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June 21, 2021 | By Clive Paget, Musical America

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Monday, June 21

** 8 am ET: Wigmore Hall presents Steven Osborne. The British pianist performs an all-Debussy program including Ballade slave, Suite bergamasque, Deux arabesques, Images oubliées, La plus que lente, and Elégie. Register, view here and on demand for 30 days. LIVE

**2 pm ET: Spannungen Festival presents Brahms, Strauss, Webern & Schubert. A live streamed concert from the RWE Hydropower station in Heimbach/Eifel near Cologne. Program: Brahms Violin Sonata in A, Op. 100 with violinist Antje Weithaas and Lars Vogt on piano; Richard Strauss’s Piano Quartet in C-minor Op. 13 with Saskia Giorgini piano, Anna Reszniak violin, Jan Larsen viola, and Gustav Rivinius cello; Webern’s Drei kleine Stücke for Cello & Piano Op. 11 with cellist Bryan Cheng and Aris Alexander Blettenberg; Schubert’s Piano Trio in B-flat Op. 99 D 898 with Lars Vogt piano, Christian Tetzlaff violin, and Tanja Tetzlaff cello. View here. LIVE

**7:30 pm ET: Met Opera Streams presents Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel. Starring Audrey Luna, Amanda Echalaz, Sally Matthews, Sophie Bevan, Alice Coote, Christine Rice, Iestyn Davies, Joseph Kaiser, Frédéric Antoun, David Portillo, David Adam Moore, Rod Gilfry, Kevin Burdette, Christian Van Horn, and Sir John Tomlinson, conducted by Thomas Adès. Production by Tom Cairns. From November 18, 2017. View here and for 24 hours.

7 pm ET: Music of the Americas presents Momenta Festival I. The sixth iteration of the Momenta Festival presents four programs, each curated by a different member of the ensemble. Tonight: “Forward to the Past,” curated by Alex Shiozaki, features Pablo Furman’s Sureña: Memorias Australes, for violin and electronics and Beethoven’s Grosse Fuge, Op. 133. View here and on demand.

7:30 pm ET: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presents Inside Chamber Music: Haydn's Quartet in C, Op. 54, No. 2. Bruce Adolphe is joined by CMS artists to examine Haydn's Quartet in C, Hob. III: 57, Op. 54, No. 2. Always surprising, witty, and daring, Haydn is in top form in this remarkably virtuosic quartet. Adolphe offers a detailed study of the comic effects and compositional thinking of the Father of the String Quartet. View here and on demand for one week.

8 pm ET: Roulette presents Ka Baird: Proximity Exercises. Multi-instrumentalist and performer Ka Baird returns to Roulette on the Summer Solstice to present Proximity Exercises—a new work utilizing voice, flutes, electronics, field recordings, installation, and movement. The piece explores relations of proximity and perspective, acoustic density, and physical distancing. View here. LIVE

Tuesday, June 22

**2 pm ET: Spannungen Festival presents Webern, Fuchs & Schubert. A live streamed concert from the RWE Hydropower station in Heimbach/Eifel near Cologne. Program: Webern’s Piano Quintet with Aris Alexander Blettenberg piano, Christian Tetzlaff  and Anna Reszniak violins, Florian Donderer viola, and Bryan Cheng cello; Fuchs’s Clarinet Quintet in E-flat Op. 102 with Sharon Kam clarinet, Antje Weithaas and Anna Reszniak violins, Jan Larsen viola, and Gustav Rivinius cello; Webern’s Vier Stücke for Violin and Piano Op. 7 with Christian Tetzlaff and Lars Vogt; and Schubert’s String Quintet in C D 956 with Antje Weithaas and Byol Kang violins, Elisabeth Kufferath viola, and Tanja Tetzlaff and Marie-Elisabeth Hecker cellos. View here. LIVE

2:15. pm ET: Gürzenich-Orchester Köln presents Roth conducts Höller & Schumann. François-Xavier Roth conducts the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln in York Höller’s Entrée for Brass and Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, Rhenish. Tickets pay what you can. View here LIVE.

