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MA's Free Guide to (Mostly) Free Streams: July 6 to July 13

July 6, 2020 | By Clive Paget, Musical America

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Monday, July 6

6 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ET: Festival d’Aix-en-Provence Digital Stage presents Keep Creating. Kaija Saariaho’s opera Innocence was to have premiered this summer. Saariaho, director Simon Stone, singer Magdalena Kožená, and Festival director Pierre Audi examine the impact of the health crisis on the future of this kind of production and how the work can continue despite constraints. At 1 pm, Kožená performs a recital of Brahms, Dvorák, Debussy, Strauss, Martinu and Janácek, accompanied by Sir Simon Rattle. And at 3 pm, Katie Mitchell’s production of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande (2016 Festival) is introduced by Barbara Hannigan. View here. LIVE

7 am ET: Chamber Music Northwest’s Virtual Summer Festival presents The Silver River. Chinese and Western cultures are woven into a magical operatic masterpiece of exquisite beauty. This CMNW co-commissioned contemporary production is conceived by two renowned Asian artists: composer Bright Sheng and librettist and Tony Award-winner David Henry Hwang. The Silver River updates a legendary 5,000-year-old Chinese myth of ill-fated love between a celestial being and a mortal, ultimately interpreting the creation of night and day. View here.

12 pm ET: Staatsoper unter den Linden presents Verdi’s Macbeth. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim, director: Harry Kupfer, with Plácido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, Kwangchul Youn, Fabio Sartori, Staatsopernchor und Staatskapelle Berlin. Available free for 24 hours.

1 pm ET: Church of Trinity Wall Street presents Comfort at One. The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra perform a pair of Bach’s sacred cantatas: Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben? and Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut (from April 2018). View here.

7:30 pm ET: Met Opera Streams presents Puccini’s La Bohème. Starring Sonya Yoncheva, Susanna Phillips, Michael Fabiano, Lucas Meachem, Alexey Lavrov, Matthew Rose, and Paul Plishka, conducted by Marco Armiliato. From February 24, 2018. View here and for 24 hours.

8 pm ET: Tanglewood Online Festival presents Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra Encore Performances. This series of archival broadcasts from the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra begins with Wagner’s iconic Ride of the Valkyries conducted by Andris Nelsons. Program also includes Haydn’s Symphony No. 97 and Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2 (conducted by Stefan Asbury). Register free and view here.

Tuesday, July 7

6 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ET: Festival d’Aix-en-Provence Digital Stage presents What are the Fables for Opera Today? What words and what opera stories can best express today’s socioeconomic, political, and environmental realities and the vivid thoughts and emotions they evoke in us? At noon, Amin Maalouf will discuss these topics with director Peter Sellars and novelist (and librettist of Kaija Saariaho’s Innocence) Sofi Oksanen. At 1 pm, Marie-Laure Garnier and Célia Oneto Bensaid will perform Quatre Instants, by Kaija Saariaho based on a text by Maalouf, as well as songs by Sibelius. At 3 pm, Emilio Pomarico and Joël Pommera’s production of Philippe Boesmans’ Pinocchio from the 2017 Festival will be rebroadcast, introduced by Stéphane Degout. View here. LIVE

12 pm ET: Staatsoper unter den Linden presents Verdi’s Il Trovatore. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim, director: Philipp Stölzl, with Anna Netrebko, Gaston Rivero, Plácido Domingo, Marina Prudenskaya, Staatsopernchor und Staatskapelle Berlin. Available free for 24 hours.

1 pm ET: OperaVision presents Monteverdi’s Orfeo. Recorded on January 25, 2020. A production by Nederlandse Reisopera (Dutch National Touring Opera). Director Monique Wagemakers, choreographer Nanine Linning, and artist Lonneke Gordijn developed this opera as a contemporary Gesamtkunstwerk with costumes by fashion designer Marlou Breuls. With Luciana Mancini (La Musica/Messagiera/Proserpina), Samuel Boden (Orfeo), Kristen Witmer (Euridice/Speranza/Eco), Alex Rosen (Caronte/Spirito), and Yannis François (Plutone). Hernán Schvartzman conducts. View here and on demand for six months.

1 pm ET: IDAGIO presents Thomas Hampson’s World of Song. Tune in with baritone Thomas Hampson and a special guest every Tuesday evening for insights into some of his favorite repertoire and recordings. View here and later on demand. LIVE

2 pm ET: European Concert Hall Organization presents Konzerthaus Dortmund. Program: Brahms’s Symphony No. 1 with Staatskapelle Dresden and Herbert Blomstedt, conductor. View here and on demand.

2 pm ET: Live with Carnegie Hall presents Michael Feinstein. Cole Porter was not only a celebrated composer who penned many classic melodies, but he was also an accomplished lyricist at a time when the two roles were mutually exclusive. His most celebrated works include the Broadway hits Anything Goes and Kiss Me, Kate, as well as standards of the Great American Songbook like “Begin the Beguine” and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin.” Along with special guests Storm Large and Catherine Russell, Michael Feinstein revisits several of Porter’s most beloved musical gems. View here. LIVE

5:30 pm ET: New North London Synagogue presents Jonathan Biss in Concert. The award-winning American pianist plays an all-Beethoven program in aid of the NNLS’s work supporting refugees and asylum seekers. An acknowledged Beethoven specialist, Biss plays the composer’s three final piano sonatas. Register and view free with suggested donation here.

6 pm ET: National Sawdust presents Andrew Yee. Multi-talented cellist Andrew Yee, a founding member of the award-winning Attaca Quartet, will perform works by new music composers Ernst Reijseger, Mingjia Chen, Caroline Shaw, and past National Sawdust Hildegard Competition winner, inti figgis-vizueta. View here. LIVE

7:30 pm ET: Nightly Met Opera Streams presents Verdi’s Il Trovatore (Classic Telecast). Starring Éva Marton, Dolora Zajick, Luciano Pavarotti, and Sherrill Milnes, conducted by James Levine. From October 15, 1988. View here and for 24 hours.

8 pm ET: Chicago Symphony Orchestra presents Mahler’s Symphony No. 7. To celebrate Gustav Mahler’s birthday the CSO’s late Helen Regenstein Conductor Emeritus Pierre Boulez condicts his Symphony No. 7. Featured in a 2011 PBS Great Performances telecast, this October 2010 concert recorded live in Orchestra Hall displays the extravagant orchestral effects of Mahler’s work. View on the CSO Facebook and YouTube channels.

9 pm ET: Living Music with Nadia Sirota: Pirate Radio Edition. Award-winning violist, broadcaster and curator Nadia Sirota’s new music and talk show airs from her garage in Los Angeles with special guests performing from their homes. View here. LIVE

Wednesday, July 8

6 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ET: Festival d’Aix-en-Provence Digital Stage presents Keep Dreaming. Given what the world is living through today, we must continue dreaming and rediscover the key to artistic enchantment. The current crisis has shown the importance of new technologies. Director Barrie Kosky, conductor Leonardo García Alarcón, and saxophonist and composer Raphaël Imbert discuss. At 1pm, Jakub Józef Orlinski is accompanied by Michal Biel in a recital of Handel, Purcell and a selection of 20th-century Polish songs. At 3 pm, Carsen introduces his production of Britten’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream (2015 Festival). View here. LIVE

12 pm ET: Hanns Eisler Academy Berlin presents Kirill Gerstein in an online seminar with Iván Fischer, founder and music director of the Budapest Festival Orchestra, who discusses the future of the symphony orchestra. Iván wonders whether orchestras will exist at all in a few hundred years. If not, what will replace them, and if yes, will they exist in their present form or do they need to reform? Register here for the free Zoom seminar. LIVE

12 pm ET: Staatsoper unter den Linden presents Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim, director: Dmitri Tcherniakov, with Olga Peretyatko, Anita Rachvelishvili, Johannes Martin Kränzle, Anatoli Kotscherga, Staatsopernchor und Staatskapelle Berlin. Available free for 24 hours.

1 pm ET: Church of Trinity Wall Street presents Comfort at One. Bass-baritone Jonathan Woody and members of The Choir of Trinity Wall Street come together virtually for a new at-home performance of music by the great Renaissance composer Josquin des Prez. View here.

