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This week: live streamed concerts (May 4, 2020 – May 10, 2020)

Music on the Rebound

Music on the Rebound​ presents​ ​Vol. 2, the 2nd installment of online concerts featuring music across genres from esteemed artists including Alicia Hall Moran, Grammy Award-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux, María Grand, Paola Prestini, Trinity Choir Wall St, Roopa Mahadevan, the Telegraph Quartet, and violinist Kristin Lee. The May 4 event features Telegraph Quartet.
Monday, May 4 at 7:30 PM Eastern Time
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Virtual Commissions: Nora Brown and Caleb Teicher| 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 4 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 5 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time
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Music on the Rebound

Composer Paola Prestini

Composer Paola Prestini

Music on the Rebound​ presents​ ​Vol. 2, the 2nd installment of online concerts featuring music across genres from esteemed artists including Alicia Hall Moran, Grammy Award-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux, María Grand, Paola Prestini, Trinity Choir Wall St, Roopa Mahadevan, the Telegraph Quartet, and violinist Kristin Lee. The May 5 event features Paola Prestini, Trinity Choir Wall St, NOVUS Ensemble, and Kristin Lee.
Tuesday, May 5 at 7:30 PM Eastern Time
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Digital Discovery: Kinan Azmeh | Digital Discovery Festival

Kinan Azmeh

Kinan Azmeh – Photograph by Joanna Williams

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 5 stream features Kinan Azmeh.
Tuesday, May 5 at 8:00 PM Eastern Time
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At Home With John Adams

John Adams - Photo by Margaretta Mitchell

John Adams – Photo by Margaretta Mitchell

LA Phil Creative Chair, John Adams, comes to listeners from his home in Northern California for “At Home With John Adams.” The series, which evolved in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the temporary closures of cultural venues across the world, will continue weekly with different notable artists. Previous artists were LA Phil Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel and LA Phil Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen. Each At Home With… episode presents the guest’s curated musical selections along with their personal reflections on the music and their experience of our current environment. Interviewed by KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen, the artists welcome listeners into this experience, in order to bring people together and provide comfort and inspiration through music in these uncertain times.
Tuesday, May 5 at 9:00 PM Eastern Time
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L’Amour de Loin | Metropolitan Opera

Kaija Saariaho – Photo by Priska Ketterer

Kaija Saariaho– Photo by Priska Ketterer

The Metropolitan Opera streams Kaija Saariaho’s opera L’Amour de Loin.
Wednesday, May 6 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.
Thursday, May 7 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time
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Masterclass: Daniel Bernard Roumain & Mark Bamuthi Joseph | 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 5 stream features Bernard Roumain and Mark Bamuthi Joseph.
Friday, May 8 at 3:00 PM Eastern Time
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Circus: Wandering City | ETHEL

ETHEL – Photo by Erin Patrice O'Brien

ETHEL– Photo by Erin Patrice O’Brien

As part of the quartet’s 20th anniversary season, ETHEL presented a multimedia musical journey into the history of the iconic Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus that explored and honored the complex relationship between circus troupes, their performers, and the audiences they inspired. Combining original music composed by the quartet with projected images, films, and interviews mined from the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, ETHEL presented a multimedia stage work about the scintillating and challenging sides of the circus industry and its denizens. The piece will be broadcast online on May 8.
Friday, May 8 at 3:00 PM Eastern Time
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Reich/Reverberations | Ensemble Signal

A July 2016 concert of Ensemble Signal performing Steve Reich’s Double Sextet and Music for 18 Musicians is presented as part of Lincoln Center At Home.
Friday, May 8 at 5:30 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 9 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time
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Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo with Rene Izquierdo | Raritan River Music Festival

The evening will include music from the duo’s new release, The Book of Imaginary Beings, dedicated to the works of composer Leo Brouwer. This special release party for the Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo’s recording will include a new duet composed for the duo and commissioned by Raritan River Music, as well as Brouwer’s arrangement of The Fool on the Hill and She’s Leaving Home by the Beatles, plus Música Incidental Campesina.
Saturday, May 9 at 7:20 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 10 features Tower Duo.
Sunday, May 10 at 3:00 PM Eastern Time
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Sakari Dixon Vanderveer & Derek Bermel, clarinet | Connecting ACO Community

Derek Bermel

Derek Bermel

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 Sakari Dixon Vanderveer’s new work for clarinetist and ACO Artistic Director Derek Bermel and an exclusive Q&A with the composer and performer, hosted by Ed Yim.
Sunday, May 10 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Tickets $5
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We Shall Not Be Moved | Digital Festival O

Opera Philadelphia’s first-ever Digital Festival continues with We Shall Not Be Moved, with music by Daniel Bernard Roumain and libretto by Marc Bamuthi Joseph. The broadcast premiere will take place on WHYY TV-12 (Comcast 812 & FiOs 512) on Sunday, May 10 at 2:00 p.m. The digital stream will premiere on Sunday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m. and will be available for viewing until Monday, August 31.
Sunday, May 10 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time
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Virtual Commissions: Karma Styles and Omari Wiles | 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 10 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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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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