Due to the pandemic, we are busily working to share all-new programs 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.
Guest Artists at NSM: Friends and Rivals in the Paris Opéra
Sunday, May 2, 2021 4pm Pacific/7pm Eastern
Sunday, May 2nd at 4pm PST/7pm EST, join us on YouTube for our 12th livestream concert.
It’s time to return to France in the 1730s: the hotshot violinists of the Académie de Musique (what is now known as the Paris Opéra) are doing their thing, navigating the friendships and rivalries of their professional lives while pushing forward the form of the Franco-Italian violin sonata.
Jean-Jacques-Baptiste Anet: Sonata in G Minor op. 3 no. 2
Jean-Baptiste Quentin: Sonata in G Minor op. 1 no. 2
Jean-Baptiste Senaillé: Sonata in F Major op. 4 no. 1
Jean-Pierre Guignon: Sonata in A Major op. 1 no. 1
Louis Aubert: Sonata in E Minor op. 1 no. 1
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.
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.