Virtual Concerts in Augmented Reality

Stay Tuned for 2 more concerts in Augmented Reality at WCCMA, coming soon in 2020/ early 2021!

Check out a sample of past performers in our Augmented reality series. Click these demos from your mobile device:

Dana Lyn and Kyle Sanna: INFO and DEMO

Ensemble Schumann: INFO and DEMO

Francesca Anderegg: INFO and DEMO

Danae Doerken: INFO and DEMO

Arcs and Suites for fiddle and guitar (Augmented Reality Concert)

Dana Lyn, fiddle, & Kyle Sanna, guitar, perform a through-the-looking-glass approach to traditional Irish Music. Join the artists after the premiere for a Zoom chat at 8pm Eastern.

November 20, 2020, 6:30pm until Nov 22, 2020, 5:30pm (available 48 hours)

Online@WCCMA: Buy Tickets Here

Hailed as “ground-breaking” by noted folklorist Mick Moloney and “first-rate, versatile musicians” by The New Yorker, Dana Lyn and Kyle Sanna connect the dots between their experience as composers and improvisers in New York City’s rich musical community and their deep admiration for traditional Irish music. Performing as a duo since 2011, Lyn and Sanna have brought their “Through the Looking Glass” approach to traditional music to clubs, festival stages, and concert halls throughout the US and Canada.

In “Arcs and Suites”, Lyn and Sanna present music from their two environmentally-themed projects: “The Great Arc” and “The Coral Suite”. The Great Arc is inspired by and concerned with extinct and endangered animal species. The Irish Echo hailed it as “a deep musical work full of lavish, evocative textures”. The Coral Suite is an evocative sequence of Irish tunes that mirrors the life cycles and natural processes that occur within coral reef ecosystems. Renowned fiddler Martin Hayes called it “beautiful… simultaneously traditional and innovative.”

Dana Lyn and Kyle Sanna also offer a post-concert Q and A at 8pm, where they hope to engage the audience in conversations about traditional music in a modern world, environmentalism, and to answer any questions about their musical backgrounds and approaches.

This event is presented by West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts. Concert tickets are by donation. Our suggested contribution is $25 ($15 for WCCMA members), $40 for a family. Student tickets are free, and scholarships are available to anyone by request. Please fill out this form to request a student or scholarship ticket: https://forms.gle/kCQNxrYShgLtkrWUA

Ensemble Schumann: Affairs of the Heart (Augmented Reality Concert)

November 6, 2020 6:30pm – Nov 8, 5:30pm

Ensemble Schumann join us “at” WCCMA’s home at Union Episcopal Church in the fall foliage, where Sally Pinkas, piano; Tom Gallant, oboe; Steve Larson, viola appear on this exciting digital platform. Ensemble Schumann perform stirring works by Schumann, Bruch, and Herz. Also included is a very special encore of Bach’s ‘Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring’, arranged by Entwistle for the trio – and including an introduction by the composer. You’ll have access to the performance for 48 hours to watch and re-watch.

Join the artists after the premiere for a Zoom chat at 8pm Eastern Time.

This program will be presented in Augmented Reality from your smart device. The artist “holograms” will be projected onto a 360 degree image outside of WCCMA’s concert hall. You’ll be able to look around the space, move closer, etc, just as though you are there.

For those without supported devices you’ll be able to join us via Youtube video link. Headphones are strongly recommended for optimal audio experience. 

This event is presented by West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts. Concert tickets are by donation. Our suggested contribution is $25 ($15 for WCCMA members), $40 for a family. Student tickets are free, and scholarships are available to anyone by request. Please fill out this form to request a student or scholarship ticket: https://forms.gle/kCQNxrYShgLtkrWUA

By registering for this event you will receive the link to access the concert, access to a tutorial to test set up on your device, and the link to the zoom post-concert chat. This concert will be available for 2 days after airing. We suggest you test your device a day or 2 in advance to ensure you have no technical challenges at concert time.

Audience Tips and FAQ

Hoverlay Mobile Application
Hoverlay mobile app is supported on mobile devices that support either ARKit (iPhone 6s and above; full list at the bottom of this page: https://www.apple.com/ios/augmented-reality/) or ARCore (https://developers.google.com/ar/discover/supported-devices).  

Past Concerts

Francesca Anderegg, violin: Invisible Threads

September 11, 2020 @ 7:30 PM to 7:30 PM @ Online

Post Concert Zoom: 9PM on ZOOM

Violinist Francesca Anderegg joins us virtually “at” WCCMA’s home Union Episcopal Church through the magic of technology. At a time when the challenge of isolation is deeply felt in daily life, music helps us weave “invisible threads” of connection among composers, artists and audiences. For this program, Francesca will weave together music by contemporary and Baroque composers, each one representing a personal vision and unique subject. Gillian Whitehead’s music draws upon the natural landscapes of her native New Zealand, and Bright Silence depicts the “sounds, silences, and ghosts” of the rocky plateau of Central Otago. Missy Mazzoli’s work Dissolve, O My Heart, is a direct, personal response to the enduring power of Bach’s Chaconne. Like all modern solo violin music, the technical demands and musical textures of these pieces pay homage to Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin. The program concludes with Bach’s majestic Partita No. 2 in D minor, with Mazzoli’s work connecting the contemporary and the Baroque. 

Francesca Anderegg will join us after the performance on zoom for a post concert chat at 9PM.

This event is presented by West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts. Concert tickets are $25, or $15 for WCCMA members. Scholarship tickets are available for students and those for whom the cost would be a challenge. To request Student or Scholarship Tickets: https://forms.gle/kCQNxrYShgLtkrWUA 

July 26th – Danae Doerken, piano: East and West Pianist Danae Doerken joins us “at” Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park from Germany for this groundbreaking concert presented in collaboration with the West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts. You will experience the concert in “Augmented Reality” as though we are all together on the lawn at Aspet. This program features classical works heavily influenced by folk music from East to West by Chopin, Bartok, Schubert, de Falla, and more.

Danae Doerken will join us after the concert at 3:30 on zoom for a post concert chat. This concert will be streamed from your smart phone/smart device of choice through your favorite headphones. Tickets to access the concert and post concert chat will be available starting on Wed July 22nd. 

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6 Essentials for Creativity Workshop on Dec 7th

6 Essentials for Creativity a (Free) Music Masterclass: Step far beyond the musical page to develop your creative voice with Internationally acclaimed musicians Dinuk Wijeratne and Nick Halley.

The Bach Tree takes a new form for pandemic times and invites musicians from far and wide to connect digitally to explore the basic essentials for creativity. In this session Dinuk Wijeratne and Nick Halley will introduce you to the Bach Tree program and give you insights on ways you can approach your creative process as a musician. During this free session you’ll also learn more about the full 2020/21 program.

Your registration gives you access to:

Opening workshop and Q&A
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Recorded content from these sessions will be available until Saturday December 12th at 10pm ET for those who register

Who is this for?: Bach Tree is for curious, ingenious learners who love to think in a cross-disciplinary way and want to expand and diversify their skill set. It is best for students with a solid music foundation under their belt (Advanced High School and University level students) through professional musicians and educators. For questions contact melissa@wcc-ma.org

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