All at ROP hope you and all your families are staying healthy and well.
The present pandemic has disrupted where and how we interact with art and it's now we need our connections with each other to stay strong and healthy. There is healing power in the arts, particularly through music. Sometimes we get so immersed in the music or get swept up in day-to-day lives that we tend to forget. While things are unsettling and difficult right now, open your soul and your hearts to what the arts can bring to you. Take a minute to listen to a piece of music a few times a week. We've all seen the clips of people singing in Italy, Seattle, New York- the world over. It does help.
In these times we want to help promote our artists who carry themselves with such poise and strength. They are an example to us all. Music can give us those moments of escape, solace and inspiration to push through these difficult times. We have a our Quarantine Commission Challengewhere you can commission an original work from ROP where ALL funds go directly to the artist.
Artists should continue to keep checking the Americans for the Arts webpage. It's regularly updated with resources and funding for artists to navigate these current circumstances.
Do keep engaged with other our artists as they work on a wide variety of exciting collaborations and initiatives. The wonderful work never stops coming. In the meantime, we can offer an escape through our music and the music of our friends:
Check out our uplifting videos, including "Freedom" by Milad Yousufi; Zhanna Alkhazova singing Verdi; and so much more
Our friends at National Sawdust are constantly innovating and now have Live@NationalSawdust, a digital home for the voices and work of the artists they've hosted over the past 5 seasons in Williamsburg
Soprano, Amal El-Shrafi, hits Vissi d'arte- Tosca (Puccini) and so much more
Russian-born Israeli composer, violin, viola, bandoneon and accordion player, Moshe Shulmanbrings us Now and Then and many original compositions
The range of composer, Gity Razaz's, work is outstanding, including The Metamorphosis of Narcissus and others
Olga Lisovskaya has given acclaimed performances in venues such as Carnegie Hall and you check out her performances online