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Local Livestreams and Virtual Events

Britt Festival Orchestra

The Britt Festival Orchestra goes online in August as streaming patrons can revisit some of the orchestra’s favorite performances from past summers with Music Director Teddy Abrams. BFOnline will feature recordings, preceded by a discussion about the recorded work with Abrams, members of the BFO and select guest artists and composers. Each recording will be accompanied by a visual element: either a score-follow video where you can read the score as the music plays, or a photo slideshow of the performance. BFOnline premieres at 3 p.m. every Friday in August on the Britt Festival’s Facebook channel. On Aug. 14, the episode will feature Christopher Cerrone’s “Meander Spiral Explode,” a concerto for Third Coast Percussion and orchestra performed in 2019 at Britt. BFOnline closes Aug. 21 by revisiting the Crater Lake Project from 2016 in Michael Gordon’s “Natural History.” For more information, visit the festival’s Facebook page or brittfest.org.

Community Online Conversation

Autumn Keller and Chad Masche of Thivent, a nonprofit financial planning service, will present “Heart-to-Heart — Conversations Around Aging” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, via Zoom. Learn about the effect caregiving can have on relationships and finances, as well as key information for supporting loved ones and tips for initiating conversations with family members. No products will be sold. To register, see bit.ly/LTC-Webinar-3rdP or for further information call 855-249-4741.

Gypsy Soul

Folk, soul and roots duo Cilette Swann and Roman Morykit will perform their monthly livestream concert web series, “Front Row with Gypsy Soul,” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29. The band will debut some new material for its upcoming 2020 album, “Beneath The Covers 1, Vol II,” as well as older favorites. The duo will do two, four- to six-song sets with a 10 minute Q-and-A section at “intermission.” See gypsysoul.com, and click on the link which will take you to the online platform Twitch. One there you will find a “virtual tip jar,” where you can use PayPal or a credit card to start the show. The show is a “pay-what-you-want” basis. You do not have to sign up for anything unless you would like to be sent a reminder for the concert or you’d like to be part of the chat/comments during the concert.

Soroptomist of North Valley Garden Tour

The 17th annual garden tour will be held virtually through Aug. 31. See eight diverse gardens, ranging in style from local pollinator and country gardens to the formal Shakespeare Garden at Hanley Farm. A donation of $10 is recommended. Proceeds will go to support Soroptomist of North Valley’s Live Your Dream Award program, which provides education grants for women. To access the tour, see Gardens4Good.online.

Historic Jacksonville Virtual Tour

Two text-based virtual tours of Jacksonville’s historic past, “Walk through Jacksonville History” and “Mrs. Beekman Invites You to Call,” can be viewed at historicjacksonville.org. New material is added every Monday and Thursday. For further information call 541-245-3650 or email at info@historicjacksonville.org.

‘Hamilton’ actor’s live show will benefit OSF

Christopher Jackson, who portrayed George Washington in “Hamilton,” performs live in a special livestream event at 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 15, from New York’s New World Stages.Proceeds from the performance by the Grammy and Emmy Award–winning songwriter and composer will benefit the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Christopher Jackson perform LIVE from New York’s New World Stages in a special livestream event. This one-night-only concert will feature Jackson performing with his live band, doing Broadway show tunes, pop hits, and original songs, and sharing personal stories from his time in “Hamilton,” “In the Heights,” and “Freestyle Love Supreme.” A question-and-answer session will follow. Only 1 ticket is required per household. This event is suitable for all ages. On Friday, Aug. 14, OSF will email ticket holders the link, login instructions and password for this event. You will receive a license to view this program for your household only. If for any reason ticket holders are unable to watch the livestream on Saturday, or if ticket holders would like to watch it again, a Video On Demand recording will be available until Tuesday, August 18, at 7:30 p.m., beginning approximately an hour after the livestream ends. For more information and to purchase tickets, see osfashland.org/en/productions/activities-and-events/dsm.aspx

HANDOUT PHOTO: Conductor Teddy Abrams and the Bitt Symphony Orchestra perform Michael Gordon’s “Natural History” at the rim of Crater Lake. BFOnline closes Aug. 21 by revisiting the Crater Lake Project from 2016.