VIRA & FRIENDS: a mobile musical variety show
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In May 2018 Slywotzky founded the concert series Vira & Friends, with the aim of bringing people together to enjoy the live performance of songs written for voice and piano.
The Scorca Recital Hall at Opera America serves as a home base and was the venue for Vira & Friends Sing the Classics, Vira & Friends Sing Songs in English and Ukrainian, Vira & Friends Sing Songs by Women Composers, and Vira & Friends Invoke All Souls and All Saints.
Stepping Out: Adventures in Cabaret, Nothing About Love, and All About Love were performed at The Duplex.
Additional performances have been presented elsewhere in New York City, most notably on Governors Island, and in Massachusetts.
Performers include Joanie Brittingham, Kirsten Chambers, Peiharn Chen, Melanie Dubil, Clint Edwards, Kelly Griffin, Jonathan Heaney, Mark Lee, Liz Pojanowski, Christopher Robin Sapp, Samuel Schultz, Joshua Sanders, David Sytkowski and Bray Wilkins.