This is a changed world. Last week, like many performing arts organizations around the world, we made the difficult decision to cancel activities including our emerging artists’ showcase, Songbook X and New Opera 101 masterclass. This decision was made to protect our participants, artists and audiences as day by day we learned more about the dangers of COVID-19.
Although we were heartbroken to cancel, we are thrilled to announce that our headlining artists have agreed to change tack and perform a full recital, streaming for free: Songbook X: Krisztina Szabó and Chris Foley in Livestream Concert – hosted by Michael Hidetoshi Mori, streaming live on our Youtube channel on Saturday, March 21st at 8:00PM.
Krisztina Szabó, mezzo-soprano, will be performing Tapestry selections and other select opera and art song, accompanied by Chris Foley, collaborative pianist, on our fabulous Bösendorfer Imperial Grand Piano. The performance will be free for all to watch, no matter where in the world.
This world has changed a lot in just a few weeks. In the face of great challenges, we can be both cautious and not beaten. We are inspired by our community of artists, audiences and staff and are looking forward to engaging with you in innovative ways through this challenging time. Until we can meet again in person, we wish you safety, health, and peace… AND we look forward to sharing two extraordinary artists with you on Saturday, online!