First, thanks to John Scott for the frequent updates from Porto! We may still have some posts coming in from others as they make it back home.
For you clarinet night owls out there, we would like to let you know about a project from the Australian National University's music school which includes a streaming clarinet concert tonight, Aug. 15, at midnight CST. (This is technically 12 AM CST/ 1 AM EST on August 16.) The program includes works by Bassi, Beethoven, and several new works, including a Bela Kovacs piece called After You, Mr. Gershwin. The performers are Alan Vivian, clarinet; David Periera, cello; Alan Hicks, piano; and Katherine Day, piano.
What's especially exciting about this project is that it is more than just a concert. The Clarinet.Ballistix blog has program notes, bios, video interviews with the musicians, and interactive features that encourage an online discussion before, during, and after the concert. Anyone can submit questions to the musicians, or write a concert review. It's a neat experiment, and we encourage everyone to participate, even if you can't view the concert live.
The concert is at 3 PM in Australia, so the timing is awkward for those of us in the Americas. But if you would like to watch the streaming concert, go here to find the link. Enjoy!