White Snakes Project is set to present “Sing Out Strong” on May 13, 2020 at 8 p.m.
The concert performance is a preview that will set up the world premiere showcases of “Cosmic Cowboy,” an opera by composer Elena Ruehr and librettist Cerise Jacobs at the Emerson Paramount Center. The opera is set to take the stage on Sept. 25-27.
The concert, which will be viewed via Zoom, will feature such artists as Brianna Robinson, Jaime Korkos, Timothy Steele, Agnes Kim, Antonio Oliart, Tian Hui Ng, and Kathy Wittman.
“Technology has not been developed for fully live streaming performances with musicians spread over different locations. To navigate this hurdle, we will prerecord the piano and cello parts. Our singers will perform live to this accompaniment,” Jacobs said in a press release. “The audience will be muted during the performance of each song, but unmuted when it ends so they can clap and cheer, just as in a concert. Clapping for workers on the front lines has become a communal catharsis in some communities. Let us make this occasion one where we clap together to applaud our artists and all who work to keep us fed and safe. And there’s an extra bonus – the audience can live chat during the performance, something that can’t be done in a concert hall!”