In July 2020, Music and Beyond announced an ambitious series of 100 videos to be released throughout the the summer. This includes 50 English and 50 French videos.
A wide range of performers are participating in the videos including violinists Jonathan Crow and Yolanda Bruno; National Ballet of Canada principal dancer Sonia Rodriguez; mezzo- soprano Wallis Giunta; Montreal’s superb Cirque Fantastic; clarinettist Kimball Sykes; trumpeter Karen Donnelly; pianist Frédéric Lacroix; double bass virtuoso Joel Quarrington; organist Matthew Larkin; singer Kellylee Evans; and literally dozens of others. Almost all performances were filmed with the musicians actually performing live together. Each performance was filmed following ministry of health guidelines for social distancing.
The videos will have three different main series: Music and Nature, filmed throughout the Canadian Museum of Nature and offering performances that reflect the exhibits and galleries of the museum; Music and Law hosted by The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, who will relate stories of the legal problems of some of history’s great composers; and Music and Circus featuring Montreal’s Cirque Fantastic.