Updated: Dec 4, 2020
Virtual Concert Series 2020-2021
Millennium Chamber Players has entered the digital concert hall with our first MCP 2020-2021 season performance, “Music Speaks.” The virtual concert was presented via Zoom on Saturday, October 24.
As we are all aware, music and the arts have had to endure immeasurable loss amidst the Coronavirus pandemic. The circumstances have challenged artists to utilize their creativity and imagination in new ways, to make and share their work, often at the price of lost or no income. Along with all performing arts groups and organizations, the Millennium Chamber Players had to pause its 2020 performances, music & wellness, and educational programs. As this pandemic persists, we choose to carry onwards, and plan to share with you new music experiences while maintaining the highest artistic standards.
“Music Speaks” is a program of selected works composed during times of human crises, both through history and the present. The featured MCP Young Artist for this special presentation is Clarinetist Eve Budd, student at LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts.
Featured Millennium Chamber Players: Bela Horvath, Violin Anna Maria Manalo, Violin Anna Heflin, Viola Sonna Kim, Cello Pedro Giruardo, Bass Rex Benincasa, Percussion Alexander Wu, Piano
Enjoy a preview video here:
Young Artist Highlight: Eve Budd
This month's Young Artist, Eve Budd.
Here is our interview with Eve!
1) How long have you been studying music and who are your main mentors? I have been studying music for 10 years now, gaining experience with All City High School Orchestra (ACHSO) 2) What musical experience stood out more than others in your life? Being a part of ACHSO and sharing the repertoire that we perform. 3) Who are your favorite composers/musicians/music groups? Shostakovich, Borodin, Rachmaninov, and Holst. My favorite clarinetist is Martin Fröst 4) What are you planning to program as an MCP Young Artist? I am programming the first movement of Paul Hindemith's Clarinet Sonata. 5) What else do you enjoy when you’re not playing music?
I enjoy reading and spending time with the people I enjoy
MCP is grateful to provide these important opportunities to Young Artists like Eve. With your support, we can continue to encourage their musical careers. Please donate now to our GoFundMe campaign to support the 2020-2021 virtual concert season. Thank you for your generosity and love of music.
We Need Your Support
It is our intention to continue providing world-class performances, mentorship opportunities, and wellness programs to the under-served members of our community. To achieve this mission, we need your support.
MCP is seeking $10,000 in donations by December 1, 2020 to fund the Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 season. Your generosity will provide the necessary funding to employ musicians, create mentorships and performing opportunities for young artists, and open the door to more performances at Mt. Sinai and other senior wellness centers.
Please give as you are able, every contribution makes a significant difference and breathes life into the world through the power of music.
Please make your donation now, visit our GoFundMe page: https://gf.me/u/yxuyzb
Our heartfelt thanks for your contribution and continued support of the arts, by giving today you are providing a future for music in our changing world - uniting us one note at a time.