1:30 pm ET: The Kanneh-Mason Family. “The Von Trapps of Classical Music” (Telegraph UK) go live via cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason’s Facebook page every Wednesday and Friday with a mixture of intimate family chamber performances and behind the scenes chat. Watch here. LIVE

7 pm ET: 92Y presents Judy Collins in Conversation. The American musical icon, still going strong in her 80s, discusses her latest project with journalist Budd Mishkin. Collins’s new rendition of “Amazing Grace” is backed by a choir of singers from around the world with proceeds donated to the World Health Organization Solidarity Response Fund. She will also talk about several other chapters of a career that has been thrilling audiences for six decades. Tickets ($10) and exclusive access here. LIVE

7 pm ET: Merola Opera Program presents Master Chat with Susan Graham. Hosted by Sheri Greenawald. Susan Graham (Merola ‘87) rose to the highest echelon of international performers within a few years of her professional debut, mastering an astonishing range of repertoire and genres. A familiar face at The Metropolitan Opera, Graham also maintains a strong international presence at venues such as Paris’s Théâtre du Châtelet, Santa Fe Opera, and the Hollywood Bowl. She won a Grammy for her collection of Ives songs, and has been recognized as one of the foremost exponents of French vocal music. View here. LIVE

7:30 pm ET: Nightly Met Opera Streams presents Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte. Starring Susanna Phillips, Isabel Leonard, Danielle de Niese, Matthew Polenzani, Rodion Pogossov, and Maurizio Muraro. Conducted by James Levine. From April 26, 2014. View here and for 24 hours.

7:30 pm ET: Kent Blossom Music Festival presents Jennifer Koh. Program: Bach’s Sonata No. 2 for Solo Violin in A Minor, Missy Mazzoli’s Dissolve, O My Heart, Berio’s Sequenza VIII for Solo Violin, and Bach’s Partita No. 2 for Solo Violin in D Minor. View here. LIVE

8 pm ET: Tanglewood Online Festival presents Recitals from the World Stage: Paul Lewis. The English pianist is an acknowledged master of the Classical-era music of Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven. For this recital, performed in London’s Wigmore Hall, he performs one of the pillars of that repertoire: Beethoven’s 1823 Diabelli Variations. The thirty-three variations take the jaunty waltz theme into realms its composer Diabelli could never have foreseen, using it as the basis for a spectacularly varied landscape of pianistic possibility and emotional depth. Cost of event: $8. View and purchase tickets here.

Thursday, July 9

6 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ET: Festival d’Aix-en-Provence Digital Stage presents Artist Mobility.  Will artists still be able to cross international borders, and what role can networks play to address this issue? Vincent Agrech poses the question to Bernard Foccroulle, Kathryn McDowell, managing director of the London Symphony Orchestra, Michele Cantoni, general director of the Palestine Philharmonie, and Tom Leick-Burns, artistic director of Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg. At 1pm, a recital by Paul-Antoine Bénos-Djian and Bianca Chillemi journeys through Spain and South America with 20th-century songs that exalt itinerant and marginalized artists. At 3 pm, Dmitri Tcherniakov’s production of Don Giovanni (2010 Festival) is introduced by Marlis Petersen. View here. LIVE

12 pm ET: Staatsoper unter den Linden presents Cherubini’s Medea. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim, director: Andrea Breth, with Sonya Yoncheva, Charles Castronovo, Iain Paterson, Elsa Dreisig, Staatsopernchor und Staatskapelle Berlin. Available free for 24 hours.

1 pm ET: IDAGIO presents Thursdays with Thomas. Join Thomas Hampson in conversation with colleagues, friends, and other major personalities of the classical music world. Every week, Thomas invites a special guest for a discussion around their favorite piece of the classical repertoire. View here and later on demand. LIVE

2 pm ET: Boulanger Initiative presents Sarah Cahill’s The Future is Female (Part 1). The Future is Female is Cahill’s project featuring more than 60 compositions by women around the globe, ranging from the 18th century to the present day. Two unique hour-long programs present a total of 12 pre-recorded videos, including three video premieres. Cahill will give viewers background about each of the composers and works in conversation with Laura Colgate from Boulanger Initiative. Program: Sofia Gubaidulina’s Chaconne, Margaret Bonds’s Troubled Water, Gabriela Ortiz’s Etude No. 3, Vítezslava Kaprálová’s April Preludes Nos. 1 and 3, Johanna Beyer’s Gebrauchs-Musik No. 1, Annea Lockwood’s RCSC, and Franghiz Ali-Zadeh’s Music for Piano. Cahill will be available to answer questions from viewers during the broadcast. Register here to receive the streaming link. Part 2 is on July 10.

2:30 pm ET: Philharmonie de Paris presents Ravel & Beethoven. For this first public concert since the shutdown, the Orchestre de Paris and its next musical director, Klaus Mäkelä, offer a program dedicated to the energy of dance, rhythm and joy. Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin is followed by Beethoven’s Symphony No 7. View here.

7 pm ET: LA Opera presents Lawrence Brownlee Living Room Recital. One of the world's foremost tenors, Brownlee, made his company debut as Tamino in The Magic Flute in 2013. He partners with pianist Myra Huang for a special online recital featuring bel canto arias and songs from Schubert to the present day, including one written for him: Tyshawn Sorey's "Inhale, Exhale." View here and on demand. LIVE

The Rosen House at Caramoor

7 pm ET: Caramoor Festival presents Listening to Tom-Tom. An exploration of the 1932 opera by composer, playwright and activist Shirley Graham Du Bois. Tom-Tom was the first opera written and staged by an African American woman and the work has not been produced since its initial run. Soprano Candice Hoyes, baritone Markel Reed and pianist Kyle Walker perform excerpts, and then join in a panel discussion moderated by Caroline Jackson Smith, Professor of Theater and Africana Studies at Oberlin College, to consider the opera’s complex representations of race, gender and history. Tickets are $10 (Caramoor Members receive complimentary access) and go on sale five days before show. More info here. LIVE

7:30 pm ET: Nightly Met Opera Streams presents Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini. Starring Eva-Maria Westbroek, Marcello Giordani, and Mark Delavan, conducted by Marco Armiliato. From March 16, 2013. View here and for 24 hours.

8 pm ET & 10 pm ET: Beth Morrison Projects presents Pssst… (A Digital Speakeasy). “Each time you walk through that door, it’s a new experience. You never know who you might run into, who might take the stage, who you might end up sitting next to at the bar.” In Pssst... #1 (aka The Boot), the bartender’s cosmic cocktail collapses time into a digital wave of content riding on the broadest band. The jukebox remixes baroque with techno in an hour-long departure from your self-isolated abnormal. Come interact with new friends you’ve known forever. Sip into the singularity. Directed by Ashley Tata, featuring Lauren Worsham, Isaiah Robinson, Joseph Keckler, Sol Ruiz, and more. Strictly limited audience, tickets $20. More info here. LIVE

9 pm ET: Living Music with Nadia Sirota: Pirate Radio Edition. Award-winning violist, broadcaster and curator Nadia Sirota’s new music and talk show airs from her garage in Los Angeles with special guests performing from their homes. View here. LIVE

9:30 pm ET: Colorado Music Festival presents Augustin Hadelich. Grammy-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich, an artist of “scarcely believable commitment” (New York Times), joins Festival Music Director Peter Oundjian at his home for an intimate performance of Tárrega’s Spanish-flavored Memories of the Alhambra, as well as works by Bach and Ysaÿe. Register for free and view here. LIVE

10 pm ET: Seattle Opera Songs of Summer presents Ben Bliss. Tenor Ben Bliss debuted with Seattle Opera in Mozart’s Così fan tutte (2017) and returned in 2018 as Peter Quint in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw. “You’ll seldom hear a finer performance” (The New York Times). Bliss has prepared a varied program with selections by Mozart, Gounod, and Strauss, collaborative performances with Barnaby Bright, Sammy Miller and The Congregation, and self-accompanied pieces by John Lennon, Paul McCartney and more. View here and on demand for two weeks. LIVE

10 pm ET: Chamber Music Northwest’s Virtual Summer Festival presents Impressions of France. Chamber music stars—André Watts, Ida Kavafian, Paul Neubauer, Tara Helen O’Connor, Emerson String Quartet, and more—perform colorful works by great French composers Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Poulenc, and Ravel. View here. LIVE

Friday, July 10

3 am ET: Carnegie Hall Live & Medici.TV present a selection of highlights from four seasons of broadcasts from around the world with Carnegie Hall’s national youth ensembles (Original broadcast dates: 2016-2019). View here and available for 72 hours.

