LEAN ON ME
Lean on Me a Virtual Concert Series in which OmniARTS fostered collaboration between artists representing multiple disciplines to create interdisciplinary virtual performances, responses to song requests made by essential workers. By partnering with The Artist Relief Tree, New Music Solidarity Fund, First Responders Children's Fund, and Big Muddy Dance Company, Lean on Me provided emergency funds to freelance artists, essential workers, and isolated individuals affected by COVID-19. Each live 1-hour concert featured a live host, pre-taped performances in response to requests, a visual artist's work, and one live improvised segment.
Lean on Me was made possible by a team of artists and administrators, Sydney Anderson, Amanda Austin, Rachel Blaustein, Alice Chung, Ras Dia, Jonathan Estabrooks, Simona Genga, Sophia Gonzalez, Julius Sanchez, and broadcast partners, American Opera Projects, Ars Lyrica Houston, Bang On A Can, Big Muddy Dance Company, Black Opera, City Lyric Opera, Finger Lakes Opera, God's Love We Deliver, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Hackensack Meridian Health, Houston Food Bank, Insignia Artists, The Manhattan School of Music, The Mic, Opera in the Heights, Project Music Heals Us, The Salvatones, Texas Oncology, and The Violin Channel.