LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - A number of arts organizations around the La Crosse area want to fill your at-home playlist with new online content and classes.
We'll keep the list from participating organizations updated as new content is offered:
La Crosse Symphony Orchestra:
We will be launching 30 Days of Symphonies starting on Thursday, April 16th at 10 am. Each day for 30 days a short video from Alexander Platt will be posted on our website. He will introduce a symphony piece and teach us about its historical and musical significance. You will get pointers and learn interesting facts to add depth to your experience. A YouTube video of this particular piece (some by our own symphony, and others by symphonies from around the world) will be right next to Alexander's educational introduction. We will be the best-educated symphony audience in the world!
The Weber Center for the Performing Arts:
The Weber Center will be offering its "Weekly Wednesday Walkthrough" series every Wednesday and will be released on Facebook. This series takes a look at all of the behind the scenes locations inside the Weber Center.
The La Crosse Community Theatre:
La Crosse Community Theatre will be offering weekly content that will include a link to a related theatre topic. The goal is to offer fun and educational content that relates to our mission of theatrical literacy. Content will be shared every Friday on our Facebook page.
The Pump House Regional Arts Center:
Pump House offerings will mix it up for you! As a multi-disciplinary arts organization, the Pump House will bring you new experiences in visual, performing, film, and literary arts. Go behind the scenes with our featured artists, hear a very special story performance, get the inside scoop on productions, and more. Look for new online adventures from the Pump House each Thursday as part of La Crosse Arts Online.
The La Crosse Chamber Chorale:
The La Crosse Chamber Chorale is excited and proud to be included in the La Crosse Arts Online collaboration. In addition to our regular social media postings, we’ll be adding a feature every Thursday sharing some of our personal favorite choral pieces, Chamber Chorale memories, and personal experiences of how choral music has changed our lives. The first of these short videos will be Thursday, April 16th, with our Artistic Director, Christopher Hathaway, sharing two of his personal favorite choral works! We hope you will join us as we continue to unify the world through great choral music, even if it has to be digitally for now. We’d love to have you follow what’s happening at the Chamber Chorale and interact with us.
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The Viterbo University Fine Arts Center:
The Viterbo Fine Arts Center will be sharing “Isolation Inspiration” on our social media channels. There are few things we love more than coming together for the creative inspiration the arts can provide, but the necessity of social distancing has led us to consider how we can still find and practice creativity in these uncertain times. We’ll be connecting with staff, faculty, alumni, and students of the Fine Arts Center to see how they are continuing to seek out artistic inspiration and fulfillment in the midst of isolation. Look for posts using #isolationinspiration, and share with us your own pursuits of creativity and inspiration.
The University of Wisconsin La Crosse Music Department:
The UWL Music Department is proud to collaborate and share with our area during this time of unprecedented distance. Music posts/events/Live concerts from UWL faculty, guest artists and students will be shared via our Facebook page each Friday at 1:10 pm starting April 10. We look forward to “seeing” you online! Stay connected and stay musical!
La Crosse Youth Symphony Orchestras:
The La Crosse Youth Symphony Orchestras are presenting a new, weekly segment, Playlists2Connect, going through the month of April. Since we can't connect directly, we asked our faculty and staff to share some music that's keeping them motivated during this time. We hope this music resonates with you and keeps you connected with us through these times!
Driftless Urban Orchestra:
The Driftless Urban Orchestra (DUO) is the region’s newest professional chamber orchestra, and while you might not know us yet, we are here for YOU during these difficult times. Music can keep us connected during this time of distancing and isolation, and to that end, DUO wants to share some of the chamber music helping us to feel connected with each other, if only in spirit.
The University of Wisconsin Choral Union:
The UWL Choral Union will be sharing some of our favorite recordings of choral/orchestra major works every Monday for you to enjoy. Some of which we have performed in our history, and some of which we are planning to perform in the near future. We have chosen to release these recordings on Mondays as this is the same evening we usually rehearse, should these incredible masterworks inspire you to join us next year!
Please "like" the UWL Choral Union on Facebook so you can enjoy some recordings of the most grandiose music in the classical catalog!