Be Well Be Strong Be Brave B Live Budapest Basel Bozeman Bloomington the Berkshires Brooklyn
Skip across time zones in a series of six short concert films followed by live Q&A’s with the artists.
A baroque Hungarian palace hosts music from the Carpathian Basin and a Bach violin sonata graces a Montana mountaintop. Dutch treats sweeten a New Amsterdam house in Brooklyn, while a stately viol concert animates the stones of a medieval Basel sanctuary. An English titan of the lute brings forth rarities in Bloomington, while gems of the English Renaissance ring through the foothills of the Berkshires.
A testament to early music’s fortitude in the face of challenging times and technical leaps, B Live unites six unique locations and over 25 outstanding musicians in an online series like no other. Both subscription and individual ticket purchase options are available. All concert premieres will be followed by a live Q&A with the artists and Salon/Sanctuary Artistic Director Jessica Gould
All concerts premiere at 3pm EST and will run for a week. Each concert lasts one half hour. With one ticket purchase you can watch as many times as you like for the entire week run of the concert.
Concert 1 Budapest
Premieres May 6th, streams through May 13th
Musica Hungarica: Baroque Treasures of the Carpathian Basin
The Bacchus Consort performs rarely heard 17th-century repertoire, both sacred and secular, from Hungary, Carpathia and Transylvania in the baroque de la Motte-Beer Palace of Budapest. For more details, please click here.
Concert 2 Basel
Premieres May 13th, streams through May 20th
Paper, Ink, and Pen: The five partbooks of the calligrapher Robert Dow
Works of some of the favorite composers of the calligrapher Robert Dow – William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, and Robert White – are performed in the historic Bärfusserkirche of Basel (Historic Museum of Basel) by a viol consort as part of the ReRenaissance series. The final piece with added vocal ensemble pays tribute to Josquin des Prez, marking the 500th anniversary of his death in 1521. For more details, please click here.
Concert 3 Bozeman
Premieres May 20th, streams through May 27th
The Bozeman Bach
Bozeman native and recent Juilliard Historical Performance Institute graduate Carrie Krause performs JS Bach, Violin Sonata no. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001, against a majestic mountain backdrop of Montana’s awe-inspiring natural beauty. For more details, please click here.
Concert 4 Bloomington
Premieres May 27th, streams through June 3rd
The Spirit of '76: Nigel North performs works of Reusner
The English-born master of the lute, American citizen and Jacobs School of Music faculty member performs two suites by the Silesia-born Esaias Reusner – one from "Delitiae Testudinis” from Breslau 1667, and another from "Neue Lauten-Früchte" published in Leipzig in 1676. For more details, please click here.
Concert 5 The Berkshires
Premieres June 3rd, streams through June 10th
O Sweet Woods: From Berkshire to the Berkshires
Soprano Jessica Gould, Lutenist Lucas Harris, and guests perform works of Dowland, Danyel, Purcell, and Handel, in a bucolic all-English program set in the wilds of New England. For more details, please click here.
Concert 6 Brooklyn
Premieres June 10th, streams through June 17th
Amsterdam/New Amsterdam: Dutch music from the Golden Age
The Vermeer Trio (Carmen Pájaro Johnson violin, Pat Neely, viola da gamba and Satono Norizuki, harpsichord) perform works of Schop, van Eyck, Constantin, à Kempis, and Padbrué in the Old Stone House, built by the Vechte family in 1699 and site of the largest battle of the Revolutionary War. For more details, please click here.