Good and not so good news

Arts Anyway Episode 2 featuring some musical theatre performances and an interview with the the amazing Teiya Kasahara is up on their YouTube channel.

And, this year’s Toronto Bach Festival has been cancelled.  Since that was scheduled for the last weekend in May that’s the furthest out cancelation yet.

Looking for some light relief…

This just in…

Pacific Opera Project (POP) announces an interactive watch party of a rebroadcast of POP’s hit production of Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio from The Ford Amphitheatre, recorded in September of 2016, on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 5pm PT. The watch party features interviews with the cast, an update from POP’s Artistic Director about the rest of the season, and interactive elements including costume contests, drink recipes, and more. The stream will be available on POP’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Page. In his time when “the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few,” POP invites homebound audiences to boldly go where no “quarantined” opera audience has gone before.

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A little something

So last night’s Venice to Constantinople web cast didn’t come off due to the general inability of people to get together right now.  However Beste Kalender and Ryan Harper did manage to produce a short video.  You can see Beste singing a piano accompanied version of  Hahn’s À Chloris followed by three songs by Komitas recorded by Beste with Sinfonia Toronto and Nurhan Arman.  The three songs are Cinar Es (Tall as a poplar tree), Tahsin Incirci (Varna Songs) and Al Ayloughs (My Red Shawl).  It’s a nice way to spend fifteen minutes.  The video can be found here.

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