Sunday, November 15, 2020

Arts in Media Clients Create Virtual Music This Fall

By Morgan Silvers
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BRANDYWINE BAROQUE
Delaware's ensemble where "early music lives" has shifted performances into the virtual realm. Currently in the middle of their 2020-2021 Virtual Concert Series, their "Concerts at the Flint Collection" can be viewed virtually. 

Their series includes performances by ensemble and guest artists and features works from their recently released CDs. All performances premiere Sundays at 3:00pm (EST) on Brandywine Baroque's new Vimeo channel.

The ensemble schedule premieres new performances approximately every two weeks. Each performance is about 30 minutes in length and is free to view.

The next concert will premiere Sunday, November 22 at 3:00pm and will feature Brandywine Baroque Artistic Director Karen Flint, performing Pieces in G minor by Jean Henry D’Anglebert on the 17th-Century French Ruckers harpsichord.

To join and view this (and each new) performance, visit https://vimeo.com/475203801. All of Brandywine Baroque’s virtual concerts are available to watch anytime on Vimeo throughout the 2020-2021 season about a day after they have premiered. Be sure to watch!

MARKET STREET MUSIC
Downtown Wilmington's most diverse musical series, Market Street Music, has moved to an online platform as well. Three performances will be offered this fall, each in a two-part concert on their new YouTube channel.

Part One of the first performance has already premiered this weekend (Saturday, November 14) and featured cellist Ovidiu Marinescu — a seasoned player of the beloved Bach solo cello suites. In this concert, patrons can enjoy some of those suites along with new music from Ovidiu himself. Part Two premieres Tuesday, November 17 at 7:45pm.

Later this month, Market Street Music presents Marlissa Hudson, soprano and Marvin Mills, piano. These brilliant Baltimore-area musicians perform a program of remarkably beautiful and timely music by Black composers. Part One of their concert premieres Saturday, November 21 at 7:45pm, and Part Two premieres Tuesday, November 24 at 7:45pm.

Finally in December, viewers can celebrate the beloved-by-all Market Street Music tradition — the return of the Cartoon Christmas Trio! This fun-loving trio performs Jazz music from A Charlie Brown Christmas and so much more. Part One of the Cartoon Christmas Trio premieres Saturday, December 12 at 7:45pm; Part Two premieres Tuesday, December 15 at 7:45pm.

Patrons who join at the premiere times can chat live with Market Street Music and fellow patrons during the performance! CLICK TO WATCH!

MÉLOMANIE
For their 2020-2021 season, the ‘provocative pairings’ ensemble presents a series of five 30-minute streamed concerts, called Mélomanie's Virtual Series, putting fans in the 'virtual front row'! Their performances will include the ensemble's signature baroque and contemporary repertoire as well as interviews with guest composers.

The first concert premieres Saturday, November 21, at 3:00pm via their new Vimeo channel. The first program will include Mélomanie performing Telemann’s Paris Quartet in A Major and Aegean Airs by Robert Maggio; a cello solo by Ismar Gomes of Abraham's Sons - In Memoriam: Trayvon Martin, composed by James Lee III; and brief interviews with composers Robert Maggio and Mark Hagerty with guest percussionist Chris Hanning. Patrons need only click on the Vimeo link on November 21 to view the premiere performance!

Their follow-up concert is scheduled for Saturday, December 12, at 3:00pm.

All concerts will include post-performance "virtual receptions" via Zoom with the artists, and fans can also participate in live chat with each other during performances. After each performance, fans can also enjoy access to full-length, in-depth interviews with guest composers by clicking here.

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