Corb Lund Live stream Free Online TV Coverage Join members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for an evening of chamber music Feb. 21, the sixth in the ALIVEmusica series of live-streamed concerts.
The performance, from the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon, begins at 8 p.m. It is co-presented by the Howland Chamber Music Circle, Newburgh Chamber Music, Pawling Concert Series, and WMHT-FM classical radio.
While furloughed by the pandemic, many members of the orchestra perform in ensembles to remain employed and reach audiences on a livestream.
The Feb. 21 performance will feature harpist Stacey Shames, violinists Caterina Szepes and Bruno Eicher, violist Mary Hammann, and cellist Kari Jane Docter.
The program, which draws from a broad spectrum of composers, will feature Camille Saint-Saëns’s Fantasie in A Major, Jules Massenet’s Meditation from Thaïs, Beethoven’s String Trio in C Minor, and Zapatos de Chincha by Gabriella Lena Frank.
Carl Gutowski, Howland Chamber Music Circle’s concert manager, who spearheaded ALIVEmusica’s response to the pandemic, stated: “One could not ask for finer musicians or more enchanting compositions to showcase their dazzling musicianship, which soon, hopefully, will be back for all to enjoy at Lincoln Center and beyond.”
The concert can be streamed on the websites of the co-presenters, including newburghchambermusic.org and howlandmusic.org/ALIVEmusica. A donation of $20 is suggested. The concert will be available for two weeks following the initial presentation.
The Watchung Arts Center will host a “Big Easy Mardi Gras” virtual celebration on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 8 p.m.
The Mardi Gras Band will return after last year’s sellout performance with band leader and bassist Thaddeus Exposé, vocalist Arlee Leonard, pianist Brandon McCune, drummer Gordon Lane, trumpeter Michael Green and clarinetist Marty Eigen