‘LEAN ON ME’ A VIRTUAL CONCERT SERIES IS A VIRTUAL, REQUEST-DRIVEN CONCERT SERIES FEATURING PERFORMING ARTISTS TO BENEFIT A.R.T , THE NEW MUSIC SOLIDARITY FUND, FIRST RESPONDERS CHILDREN’S FUND, THE OMNIARTS FOUNDATION, FREELANCE ARTISTS, ESSENTIAL WORKERS, AND ISOLATED INDIVIDUALS AFFECTED BY COVID-19. EACH LIVE 1-HOUR CONCERT EVENT WILL FEATURE A LIVE HOST, PRE-TAPED PERFORMANCES IN RESPONSE TO REQUESTS, AND ONE LIVE IMPROVISED SEGMENT.
it was an absolute honor to be featured as a composer and performer in The Omniarts Foundation Inc. AMERICAN SONG virtual concert. the event was hosted by two composers I've looked up to for years: Tom Cipullo and Lori Laitman. it was a surreal moment to be involved such a high calibre line-up. for my segment, I took keywords from the audience to form inspiration for a piano improvisation- a color, a gesture, and a few words describing "how you feel right now" in one or two words. the results chosen were: orange, reaching, and 'love.' stream my piano improvisation below.