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2020 Virtual Concerts


August 2020

Loss: Works by Mozart and Prokofiev

Part of the three-part video streamed music series with Musicivic Inc - Join the award-winning Shea-Kim Duo for Loss, a program of sonatas for violin and piano by W.A. Mozart and Sergei Prokofiev that contemplate the loss of something irreplaceable. The sonatas were completed at times when both composers were grappling with loss; Mozart wrote his E minor sonata around the time that he lost his mother, while Prokofiev composed his F minor violin sonata over a period of eight years, completing it shortly after the end of the World War II. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Sonata No. 21 in E minor Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953): Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 80

Ladies of Liberty: “100 Years Strong Celebration the Centennial Suffrage and the History of Woman’s Rights in America”

This pre-recorded musical revue, featuring NYC award winning cabaret artist, Valarie diLorenzo, celebrates the 2020 Centennial of woman’s right to vote and traces the of history woman’s rights in America. She will start in the beginning, with connections to the early Civil Rights movement, and then brings us all the way to the modern feminist legacy, #MeToo movement and female empowerment, through exuberant, lively, sometimes humorous – often touching – songs.

September 2020

Songs of Love: Lost and Found

Part of the three-part video streamed music series with Musicivic Inc - Join us for this week's performance, featuring Christopher Reames, tenor, and Kanako Reames, piano. Songs of Love: Lost and Found invites us through two complete song cycles: Robert Schumann's Dichterliebe ("A Poet's Love") and Francis Poulenc's Tel jour, telle nuit. Replete with lush imageries of springtime and nature, these two song cycles reflect on the poignant complexities of love lost and found.

Quartet Salonnières

Part of the three-part video streamed music series with Musicivic Inc - Devoted to historical performance, Quartet Salonnières is a newly formed ensemble that performs classical repertoire on original instruments using gut strings. The quartet is named for the women who hosted salons in the 18th and 19th centuries, known as the Salonnières, who through providing artistic and intellectually themed evenings in their homes, allowed the culture of the arts and philosophy to thrive. Join them in performances by Mozart, Haydn, and Boccherini!

Harp Music with a Twist

With heart and humor Kate Saxton is guaranteed to delight with traditional and modern music played on her concert harp.

October 2020

Music of the West African Kora (Harp): A Filmed Concert

Sean Gaskell will play the West African Kora, a melodic 21 string harp from Gambia in this filmed concert. You will hear traditional Gambian music dating back hundreds of years ago along with some of Sean’s own modern orchestrations. At times during this concert you may feel as though you are sitting in a symphony hall in NY City.   Sean is a celebrated musician from Seattle who currently lives in North Carolina. He has been featured in music festivals in the United States and in Gambia and Senegal.

Musical Adventure from Piano Solos to Four-Hands Duets: A Filmed Concert

Olga Vinokur performs in this filmed concert as a Soloist and with Daniel Gnip in Four Hands Piano. "New York Times has described her playing as “an exquisite performance” and BBC magazine called Olga “superlative.” Olga Vinokur will present program of piano masterpieces by Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Gershwin among others. Her son Dan will join her for some exciting piano four-hands duos."

Gail Storm: A Filmed Concert

Gail Storm, Long Island’s celebrated blues pianist, singer/songwriter, known for her blues stylings and treatment of the boogie woogie will perform a filmed concert of boogie woogie, traditional jazz, swing tunes, pop and originals. This concert is brought to NSPL through a East End Libraries Collaborative Project.

Harp Music with a Twist

With heart and humor Kate Saxton is guaranteed to delight with traditional and modern music played on her concert harp in this live-streamed mini concert.

November 2020

The Ackley Duo

Alison Ackley and Taylor Ackley are partners in life and in music. They have been performing together since 2015 when they founded the Deep Roots Ensemble. Taylor’s background in traditional American music and Alison’s extensive experience as a classical chamber musician come together to form the foundation of all the music they make together. The rich sound of their two-part harmony singing brings songs old and new to life in a way that feels both timeless and remarkable. In their five years of collaborating they have performed in festivals, concerts and recitals across the United States. The Deep Roots Ensemble's first album Songs from the Bitterroot was released in 2018 by 4Tay records and the next Hard Tellin’ is now available. While Taylor and Alison primarily perform with the Deep Roots Ensemble, their duo concerts always bring a special, intimate character to their well-loved style.

Broadway Café - Musical Appreciation featuring Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s: Oklahoma! 

Enjoy a fun loving and interesting romp through Classic Broadway Musicals complete with music, singalong, backstage stories and more via Zoom.

Music Civic Baroque

Performed on historical instruments and recorded virtually, Musicivic Baroque continues to share their love of Baroque music with listeners around the world. Reserve your free tickets today and enjoy this eclectic program of Visée, Couperin, Stradella, and Fontana recorded for the North Shore Public Library patrons.
  • This Concert Is Presented By NSPL & Musiciviv INC. Partnership

Harp Music with a Twist

With heart and humor Kate Saxton is guaranteed to delight with traditional and modern music played on her concert harp in this live-streamed mini concert.

December 2020

A Good Old -Fashioned Christmas with Valerie diLorenzo

Join us for a good old-Fashioned Christmas and some holiday cheer for your ear featuring Valerie diLorenzo at our annual holiday event, which will feature traditional favorites as well as some new surprises and stories about the Holiday Season.

Cramer Quartet

NSPL and Twin Forks Musicivic are excited to present the Cramer Quartet in this online series, featuring a socially distanced take on works by Bach, Haydn, Matteis, and Telemann. With period instruments and an invigorating historically informed approach, the Cramer Quartet brings uncommon warmth, transparency, and texture to Classical and early Romantic repertoire as well as commissioned works that explore and expand the sound world of gut strings.

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