Dear music lovers, Vetta patrons and musicians,
I have been thinking a lot lately about the intimacy of chamber music, about what I get from reacting to and communing with my colleagues, and how we transfer this indescribable energy the music creates to you, the audience. What is it we love about the live experience? Is there another way to get that feeling?
We promised we would provide all ticket holders for the cancelled May concert with a replacement concert this season. While we cannot perform our concert live, we will produce a quality video recording that we will share with you in the fall. We know it is not the same, but by adding conversations with the musicians, clips of us rehearsing, and close up video of our hands, or our expressions, we hope to find a different kind of intimacy, where you can sit down in your home and listen and watch with a friend or two. We hope this is an acceptable substitute and appreciate your understanding. Please let us know if you have any questions.
At Home with Vetta
Bach Sonata for violin & keyboard No. 4 in C minor, BWV 1017
Beethoven Sonata for Piano and Violin in D major, Opus 12, No. 1
Brahms Sonata for Piano and Violin in G major, Opus 78
Jane Hayes, piano | Joan Blackman, violin
What makes a good experience in a live concert?
Plans for the rest of the season are coming together, and we will share more details with you later, along with the fall concert date. Meanwhile, we would love to hear from you. Here are some questions I have:
Do you listen to music online?
Do you prefer a scheduled event or to be able to watch something on your own time?
If so, what keeps your interest? Quality of the playing? The dynamism of the performance? The professionalism of the recording? The engagement of the performers with the music and with the virtual audience?
Do you come to live concerts with friends and/or family and would you watch an online concert with friends in your home?
Share your thoughts
Email me your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I look forward to hearing from you!
Stay well, stay safe, and let’s keep the music alive!
Yours in Music,