This is a livestreaming Groupmuse Virtual Concert
A live virtual performance with community videochat and a Q&A with the artists.
Livestream Massivemuse II: In the Russian Folk Style
Sat, April 11, 2020 7:30 PM, EDT
Last Saturday, we had our first-ever live-stream Massivemuse. Our biggest groupmuse in history, folks from all over the world tuned in to share smiles, conversation, Zoom-dancing, and Ludwig van. And the reviews are in. Voices from our community:
"I feel completed, healed for the evening. I really needed it. This is humanity at its very best. Energy for the mind, heart, soul. Strength to live!"
"The music was stunning but I think most importantly the fact that Groupmuse has found a way to maintain a sense of normalcy in these unknown times. Providing us stability and beauty is paramount.”
"I deeply appreciate your efforts in continuing on during this crisis requiring shelter at home. For me, this is the most meaningful form of human connection outside of my family right now.”
“Enjoyed immensely both the artists and the process y'all are using to bring us music lovers together. SO much fun. Sharing music is important always, but especially now.”
"I am welling with tears to think about how moving and inspiring the whole moment was. Thank you and Godspeed.”
We were right there with you and we hear you loud and clear. For the foreseeable future, we’ll be organizing live-stream Massivemuses, to weave this community ever-more tightly together to have the resilience for whatever’s next.
And this coming Saturday night is gonna be an utterly unique and spellbinding treat. The Russian born Alexandrov-Skliar Duo were ready for this crisis. While the rest of us were fumbling with Zoom streams and laptop cameras, this couple was way ahead of the curve. With an in-home professional-level broadcast studio complete with a remote-controlled multi-camera setup, they’re ready with an experience that sets the bar high for the rest of us imagining what a socially-distant society with thriving performing arts culture looks like.
Oh, and also, they’re staggeringly great musicians. Both Alexey Alexandrov and Ekaterina Skliar are masters of both the mandolin and the domra - a Russian folk instrument that they wield with electrifying virtuosity. The award-winning duo has a night of Bach, Scarlatti, Albeniz, and Piazzolla - coupled with lesser-known works in a Russian folk-style at the ready.
We’ll have a Zoom hangout beforehand, and afterward we’ll be joined by the artists for an optional Q&A (folks can go back into breakout rooms if that’s their preference; the breakout rooms are so much fun.)
We’re charging people $3 to reserve a spot and are orienting towards a pay-what-you-will model at the performance so no one gets turned away for lack of funds.
We can’t wait to see you there!