Local artists to hold online concert

  • Kathy Lowe Courtesy

  • Jordan Tirrell-Wyosocki —Courtesy

Published: 5/12/2020 11:45:45 AM

Everyone found joy watching the globally televised relief concert, “One World: Together at Home” by famous celebrity singers and musicians, so the Center for the Arts thought, why not bring this closer to home? Artists and performers in the Lake Sunapee Region have always been there to help the community when needed, and many are happy to find a way to help during this time. Being unable to perform live, however, has its challenges.

Exactly how does one do a concert for others online?

Jean Connolly, chair of the Center for the Arts, decided to take stab at it.

Reaching out to well-known local musicians who live in the Lake Sunapee Region or have played in Lake Sunapee venues, she asked if there was interest in participating in a “Lake Sunapee Music Fest Online.” And there was!

“The response was very positive all the way around,” she said. “These musicians want to do what they can to lift the spirits of our community during this difficult time. They went right to work preparing videos for this program and working with me to create an amazing program of song and music, folk and classical, spoken word and ensembles.”

The concert will premiere this Thursday, May 14, at 7 p.m., on the CFA Facebook Page and on their YouTube Channel. Links to both of these online locations are on their website, centerfortheartsnh.org.

The CFA Board is inviting the public to gather together from the comfort of their home for this uplifting concert

“Lake Sunapee Music Fest: From Our Home to Yours!” participants include many local favorites: pianist Will Ogmundson; folk guitar and fiddle musicians Patrick Ross, Tom Pirozzoli, Kathy Lowe, Carl Beverly, Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki; and Kearsarge Regional Elementary Music Teacher and accomplished flutist Nicole Densmore.

Donations made that evening will go directly to the newly created “Artist Emergency Relief Fund,” which will make grants available to those creative individuals in our community who are need at this time. Guidelines and applications are available on the CFA website as well.

“We wish everyone well and hope we will be able to gather together in person soon,” Connolly said, “but until then, we hope the community will gather together and enjoy this first ever Music Fest online.”

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