I can't believe it's already Friday! (and now almost Saturday because I kept getting distracted while writing today) I swear this has been the shortest week I've had since early March. Anyhow, I've been busyyy.
A pianist friend of mine and I decided that we would play a small live-streamed concert before I leave for NYC so we have been preparing and rehearsing all week. The world of live-streaming, the intricacies of YouTube, and figuring out optimal sound for live-streaming is pretty uncharted territory for me. Cross your fingers that the sound is listenable on Sunday. I'm doing my best!
I guess I'm burying the lead a bit.... If you'd like to tune in, we will be going live from my YouTube channel at 6 pm EST on Sunday July 26th. Taya's YouTube Channel
We have decided to make the concert free and accessible but have chosen a few organizations that we believe in and are asking anyone who tunes in to donate at least a ticket price to them. I'm going to list them here just in case you feel moved to donate as well!
ACLU of Oregon - Helping the protesters who have been injured and arrested by the ragtag federal officers that are mass-arresting in Portland.
Black Trans Femmes in the Arts - a collective connecting Black trans femmes and providing them with the skills and resources that they need to make and share their work
Manna Food Bank - Local food bank that serves Western North Carolina.
Program - to be performed from The Porter Center at Brevard College.
Taya Ricker, Violin and Vance Reese, Piano
Grande Sonata for Piano and Violin, Op. 83 - Ferdinand Ries (1784 - 1838)
Garden Scene from Much Ado About Nothing, suite from the incidental music for violin & piano, Op. 11 - Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897 - 1957)
Sonata no. 9 in A Major, Op. 47 ‘Kreutzer’ - Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)