4 am ET: Verbier Festival presents Beethoven with Rattle and Schiff. Unforgettable Beethoven performances from the 2018 Verbier Festival. First, an electrifying Fifth Symphony, performed here by the Verbier Festival Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle, followed by a sparkling First Piano Concerto with the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra and Sir András Schiff conducting from the piano. View here and on demand for one week.

6 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ET: Festival d’Aix-en-Provence Digital Stage presents Reimagining the Festival. Music critic John Allison asks Pierre Audi, Sir Simon Rattle, Susanna Mälkki, and Thomas Hengelbrock what they consider to be the significance and the purpose of the Festival At 1pm, the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble, conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock interweave Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony with arias and duos by Mozart, performed by Véronique Gens and Stanislas de Barbeyrac. At 3pm, Simon McBurney’s production of Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress (2017 Festival) is introduced by Kyle Ketelsen. View here. LIVE

12 pm ET: Staatsoper unter den Linden presents Massenet’s Manon. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim, director: Vincent Paterson, with Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón, Alfredo Daza, Christof Fischesser, Remy Corazza, Staatsopernchor und Staatskapelle Berlin. Available free for 24 hours.

1 pm ET: OperaVision presents Bellini’s I Puritani. Set in England during the Civil War, Bellini’s last opera opposes Royalist cavaliers and rebellious Puritans. Its sweeping historical drama and romantic intrigues drew rapturous music of melancholy intensity from the composer. For the first time, this production includes the entire score written for the work’s Paris premiere. Recorded at Staatoper Stuttgart on July 24, 2018. Conductor: Manlio Benzi, with Roland Bracht (Lord Gualtiero Valton), Ana Durlovski (Elvira), René Barbera (Lord Arturo Talbo), Diana Haller (Enrichetta di Francia), Gezim Myshketa (Sir Riccardo Forth). View here and on demand for three months.

1:30 pm ET: The Kanneh-Mason Family. “The Von Trapps of Classical Music” (Telegraph UK) go live via cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason’s Facebook every Wednesday and Friday with a mixture of intimate family chamber performances and behind the scenes chat. Watch here. LIVE

2 pm ET: DG Stage presents John Williams in Vienna. Williams conducts the Vienna Philharmonic and violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter in special arrangements of iconic music from Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, Schindler's List and more. Tickets 4.90 Euros. Purchase and view here and on demand for 48 hours.

2 pm ET: Boulanger Initiative presents Sarah Cahill’s The Future is Female (Part 2). The Future is Female is Cahill’s project featuring more than 60 compositions by women around the globe, ranging from the 18th century to the present day. Two hour-long programs present a total of 12 pre-recorded videos, including three video premieres. Cahill will give viewers background about each of the composers and these rarely performed works in conversation with Joy-Leilani Garbutt from Boulanger Initiative. Program: Julia Perry’s Prelude, Hélène de Montgeroult’s Sonata No. 9, Teresa Carreño’s Un reve en mer, Žibuokle Martinaityte’s Heights and Depths of Love, first movement, and Theresa Wong’s She Dances Naked Under Moonlight. Cahill will be available to answer questions from viewers during the broadcast. Register here to receive the streaming link.

2 pm ET: Royal Opera House presents Romeo and Juliet. (Production from 2019). Kenneth MacMillan’s dramatic staging celebrates its 55th anniversary this year. Prokofiev’s iconic score and Nicholas Georgiadis magnificent designs bring the passionate Shakespearean tragedy to life. The recording stars Yasmine Naghdi as Juliet, Matthew Ball as Romeo, Valentino Zucchetti as Mercutio, Benjamin Ella as Benvolio, Gary Avis as Tybalt, and Nicol Edmonds as Paris. Pavel Sorokin conducts the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. View here and until July 24.

3 pm ET: WUOL Classical Louisville presents “In This Together.” Louisville Orchestra MD Teddy Abrams joins Daniel Gilliam as a regular co-host. Video streaming live on the station's Facebook page, the live radio show is “a weekly segment to help bring us closer together with music and conversation when we need to be apart.” LIVE

3:30 pm ET: Ravenna Festival presents Amor Tiranno. Italian countertenor Carlo Vistoli with Ensemble Sezione Aurea and Filippo Pantieri (harpsichord and director) perform a program celebrating “Love and Passion in 17th-century Venice.” With music by Claudio Monteverdi, Filiberto Laurenzi, Benedetto Ferrari, and Francesco Cavalli. View here. LIVE

6 pm ET: National Sawdust presents Lara St. John Masterclass. This Masterclass conversation-performance is hosted by vocalist Helga Davis and National Sawdust co-founder Paola Prestini. St. John has been an outspoken advocate for victims of sexual abuse in the music conservatory world. As part of this event she will perform works by Bach and composer activist Melissa Dunphy. View here. LIVE

7 pm ET: Rockport Music presents Concert Window: Stephen Prutsman. Described as one of the most innovative musicians of his time, Prutsman moves easily from classical to jazz to world music as a pianist, composer and conductor. A medal winner at the Tchaikovsky and Queen Elisabeth Piano Competitions, he received the Avery Fisher Career Grant and has performed as soloist with many of the world’s leading orchestras. His classical discography includes acclaimed recordings of the Barber and McDowell concerti with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and National Symphony Orchestra. View here. LIVE

7:30 pm ET: Nightly Met Opera Streams presents Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. Starring Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczala, Mariusz Kwiecien, and Alexei Tanovitski, conducted by Valery Gergiev. From October 5, 2013. View here and for 24 hours.

8 pm ET & 10 pm ET: Beth Morrison Projects presents Pssst… (A Digital Speakeasy). “Each time you walk through that door, it’s a new experience. You never know who you might run into, who might take the stage, who you might end up sitting next to at the bar.” In Pssst... #1 (aka The Boot), the bartender’s cosmic cocktail collapses time into a digital wave of content riding on the broadest band. The jukebox remixes baroque with techno in an hour-long departure from your self-isolated abnormal. Come interact with new friends you’ve known forever. Sip into the singularity. Directed by Ashley Tata, featuring Lauren Worsham, Isaiah Robinson, Joseph Keckler, Sol Ruiz, and more. Strictly limited audience, tickets $20. More info here. LIVE

8 pm ET: Live From Lincoln Center presents Broadway Friday: Carousel. The New York Philharmonic presents a stunning staged production of this iconic American work, featuring a star-studded cast including Kelli O’Hara, Nathan Gunn, Stephanie Blythe, Shuler Hensley, Jason Danieley, Jessie Mueller, Kate Burton, John Cullum and New York City Ballet dancers Robert Fairchild and Tiler Peck. View here and on demand until September 8.

8 pm ET: Tanglewood Online Festival presents BSO Musicians in Recital from Tanglewood. Hosted by Lauren Ambrose. This program of horn-centric music features not only the standard orchestral French horn but also its cousin, the long Alphorn of Swiss, German, and Austrian tradition. BSO Associate Principal Horn Richard Sebring and colleagues perform Sebring’s his own new composition for alphorns to open. The second Sebring work is a duet for horn and harp with Charles Overton. Standard-repertoire horn pieces by Schumann, Dukas, and Mozart—including the substantial Quintet in E-flat for horn and strings—complete the program. Cost of event: $5. View and purchase tickets here. LIVE

10:30 pm ET: San Francisco Opera presents Celebrating the Summer Season. The three-part, 90-minute program will honor the artists and operas—Verdi’s Ernani, Handel’s Partenope and Mason Bates and Mark Campbell’s The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs—from the Company’s 2020 Summer Season, which was canceled due to the pandemic. Hosted by General Director Matthew Shilvock, the event will feature conversations and performances created for the occasion featuring Music Director Designate Eun Sun Kim, the SFO Orchestra and Chorus, sopranos Michelle Bradley and Louise Alder, mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, countertenor Jakub Józef Orlinski, tenor Russell Thomas, composer Mason Bates and other guests. View here and on demand until July 12. LIVE

