New York—GatherNYC, a weekly concert series in New Work, launched “Mindful Minutes”, a series of meditation music live-streams to help us all relax.
GatherNYC is a “revolutionary weekly concert experience” that is usually held in downtown Manhattan and seeks to “evoke the community and spiritual nourishment of a religious service—but here is the religion is music.”
The live spring concert season in New York has been postponed due to the pandemic, but the team has moved the concerts online so that even if you’re on the other side of the world you can still enjoy the meditation music.
Due to the rising levels of stress we are all facing, GatherNYC has decided to create “Mindful Minutes”, a life-streamed series of short concerts that happen several times a week at 11am, with music from the GatherNYC community and beyond.
All streams are available here and take place at 11am ET.
Schedule for GatherNYC’s Mindful Minutes Music Series
Thursday, June 25 @ 11am ET:
Andrew Yee [GRAMMY winning cellist, Attacca Quartet] performs “For Ashley”, a cello solo by classical composer Andrew Norman. Yee will also explain what the piece means to him and discuss the importance of being compassionate to the queer and transgender community.
Sunday, June 28 @ 11am ET:
Laura Metcalf and Rupert Boyd [GatherNYC Artistic Directors] play cello and guitar, respectively, performing Messiaen’s “Louange” from “Quartet for the End of Time”. This transcendental meditation music is perfect for a Sunday morning.
Friday, July 3 @ 11am ET:
Pianist Lara Downes presents “On Beautiful: A Summertime Celebration of American Music,” with works by Florence Price, George Gershwin and John Wineglass.