Virtual Concerts – Keeping the Music Alive

Greetings and welcome to a new Flute Friday.

This is a very difficult time for many musicians. Orchestras around the World have canceled the reminder of their concert seasons, with little uncertainty about next year’s season. Performing has now turned to electronic means through videos and other streaming services. We long for the stage. We long for a sense of certainty in an uncertain world.

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There has been a lot of discussion about practicing “self-care” while we try to conduct business as usual under quarantine. This may be easier said than done for musician around the World, but what we can do is support each other by keeping the music alive.  The following is a list of concerts available to view virtually this weekend from performing groups around the globe. Please check them out and add “attending a virtual concert” to your list of self-care activities. Support the arts, support our colleagues, and let’s continue to support our craft!

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***VIRTUAL CONCERTS***

March 28, 2020 – Vienna State Opera: Götterdämmerung
Times: 1 and 3 p.m. ET
Link: https://www.wiener-staatsoper.at/en/staatsoper/news/detail/news/the-wiener-staatsoper-is-closed-but-continues-to-play-daily-online/

March 28, 2020 – Johnny Gandelsman Plays Bach: Cello Suite No. 5 (arr. violin)
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

March 28, 2020 – International Contemporary Ensemble: Pauline Oliveros – The World Wide Tuning Meditation (audience participation)
Time: 5 p.m. ET
Link: ICE

March 28, 2020 – Jeffrey Biegel: Virtual Concert of Love
Time: 5 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

March 28, 2020 – Third Coast Percussion: Glass, Jlin & Dev Hynes
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: TCP/Facebook

March 28, 2020 – 14:00 GMT: Deutsche Grammophon pianists – including Maria João Pires, Rudolf Buchbinder, Evgeny Kissin, Víkingur Ólafsson, Jan Lisiecki, Joep Beving, Simon Ghraichy, Kit Armstrong and Daniil Trifonov – join forces to mark International Piano Day with live-streamed performances on YouTube and Facebook.
Visit: facebook.com and youtube.com

March 28, 2020 17:00 GMT – ‘Music By 300 Strangers’ world premiere for World Piano Day.
Visit: youtube.com

March 28, 2020, 19:00 GMT – Guitarist Craig Ogden performs the first of London Mozart Players’ LMP At Home ‘Saturday Sessions’, with pieces by Scarlatti and Rodrigo on the programme.
Visit: facebook.com

March 29, 2020, 15:00 GMT – The Inside Out Piano with Sarah Nicolls.
Visit: turnersims.co.uk

March 29, 2020, 19:00 GMT – London Symphony Orchestra performs Sibelius’ Symphony No.5.
Visit: lso.co.uk

March 29, 2020 – Vienna State Opera: Roméo et Juliette 
Times: 1 and 3 p.m. ET
Link: Wiener Staatsoper

March 30, 2020 – Vienna State Opera: Le nozze di Figaro
Times: 1 and 3 p.m. ET
Link: Wiener Staatsoper

March 30, 2020 Johnny Gandelsman Plays Bach: Cello Suite No. 6 (arr. violin)
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook live

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Do you have any concerts to add to this list? Do you know of any flute recitals taking place virtually? Please share links and comment below!

Happy fluting! Take care of yourselves.

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