September 1, 2021
We received positive feedback about our Virtual Chamber Concerts all last season and we have decided to continue them in 2021-22. While they were originally recorded in isolation with no audiences, we are shifting them to be recordings of select in-person FMMC concerts (pending the pandemic). They will continue to be released on Fridays at 12 noon, but monthly instead of weekly.
While the most up-to-date place to find program details and dates/times is our calendar at fmmc.org/calendar, this page answers the most frequently asked questions.
These concerts will be available on our YouTube page (we won’t be simulcasting them on Facebook this season). You will not have to log in to view these videos or have a special link to access them, you’ll just have to tune in at their scheduled premiere time and click play!
|Broadcast Date and Time||Recording Venue|
|Friday, October 22 at 12pm||Calvary Baptist Church, DC|
|Friday, November 26 at 12pm||Dumbarton House, DC|
|Friday, January 28 at 12pm||Dumbarton House, DC|
|Friday, February 25 at 12pm||Strathmore Mansion, MD|
|Friday, March 25 at 12pm||Fairfax Old Town Hall, VA|
|Friday, May 6 at 12pm||Calvary Baptist Church, DC|
|Friday, May 27 at 12pm||The Lyceum, VA|
|Friday, June 24 at 12pm||Dumbarton House, DC|
For specific program details and dates/times, visit fmmc.org/calendar.
We send a weekly email the day before the performance with the specific YouTube link. The video won’t be available until its premiere time, but the link will be available in advance for you to bookmark if you choose. To ensure you receive these emails, you can register for our mailing list here.
Another way to keep tabs on these concerts is to subscribe to our YouTube channel! If you click on the link to our YouTube channel, it will take you to a page that looks similar to the one seen here. If you have a Gmail account, you also have a YouTube account and can sign in to subscribe. You’ll then get notifications about new videos that we have released.
Lastly, you can also set a reminder for yourself on the actual video. When we publish the link on YouTube, there will be a button the video to set a reminder when the video goes live. Simply click it, and you’re all set! Here is an example of that button:
Concerts will only be available for two weeks from the time of their premiere. This is a request of our performers.
Like last season, we are partnering with Paul Ritterhoff to record all of our concerts. Unlike last season, we are hoping that these will instead be recordings of in-person concerts with audiences, unlike the isolated recordings of the 2020-21 Season. If it is deemed that we cannot host in-person concerts due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, they will revert back to the recording method we used last season.
Apart from our Vaccination and Mask Policy, we have also created a participation form and waiver to aid our participants in determining whether they can participate based on their risk level, interaction with different persons and locals, and potential symptoms. Every musician that participates in the series is required to submit this form and attest to their ability to participate. FMMC is doing everything it can to ensure that these concerts are as safe as possible, and we greatly appreciate that our participating musicians are doing the same.