Listening. Together. Festival

May 14, 2021

May 18, 2021

Free; Donations appreciated

Online

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Events Description

 

Enjoy five days of great music and conversation.

Listening together has always been Music on Main’s deepest purpose, and continues to drive all that we do. The shared music and art experiences throughout the past year have become a beacon of light for human connection between listeners and creators.

Celebrate Music on Main’s 15th season with great music, top-flight artists, and sounds you may have never heard before. We’re inviting you to listen together, no matter where you are in the world, to five days of special online performances, artist talks, and opportunities to learn about music.

Performances range from the accessibly eclectic percussion duo Infamy Too! (Aaron Graham and Julia Chien), to the soul-stirring folksong melodies of Dálava (Julia Ulehla and Aram Bajakian), and rising star violinist, Chloe Kim. Mark Takeshi McGregor returns to Music on Main with electro-acoustic hybrid sounds through his performance of James O’Callaghan’s “Doubt is a way of knowing”. Invite Jonathan Lo‘s cello performances to fill your room as he effortlessly masters Benjamin Britten‘s “Ciaccona” and Giuseppe Colombi‘s “Chiaccona a Basso solo”. Witness Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa’s quiet profondity as she performs Rodney Sharman’s “Opera Transcriptions” and describes listening as “one of the ways of being fully present in the world.” And discover Saina Khaledi’s “Mystery of Love” from Music on Main’s celebrated production As dreams are made.

Experience moments of exuberant music that will fill your ears, then let the more intimate works of the artists take you on a personal journey, and ask yourself “what’s going to come next?”

This is a free event! Donations appreciated and make a difference. And, if you’d like to make a gift of any amount in support of this programming and these artists, you can click here.

 

WHEN & WHERE

Date & Time:

May 14 – 18, 2021

FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2021
7:30pm |Concert
featuring: Chloe Kim, violin, Infamy Too! (Julia Chien & Aaron Graham, percussion), and Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, piano
Music by: J.S. Bach, Ivan Trevino, and Rodney Sharman
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8:30pm |Artist Talk
Join festival artists and Artistic Director David Pay for conversations about music making.
These dynamic post-concert chats feature great musicians illuminating ideas about music, composers, and new directions.
Zoom: the artist talk zoom link will be added May 14, 2021 on this page.

SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2021
3:00 pm |Beethoven and the Dialogue of Collaboration with Erika Switzer
featuring: Erika Switzer, piano and Tyler Duncan, baritone
Erika Switzer gives an inspiring talk about her work followed by the pre-recorded recital of Erika and Tyler performing
Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte, Op.98. Audience Q&A will follow.
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7:30pm |Concert
featuring: Saina Khaledi, santour, Mark Takeshi McGregor flute, Kimia Koochakzadeh-Yazdi electronics, and Aram Bajakian, guitar
music by: Saina Khaledi, James O’Callaghan, and Aram Bajakian
musiconmain.ca

8:30pm |Artist Talk
Join festival artists and Artistic Director David Pay for conversations about music making.
These dynamic post-concert chats feature great musicians illuminating ideas about music, composers, and new directions.
Zoom: the artist talk zoom link will be added May 15, 2021 on this page.

SUNDAY, May 16, 2021
3:00pm |Concert
featuring: Infamy Too! (Julia Chien & Aaron Graham, percussion), Mark Takeshi McGregor, flute Julia Ulehla, voice
music by: Alyssa Weinberg, Duncan Maunders, Leonard Gao, Kaija Saariaho, and Julia Ulehla
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4:30pm |Artist Talk
Join festival artists and Artistic Director David Pay for conversations about music making.
These dynamic post-concert chats feature great musicians illuminating ideas about music, composers, and new directions.
Zoom: the artist talk zoom link will be added May 16, 2021 on this page.

7:30pm |Concert
featuring: Jonathan Lo, cello, Dálava (Julia Ulehla, voice & Aram Bajakian, guitar), Mark Takeshi McGregor, flute
music by: Giuseppe Colombi, Benjamin Britten, Dálava, and Marin Marais
musiconmain.ca

8:30pm |Artist Talk
Join festival artists and Artistic Director David Pay for conversations about music making.
These dynamic post-concert chats feature great musicians illuminating ideas about music, composers, and new directions.
Zoom: the artist talk zoom link will be added May 16, 2021 on this page.

Venue: Online

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