Looking for a great way to extend your weekend? Music on Main is presenting five days of great music and conversation through its Listening. Together. online festival, running May 14-18.
Music on Main’s mission has always been music that brings us together. Over the past year, shared music experiences have been a beacon of light for human connection between listeners and creators. These collective occasions have contributed to celebrating Music on Main’s 15th season, and it is continuing the momentum by inviting audiences across the globe to listen together once again for this free online festival.
Listening. Together. brings audiences five days of special online performances, artist talks, and opportunities to learn about music. Music ranges from the accessibly eclectic percussion duo Infamy Too! (Aaron Graham and Julia Chien), to the soul-stirring folksong melodies of Dálava, and the rising star violinist, Chloe Kim. Flutist Mark Takeshi McGregor returns to Music on Main with electro-acoustic hybrid sounds including his performance of James O’Callaghan’s “Doubt is a way of knowing”. Jonathan Lo’s cello will fill your room as he effortlessly masters Benjamin Britten’s “Ciaccona” and Giuseppe Colombi’s “Chiaccona a Basso solo”. Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa’s performs Rodney Sharman’s “Opera Transcriptions” and describes listening as “one of the ways of being fully present in the world.” And discover Saina Khaledi’s “Mystery of Love” from Music on Main’s celebrated production As dreams are made. The free five-day festival is a chance to connect with the artists’ up close and personal performances that take you on an emotional journey. Sharing musical experiences can help bring the music to life and cultivate a sense of togetherness and warmth.
Listening. Together. plays from May 14-18, 2021 online so audiences around the world can continue discovering what listening together means to them.
Festival performances are free but donations are welcome, for more information on Listening. Together. visit musiconmain.ca