Chandler Symphony Orchestra returns to stage with free virtual concert July 26

Fans of classical music can get a taste of a concert July 26 as the Chandler Symphony Orchestra returns to the stage for a livestreamed musical event. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Fans of classical music can get a taste of a concert July 26 as the Chandler Symphony Orchestra returns to the stage for a livestreamed musical event. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Fans of classical music can get a taste of a concert July 26 as the Chandler Symphony Orchestra returns to the stage for a livestreamed musical event. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Fans of classical music can get a taste of a concert July 26 as the Chandler Symphony Orchestra returns to the stage for a livestreamed musical event.

"CSO Wind Quintet LIVE" will be free and broadcast starting at 1:30 p.m. through televëda, the live-streaming partner of Chandler’s Community Services Department, according to a news release from the city. The performance will be hosted by the Chandler Center for the Arts, in partnership with Chandler Parks and Recreation. This special event also includes an interactive meet-and-greet with the quintet following the performance, according to the city.

An RSVP is required to obtain concert access details for the livestream via Eventbrite. Participants will be emailed additional login instructions the morning of the concert. The full concert experience will be available on the Chandler Center for the Arts website for on-demand viewing following the performance, according to the city.

The CSO Quintet features John Friedeman playing the bassoon, Lisa Tharp playing the flute, Stacie Schaible playing the oboe, Nancy Smith playing the clarinet, and Donald Harvey playing the horn. The afternoon's performance will be 45 minutes long and includes: "Suite" by Gunther Schuller, "Wind Quintet No. 1" by Gordon Jacob, "The Road to Tasartico" by Kerry Turner; and "Roaring Fork Wind Quintet" by Eric Ewazen.

“We’re honored to help keep the music playing during these times,” televëda CEO Shruti Gurudanti said in a news release. “Challenging times require great leadership, and it’s incredible to see how quickly and effectively the leadership teams at both the City and CSO have been able to develop and implement a comprehensive digital strategy. My hope is that this event inspires confidence in other organizations to embrace virtual opportunities. Engaging patrons online and beyond the four walls of your building significantly expands your reach. Now you are no longer bound by geography.”


Following the stay-at-home orders, the Chandler Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with televëda pivoted to “ChandlerRec Live,” a virtual recreation center, providing a full calendar of live programs from preschool arts and crafts to chair yoga to watercolor classes for seniors, according to the city.

“As we watched the global pandemic unfold, we felt compelled to not just shut our doors and cancel our programs. We'd rather continue to encourage play and exploration, with practical and enriching programming for which we are so well known. In the spirit of playful learning, our Chandler Rec At-Home initiative is here to support children and adults alike in keeping boredom at bay and helping them thrive,” Chandler Community Services Director Andy Bass said in a news release.


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