Saturday, July 11

6 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ET: Festival d’Aix-en-Provence Digital Stage presents Towards More Equality. Barriers to equal opportunities is the focus of a group interview with director Katie Mitchell, Raphaël Pichon, director of the Pygmalion choir and tutor of the Women Conductors Mentorship, Émilie Delorme, and Estelle Lowry. At 1pm, a concert by the Trio Sora—devoted to Beethoven and Kelly-Marie Murphy—will also address the issue of programming women composers. At 3 pm, Christophe Honoré’s production of Puccini’s Tosca (2019 Festival) is introduced by Catherine Malfitano. View here. LIVE

12 pm ET: Daniel Hope presents Hope@Home on Tour. As Germany relaxes its lockdown the award-winning violinist takes his popular livestreamed TV series on the road. This weekend Hope visits the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival; there, in the picturesque town of Lübeck, birthplace of Thomas Mann, he will perform with a variety of artists, including clarinetist Sabine Meyer, pianist Jacques Ammon, Esmé Quartett, Helene Blum and Harald Haugaard Band, Ilja Ruf, harpist Xavier de Maistre and singer/songwriter Jonas Nay. View here. LIVE

3 pm ET: LA Opera presents Guanqun Yu Living Room Recital. This weekend recital features soprano Guanqun Yu, an artist who has dazzled LA Opera audiences as the Countess (Rosina) in both The Marriage of Figaro and The Ghosts of Versailles, and as Vitellia in The Clemency of Titus. View here and on demand. LIVE

5 pm ET: The Cell and Room | to | Breathe presents Divine Feminine. Showcasing music, words and movement that break the expectations of where femininity thrives. Featuring Grammy nominated cellist Amanda Gookin and the world premiere of AND SHE by violist, composer, and singer Jessica Meyer, and choreographer and dancer Caroline Fermin. Further artists TBA. Part of all proceeds will benefit Step Up, an organization that helps girls reach their highest potential. Online access to the virtual concert is $25 per event or buy 5 get 1 free. More info here and the concert is repeated at 8 pm ET.

5 pm ET: Aspen Music Festival and School presents James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong. A Recital by violinist James Ehnes and  pianist Andrew Armstrong. Program: Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 1 in D, Op. 12, No. 1, Adagio from Violin Sonata No. 6 in A, Op. 30, No. 1, and Violin Sonata No. 5 in F, Op. 24, “Spring”. View here and rebroadcast on July 14 at 9 pm ET.

7 pm ET: Norfolk Chamber Music Festival presents The Brentano Quartet. Program: Haydn’s String Quartet in D, Op. 17, No. 6, Mendelssohn: Selections from Four Pieces for String Quartet, Op. 81 and String Quartet in F minor, Op. 80. A new performance streamed from the stage of the Norfolk Festival’s Music Shed. Festival Director Melvin Chen and members of the Quartet engage in a pre-concert conversation discussing music and musical life on and off the stage. View here.

7:30 pm ET: Nightly Met Opera Streams presents Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Starring Hui He, Elizabeth DeShong, Bruce Sledge, and Paulo Szot, conducted by Pier Giorgio Morandi. From November 9, 2019. View here and for 24 hours.

8 pm ET: Tanglewood Online Festival presents Great Performers in Recital from Tanglewood. Hosted by Nicole Cabell. Tanglewood mainstay Emanuel Ax, who made his Boston Symphony Orchestra debut at Tanglewood in August 1978, performs music in which he is an acknowledged master, an all-Beethoven program featuring two of the composer’s earliest sonatas. Cost of event: $12. View and purchase tickets here. LIVE

8 pm ET: Chamber Music Series of Detroit presents Brunskin and Wunsch. Cellist Julia Bruskin and pianist Aaron Wunsch are partners in life and partners in music. In addition to individual worldwide careers, they frequently perform duo recitals. With this program of music by Beethoven, Boulanger and Debussy, they share the music they look to in these challenging times. View here.

8 pm ET: LA Chamber Orchestra presents LACO SummerFest #1. LACA resumes gathering together for the first of five new pre-recorded performances—with social distancing and no audience. Program: Florence Price’s The Deserted Garden and Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in D minor. With Margaret Batjer, violin, Andrew Shulman, cello, and Andrew von Oeyen, piano. View here and on demand.

9 pm ET: Santa Fe Opera presents Songs from the Santa Fe Opera: Mozart’s The Magic Flute. An opening night celebration hosted by baritone Anthony Michaels-Moore from the Crosby Theatre at the Santa Fe Opera. The program includes a mini-talk by dramaturg Cori Ellison, a performance of “Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja” by baritone Benjamin Taylor, never-before-seen archival footage of the production's first staging in 2006, and other surprises. All material is pre-recorded in Santa Fe or in artist’s homes around the world and done in accordance with current safety guidelines. Free to view here and on demand here.

10 pm ET: Chamber Music Northwest’s Virtual Summer Festival presents Live from Austin: Miró Plays Beethoven’s Late Quartets. In this new exclusive performance from Austin, TX, the Miró Quartet will conclude their year-long cycle of Beethoven’s string quartets with Opus 131—considered by Beethoven his greatest achievement in the quartet form—and Opus 135 and 130 Finale, his final compositions before his death. View here. LIVE

Sunday, July 12

6 am ET: Grange Festival presents Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. (Concert performance from the Barbican, 2019). Conductor: Richard Egarr, director: Martin Lloyd-Evans, with Toby Girling (Count Almaviva), Simona Mihai (Countess Almaviva), Ellie Laugharne (Susanna), Roberto Lorenzi (Figaro), Wallis Giunta (Cherubino), Louise Winter (Marcellina), Jonathan Best (Dr Bartolo), Academy of Ancient Music, The Grange Festival Chorus. View here and for 30 days.

6 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ET: Festival d’Aix-en-Provence Digital Stage presents Artistic Creation & Humanity’s Impact on the World. How can we take on the extreme challenges of this era on which humankind has left an irreversible impact? Opera expert Isabelle Moindrot discusses the issues with directors Simon McBurney and Frédérique Aït-Touati and landscape architect Bas Smets. At 1 pm, Christian Gerhaher, accompanied by Gerold Huber, sings Schubert and Berg. At 3 pm, Ivo van Hove’s production of Weill’s Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (2019 Festival) expands upon the idea of dystopia and the need to act. View here. LIVE

6 am ET: Savonlinna Opera Festival presents Mozart’s Requiem. Recorded at the Savonlinna Opera Festival in 2014, Mozart’s Requiem was performed in Kerimäki Church. The Helsinki Baroque Orchestra and the Savonlinna Opera Festival Choir accompanied Soile Isokoski, Lilli Paasikivi, Jorma Silvasti, and Nicholas Söderlund. The concert was conducted by Dalia Stasevska. View here and for 30 days.

12 pm ET: Glyndebourne Open House presents Britten’s Billy Budd. Inspired by Herman Melville’s novella is a heart-breaking psychological study of good and evil and the many human shades of grey that lie between. Britten’s score blends lyricism and moments of startling beauty with evocative sea-shanties and sweeping orchestral textures to create one of his most moving operas. Glyndebourne’s first ever production was directed by veteran British theatre director Michael Grandage, who mades his operatic debut with this award-winning production starring Jacques Imbrailo in the title role. Mark Elder conducts. (Captured live at Festival 2010). View here and until July 19.

12 pm ET: Daniel Hope presents Hope@Home on Tour. As Germany relaxes its lockdown the award-winning violinist takes his popular livestreamed TV series on the road. This weekend Hope visits the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival; there, in the picturesque town of Lübeck, birthplace of Thomas Mann, he will perform with a variety of artists, including clarinetist Sabine Meyer, pianist Jacques Ammon, Esmé Quartett, Helene Blum and Harald Haugaard Band, Ilja Ruf, harpist Xavier de Maistre and singer/songwriter Jonas Nay. View here. LIVE

2 pm ET: International Contemporary Ensemble and bespoken present Pathways: Art & Technology. Part two of a four-part series focusing on the intersection of technology and art. Speakers (including include interdisciplinary digital artist Bang Geul Han; producer and engineer Lily Wen; music producer, recording/mixing/live sound engineer, and sound artist Irazema Vera; and music producer and video ethnographer Adele Fournet) discuss artistry and practice across four disciplines: moving image, audio engineering, live-sound, and video. The series aims to break down barriers to using technology, especially for women and gender non-conforming artists. After hearing from each artist about their artistic journey, the panel will split into two breakout rooms—sound and video—where attendees are encouraged to bring questions related to their own projects. Free tickets and more information here.

