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This week: live streamed concerts (June 22, 2020 – June 28, 2020)

ChamberQUEERantine: A Digital Pride Month Festival!

Every night at 7:00 PM Eastern Time from June 8-23, 2020, ChamberQUEER will be live on their Facebook page with a new half-hour program of queer artists, presenting a wide variety of musical offerings.
Monday, June 22 to Tuesday, June 23 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time
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Works & Process

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, June 22 to Sunday, June 28 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, June 23 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time
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Conversation w/ Rob Deemer, Inst. Composer Diversity | Next Festival 2020

Interest in music by composers from underrepresented groups has become a strong priority with many musical organizations, performers, educators, and scholars in the last few years…and the last few weeks! Dr. Rob Deemer, Director of the Institute for Composer Diversity, will discuss the various resources that ICD provides and strategies as to how best to integrate works by women composers and composers from underrepresented heritages into your repertoire and performance season.
Tuesday, June 23 at 1:30 PM Eastern Time
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A Conversation with Flutronix | Next Festival 2020

Allison Loggins-Hull

Allison Loggins-Hull–Photo by Rafael Rios

 

Flutronix will be discussing their latest work Discourse, which is an evening length, community-centered social change work commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts. They will also discuss how they came together, their journeys as musicians, and other projects including Nathalie’s GRAMMY-nominated album, Fanm d’Ayiti. Attendees will gain insight into how the ensemble was built from the ground-up, their expansion into publishing, as well as their commitment to honoring individual stories and experiences through music.
Tuesday, June 23 at 2:30 PM Eastern Time
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Genre Is A Fiction with James Dargan | Next Festival 2020

James Dargan covers what being a socially conscious musician entails, drawing on his background as a singer, violinist, composer, teaching artist, conductor, producer, etc., in the hope that he can encourage musicians to build their unique audience, while engaging with the world around them.
Tuesday, June 23 at 4:00 PM Eastern Time
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A Conversation with Composer Anthony Davis | Next Festival 2020

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis

Attend a conversation with Anthony Davis, who won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for his opera The Central Park Five.
Tuesday, June 23 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time
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Kangmin Justin Kim: Huang Ruo’s M. Butterfly | Digital Discovery Festival

 

This Discovery Concert features Kangmin Justin Kim and a performance of Huang Ruo’s M. Butterfly.
Tuesday, June 23 at 6:00 PM Eastern Time
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Miraculous Futures | Next Festival 2020

Speculative world-building gives us a tool for re-thinking and re-imagining our current global society. Miraculous Futures helps them make sense of the current moment and collaboratively prototype radical ideas for a possible future. Building on cultural practices of esotericism, trust, virtual embodiment, storytelling, and rapid prototyping, this workshop uses real-world [virtual world] tools to facilitate decentralized collaboration. The outcomes of this workshop will consist of a multitude of stories in the form of digital assets that will live in a future-thinking archive on the internet as well as in physical spaces once humanity can (un)shelter in place.
Tuesday, June 23 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time
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Doctor Atomic | Metropolitan Opera

John Adams - Photo by Margaretta Mitchell

John Adams – Photo by Margaretta Mitchell

The Metropolitan Opera streams John Adams’s Doctor Atomic.
Tuesday, June 23 at 7:30 PM Eastern Time
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C. Spencer Yeh | Isolated Field Recording Series

In response to COVID-19’s impact, ISSUE is commissioning artists to produce field recordings to be streamed over the course of this challenging and isolated time. This series will support artists directly in an unprecedented moment of uncertainty, struggle, and financial risk and emphasize the solidarity of artists working in a situation where everyday life is confined and separated. Focusing on recordings from artists’ current conditions, the series will broadly approach the field recording as an expanded form and open invitation to experiment with home audio recording during this period of social distancing.
Wednesday, June 24 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, June 25 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time
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Adam Tendler | Digital Discovery Festival

Adam Tendler performs Marina Poleukhina's for thing--Photo by Steven Pisano

Adam Tendler performs Marina Poleukhina’s for thing–Photo by Steven Pisano

This Discovery Concert features a performance by Adam Tendler.
Thursday, June 25 at 6:00 PM Eastern Time
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Kassandra

Musiqa and Opera in the Heights present a virtual encore of Kassandra, a new opera by Anthony Brandt with libretto by Neena Beber. Approximately 45 minutes in length, followed by a live artist talkback.
Thursday, June 25 at 7:30 PM Eastern Time
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Voice Training | Isolated Field Recording Series

In response to COVID-19’s impact, ISSUE is commissioning artists to produce field recordings to be streamed over the course of this challenging and isolated time. This series will support artists directly in an unprecedented moment of uncertainty, struggle, and financial risk and emphasize the solidarity of artists working in a situation where everyday life is confined and separated. Focusing on recordings from artists’ current conditions, the series will broadly approach the field recording as an expanded form and open invitation to experiment with home audio recording during this period of social distancing.
Thursday, June 25 at 8:00 PM Eastern Time
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Jamie Barton | Digital Discovery Festival

This masterclass will be a conversation-performance between vocalist Helga Davis, composer and National Sawdust co-founder Paola Prestini, and mezzo-soprano and outspoken gay rights and body-positivity activist Jamie Barton.
Friday, June 26 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time
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Breaking and Entering Release Party

Molly Joyce--Photo by Shervin Lainez

Molly Joyce–Photo by Shervin Lainez

Composer/performer Molly Joyce celebrates the release of her debut album, Breaking and Entering, on New Amsterdam Records. Joyce was involved in a car accident at the age of seven that impaired her left hand; on Breaking and Entering, she explores her disability as a creative source through a series of electro-acoustic works written and performed by her on her instrument of choice — the electric vintage toy organ. The event will feature Molly Joyce with vocalist Carla Canales and with appearances from Michael Hammond (album engineer), and Kevin Eikenberg (Four/Ten Media), discussing and performing selected works from the album.
Friday, June 26 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time
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The Leader

Musiqa and Opera in the Heights present a virtual encore of The Leader, a new opera by Karim Al-Zand with words by Eugene Ionesco. Approximately 35 minutes in length, followed by a live artist talkback
Friday, June 26 at 7:30 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, June 27 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time
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Open Space: Songs for our Distant Presence

Jen Shyu--Photo by Steven Schreiber

Jen Shyu–Photo by Steven Schreiber

Explore the new reality of life with Jen Shyu, multilingual vocalist-composer-multi-instrumentalist-dancer. Hear the world premiere of Songs of Our Distant Presence: Book 1, new music composed by Ms. Shyu set to poems written by her friends, family, Patreon patrons, and herself. Each night features a mix of different works, some unique to each night. She sings, plays piano, Taiwanese moon lute, and a menagerie of other instruments as well.
Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time
Tickets $12
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Karena Ingram & Monica Ellis | 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 Karena Ingram’s new work for bassoonist Monica Ellis and an exclusive Q&A with the composer and performer, hosted by Ed Yim and Derek Bermel.
Sunday, June 28 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Tickets $5
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Social Bubble Salon Concert

Composers Concordance combines the LiveStream concert with a Social Bubble Gathering of colleagues to present their second chamber salon concert in the Pandemic era. The performance will consist of 15 composers/performers presenting their music for each other in a socially-distanced setting in Mark Kostabi’s spacious Chelsea townhouse, while simultaneously live streaming 15 cameras on Facebook Live.
Sunday, June 28 at 5:00 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]

[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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