As the world has moved online over the last two months, Joseph Fort’s new live stream series has been embraced by music lovers on both sides of the Atlantic.
It is guided by one principle: that although live performances might be on hold for the time being, we can still keep ENJOYING music, and that we should seize this opportunity to get to know more deeply the music we love!
In his regular ‘A Guide to . . . ’ live streams, Joseph presents a movement-by-movement guide to some favourite works, highlighting interesting musical features to listen out for, and talking about the music’s history. The discussion is accompanied by a complete recording of the work.
Recent popular examples have been choral works such as the Brahms Requiem, Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius, and the St. John Passion of JS Bach. A new series on chamber music will be starting soon. Audience members have described the live streams as ‘revelatory’, ‘a real highlight’, ‘genius’, and ‘a lifeline’.
For concert societies, festivals, venues and other organisations whose members would enjoy a live stream about a popular musical work or topic, these can be very easily be arranged. Everything is taken care of, with ticketing, broadcasting and licensing all sorted here, meaning an entirely hassle-free experience for the organisation. All that remains is for you to spread the word to your members!
There is also the option of a free Zoom meeting after the live stream, so that members of the organisation can ask questions and see each other in person!
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