This Week in Live Streamed Concerts 

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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, August 18 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time

CONRAD TAO | DIGITAL DISCOVERY FESTIVAL
Join National Sawdust for an intimate Digital Discovery concert with composer and pianist Conrad Tao. The program features John Adam’s China Gates and a series of original improvisations.
Tuesday, August 18 at 6:00 PM Eastern Time

JENNIFER KOH & JOEL ROSS | COPA CONVERSATIONS
CoPA Conversations is a new series of curated talks between two artistic innovators drawn from The New School’s faculty and selected guest artists. This event features violinist Jennifer Koh and vibraphonist Joel Ross.
Wednesday, August 19 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time

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, August 20 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time

THANA ALEXA & ANTONIO SANCHEZ | DIGITAL DISCOVERY FESTIVAL
Join National Sawdust for a Digital Discovery dual performance by vocalist Thana Alexa and her husband, the Pat Metheny sideman and Birdman original soundtrack composer, percussionist Antonio Sánchez. Their program will explore how the pair use song to bridge cultures and musical traditions, both as performers and as a couple.
Thursday, August 20 at 6:00 PM Eastern Time

AMIR ELSAFFAR | DIGITAL DISCOVERY FESTIVAL
Join National Sawdust for a Masterclass conversation-performance hosted by vocalist Helga Davis and composer and National Sawdust co-founder Paola Prestini, who will be joined by the multi-instrumental jazz/classical/Arab-traditional performance innovator and trumpeter Amir ElSaffar. The trio will discuss the technique and purposes of musical fusion, how they choose which wells they draw from to best realize their work, and the role of the modern cosmopolitan artist in a post-COVID world.
Friday, August 21 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time