2:30 pm ET: Tanglewood Online Festival presents Encore Performance. Hosted by Jamie Bernstein. BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons conducts this August 1, 2015, concert in the Koussevitzky Music Shed with three French soloists—the brothers Renaud and Gautier Capuçon and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet—in Beethoven’s Triple Concerto. Maestro Nelsons also leads Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10, which the orchestra had just performed and recorded earlier that year for its Deutsche Grammophon Shostakovich symphony series. Register free and view here.

3 pm ET: Caramoor Festival presents Decoda Family Concert. The wind players of Decoda present a recently recorded interactive family event, bringing young people and parents alike inside the mind of a composer. Become musical detectives, investigating how a composer’s decisions affect the mood and the feeling of the music. Learn compositional concepts while exploring music by Nielsen, Schulhoff, and Balliett. By the end, you may even become composers for Decoda! View here.

3 pm ET: The Cliburn presents A Celebration of Van Cliburn. On the occasion of his 86th birthday, ten Cliburn laureates will offer tributes and short performances in honor of Mr. Cliburn. The lineup includes Ralph Votapek, 1962 gold; Barry Douglas, 1985 bronze;

Jon Nakamatsu, 1997 gold; Philippe Bianconi, 1997 silver; Olga Kern, 2001 gold; Stanislav Ioudenitch, 2001 gold; Alexander Kobrin, 2005 gold; Joyce Yang, 2005 silver; Vadym Kholodenko, 2013 gold; and Sean Chen, 2013 bronze. View here.

3 pm ET: Des Moines Metro Opera presents Britten’s Billy Budd. The opera tells the story of the persecution and destruction of a young sailor by a predatory master-at-arms. From rollicking sea shanties to bombastic choral episodes, Britten’s opera roars to life in a production that transforms a British man o’ war into a crucible for human faith and error. In this Upper Midwest Emmy-winning 2017 production, Craig Verm stars as the young Billy Budd with Roger Honeywell as Captain Vere and Zachary James as the Master-at-Arms, John Claggart. David Neely conducts with direction by Kristine McIntyre. View here and on demand until August 26.

3:30 pm ET: Ravenna Festival presents Riccardo Muti and Tamás Vargas. Program: Dvorák’s Cello Concerto No. 2 in B minor, Op. 104 and Symphony No. 9 in E minor “From the New World,” Op. 95. The Luigi Cherubini Youth Orchestra is conducted by Riccardo Muti with Tamás Varga cello. View here. LIVE

5 pm ET: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presents Summer Evenings I. Enjoy Jean-Marie Leclair’s Violin Concerto in B-flat, Op. 10, No.1, Haydn’s Keyboard Sonata in G, and Dvorák’s Piano Quintet in A, Op. 81. With Bella Hristova, Aaron Boyd, Sean Lee, Chad Hoopes, Paul Huang (violin), Paul Neubauer, Matthew Lipman (viola), Mihai Marica, Dmitri Atapine (cello), Timothy Cobb (bass), Gilles Vonsattel, Anne-Marie McDermott, Wu Han (piano). View here.

7 pm ET: Lawrence Brownlee presents The Sitdown with LB. In the sixth of his new Facebook live series the tenor will be discussing the unique realities and experiences of being an opera singer of African-American or African descent with soprano Janai Brugger. View here.

7:30 pm ET: Nightly Met Opera Streams presents Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde (Viewer’s Choice & Classic Telecast). Starring Jane Eaglen, Katarina Dalayman, Ben Heppner, Hans-Joachim Ketelsen, and René Pape, conducted by James Levine. From December 18, 1999. View here and for 24 hours.

7:30 pm ET: Works & Process at the Guggenheim and The Metropolitan Opera present Missy Mazzoli’s Let Me Freeze Again to Death. With Anthony Roth Costanzo, vocals, Adam Larsen, video, and Daniel Neumann, mixing with samples from Henry Purcell's "What Power Art Thou” (The Cold Song) from King Arthur. “Let Me Freeze Again to Death was written before the Black Lives Matter protests following the murder of George Floyd, but the lines ‘I can scarcely move or draw my breath’ take on new resonance amidst the daily chants of ‘I can't breathe’,” says Mazzoli. View here.

Monday, July 13

6 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ET: Festival d’Aix-en-Provence Digital Stage presents Creating in the Mediterranean. Mediterranean Youth Orchestra leading figures—Fabrizio Cassol, artistic director of the intercultural Medinea Session and Duncan Ward, music director of MYO’s symphonic sessions—discuss issues that arise for musical creation initiatives in the Mediterranean. At 1pm, the Intercultural Medinea Session will bring together 10 young improvisers, either present at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis or, for those unable to travel, in their home countries. Finally, Dmitri Tcherniakov’s production of Carmen (2017 Festival) is introduced by Stéphanie d’Oustrac. View here.

6 am ET: Opéra de Paris presents Schoenberg’s Moses und Aron. “Oh word, word that I lack!” That last phrase, uttered by Moses, sums up the prophet’s tragic weakness but also expresses the composer’s inability to overcome his own contradictions. Converting back to Judaism shortly before seeking refuge in the United States, the inventor of dodecaphonism was plagued by an almost existential inability during his last two decades: that of completing Moses und Aron. Philippe Jordan conducts and Romeo Castellucci makes his debut on the stage of the Opera Bastille. With: John Graham-Hall, Thomas Johannes Mayer, Julie Davies, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Christopher Purves, Nicky Spence, and Michael Pflumm. View here until July 19.

1 pm ET: Chamber Music Northwest’s Virtual Summer Festival presents Carnival of the Animals. Chamber Music Northwest takes you to the zoo with Saint-Saëns famous The Carnival of the Animals. Enjoy an auditory parade of lions, elephants, kangaroos, and more in this fun, family-friendly performance with entertaining narration by pianist Orion Weiss. View here.

7:30 pm ET: Met Opera Streams presents TBD. View here and for 24 hours.

7:30 pm ET: Works & Process at the Guggenheim and The Metropolitan Opera present Nico Muhly’s Off the Grid. With Nico Muhly, synthesizer, and Adam Tendler, piano. “I've known Adam Tendler forever, but have never had the chance to write for him, and this wretched quarantine allowed me to write not only for him but for both of us at once,” says Muhly. “Off the Grid is a duet for the two of us and has a simple structure: a cycle of 40 chords, with the last chord being a kind of "resolution" of the first chord. View here.

8 pm ET: Tanglewood Online Festival presents Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra Encore Performances. Program: Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings and Brahms’s Symphony No. 1 (conducted by Andris Nelsons. Register free and view here.

10 pm ET: Chamber Music Northwest’s Virtual Summer Festival presents 20th-Century Masters: Stravinsky, Bartók & Shostakovich. Future CMN Artistic Directors, pianist Gloria Chien and violinist Soovin Kim, and friends perform masterpieces by Bartók and Shostakovich, followed by Stravinsky’s powerhouse The Rite of Spring for piano four hands performed by pianists Anne-Marie McDermott and Gilles Vonsattel. View here.

Artists and Organizations Offering Free Content

The following are all accessible during the coronavirus pandemic:

Academy of Ancient Music
The most listened-to period instrument ensemble, directed by Richard Egarr, has made a number of streams available on its website. Guest artists include Louise Alder, soprano, Nicola Benedetti, violin, Mary Bevan, soprano, David Blackadder, trumpet, Iestyn Davies, countertenor, Tim Mead, countertenor, Christopher Purvis, bass, and Tenebrae, directed by Nigel Short. Explore here.

American Composer’s Orchestra
ACO announces Volume 2 of Connecting ACO Community, an initiative to commission short works for solo instrument or voice. Each composer is offered $500 to write the work, and each performer is offered $500 to perform the work, with the rights to stream for six months. With the six commissions in Volume 2 (June 7 - July 19, 2020), ACO aims to support artists financially and to create new work that will live beyond this crisis. Premieres of the new works take place live on Sundays at 5pm ET, streaming privately for ticket-buyers on ACO's YouTube channel. The composer, performer, and a host (ACO President Ed Yim or ACO Artistic Director Derek Bermel) will hold an online chat with the attendees after the performance. The recorded sessions will be available on MUSIC on the REBOUND. For more info and to purchase $5 tickets visit here.

