas

Alyssa Weinberg

Alyssa Weinberg

Cellist Gabriel Cabezas will play a program of mostly contemporary works recorded at his home and directed via Zoom. The concert will stream for free at Kaufman Music Center’s Facebook page. The program includes music by Jessie Montgomery, Alyssa Weinberg, Gabriella Smith, Nico Muhly, and J.S. Bach.
Wednesday, May 27 at 7:00 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 28 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time
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Stephanie Lamprea

Soprano Stephanie Lamprea performs unaccompanied vocal works by James Banner, Luciano Berio, Reiko Fueting, Evan Kassof, Lesley Mok, and Cecilia Muylaert.
Thursday, May 28 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time
Tickets $10
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Miriam Davis

Violinist, Miriam Davis will stream a performance of works by Bach, Cowie, and Ysaÿe.
Thursday, May 28 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time
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Next Fest Connects: Broadcasts from Home

Lisa Bielawa

Photo by Phil Mansfield

Composer, vocalist, and producer Lisa Bielawa gives a free online seminar called Building Community through Broadcast from Home. Broadcast from Home is Bielawa’s new musical work created in response to the coronavirus crisis featuring contributions from the public through both written testimonies and recorded vocals. It fosters community during this time of isolation and is created continuously on a weekly basis. New audio chapters are published every Thursday.
Thursday, May 28 at 4:00 PM Eastern Time
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Aural Explorations: Farrin, Fure, and Messiaen

Composer Suzanne Farrin

Suzanne Farrin

Participate in an interactive digital concert (via YouTube and Zoom) featuring world premieres by Suzanne Farrin (co-commissioned by the Carolyn Royall Just Fund in the Library of Congress and ICE) and Ashley Fure, paired with Olivier Messiaen’s Louange à l’Éternité de Jésus for ondes Martenot.
Thursday, May 28 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time
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New Music Help Desk: Audience Edition feat. pianist/composer Conrad Tao

Conrad Tao

Conrad Tao–Photo by Brantley Gutierrez

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.
Friday, May 29 at 4:00 PM Eastern Time
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Chordless | Online Music Video Premiere & Discussion

Chordless is a piano-vocal duo comprised of soprano Sara LeMesh and pianist Allegra Chapman. Chordless premieres their first music video featuring the George Crumb piece The Night In Silence Under Many a Star.
Friday, May 29 at 8:00 PM Eastern Time
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Breaking the Waves | Digital Festival O

Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek

Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek

Opera Philadelphia’s first-ever Digital Festival continues with Breaking the Waves by Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek. The stream will premiere on Friday, May 29 at 8:00 p.m. and will be available for viewing through Monday, August 31.
Friday, May 29 at 8:00 PM Eastern Time
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Social Bubble Salon Concert | Composers Concordance

Composers Concordance presents their first chamber salon concert since coronavirus. The performance will consist of 12 performers/composers presenting their music for each other in a socially distanced situation in Mark Kostabi’s spacious Upper East Side townhouse garden while simultaneously live streaming 12 cameras on Facebook Live.
Saturday, May 30 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time
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Alone Together | Jennifer Koh

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.
Saturday, May 30 at 7:00 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 31 features Robert Mason.
Sunday, May 31 at 3:00 PM Eastern Time
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Carlos Simon & Anthony Roth Costanzo | Connecting ACO Community

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 Carlos Simon’s new work for countertenor and chorus, featuring Anthony Roth Costanzo and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. (BYC will perform as a virtual chorus.)
Sunday, May 31 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Tickets $5
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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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Live@NationalSawdust

Live@NationalSawdust is a digital home for the voices and work of the artists they have hosted over the past 5 seasons in their Brooklyn venue. Live@NationalSawdust 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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