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Local Concert Series Presents Week-Long Festival of Free Online Concerts

Posted by City of Desert Hot Springs on May 11, 2021 4:08:24 PM

You may have heard about the recent online concerts presented by Desert Hot Springs Classical Concerts. The concert series has presented an annual season of live, in-person concerts for seven years, featuring performers from the Coachella Valley and the greater Los Angeles area, and even places farther afield such as Massachusetts, Washington, Wisconsin, and Tennessee. This year, the concerts have all been online. The week of May 17th, audiences will have one last chance to watch the five-concert videos that have premiered online in recent months. The link to watch each concert can be found at: 


The five-concert videos were recorded in the fall of 2020, mostly in outdoor locations in Desert Hot Springs. “Instead of canceling our concert series during the pandemic, we decided to forge ahead and find new ways of bringing music to local audiences,” said Founder and Artistic Director, Danny Holt. “We felt it was meaningful to have artists come here to Desert Hot Springs and record performances at iconic locations like Cabot’s Pueblo Museum and The Lautner Compound. These videos highlight our community and give the audience a more dynamic and intimate experience than they might get in a more traditional concert setting,” said Holt.


The concert series plans to resume live, in-person concerts next season. But for now, audiences will have one final chance to watch the 2021 online concerts:


Mircea Gogoncea (guitar) & Marley Eder (flute) |

Monday, May 17th @ 7pm


Derek Stein (cello)

Tuesday, May 18th @ 7pm


Danny Holt (piano)

Wednesday, May 19th @ 7pm


Daria Binkowski (flute) & Kimberly Fitch (viola) |

Thursday, May 20th @ 7pm


Margaret Irwin-Brandon (clavichord, harpsichord, fortepiano & organ)

Friday, May 21st @ 7pm


All concerts are made available online for free, thanks to underwriting from the City of Desert Hot Springs, support from local businesses, and individual donors. In non-pandemic times, cash donations are accepted at the door to each concert, which go directly to supporting the concert series. This season, contributions can be made online:


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