American Opera Project
American Opera Project presents AOPTV: Opera Comes Home. Three world premiere English-language opera productions are available for livestream on the AOP website. As One is a chamber opera by composer Laura Kaminsky, librettist Mark Campbell and librettist/filmmaker Kimberly Reed in which two voices—Hannah after (mezzo-soprano) and Hannah before (baritone)—trace a transgender protagonist from her youth in a small town to her college years on the West Coast, and finally to Norway where she is surprised at what she learns about herself. Three Way, with music by Robert Paterson and libretto by David Cote, is an opera on the present and future of sex and love comprised of three, playful one-acts. Harriet Tubman, with music and libretto by Nkeiru Okoye, is a two-act theatrical work that tells of how a young girl born in slavery becomes Harriet Tubman, the legendary Underground Railroad conductor.

American Symphony Orchestra
American Symphony Orchestra presents ASO Online. Each Wednesday, for as long as live performances are not possible, the ASO will release a recording from its archives. Content will alternate weekly between live video recordings of SummerScape operas and audio recordings from previous ASO concerts. Ethel Smyth’s The Wreckers, Richard Strauss’s Die Liebe aus Danae, and Korngold’s Das Wunder der Heliane, all conducted by Leon Botstein, are highly recommended and available now. **

Apollo’s Fire: Music for the Soul
The Cleveland-based baroque orchestra founded by Artistic Director Jeannette Sorrell is offering a series of video streams entitled “Music for the Soul.” New episodes are posted here.

Australian Chamber Orchestra
ACO HomeCasts is an innovative digital content season curated by Artistic Director Richard Tognetti, and with an emphasis on content that reflects the ACO’s artistry, dynamism, and sense of adventure. ACO HomeCasts encompass a mix of hi- and lo-fi content presented across a range of channels. Musicians have been equipped with a mini in-home studio and training, enabling them to record, produce, and broadcast content directly from their homes. This includes full-length ACO concerts broadcast as Facebook Watch Parties hosted by an ACO musician, intimate solo performances filmed live from musicians’ homes, and “Ask-Me-Anything” Instagram interviews. Audiences can request specific performances and submit questions to musicians. Each week’s schedule is announced Monday mornings here.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
BSO musicians are putting live-streamed concerts on the orchestra’s Facebook page on Wednesday and Sunday nights “for the near future.”

Bard SummerScape & Fisher Center
Each week throughout June and July Fisher Center is releasing new content, including commissions and performances from its archives. The streamed works highlight a different aspect of Bard’s wealth and breadth of programming, including performances from its SummerScape Opera and BMF archives. Recent additions to the program include Bard SummerScape’s 2011 production of Strauss’s rarely performed Die Liebe der Danae and last year’s Daniel Fish directed staging of Michael Gordon’s Acquanetta. More details here.

Beth Morrison Projects
BMP announces the inaugural BMP: Producer Academy. Beginning the second week of July 2020 with free sessions for the community, BMP will delve into a number of different topics aimed at helping artists and young producers bring works to the stage. This free series of workshops will cover a variety of topics including budgeting, the different phases of the production process, different types of producers, and insights into the producing and presenting industry. Enrollment is open to the general public. Sign up here for the three-day course. Following the free workshop, a more in-depth eight-week Academy commences for a selected group of 25 students that have a deeper interest and are looking for an alternative to a full degree program in arts administration. Full details on the BMP website.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
The Boston Symphony presents “BSO at Home,” which includes self-produced videos from BSO musicians and conductors featuring anecdotes, personal reflections and insights, and short informal performances to be released periodically through the BSO’s social media channels. There will also be six weeks of daily curated audio offerings available each weekday morning at 10 a.m. through For a complete list click here.

Budapest Festival Orchestra Quarantine Soirées
Hungarian conductor Ivan Fischer has created a new concert series in response to the worldwide musical shutdown. The Quarantine Soirées are LIVE and free to view online chamber music concerts given nightly at 7:45 pm. Visit here for details of upcoming concerts.

Carnegie Hall
Live with Carnegie Hall is an online series designed to connect world-class artists with musical lovers everywhere, featuring live musical performances, storytelling, and conversations that offer deeper insights into great music and behind-the-scenes personal perspectives. In addition to live conversation and/performance, Live with Carnegie Hall programming will integrate historical or recent audio/video content drawn from concerts, master classes, and recordings. In most of the programs, artists will engage with viewers in real time via social media, building an inspired sense of community. The series will be streamed via Facebook and Instagram. A schedule will be found on

NEW: Classical Movements Vox Virtual
Classical Movements co-presents an online a cappella festival from August 22 – 29 featuring nine small professional vocal ensembles from around the world in daily livestreamed concerts, interviews and workshops. Line up includes Cantus (USA), Insingizi (Zimbabwe), Olga Vocal Ensemble (Iceland and Netherlands), Nairyan Vocal Ensemble (Armenia), The Swingles (United Kingdom), Les Itinérantes (France), Accent (International), Ensemble Rustavi (Georgia) and Anúna (Ireland). Over the course of the week, ensembles will livestream five free concerts, each featuring two ensembles, and one finale concert featuring all nine. All of the artists will livestream all concerts and interviews on their Facebook pages and YouTube channels on a daily basis during the festival. More details here.

The Cleveland Orchestra
The Cleveland Orchestra is offering archival videos, daily Mindful Music Moments videos, and videos from musicians performing from home. For information and to view visit here.

Cliburn at Home
The Cliburn has a series of videos available online. Cliburn Watch Party relives some of the best moments of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Cliburn Kids explores rhythm, storytelling, dance, and listening games in short (seven- to 10-minute), entertaining, and educational journeys. Cliburn Amateur Spotlight are performance videos submitted by the 72 who were accepted as competitors for the 2020 Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition (rescheduled to 2022). View here.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has made its webcast archive available for free. The collection features 200+ works going back three years, and highlights include Leonard Slatkin conducting John Luther Adams’s climate change-inspired Become Ocean from 2019, several world premieres, and a host of bite-sized encores. Explore here.

Deutsche Grammophon Yellow Lounge
The German classical music giant is streaming Yellow Lounge broadcasts from its archives. Recent additions include clarinetist Andreas Ottensamer, pianists Alice Sara Ott and Chihiro Yamanaka, and cellist Mischa Maisky. Performances are broadcast in rotation, one video at a time, adding a new performance every few days. DG communicates the start of each new performance by newsletter at the start of each week. To keep updated sign up here.

Finnish National Opera
Finnish National Opera presents Stage24, a series of streamed archived performances on its website, which are then available for the next six months. Interesting recent content includes a staged version of Sibelius’s Kullervo, Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, Caspar Holten’s staging of Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer with Camilla Nylund and Christoff Loy’s Tosca. An excellent company and some really interesting and original work worth investigating ** Explore here.

Gstaad Digital Festival
The Gstaad Festival has moved online this year with three digital offerings. First is Swiss pianist Francesco Piemontesi with a Soirée Schubert, including the first four Impromptus. With his unique timbre, he creates an intimate atmosphere and allows us to imagine how it must have been at a legendary Schubertiade. Second is Ute Lemper with an evening of Cabaret & Chanson including two poems by the Chilean poet and Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda, her charmingly silly version of Georges Moustaki's "Milord" and ending on Édith Piaf's "Non, je ne regrette rien". Finally, tenor Daniel Behle’s advice is "Make yourself rare, and people will appreciate you more." Behle gives exciting insights into the business, talks about the vital importance of having a good agency and finding the right moment to start singing Wagner.

Handel and Haydn Society
Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society has created the H+H Listening Room where you can hear and watch H+H performances including Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas filmed at New York’s Met Museum. There are also more than a dozen videos of musicians performing from their homes, a special video of principal flutist Emi Ferguson teaching people how to make their own baroque flute, and a new podcast called “Tuning In”. In the first episode Principal Cellist Guy Fishman interviews Artistic Director Harry Christophers about Bach's St. Matthew Passion. Explore here.

Duo Ingolfsson-Stoupel
Violinist Judith Ingolfsson and pianist Vladimir Stoupel are seasoned soloists who united with the goal of exploring new paths and directions in the intimate atmosphere of the violin-piano recital winning acclaim for their performances across the globe. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, they are presenting music that is close to their hearts every Friday and Tuesday at 1 pm EST on YouTube. LIVE

NEW: International Keyboard Institute & Festival
IKIF 2020, which was to have started July 12, has made the 15 three-hour evenings that were streamed in 2015 available for free online. Each video contains welcoming remarks, concert notes by David Dubal, pre-concert commentary, plus the concert and an intermission feature. There are 27 artists who perform over the course of the 15 videos and among the artists featured are Jerome Rose, Marc-André Hamelin, Alessio Bax, Jeffrey Swann, Alon Goldstein, Arnaldo Cohen, and Alexander Kobrin. Explore here.

