by Daniel Hathaway
Writing in Arts Professional, Kahlil Ashanti, an entrepreneur, actor, web developer and CEO of weshowup.io, a pay-what-you-can platform for experiences, describes how presenting concerts for U.S. Air Force troops in dangerous places informs his methods of getting audiences to support streamed content through after-event donations. Click here to read.
Writing in The Guardian, Tim Benbdzko describes a German initiative that seeks to enlist 4,000 concertgoers in a coronavirus experiment. Read the article here.
And a National Public Radio article previews a forthcoming recording featuring the works of the first known women composers in America.
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Read Jarrett Hoffman’s reviews of the first episode of the Miró Quartet’s Beethoven Cycle on the Orcas Island Series and ACRONYM’s tenth and latest CD.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE WEB AND AIRWAVES:
On Saturday, Cleveland Opera Theater launches its “Barber” Mini Series, Cleveland Classical Guitar Society features one of its educational success stories, the MET Opera reprises a 2010 Rosenkavalier, The Cleveland Orchestra brings back an Emanuel Ax concerto, and the Miró Quartet continues its Beethoven cycle for the Orcas Island Festival via Texas.
On Sunday, Florida Grand Opera winds up its matinee series with Mourning Becomes Electra, The Cleveland Orchestra revives a performance by violinist Nikolaj Znaider, organist David von Behren plays live from Lincoln, Nebraska, the MET offers a 2018 production of Puccini’s Wild West opera, and ChamberFest Cleveland features an encore performance of Strauss’ Metamorphosen. Details here.
Although there are no readily available local performances to remember them by, take a moment this weekend to toast the birthdays of Canadian contralto Maureen Forrester (7/25/1930), Irish pianist and composer John Field (7/26/1782), Russian American conductor Serge Koussevitzky (7/26/1874) and Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt (7/26/1958).