Many thanks to all who have tuned in to watch our #TogetheratHomeLMNS concerts so far.
We are grateful for all the online shares which help us to spread the word about these free concerts and help bring the joy of music to people around the world. So far the concerts have been watched by viewers in Kurdistan, Panama, Uganda, Ireland, Canada, Hungary, India, America, France, Italy, Germany and New Zealand!
To catch up on the brand new concerts we have premiered over the past five weeks, as well as some archive videos that we think you might enjoy, please head over to our YouTube channel.
Live Music Now Scotland’s programme of online concerts continues this week (Monday 4th – Sunday 10th May). Everyone is welcome, please share!
This week, we’ll be sharing music from our friends at Live Music Now Netherlands who have also been using online videos to keep in touch with their audiences.
Week Six music programme:
Monday 4th May, 7pm: We look back on an outdoor concert with The Okapi Duo from last summer, which was part of the East Neuk Festival in Fife. Suitable for the general public.
Wednesday 6th May, 11am: Scots singer Hannah Rarity presents a fun, interactive music workshop. Suitable for children under five.
Thursday 7th May, 11am: Live Music Now Netherlands present a newly recorded concert of classical clarinet from Orzan Trio. Suitable for the general public.
Friday 8th May, 7pm: Sirocco Winds present a classical music concert. Suitable for the general public.
Sunday 10th May, 7pm: Soprano and piano duo Barbara Cole Walton and Jonathan Swinard present a classical music concert. Suitable for the general public, older people in care homes and those living with dementia,
See you in cyberspace!
Live Music Now Scotland will continue to bring the joy of music into people’s lives, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Together at Home series is a programme of brand new concerts, recorded especially for sharing with our longstanding audiences, whether that’s older people in care homes, children in school or nursery, or people on lockdown in every one of Scotland’s 32 local authorities. And now even further beyond!
Following the cancellation of many concerts, Live Music Now Scotland was keen to find alternative ways of sharing music in the community. Music is more vital than ever in these uncertain times, providing a way to take our minds off the current realities that are unfolding and lift us out of the stress and worries of daily life. It was also crucial that we found a means of financially supporting our 118 emerging artists during a difficult time and ensuring their work remained accessible.
We came up with a solution: pre-recorded and live concerts, direct from the artists’ homes that we can share with care homes, arts venues and nurseries. Or straight into the living rooms or mobile phones of our supporters.
We have commissioned a special series of videos, recorded in living rooms around Scotland – or wherever our artists are on lockdown – that will be available to view on YouTube for a limited time. Here are some dates for your diary, please join us on Facebook to share some wonderful music Together at Home.