Rafiq-Bhatia

This week: live streamed concerts (June 29, 2020 – July 5, 2020)

Tom Gold | 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 29 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 30 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time
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Continuing Evolution: Yiddish Folksong in Classical Music

Cantata Profana

Cantata Profana

A digital premiere performance of five new compositions engaging with Yiddish folksongs. The new works by composers Martin Bresnick, Marti Epstein, Aaron Kernis, Judith Shatin, and Alex Weiser, were commissioned by YIVO and will be presented alongside archival recordings of the folksongs that they are reimagining which range from lullabies to protest songs. Performances will be by ensemble Cantata Profana featuring singers Annie Rosen and Emily Donato, violinist Jacob Ashworth, and pianist Daniel Schlosberg.
Tuesday, June 30 at 4:00 PM Eastern Time
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Drum & Lace | Digital Discovery Festival

This Discovery Concert features Drum & Lace performing a 30 minute set of self-composed music, including unreleased material and tracks from her new EP Further, released on June 12th.
Tuesday, June 30 at 6:00 PM Eastern Time
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Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves | 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, July 1 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, July 2 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time
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Rafiq Bhatia | Digital Discovery Festival

Rafiq Bhatia

Rafiq Bhatia by John Klukas

In this layered live performance, Rafiq Bhatia employs vanguard, sculptural approaches to guitar in an aural funeral ceremony commemorating the staggering human cost of the COVID-19 crisis. Rendered through a hallucinatory, audio-reactive video treatment, the performance channels the risk and uncertainty of a live show while suggesting other possibilities for expression, communion, and catharsis in our isolated present.
Thursday, July 2 at 6:00 PM Eastern Time
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Season Finale & Fundraiser | Next Festival 2020

Lisa Bielawa

Photo by Phil Mansfield

Combining three events that showcase the breadth of the Festival’s activities, Next Festival 2020 invite you to learn, explore and be inspired by great artists, genre-free creativity and innovative collaborative solutions. The evening features talks and music by Kelly Hall-Tompkins, Richard Thompson, Lisa Bielawa, Derek Bermel, and S. Ama Wray.
Thursday, July 2 at 6:00 PM Eastern Time
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James K | 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, July 2 at 8:00 PM Eastern Time
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Ted Hearne | Digital Discovery Festival

Ted Hearne--Photo by Nathan Lee Bush

Ted Hearne–Photo by Nathan Lee Bush

A Masterclass conversation-performance hosted by vocalist Helga Davis and National Sawdust co-founder Paola Prestini who will be joined by composer, singer, bandleader, and recording artist Ted Hearne to discuss the first workshop showing of his new multimedia piece, Agnes in the Graveyard, with a libretto by Chana Porter which incorporates both live performance and video. Hearne will be joined by a line-up that includes Natalie Joachim (flute, vox), Alex Sopp (flute, vox), Eliza Bagg (synth, vox), Catherine Brookman (synth, vox), Ayanna Woods (electric bass, vox), and Greg Chudzik (electric bass).
Friday, July 3 at 1:00 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, July 4 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time
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Krists Auznieks & Stephen Gosling | 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 Krists Auznieks’ new work for pianist Stephen Gosling and an exclusive Q&A with the composer and performer, hosted by Ed Yim and Derek Bermel.
Sunday, July 5 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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[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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