Kennedy Center
The Kennedy Center is offering a free, live digital performance initiative, Couch Concerts, to help inspire, uplift, heal, and bring the performing arts into homes across the country and around the world during these difficult times. Couch Concerts stream direct from artists’ homes on the Kennedy Center website at 4 pm ET every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Audiences can discover a wide range of other at-home programming through the Kennedy Center at Home webpage.

La Scala/RAI
Italy’s RAI presents five productions from La Scala Milan including the world premiere of Kurtág’s Fin de Partie, Daniel Barenboim conducting Götterdämmerung, Lisette Oropesa in Verdi’s I Masnadieri, Montedervi’s Orfeo conducted by Rinaldo Alessandrini, and Les Vêpres Siciliennes conducted by Daniele Gatti. A wide range of concerts are also available. Click here to to register, view and for further details.

Lincoln Center
Lincoln Center at Home enables families and communities to keep the arts front and center. From the archives of Lincoln Center’s resident organizations comes a trove of video, including rarely seen footage from decades of Live from Lincoln Center, more recent performances from across campus, and live streams from wherever performances are still happening. In addition, Lincoln Center Pop-Up Classroom broadcasts on Facebook Live every weekday at 10 am ET. Led by some of the world’s best artists and educators, each creative learning activity utilizes simple materials found at home to help families with children explore a variety of art forms. Each classroom will remain available on Facebook after the live broadcast. Finally, #ConcertsForKids teams up with top artists to bring world-class performances and diverse musical perspectives from their homes to yours. Explore upcoming calendar here.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra presents free LACO AT HOME streaming and on demand performances, including a full showing of the orchestra’s critically acclaimed performance last fall featuring the West Coast premiere of Dark with Excessive Bright for double bass and strings by LACO Artist-in-Residence Missy Mazzoli. View streaming here and on demand here.

Los Angeles Master Chorale
Videos recorded as part of the “Offstage with the Los Angeles Master Chorale” series from April 24 to June 19 included interviews conducted by Artistic Director Grant Gershon and Associate Conductor Jenny Wong with notable performers—including special guests Reena Esmail, Morten Lauridsen, Anna Schubert, Peter Sellars, Derrick Spiva—as well as Master Chorale singers. Available on demand here.

Metropolitan Opera Free Student Streams
Students and teachers worldwide can draw from the Met’s online library of operas and curricular materials plus new live virtual conversations with Met artists and educators from the company’s national education program. Resource materials will be made available weekly via the Met website starting on Mondays at 10 am ET, including extensive background information; activities to help students engage before, during, and after the performance stream; illustrated synopses; coloring pages; and audio clips. On Wednesdays at 5 pm ET, each week’s performance will be made available for streaming on the Met website, where it will remain for 48 hours. An hour before each performance stream, students from around the world will have the opportunity to interact directly with a singer or member of the creative team on Zoom. More information here.

Minnesota Orchestra
Minnesota Orchestra at Home shares video, audio, and educational materials through the categories of Watch, Listen and Learn, including videos from the orchestra’s archives and newly created “mini-concerts” directly from the homes of Orchestra musicians. Explore and view here.

National Forum of Music, Wroclaw, Poland
Poland’s national music forum has made recordings available on its YouTube Channel from a range of NFM ensembles: NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic, NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra, Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra, NFM Choir, Wroclaw Baroque Ensemble, led by their Artistic Directors:  Giancarlo Guerrero, Joseph Swensen, Jaroslaw Thiel, Agnieszka Franków-Zelazny, Andrzej Kosendiak and others. Explore here.

National Sawdust
National Sawdust has launched Live@NationalSawdust, a free digital platform offering concerts from the past five seasons and professional development programs from Renée Fleming, Meredith Monk and others, and including fundraising efforts for National Sawdust and the artists involved. Initial releases will focus on the very first concert in the venue from October 2015, including performances by Philip Glass, Foday Musa Suso, Tanya Tagaq, Chris Thile, Nico Muhly, Nadia Sirota, Jeffrey Zeigler, Eve Gigliotti, Paola Prestini, Nels Cline, Glenn Kotche, Theo Bleckmann, ACME and more. Future releases will draw from an extensive digital archive of more than 1,200 live performances, including highlights like Terry Riley’s Archangels featuring the Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Du Yun’s Pan Asia Sounding Festival, and more.

New World Symphony
The New World Symphony presents a web-based series called NWS Archive+. Michael Tilson Thomas moderates discussions with NWS Fellows, alumni, guest artists, and visiting faculty about archived recordings. Performances will be available here. NWS Fellows also play live, informal chamber music concerts from their homes in Miami Beach and broadcast via Facebook Live. In addition, the NWS online archive contains master classes, tutorials and town halls, which can be found here. Finally, for the past 10 years, the Fellows have performed one-hour concerts for local school children. These concerts and preparatory material will be available free to students and parents. NWS Educational concerts can be found here.

French opera streaming site Olyrix is making its content free throughout the COVID-19 crisis. Not all content is watchable in the U.S., but there are many fascinating productions and concerts from top-notch opera companies, from Cavalli’s Ercole Amante from Paris’s Opéra Comique and Purcell’s The Indian Queen from Opéra de Lille to Korngold’s Violanta from Teatro Reggio Torino. A really well-curated collection. ** Explore here.

Opera Australia
OA | TV: Opera Australia on Demand is the Sydney-based company’s new digital space. Alongside the world’s largest collection of Dame Joan Sutherland on video, OA will offer exclusive content from the OA back catalogue, productions from Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, and a new series of chat show-style interviews conducted by AD Lyddon Terracini. The first posted full show is Sutherland in The Merry Widow, and the fileted aria’s in the section labelled “The Best of Dame Joan Sutherland” are even better. ** View here.

Opéra National de Paris
The Palais Garnier and Bastille Opera are making their digital stage, “The 3e Scène,” free and available to all. Founded in 2015, the platform is a pure place of artistic adventure and exploration, giving free rein to photographers, filmmakers, writers, illustrators, visual artists, composers, and choreographers to create original works. Visit here. Some of Opéra National de Paris’s productions are accessible on the company’s Facebook Page. In addition, Octave, the Paris Opera’s online magazine, is posting articles, videos, and interviews here.

Opera North
One of Britain’s most respected smaller opera companies, Opera North has put its acclaimed semi-staged concerts of Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle online. “Beg, borrow, or be like Wotan and steal a ticket for this show,” said the UK’s Times of Das Rheingold. “You’d be lucky to hear as good at Bayreuth,” said The Telegraph of Die Walküre. Richard Farnes proves a seriously impressive Wagner conductor. Watch here.

Opera Philadelphia Digital Festival O
Over the last several weeks Opera Philadelphia have premiered an online digital festival of new and classic works. Four of the operas are available on demand through the summer. The Pedro Almodóvar-inspired staging of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville can be watched through June 29, while Daniel Bernard Roumain’s We Shall Not Be Moved, Lembit Beecher’s Sky On Swings (starring Frederica von Stade and Marietta Simpson), and Missy Mazzoli’s award-winning Breaking the Waves are available through August 31. Explore here.

Opera Saratoga: Connect Daily
In place of its planned 2020 Summer Festival, June, July and August will see Opera Saratoga feature performances by Festival Artists, premiering every morning at 9 am ET. Each month is dedicated to a different theme with June featuring daily arias and ensembles from the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan, including excerpts from The Pirates of Penzance, which had been scheduled to open the 2020 Festival. July will feature Beethoven art song including many of his settings of folk melodies from around the world and scenes Fidelio. August will feature songs and ensembles from musicals by Stephen Sondheim, who celebrated his 90th birthday this year. View here and on demand.

