ONLINE SERIES 2020
PHOTO MONTAGE BY RICCARDO PES
CONCERTS IN THE WEST wants to say a big THANK YOU to all the musicians who have taken part in the Online Series.
The project put us all on a steep learning curve. The decision to go ahead was made in June and the players were then invited to participate. At that stage everyone was in Lockdown. They were keen to take part but it took time to work out where and when they could perform together under the Covid-19 rules. By early August we had a list of musicians, most of their repertoire and available dates. This was exciting and gave us all a glimmer of hope.
By wonderful serendipity Riccardo Pes had made contact with me and he took on the technical side of things: creating a publicity video in collaboration with me; editing videos when they arrived (if necessary); creating thumbnail pictures; uploading the videos (a nerve-wracking process); publicising on Facebook and elsewhere. Apparently CinW now has a following in Italy!
We also want to thank our audiences who tuned in via YouTube or Facebook. Sadly this was not easy for everyone due to poor Broadband connections. Many of you have given a donation to support the Online Series and CinW is very grateful. The players were paid a fee regardless of income from donations.
Our usual venues are quite small, which makes it more difficult for us to get going again, but we are making plans. It will be necessary to be flexible. Tours are a bit more complicated than single concerts to organise.
I will be in touch once there are plans for 2021. We hope that our loyal audiences will come back to a live concert again. There may be strict guidelines to follow but we will have to wait and see.
Most of the concerts are still available for quite a while - two months from the date of transmission. YouTube and Facebook
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RIYAD NICOLAS & MARIELA SHAKER
COLIN SCOBIE - MANUEL VIOQUE-JUDDE
SAVITRI GRIER & OLIVIER ROBIN
LINOS PIANO TRIO
KATHARINE DAIN & SAM ARMSTRONG
EMMA HALNAN & EBLANA STRING TRIO
NAOMI BURRELL - GAVIN KIBBLE
FERIO SAXOPHONE QUARTET
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