This week: live streamed concerts (April 27, 2020 – May 3, 2020)

Virtual Commissions: Conrad Tao | 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, April 27 at 7:30 PM Eastern Time
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MusicWise with composer Katherine Balch

Katherine Balch--Photo by Ted Moore

Katherine Balch–Photo by Ted Moore

MusicWise is weekly Facebook Live series where Donato Cabrera hosts interviews with engaged artists and civic leaders who influence and shape our cultural landscape, discussing their career and background, showcasing their favorite performances and recordings, and asking questions from the Facebook Live audience. This week, composer Katherine Balch is featured.
Tuesday, April 28 at 4:00 PM Eastern Time
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The Floating Lounge: Introducing Sideband Records | Spektral Quartet

Chicago is now home to a new record label – Sideband Records – and Spetkral Quartet invites you to join an interactive listening party celebrating Sideband’s debut release, Hans Thomalla: Bagatellen / Air / Noema. This album, featuring Spektral Quartet’s recording of Bagatellen, and Clara Lyon’s solo performance of Air marks a vital new touchstone in Chicago’s new music community and its visibility around the globe.
Wednesday, April 29 at 7:30 PM Central Time
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For Our Courageous Workers

Tenth Intervention hosts a massive, New York City-wide music performance of For Our Courageous Workers. Everyone is welcome to participate. There are parts for all: musicians of any and every level — beginners, young musicians, amateurs, and professionals; on voices, strings, brass, winds, keyboards, drums — as well as all the people of the city making noise, singing, and banging on pots and pans.
Wednesday, April 29 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time
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Marnie | Metropolitan Opera

The Metropolitan Opera streams Nico Muhly’s opera Marnie, originally performed on November 10, 2018.
Thursday, April 30 at 7:30 PM Eastern Time
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New Music Help Desk: Nico Muhly | Spektral Quartet

Spektral Quartet

Spektral Quartet

The New Music Help Desk is an opportunity for composers and performers to get face time with Spektral Quartet– to ask pointed questions about notation, feasibility, tuning systems, and string harmonics. Their aim is to use their skills to both build community and keep creativity flowing for artists hemmed in by this quarantine. The May 1 event also features composer Nico Muhly.
Friday, May 1 at 3:00 PM Central Time
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Novel Stages

Roomful of Teeth--Photo by Bonica Ayala

Roomful of Teeth–Photo by Bonica Ayala

An online music festival where artists share 30-minute sets of pre-recorded performances from their studios and homes, previously unavailable concert footage, and new creative presentations intended for your screen. Featured artists include Shara Nova, Roomful of Teeth, ETHEL, Ashley Bathgate, Haley, Cameron Kinghorn, JT Bates, Zoo Animal, Grant Cutler, and many others. Ticket buyers will receive a private access code to the festival stream 2-10 PM Central Time, as well as a video file of each festival performance after the festival concludes. Ticket purchases support these artists affected by COVID-19.
Saturday, May 2 at 2:00 PM Central Time
Tickets $30
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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 2 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time
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Bang on a Can Marathon

Meredith Monk--Photo by Peter Ross

Meredith Monk–Photo by Peter Ross

Bang on a Can pivots its annual music marathon to the web. The 2020 Marathon features 26 live performances from musicians’ homes in NYC and around the country. The concert begins with a performance by Meredith Monk and concludes with a performance by Bang on a Can All-Star pianist Vicky Chow playing John Adams’s China Gates. Additional highlights include Steve Reich’s Vermont Counterpoint performed by flutist Claire Chase, performances by Vijay Iyer, Maya Beiser, Shara Nova, Nathalie Joachim, and many more.
Sunday, May 3 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM Eastern Time
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Vicente Hansen Atria & Jay Campbell, cello | 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 Vicente Hansen Atria’s new work for cellist Jay Campbell and an exclusive Q&A with the composer and performer, hosted by Ed Yim and Derek Bermel.
Sunday, May 3 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Tickets $5
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Virtual Commissions: Michael R. Jackson | 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 3 at 7:30 PM Eastern Time
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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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