During this difficult period, Chamber Music Scotland, who grant aid local music societies such as MiWK, will be hosting a Streaming Home Concerts series. This series is complemented by additional concerts presented independently by chamber musicians and ensembles. This is good news for performers who are losing their bookings, as well as for home-confined concert-goers.
Even if you miss a concert first time round, several remain on You Tube (follow the various links below). Most concerts offer the viewer an opportunity to make a donation in lieu of a ticket.
On Easter Sunday 12th April at 4.00pm Marcus Barcham Stevens (violin) and Christina Lawrie (piano) present another Concert From Our Living Room. The programme will include J.S. Bach Violin Concerto in A minor, Arvo Pärt Fratres (by arrangement with Universal Edition A.G. Wien), some more Bach, and Waldesrauschen by Liszt. Follow this link http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBpkYeisI0uStetLah1rF1w
In addition the Miller Violin Duo (Alison and Danny Miller) present a concert via a link to a private YouTube channel. It can be watched at the viewer’s leisure with no additional software or advanced technological skills required. There is a suggested donation of £5.00 per household which also includes an accompanying PDF programme with full biographies of themselves alongside detailed programme notes of the pieces performed.
Still available on YouTube is the concert performed on Sunday 22nd March by Christina Lawrie (piano) and Marcus Barcham-Stevens (violin, SCO), including the following repertoire:
- Kreisler, Praeludium and Allegro
- Beethoven, Kreutzer Sonata
Their concerts can be viewed on Christina’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBpkYeisI0uStetLah1rF1w
Chamber Music Scotland “Streaming Home Concerts”
CMS is also putting together a series of Streaming Home Concerts featuring concerts straight from the musicians’ living room to yours. They will be paying the musicians a fee, but also welcoming donations from those who are able, in lieu of a concert ticket. These donations will go directly to the musicians and can be made here .
On 8th April, pianist Euan Stevenson performed his “Mikrovisations.” The concert can be viewed here .
Previous concerts are still available for viewing:
Click here to view the concerts. (Tip from web manager: if the performances seem strangely silent to begin with, this is because a still image appears at the start, the amount of time varying from less than a minute to over quarter of an hour.) MiWK has made a donation to CMS in respect of these concerts, and if you wish to make a personal donation, remember you can do so here .