In response to the coronavirus pandemic and the financial hardship it has placed on many in the arts community, violinist Jennifer Koh launched Alone Together, an online commissioning project that brings composers together in support of the many freelancers among them.
Twenty composers, most of whom have salaried positions or other forms of institutional support to carry them through this challenging time, agreed to donate a new, 30-second micro-work for solo violin, while also recommending a fellow freelance composer to write their own 30-second solo violin work on paid commission from the artist-driven nonprofit ARCO Collaborative. Ms. Koh premiered these donated and commissioned works beginning April 4 through June 13. Each premiere performance is archived on YouTube (/jenniferkohviolin). Related interviews with each composer have been archived on YouTube.