On the digital platform Veeps on Fridays (beginning at midnight Latvian time) the artist gives concerts, which are available for a fee. The ticket costs $ 20 in advance, $ 25 on the day of the concert, and a four-ticket subscription costs $ 70. Cycle A Rufus-Retro-Wainwright-Spective performances are broadcast from the living room of the musician ‘s home in Los Angeles, concerts are provided with high sound and picture quality.
Each concert program corresponds to the length of the side of the vinyl record and lasts 35-40 minutes, the full album is played in two concerts. On January 22 and 29, Rufus Weinright will sing the album All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu (2010) compositions, accompanied by pianist Scott Dan. This is one of the darkest, most intimate and emotionally intense song cycles of Rufus Weinright, in which he mourns his mother, the famous Canadian folk musician Cate McGerigl (1946-2010).
The concert series will continue in February and March. The singer will play the album Out of the Game (2012), produced by Amy Weinhaus’s collaborator Mark Ronson, is elegant, playful, R&B-charged pop music, in which Rufus Weinright brings as close as possible to what listeners can classify as a hit. After that, the artist will go in the usual direction of intellectual musical theater and will offer an album Take All My Loves (2016) program – Shakespeare’s sonnets will be performed (Rufus Weinraith has composed music in the theater Berliner Ensemble directed by Robert Wilson Shakespeare’s sonnets, which in itself has already become a legend and a modern classic).
March is worth hearing the album Unfollow the Rules (2020) interpretation – Rufus Weinright’s work published last year is nominated for the US Academy of Sound Recording Award Grammy in the category The best album of traditional vocal pop music. The competition is fierce – Bert Bakarak and Daniel Tashian, Harry Conick Jr., James Taylor, as well as actress Rene Zelvegger, a friend of Rufus Weinright, are nominated for the album, which includes songs by Judy Garland for the biographical film about the Hollywood icon (films Judy The soundtrack also includes René Zelvegere ‘s duet with Rufus Weinright). Grammy the winners will be announced on March 14. In his online concert series, the musician will sing compositions that he performs in various films and rarities not included in the albums.
It’s no secret that in recent years, musicians have earned most of their income from active concerts. For independent music, whose recordings are not sold in millions of copies, concerts have been the main and almost the only source of livelihood. World tours will not be possible for several more months, so now everyone is trying to adapt to the situation and offers virtual concerts.
“None of us thought the pandemic would last that long. Online concerts have helped me both emotionally and financially,” says Rufus Weinright. “All the concerts on my tour have been canceled or postponed indefinitely, and these digital activities provide significant support. I would like to thank all the listeners – I hope these concerts mean the same to you as I do. Until we can meet again in person, I will I will entertain virtually, “he promises.
Since the spring, Rufus Weinwright in his Instagram account regularly delights listeners with a cycle Quarantunes “one song show” that can be enjoyed for free.
Information and tickets: rufuswainwright.veeps.com
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