Live-Streamed Concert to Benefit Performing Artists
Emanuel Ax, Jon Kimura Parker, J’Nai Bridges, Rachel Barton Pine, Anthony McGill, Bridget Kibbey
Saturday, April 4, 8:00 pm ET
OurConcerts.live, a new venture dedicated to supporting and promoting classical music, will bring together some of the industry’s biggest stars in a virtual benefit concert. Proceeds will go to the Artist Relief Tree, a new fund created to financially support artists who are affected by cancellations due to COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly affected the lives of people in virtually every country around the world, classical musicians and audiences among them. Concerts for the foreseeable future were canceled almost overnight, eliminating a critical source of income for performers and leaving the future of the non-profit organizations for whom they work in jeopardy. Meanwhile, the audiences whose lives they enrich are left with a void at a time when it is more important than ever.
OurConcerts.live is pleased to present an evening of extraordinary music. Streaming live from their homes, pianists Emanuel Ax and Jon Kimura Parker, mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges, violinist Rachel Barton Pine, clarinetist Anthony McGill, harpist Bridget Kibbey and others will give an intimate view into some of their favorite pieces. The artists are graciously donating their time to benefit their colleagues.
Tickets are available on the OurConcert.live website. Contributions begin at $5 and viewers are encouraged to give as much as they feel comfortable.
The Blue Hill Concert Association has supplied a ten-second video message which will be played at some point during the live-stream either before or after the concert or during intermission. Here’s a link to our video message …
Soon, we will be posting here a preview of our 2021 winter concert season. In the meanwhile, be well and enjoy the music!