This week: live streamed concerts (April 20, 2020 – April 26, 2020)

It Is One-Hundred Seconds to Midnight

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, composer Dorian Wallace wrote It Is One-Hundred Seconds to Midnight to raise awareness, inspire action, and raise mutual aid. Collaborating with 16 pianists and 32 dancers from around the globe, the video will premiere on Facebook and YouTube on Earth Day.
Wednesday, April 22 at 8:00 PM Eastern Time
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Paddle to the Sea | Third Coast Percussion

Third Coast Percussion

Third Coast Percussion– Photo by Saverio Truglia

Based on the classic children’s book and Academy Award-nominated film, Paddle to the Sea explores our relationship to the bodies of water that connect our lives. Third Coast Percussion will perform their original soundtrack along with the film, as well as water-inspired works by composers Philip Glass and Jacob Druckman and the traditional music of the Shona people of Zimbabwe.
Wednesday, April 22 at 8:30 PM Eastern Time
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The World Wide Tuning Meditation

The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and Music on the Rebound present The World Wide Tuning Meditation. Ione and Claire Chase lead a global performance of the late Pauline Oliveros’s The Tuning Meditation, a sonic gathering with a legacy of bringing communities together through meditative singing. Anyone from anywhere in the world is invited to join in via Zoom to sing together from their personal phone or computer. No music experience is necessary.
Saturday, April 25 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time
RSVP Required for Zoom link
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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, April 25 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time
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Ashleigh Gordon in Livestreamed Concert | Castle of our Skins

Ashleigh Gordon: Artistic, Executive Director, Violist–Photo by Monika Bach Schroeder

Join Castle of our Skins’s Artistic Director and violist Ashleigh Gordon for a live-streamed concert-convo. Music to-be-announced and focused on the works of composers from the African diaspora.
Friday, April 24 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time
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All Decisions Will Be Made By Consensus: A Zoom Opera

Kamala Sankaram

Kamala Sankaram

Libretto by Rob Handel, composed by Kamala Sankaram, directed by Kristin Marting. Cast includes Paul An, Hai-Ting Chinn, Zachary James, Joan LaBarbara, Adrian Rosas, and Kamala Sankaram
Friday, April 24 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time
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thingNY--Photo by Brian McCorkle

thingNY–Photo by Brian McCorkle

A live-streamed series of isolation etudes, songs, scenes, and scenarios reflecting on how a process of subtraction is redefining our mundane. Born out of thingNY’s earlier operatic experiment and debut album, this new audio-visual work was designed to explore the strengths of live streaming as a distinct art medium, toying with the abilities, shortfalls, and comical inconsistencies of bandwidth broadcast.
Friday, April 24 to Sunday, April 26 at 6:00 PM Eastern Time
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Cameron Leach | 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. 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. April 26 features Cameron Leach.
Sunday, April 26 at 3:00 PM Eastern Time
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Shara Nova & Ahya Simone | Connecting ACO Community

Shara Nova

Shara Nova

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 features Shara Nova’s new work for harpist Ahya Simone, followed by a Q&A with the composer and performer.
Sunday, April 26 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Tickets $5
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Three world premiere English-language opera productions are available for live stream on the American Opera Project website.
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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 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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Watch Parties | On Site Opera

From mid-March to mid-April, On Site Opera will host live-streamed “watch parties” on their Facebook page. Each Monday at noon, they will show the video of one of their past site-specific opera productions, followed by a live Q&A with On Site Opera’s General & Artistic Director, Eric Einhorn. These archival videos will remain on their company’s YouTube page for public viewing through the end of April.
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