Chamber Music on the Fox continues online mini concerts
With social distancing and shelter-in-place orders in place, Chamber Music on the Fox is offering a new series of digital mini-concerts: a series of very short 5- to-15-minute performances that are livestreamed from each musician's home and that benefit the artists directly.
Each performance will be livestreamed on Chamber Music on the Fox's Facebook page, and viewers will be encouraged to make a tax-deductible donation, 100% of which will go to the performers.
The performances continue at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 18, with cellist Sara Sitzer; 3 p.m. Sunday, April 19, with Matthew Coley, marimba; 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, with violist Amanda Grimm; 7 p.m. Saturday, April 25, with Eric Pidluski and Karl Rzasa, violin and bassoon; 3 p.m. Sunday, April 26, with flutist Scott Metlicka; and 7 p.m. Thursday, April 30, with Mark Fry on bass trombone.
"When we had to cancel our April concert, we began to brainstorm ways to keep the music alive, keep artists connected with audiences, and keep musicians earning a little something to keep them afloat during an otherwise financially devastating time," Executive Director Sara Sitzer explained, "These mini-concerts won't solve all of those problems, but they're a step in the right direction."
The concerts will take place on Chamber Music on the Fox's Facebook page, facebook.com/chambermusiconthefox.For details, visit www.ChamberMusicOnTheFox.org, call (224) 276-8881, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded by ESO musicians Mark Fry and Sara Sitzer, Chamber Music on the Fox is a world-class classical chamber music series serving Elgin and the greater Fox Valley region, whose mission is to present engaging, enriching, and immersive performances and cultural experiences that enhance the cultural offerings of the area.