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This week: live streamed concerts (July 6, 2020 – July 12, 2020)

Dan Siegler and Dawn Sinkowski | 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, July 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.
Tuesday, July 7 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time
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Andrew Yee | Digital Discovery Festival

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This Discovery Concert features cellist Andrew Yee, a founding member of Attaca Quartet. Yee will perform works by new music composers Ernst Reijseger, Mingjia Chen, Caroline Shaw, and past National Sawdust Hildegard Competition winner, inti figgis-vizueta.
Tuesday, July 7 at 6:00 PM Eastern Time
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Laura Ortman | 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 8 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 9 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time
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The Future is Female: In Conversation and Performance

Sarah Cahill presents The Future is Female: In Conversation and Performance hosted by the Boulanger Initiative, a nonprofit organization working for greater inclusivity in music. On Thursday, July 9 and Friday, July 10, 2020 at 2pm ET, Cahill will present two unique hour-long programs, totaling 12 pre-recorded videos, including three video premieres. Cahill will give viewers background about each of the composers and these rarely performed works in conversation with Laura Colgate and Joy-Leilani Garbutt. from the Boulanger Initiative. Cahill will be available to answer questions from viewers during the broadcast, which will stream live on Facebook and YouTube.
Thursday, July 9 and Friday, July 10 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time
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Mireya Ramos | Digital Discovery Festival

A performance featuring violinist and vocalist Mireya Ramos, best known as the founder of the all-female Mariachi group Flor de Toloachae. Ramos is joined by her partner Andy Averbuch on guitar as they perform works off her upcoming solo debut album.
Thursday, July 9 at 6:00 PM Eastern Time
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Lara St. John | Digital Discovery Festival

A masterclass conversation-performance hosted by vocalist Helga Davis and National Sawdust co-founder Paola Prestini, who will be joined by the acclaimed violinist Lara St. John. St John has been an outspoken advocate for victims of sexual abuse in the music conservatory world. As part of this event St. John will perform works by Bach and composer activist Melissa Dunphy.
Friday, July 10 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 11 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time
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Lembit Beecher & Seth Parker Woods | Connecting ACO Community

Seth Parker Woods at Look + Listen 2019--Photo by Idris Solomon

Seth Parker Woods at Look + Listen 2019–Photo by Idris Solomon

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 Lembit Beecher’s new work for cellist Seth Parker Woods and an exclusive Q&A with the composer and performer, hosted by Ed Yim and Derek Bermel.
Sunday, July 12 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Tickets $5
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Missy Mazzoli | Works & Process

Missy Mazzoli – Photo by Stephen Taylor

Missy Mazzoli– Photo by Stephen Taylor

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, July 12 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]

[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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