Due to the pandemic, we are busily working to share our music with you at home, live and on-demand. Your financial support during this time is deeply appreciated; you can help us with a monthly donation via Patreon, and access weekly work-in-progress videos, monthly Zoom receptions with our live concerts, blog posts, and other fun things. Click here to join us there.
Weekly Works in Progress (#RoughGuts)
In setting up monthly subscription access to our work in exchange for steadily supporting all the time that goes into preparing performances, part of our aim is to welcome you into our process, sharing early videos of new works as we explore them and start to prepare them for private concerts, public videos, and polished albums. We have a great time sight-reading new pieces and deciding how and when to group them into compelling programs, and we hope to share some of that fun with you.
These #RoughGuts videos can be accessed through Patreon with a monthly subscription of $5 or more, and are released weekly on Wednesdays.
Next Monthly Livestream: August 30, 2020
We will be performing our fifth monthly livestream concert on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 4PM Pacific/7PM Eastern.
One of the great silver linings of this time for us has been putting together an entirely new-to-us program every month. It is unprecedented in the history of our ensemble to have the time available to prepare that much new material so quickly! Another wonderful thing is our ability to reach listeners who are far away from any of our previous in-person concerts, and even to see old friends reconnecting with each other across geographic divides in the live chat of our YouTube streams as they enjoy our music.
Our next monthly livestream revisits our beloved program “Les Maîtres du violon: The Rise of the French Violin Sonata,” which we performed last year in Maine and throughout Southern California. We are hoping to record these beautiful works as our debut album in the future, and look forward to revisiting them and sharing them with our online listeners!
More details on the concert coming soon…
Videos on YouTube
We also plan to post videos periodically on YouTube, freely accessible, a combination of videos from our live performance archive (oh how wistful we are hearing live audiences and acoustics different from our living room as we listen to and prepare these videos!) and new works that we just have to share with you outside of a formal concert. These will appear as the muse strikes, so the best way to not miss anything is to subscribe to our new channel on YouTube (the link takes you to our channel page; look for the red Subscribe button).
We look forward to sharing music with you in all these new ways!
—Sylvia & John
Under normal circumstances, we are pleased to offer house concerts through Groupmuse. Check out their website to learn more about their new livestream format, creating community through long-distance Zoom gatherings with friends near and far bookending a livestreamed concert! Click here to see our performer page.