Despite general weirdness everywhere, we’re determined to make NCMF 2020 joyful with many festival-related events - some live, some virtual.
We will be Quartet Caroling in residential neighborhoods in Newburyport from Friday, August 14th to Sunday, August 16th. People can listen from their windows, front doors, and porches as we stroll by making music. We'll also have a live-streamed concert on Saturday evening, August 15th (details below), and we hope you'll "join" us (if you're not able to, it will stay up on our YouTube channel).
Of course, part of the fun of NCMF is getting to know the artists personally. Because social distancing makes this difficult, starting August 5th, we’ll send out daily emails at 5:00pm with a new link to Conversations with the artists (think of them like podcasts) or Artist Picks (where NCMF alumni provide a surprise musical link). You can watch while cooking dinner or sipping a cup of tea or during your morning stroll. Those already released will be available on our YouTube channel.
Distant echoes, the vast roof overhead - I feel a slight chill and sense of awe when I walk into a cathedral. I get the same feeling of immensity when I listen to Bach’s sixth cello suite, a work the great Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich called “a symphony for solo cello.”
This post refers to the NCMF Winter Baroque streamed concert on Sunday, 20 December at 3:00 PM with Nurit Pacht (violin) and Eliana Yang (cello). Check out this link for more information. Donations are gratefully requested: consider $30, $20, $10, or what you can afford. (The sky's the limit!)
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