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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
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
NEW MUSIC HELP DESK: NICO MUHLY | 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
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
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
BANG ON A CAN MARATHON
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
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.