24-hour classical concert livestream, “Music Never Sleeps NYC,” March 27

Posted on: March 20, 2020

Cellist Jan Vogler has organized a 24-hour video livestream event, “Music Never Sleeps NYC,” featuring multiple New York-based artists, beginning Friday, March 27 at 6 p.m. ET, with the hashtag #musicneversleepsNYC. Social distancing of musicians will be strictly observed in content creation, and the concert will be streamed across social-media platforms. Participating musicians will include Adele Anthony, Inon Barnatan, Alessio Bax, Benjamin Beilman, Brentano Quartet, Lucille Chung, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Jeremy Denk, Bela Fleck, Zlatomir Fung, Paul Huang, Colin Jacobsen, Eric Jacobsen, The Knights, Tessa Lark, Nathan Meltzer, Midori, Nico Muhly, Aoife O’Donovan, Sandbox Percussion, Tiffany Poon, Pablo Sáinz Villegas, Gil Shaham, Arnaud Sussman, Chris Thile, Michael Thurber, Nina Totenberg, Danbi Um, Jan Vogler, Mira Wang, Abigail Washburn, and Kevin Zhu. More artists will be added in the coming days, and New York-based charitable causes will be announced. For more information, visit https://musicneversleepsnyc.com/. “The Coronavirus (COVID-19) global crisis has changed all of our lives drastically and has shut down every performing arts institution and venue we artists call our homes,” says Vogler. “We will all unite to send a musical message of courage, empathy, friendship, hope and love from New York to the entire world. We hope to inspire other artists in cities around the world to join together and replicate Music Never Sleeps NYC in their own city.”