Jake Heggie, Lori Laitman Headline Music of Remembrance’s Streaming Service

By David Salazar

Music of Remembrance has launched a series of weekly online programs in light of having canceled its upcoming major concerts this coming May.

The series kicked off on Monday April 20 and runs through May 24, 2020, though a press release has indicated that the company plans to update the streaming slate through July. All performances can be streamed directly on the company’s website by clicking the “Weekly Feature” tab.

Starting on April 27, 2020, the company will showcase “Vedem,” an oratorio by composer Lori Laitman and librettist David Mason. Audiences can check it out until May 3, 2020.

That will be followed by “Camp Songs,” streaming between May 4-10. Directed by Erich Parce, the work was composed by Paul Schoenfield and sets journalist Alexander Kulisiewicz’ defiant words to music.

On May 11-17, audiences can check out Shinki Eshima’s “Veritas,” a musical reflection of the tragedy following intolerance.

The programming comes to a close with Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s “For a Look or a Touch,” a music drama centering on the Nazi persecution of the LGBTQ community. The work will be streamed between May 18-24.