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Bach in the Dark second Live Stream – Cello and Double Bass!
Fri April 17 at 7:00 pm
Dear Bach in the Dark friends,
I was overwhelmed by the response to the live-streaming solo cello ‘experiment’ that took place last night. Thank you so much for joining in – there were over 500 of you, and from all over the world. We had people listening next door, up the road, in rural areas, interstate and internationally. It was an honour to play for you all. I hope Bach’s genius made your Friday just a little bit better…
I continue to think about the importance of creativity and music at this difficult time – and last night really cemented my thoughts. I know that it will be science and medicine that will heal our bodies – but I feel that it is music and the creative arts that will heal our souls, and help us through this difficult time.
So the live streaming experiment continues – especially after such a hugely positive response last night. The lovely Ben Ward has agreed to come and play (we’ll be at and acceptable social distance, and have washed hands – don’t you worry!) on Friday April 17, at 7pm. We’ll be playing a version of the cello and double bass concerts we’d prepared but were cancelled right at the last minute. I know you’ll love it – there’s music by Bach, Rossini, MB Sibson, Bartók and Edgar Meyer. There’s a little bit of something for everyone.
Here’s what you need to do. Go to Humanitix (https://events.humanitix.com/bitd-streaming1/tickets) and buy a ticket – it’s only $7.50 (or you can visit through the website too – http://www.bachinthedark.com/index-phpindex-phpshows/bach-in-the-dark-cello-and-double-bass-live-streaming/). If you’d like to give a little more, then that would be really welcome, as it’s a hard time for artists right now – but $7.50 is all we are asking. Again, two hours before the concert (5pm, Sydney time) you’ll be sent a youtube link that you need to click on before 7pm. When you click on it, you’ll see my back room with the Bach in the Dark sign on it. You’ve arrived! Pour yourself a glass of wine.
Someone will probably walk past and say hello at some point beforehand. The best listening experience will be to listen through speakers, or headphones – but I’m happy for you to listen in any way you want to. (Bear in mind that this isn’t broadcast quality –there may be some glitches that will be out of our control. But we’ll do our best!)
At 7pm, or shortly thereafter, we should appear (if all goes to plan). And then we’ll play for you as beautifully as we can. Have another glass of wine. Sit and be in the moment. Hopefully you can forget all the craziness, just for a short time.
Feel free to spread the word if you know others who’d like to join in the music-making – this venue won’t sell out!
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