Brott Music Festival Launches Online Streaming Platform

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Hamilton, Ontario – Boris Brott and the Brott Music Festival are pleased to announce  that this December, they will launch ‘Brott To You’, an online video streaming platform  where audiences can experience the magic of the Brott Music Festival from the comfort  and safety of home.  

Most industries have taken a major hit due to the COVID 19 pandemic, but the arts are  one of the most affected. Without any way to safely hold in-person concerts, music  organizations have had to innovate, finding ways to safely share their gifts with the  community and create performance opportunities for many partnering professional  musicians.  

The Brott Music Festival, which was established in 1988 and is the largest non-profit  orchestral music festival in Canada, is joining the many orchestras across Canada  offering an online version of their programming this year. On December 14th, 2020, they  will launch ‘Brott To You’. This will give audiences the chance to purchase access to  high-quality concert recordings and special virtual events featuring the National  Academy Orchestra and acclaimed soloists and partners from across Canada and  beyond.  

Handel’s Messiah, the holiday classic which has become a must-see Christmas tradition  for the Brott Festival, will be the first concert to premiere on the platform.  

Coming December 14th, 2020, the performance will feature the National Academy  Orchestra with conductor Boris Brott. An outstanding quartet of soloists and the  acclaimed Arcady Chorus will join the orchestra to proclaim the start of the holiday  season. Featuring soprano Shantelle Przybylo, mezzo-soprano Andrea Ludwig, tenor  Bud Roach, and baritone David John Pike, the premiere event will also feature an  exclusive, live, virtual Q&A with Boris Brott. After the special premiere event on  December 14th, 2020, the concert will be available to view online until January 1st,  2021. 

Handel’s ‘Messiah’, which was filmed in a closed, socially-distant environment in early  December, will soon be joined on the platform by a whole slate of other world-class  orchestral concert experiences. This will include a recording of Vivaldi’s ever-popular  ‘The Four Seasons’ which was captured live this summer at Sue Ann Staff Winery in  Jordan, Niagara. 

Brott has also partnered with Sue Ann Staff Winery to put together various themed wine  gift packs, which audiences can purchase for socially-distant pick-up or delivery and  enjoy during their virtual concert experience. These wine packages can be purchased  separately from Sue Ann Staff winery and are not included in the ticket price for  concerts. Visit https://www.sue-annstaff.com/collections/brott-music-festival-wine-packs to browse the options! 

Artistic Director Boris Brott hopes that the Brott To You streaming platform will be a way  for people to connect with the music and each other: 

“We are thrilled to have you join us! Messiah is musical magic. It will touch your soul.”,  said Brott. “We need this inspiration now to encourage us as we see this pandemic  challenge through and look forward to singing Hallelujah all physically together next  year. 

As COVID 19 continues to challenge the artistic community, the Brott Festival  encourages music lovers from across the country to engage with their social media and  website to stay up-date on upcoming live streams, virtual concerts, and more that will be  ‘Brott To You’ soon.  

For more information, visit www.brottmusic.com

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