#stayathome is the motto for the time being. We have been asked to remain at home and to go outside only when it is absolutely necessary in order to prevent the further spreading of the corona virus.
As a result, a ghostly stillness pervades the street – well, more or less. Some restaurants and cafés adapted to the situation and have re-opened for takeaway purchases and deliveries. If people can no longer come to the food, let it come to them.
So much for food, but what about music, art, dance, theatre, and film – in other words, what about food for the soul? No matter how expedient it is to stream concerts online and go on virtual museum tours, nothing replaces the feeling of experiencing culture up close and personal.
That’s why we’re announcing the start of our corona pilot project: soul food delivery.
On their bikes or by foot, our musicians bring music straight to you: to your door, your garden, underneath your balcony, or your courtyard. And don’t worry: to ensure the safety of everyone, proper distances will be observed at all times.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Together, we will tailor a concert to your preferences. Prices start at 100.00 CHF.
Transparency is key
Every musician participating in this project is paid 300 CHF for every concert. Our aim is to support artists and musicians in these difficult times these days.
We’d very much appreciate it if you would like to help us supporting our local artists and musicians.
The project will be running at least until end of May, 2020.
Currently on our musical menu:
In times of crisis, many people find solace and repose in the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. The cellist Hyazintha Andrej has dedicated herself to Bach’s sonatas for cello and combines them with pieces by Evaristo Dall’Abaco, a contemporary of the German composer. Or do you go in for something a little more experimental? If so, Hyazintha also offers a little program consisting of solo sonatas by Benjamin Britten and other twentieth-century composers.
For his last guerilla-action, Lukas Mantel performed music at Zoo Zurich, both in front of and with the animals. Now, you can get him playing outside of your window! The percussionist creates fascinating soundscapes with all kinds of objects, which he showcases on stage as part of the Lukas Mantel Sextett, the Yves Theiler Trio, and Christy Doran’s Sound Fountain.
Rosa María Hernández
Two years ago, soprano Rosa María Hernández entertained passers-by with her powerful voice from a balcony. Now it’s your turn to listen to Rosy recreating the grand emotions of Puccini’s operas from your window. Alternatively, her repertoire can transport you to the gulf of Naples or Granada via her renditions of your favorite Italian and Spanish songs (for example, «Te quiero» and «Bésame mucho»).
The mezzo soprano Michaela Unsinn featured prominently in one of the first guerillaclassics events, for which she brought together classical singing and lindy hop. A similar aptitude for variety characterizes her offer of Belcanto arias. Or do you like a good operetta? Perhaps you’d like a taste of Strauss’ «Fledermaus»? Don’t forget: «Glücklich ist, wer vergisst, was doch nicht zu ändern ist» If this motto appeals to you, a perfect way to put it into practice is through music and a glass of champagne.
Please remember to read our Notes for Hosts before arranging a concert.
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