Selby & Friends, now in its 14th Season of presenting brilliant chamber music concerts around Australia, announces a dual online initiative through our new portal – Selby&Friends At Home. Presented through the Selby & Friends YouTube Channel, this recorded and filmed chamber music initiative offers an alternative to concerts cancelled due to venue closings and social distancing directives during the COVID-19 crisis.
Originally scheduled for early May, our Let’s Get Personal tour was filmed & recorded for ticketed patrons to access via our YouTube Channel, from 2 – 10 May. SSO colleagues, Concertmaster Andrew Haveron and Principal cellist Umberto Clerici, joined Artistic Director/pianist Kathryn Selby, AM for a “live” studio concert which was professionally filmed in Sydney. Featuring piano trios by Mozart and Beethoven plus Dvořák’s beloved Dumky Trio, this unique presentation will also include discussions between Selby and her guests, echoing Selby & Friends’ hallmark of the artists speaking from the concert stage.
Speaking of her motivation to create this initiative, Artistic Director Kathryn Selby says
The current global crisis has forced all of us into our homes and the need for connection with friends and family is even more important. Reaching out through music has always been one of the important facets of our ability to connect, give comfort and solace and uplift the soul. The ability to bring Selby & Friends concerts to people in the safety of their homes is a goal worth striving for and I am grateful to our subscribers for supporting this initiative so wholeheartedly and to my colleagues and friends in the industry for wanting to be a part of this new initiative.
Selby&Friends At Home has also launched a free secondary arm to this initiative with a special selection of live audio recordings drawn from Selby & Friends’ vast concert archive spanning the past 14 seasons and more. With American composer Paul Schoenfield’s jazzy Café Music and Schubert’s Sonatensatz already available, the Franck Violin Sonata is set to go online in the next few days with new recordings from our archive available for all music-lovers free of charge each week.
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