Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Quarantine Concert series aims to help musicians

Rosanna MooreThe Lake George Music Festival Alumni Association presents the “Quarantine Concert Series,” taking place Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays through April. Concerts start at 7 p.m., streaming live at https://www.facebook.com/lakegeorgemusicfestival/

For two weeks each August, the Lake George Music Festival hosts a series of live chamber music and orchestra concerts, open rehearsals, pre-performance workshops, and exciting special events. Set for August 9-21, the festival so far remains unaffected by this unprecedented situation.

Freelance musicians however, like the ones who make up the majority of the roster each summer, are experiencing immense hardship right now. The festival’s Alumni Association set a goal to create opportunities for them while we wait for normal life to resume.

A series of Quarantine Concerts, comprised mainly of solo performances by featival alumni, will be live-streamed, free of charge on the festival’s Facebook page. Concerts will last about 30 minutes.

Tax-deductible donations will be accepted, with 100 percent of the proceeds generated from these concerts will be given back to the performing artists in this time of need. In addition, everyone who gives towards this campaign will be given a FREE single ticket to a concert this August and will be automatically entered into a drawing for a FREE 2020 Season Pass.

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