Just as things started to feel almost normal again this summer, local Georgian Bay musician, Victoria Yeh, was back on stage, rehearsing, touring and playing to thousands of people.
But with new restrictions looming, Yeh’s work, along with the entire performing arts sector is on hold yet again.
“It felt so good to share music with people again – everyone was just overwhelmed with emotion,” said Yeh from her home studio. “So it feels very disappointing to once again see shows cancelled and audiences turned away at the door.”
A year ago, before vaccines and before an end was in sight, Yeh created a virtual concert series to stay connected with her audience, funding the massive production feat with virtual ticket sales and generous funding from BruceGreySimcoe, Long & McQuade, D’Addario, and the participating towns in the series.
Available until recently only to paid pass holders, Yeh is now releasing the entire Travel by Sound Concert & Adventure Series for unlimited free on-demand streaming, just in time for the holidays.
“Music is healing. It’s inspiring. It’s uplifiting. We could all use that, so I really wanted to share this music more widely, especially now.”
Travel by Sound is a six-episode series featuring 20 celebrated Canadian musicians (including Juno and Grammy award winners) performing in concert halls throughout the BruceGreySimcoe region, with bonus intermission segments highlighting local sights, tours and adventures.
Episode 1: Victoria Yeh’s Spirit Awakens at Southampton Town Hall, plus a tour of the Southampton Arts Centre
Episode 2: Aaron Davis Quartet at the Orillia Opera House, plus a float plane adventure with Lake Country Airways
Episode 3: Paul DeLong’s ONE WORD fusion jazz at Collingwood’s Simcoe Street Theatre, plus kayaking the Beaver River with Free Spirit Tours and Fly Fishing with Ken Chandler
Episode 4: Winter Classics holiday special at Meaford Hall, plus a snowshoe through the Bruce Trail
Episode 5: The Freeman Brothers at Owen Sound’s Heartwood Hall, plus a hike to Inglis Falls with At Last Adventures
Episode 6: Victoria Yeh & Friends, plus a special peak behind the scenes in the making of Travel by Sound
Originally released in 2020-21, the entire series can now be streamed for free at www.TravelbySound.com