The pandemic has not made things easy for the arts. But Kindred Spirits Arts Programs, known for its live concerts in Northeast Pennsylvania, will still celebrate its 20th season this year, in ways that are both safe and meet its high standard of musicianship.
All performances are free, with donations appreciated. The first concert will be streamed at kindredspiritsarts.org as well as at Kindred Spirits’ Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Other concerts will take place outdoors. Events for October through December will be announced at a later time.
“Viaggio In Italia,” a concert by the Tesla String Quartet, will be streamed at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 21. This classical ensemble will perform music created by composers while they were traveling through Italy. That includes a string quartet composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who visited Italy three times as a teenager, and Hugo Wolf’’s “Italian Serenade.” Stepping back into the late 16th century, the quartet will perform four madrigals by Carlo Gesualdo. Opera giant Giacomo Puccini’s only work for string quartet, an elegy for a dear friend titled “I Crisantemi (The Chrysanthemums),” is on the program, as is living composer Giovanni Sollima’s “Federico II,” which conjures up old and new images of his homeland.
The musicians will give a daytime workshop for members of the Delaware Valley High School orchestra. This event is open only to students.
About Kindred Spirits
Kindred Spirits Arts Programs, a not-for-profit organization of volunteers led by cellist Yosif Feigelson. KSAP also arranges educational enrichment workshops for high school students. Visit kindredspiritsarts.org to learn more about supporting this organization. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit kindredspiritsarts.org, or call 570-409-1269.