(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents televëda.)
By Rose Law Group Reporter
(CHANDLER, Ariz.) televëda, an online platform with a mission to combat social isolation for older adults, is proud to announce a virtual concert on Sunday, May 2nd at 1:00 p.m. in collaboration with the Chandler Symphony Orchestra and the Chandler Center for the Arts. The concert will run for an hour and feature a 25 member symphony, with 23 string orchestra players and 2 horn players.
Televëda will live stream the concert on its platform and bring the concert to people’s homes. Concerts have been at a halt due to the pandemic, and televëda allows the musicians at the Chandler Symphony Orchestra to perform to and entertain a virtual audience. Televëda caters to senior citizens and this partnership allows the vulnerable population impacted by the pandemic to enjoy the symphony in a safe manner while building meaningful connections with other senior citizens. However, this concert is open to everyone, anyone can stream the concert from their homes and get a front-row seat.
“Since the onset of the pandemic, we have live-streamed smaller concerts on televëda with the Chandler Symphony Orchestra, of about 2-5 members. This will be the largest concert we have streamed with them,” said Shruti Gurudanti, Co-Founder of televëda. “Music is healing and brings people together and we are proud to offer the community this exceptional concert of 25 talented musicians. Our members love the symphony and I am excited for them to have this experience, safely and virtually.”
The Program Includes:
Serenade for Strings by Sir Edward Elgar
Crisantemi by Giacomo Puccini
Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Musical Joke by W.A. Mozart
The symphony will be led by conductor Vanja Gjumar Nikolovski. Pam Hahn, the Executive Director and Principal Harpist of the Chandler Symphony Orchestra, will read program notes for each of the four pieces.
“My dreams have come true and we are in rehearsals for the concert,” said Hahn. “We have been lucky at the Chandler Symphony Orchestra to be able to continue doing what we love, and our volunteer musicians are so excited to be back. It has been great partnering with televëda, our regular audience has been tuning in through their platform and we have had the opportunity to reach people across the country and create a whole new audience for our concerts.”
All members of the string symphony will wear masks, and the two horn players are vaccinated and will cover their bells to create a safe environment for in-person guests and fellow musicians.
The concert will be streamed live for all members of the community, please visit televeda.com for more information and to join the concert.
Members of the media are invited to join the concert on Sunday, May 2nd at 1:00 pm virtually or in person at the Chandler Center for the Arts. Please contact Jennifer Parks-Sturgeon Jparks-Sturgeon@rosemoserallynpr.com for more information on attending the concert. Members of the symphony and televëda will be available day-of for interviews.
Any adult 65 and up from across the country can foster friendships, and gather a sense of community through virtual Bingo, tai chi, chair yoga, tap dancing lessons, nutrition education, art and watercolor workshops, sculpting, and book clubs.
Those interested in signing up a loved one can visit www.televeda.com. televëda is also providing free community resources during COVID-19. Visit www.televeda.com for more information or call 833-299-1449 (Toll-Free).
Members of the media can join any class hosted by televëda by visiting https://www.televeda.com/events and RSVP to a class. Please contact Jennifer Parks-Sturgeon Jparks-Sturgeon@rosemoserallynpr.com for more information on joining a class.