With the rapidly developing situation surrounding the pandemic COVID-19 coronavirus, we are now living in a difficult time, uncertain as to when we will be able to gather for live concerts again. Performing artists like our MCP Artists are hit especially hard by this, as the vast majority of them do not have salaried incomes and rely on paychecks from concert to concert and gig to gig to pay rent and bills and live their lives. With no concerts, this means no income, PERIOD.
MCP’s CO-VIDeo Concerts aims to bring financial aid to our struggling MCP Artists, allow them a creative outlet, and give our audience the chance to continue to connect with MCP Artists and hear them perform. So once a week, every week, on Saturdays at 3 PM (Eastern Time), MCP will present a one hour concert via Facebook livestream at our Facebook page. (Link address below)
Due to the necessity of social distancing, most performances will be solo, though as there are some MCP Artists who are married or family members living together, some chamber performances will be possible. Each will include information given by each MCP Artist about the works performed, as well as a description of their experience living in this new, ever-changing creative environment.
All proceeds donated during these concerts or with the indicated intent being for these concerts will be split evenly among the performers on each program.
The livestream will take place at 3 PM Eastern / 12 PM Pacific
Watch the livestream here: https://www.facebook.com/manhatttanchamberplayers/
Link to donate: http://manhattanchamberplayers.com/donate/
Note: Livestream concerts are subject to change without notice. In these rapidly-changing times, venues may close, which could prevent musicians from performing. If that happens, and the livestream doesn’t take place, we hope you’ll visit the performers’ website to explore their recorded performances, or discover another group to listen to online!