OperaVision offers livestreams of operas available for free and online for six months. Previous offerings include Barrie Kosky’s visually spectacular Moses und Aron, David McVicar’s superb Die Entführung aus dem Serail from Glyndebourne, and Deborah Warner’s thoughtful Death in Venice for English National Opera. View upcoming and past content here. **

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra are offering new ways to engage with the music and musicians of the Orchestra. Through WATCH, LISTEN, LEARN the Virtual Philadelphia Orchestra will fulfill its ongoing commitment to bring music, in video and audio forms, as well as interactive education and enrichment, to audiences. Content is available here.

San Francisco Symphony
The San Francisco Symphony’s MTT25: An Online Tribute was a 25-day digital event in honor of Michael Tilson Thomas’ (MTT) extraordinary 25-year tenure as Music Director. From June 4 through 28, the SFO released original and archival content daily, highlighting achievements, milestones, artistic projects, and relationships illustrative of MTT and the Orchestra’s dynamic 25-year partnership. View on demand here.

NEW: Santa Fe Opera

Songs from the Santa Fe Opera is a digital performance series—including fresh content and never-before-seen archival footage —celebrating the five originally-scheduled operas that were to comprise the 2020 Summer Festival Season. Susan Graham hosts the Opening Night and a celebration of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville followed by other opera luminaries in later presentations. Then, from July 11 through August 1, viewers can tune in each Saturday evening to enjoy well-known arias by artists who were scheduled to grace the Santa Fe Opera stage, along with insights from conductors, directors and more. Pre-recorded from the Santa Fe Opera stage and in artist’s homes around the world, each video premieres at 9 pm ET and all activities are done in accordance with current safety guidelines. Free to watch here and on demand here.

Seattle Symphony
Seattle Symphony is rebroadcasting concerts on Thursday and Saturday evenings. In addition, Morning Notes on YouTube or Facebook features solo performances by individual musicians.

The Sixteen
The Sixteen, with founder Harry Christophers, has launched Quarantine with The Sixteen, a regular schedule of digital content. The Sixteen Virtual Choir’s performance of Sheppard’s Libera nos involved each part being recorded at each singer’ home. Other features include: Choral Chihuahua, a podcast by The Sixteen and I Fagiolini; Stay at Home Choir performing Sir James MacMillan’s O Radiant Dawn; Harry Christophers introducing 20 years of The Choral Pilgrimage; Archive performances, including Sir James MacMillan’s Stabat mater performed in the Sistine Chapel and Bach’s St Matthew Passion with Streetwise Opera; Recipes for isolation; Video diaries providing insight into daily lives during lockdown; Weekly playlists. Explore here.

Trinity Wall Street
New York’s Trinity Church Wall Street introduces daily weekday “Comfort at One” (1 pm ET) streaming performances on Facebook with full videos posted here. Tune in for encore performances of favorite Trinity concerts, professionally filmed in HD, along with current at-home performances from Trinity’s extended artistic family. “During trying times, music stills our souls and provides a healing grace,” writes Trinity. “We hope these performances help you find a daily haven of peace and comfort.”

Tulsa Opera

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, Tulsa Opera launched its Staying Alive web series, which includes virtual performances of opera, popular music, and musical theater, directly from guest artists’ homes. Each week, the series features artists from around the world, including artists that have been recently heard on the Tulsa Opera stage or would have been heard in the company’s new production of Tobias Picker’s Emmeline, cancelled due to the pandemic. New content appears every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 2 pm CT. Explore here.

Verbier Festival
The cancelled Verbier Festival is presenting QuarantineConcerts, a platform where artists can perform live in the comfort of their homes as a way to keep the Festival alive. The concerts are streaming on their website but also on Archived performances include Quatuor Ebène, Gautier Capuçon, and Matthias Goerne, but Academy Artists also stream LIVE.

Voices of Ascension
New York choir Voices of Ascension, which celebrates its 30th anniversary next season, is posting a daily offering of choral beauty on its website. Music is chosen by staff, members of the chorus and orchestra, and listeners. View here.

Warsaw Philharmonic
The Warsaw Philharmonic has made a selection of video recordings available on its YouTube channel. Recent offerings include Saint-Saëns’s Organ Symphony and Arvo Pärt’s Swansong conducted by Artistic Director Andrzej Boreyko, as well as rarities by Polish composers like Grazyna Bacewicz. It’s an excellent orchestra very much in the Eastern European tradition and concerts have been master edited for posting online.

Paid Digital Arts Services

Berlin Philharmonic Digital Concert Hall
The BPO Digital Concert Hall contains over 600 orchestra concerts covering more than ten years, including 15 concerts with the orchestra’s new Chief Conductor Kirill Petrenko, interviews, backstage footage.

Medici TV
Thousands of classical music videos are available by subscription, as well as hundreds of events that are broadcast live for free each year, available for 90 days. Subscriptions cost $83.85 per year.

Archived Recent Performances

The following broadcast events have occurred since the start of the COVID-19 crisis and are still available for viewing:

March 12

The Philadelphia Orchestra and Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin performed BeethovenNOW: Symphonies 5 & 6 as well as Iman Habibi’s Jeder Baum Spricht to an empty Verizon Hall for live broadcast. An outstanding concert captured in excellent visuals and sound.

Miller Theater’s Bach Collection was performed live for a virtual audience. The program included Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (arr. Hess), Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor, BWV 1060 (arr. Fischer), Chorale Prelude Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639 (arr. Busoni), and Cantata Ich habe genug, BWV 82, with Kady Evanyshyn, mezzo-soprano, Rebecca Fischer, violin, Alecia Lawyer, oboe, Simone Dinnerstein, piano, Baroklyn. View here.

March 14

Canadian pianist Garrick Ohlsson played an impressive selection of works by Beethoven, Prokofiev (the Sixth Sonata), and Chopin to an empty house at New York’s 92nd Street Y. View here.

March 16

In front of an empty auditorium (very visible thanks to excellent camerawork) Melbourne Symphony Orchestra was conducted by Forth Worth Symphony Music Director Miguel Harth Bedoya in dynamic performances of Bloch's Schelomo with soloist Timo-Veikko Valve, and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade. Available here.

March 26

92nd St. Y presents Jonathan Biss playing Beethoven’s last three piano sonatas. Written, as Beethoven said, “in a single breath,” these pieces represent the apotheosis of his piano writing, showing his mastery of the variation form (in Op. 109), his expertise in the forms of the musical past (the fugue, in Op. 110), and an ability to be cutting-edge (considering Op. 111 as a whole, but especially the famous ‘boogie woogie’ moments in the second movement). Available here.

April 5

Violinist Isabelle Faust live-streamed a solo Bach recital on from Leipzig’s Thomaskirche, the church where JS Bach was Kapellmeister from 1723 until 1750. The concert is on and free to view until July 4. Highly recommended **

April 10

Handel’s Messiah with The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square and soloists Amanda Woodbury, Tamara Mumford, Tyler Nelson, and Tyler Simpson. Recorded in 2018 but archived for a rainy day such as this. Available here.

April 10

Bach's St. John Passion, performed by Bach Collegium Japan conducted by Masaaki Suzuki from the Cologne Philharmonic. View here.

April 14

92nd St Y presents Marc-André Hamelin who streamed a characteristically elegant program from his home, with the timely inclusion of Liszt's Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude. The repertoire also included C. P. E. Bach, Enescu, Fauré, Scriabin, and six selections from Debussy's Preludes, Book II. View here.

May 8

The Berliner Philharmoniker’s European Concert. In order to comply with social distancing rules and hygiene requirements Kirill Petrenko conducts the orchestra in chamber music formation from the empty Philharmonie Berlin. Federal President Steinmeier to deliver opening address. Program: Pärt’s Fratres, Ligeti’s Ramifications, Barber’s Adagio for Strings, Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 (arrangement for chamber ensemble by Erwin Stein) with Christiane Karg, soprano. Subscribe or trial for free and view in the Digital Concert Hall.

June 28

San Francisco Symphony Orchestra presented MTT25: An Online Tribute for Michael Tilson Thomas. Hosted by famed vocalists Audra McDonald and Susan Graham, the event featured contributions and tributes by musicians of the San Francisco Symphony and Chorus, an array of distinguished guest artists, and many surprises. View here.

June 30

Live At Carnegie Hall presented Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov discussing his career with fellow pianists Emanuel Ax and Sergei Babayan and the venue’s Executive and Artistic Director Sir Clive Gillinson. Interspersed with excerpts from Trifonov’s performances, one newly recorded at home and others previously captured at Carnegie Hall. On demand here.

**Highly recommended




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