6 pm ET: National Sawdust presents Fire This Time. A new series from poet and musician Lynne Procope inspired by the intellectual and artistic legacy of James Baldwin. Conceived as a virtual salon, Procope will sit down with musicians, critics, stick fighters, DJs, academics, curators, poets, and music lovers at the ley lines of organizing, activism, and the legacy of perhaps the most influential writer of the last century. This week she will be joined by Toyin Spellman-Diaz, oboist and activist of Imani Winds to discuss Baldwin's legacy and its potential for profound impact on Western classical music. Register for Zoom and view here.

7 pm ET: DaCapo Chamber Players presents Paean To Merging Cultures. Bruce Adolphe hosts a concert exploring sounds of Native American history—merged with African American history in Valerie Coleman’s Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes (with Curtis Macomber violin, Gregory Hesselink cello, Patricia Spencer flute, Meighan Stoops clarinet, and Blair McMillen piano)—and as memorialized in Kyle Gann's Hovenweep (with Curtis Macomber violin, Chris Gross cello, Patricia Spencer flute, Marianne Gythfeldt clarinet, and Margaret Kampmeier piano). View here.

7 pm ET: Rhymes With Opera presents Red Giant. A virtual production featuring three singers performing synchronously from three different cities: soprano Bonnie Lander in Baltimore, MD; soprano Elisabeth Halliday-Quan in Rochester, NY; and baritone Robert Maril in New York, NY. Ashley Tata directs Adam Matlock’s new sci-fi chamber opera, which tells the story of three people who are lost in space and struggling with the aftermath of humanity as their former home planet becomes uninhabitable. Tickets $10. View here.

7 pm ET: Music of the Americas presents Momenta Festival II. The sixth iteration of the Momenta Festival presents four programs, each curated by a different member of the ensemble. Tonight: “Secret Desires,” curated by Stephanie Griffin, features Alvin Singleton’s Secret Desire to be Black for string quartet, Alba Potes’s Apacible for solo viola, and Julián Carrillo’s String Quartet No. 6. View here and on demand.

7:30 pm ET: Nightly Met Opera Streams presents Dvorák’s Rusalka. Starring Kristine Opolais, Katarina Dalayman, Jamie Barton, Brandon Jovanovich, and Eric Owens, conducted by Sir Mark Elder. Production by Mary Zimmerman. From February 25, 2017. View here and for 24 hours.

7:30 pm ET: IDAGIO Global Concert Hall presents The X-tet: A Concert Documentary. The X-tet, Boston Baroque’s period string chamber ensemble, stars in this one-hour long documentary film featuring performances of music by Vicente Lusitano, Haydn, Johann Rosenmüller, Schubert, and Mendelssohn, alongside exclusive interviews and discussions with the musicians.  Directed and produced by Emmy-nominated filmmaker Nathaniel Hansen and recorded by audio engineer Antonio Oliart. Tickets from $13. View here until December 31.

Wednesday, June 23

12 pm ET: Kronberg Academy presents Kirill Gerstein. Architect Rafael Viñoly designs elegant buildings that tend to serve more functions than their owners originally intended. In the last 5 years, Viñoly has been involved in a project that merges his passions for music and for architecture & design: with a team of technicians, he has been designing and developing an evolution of the grand piano that is built around the “Pianistic Idea” of a more ergonomic, slightly curved keyboard. Register here for the free Zoom seminar. LIVE

1 pm ET: presents The Musikfest Parisienne Festival. Liya Petrova’s yearly festival honors Brahms, perfectionist and prolific chamber composer, with three ensemble pieces played by festival creator Petrova on the violin, cellists Aurélien Pascal and Bruno Philippe, pianists Alexandre Kantorow and Tanguy de Williencourt, clarinetist Nicolas Baldeyrou, and violist Grégoire Vecchioni! On the program, Brahms's Piano Trio No. 1 in B, Clarinet Trio in A-minor, and Piano Quartet No. 1 in G-minor. View here.

** 1:30 pm ET: Musikkollegium Winterthur presents Thomas Zehetmair Farewell Concert. Musikkollegium Winterthur is led by violinist Thomas Zehetmair with violist Ruth Killius in a farewell concert that includes Mendelssohn’s Overture in F, Märchen von der schönen Melusine, Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in E-flat, KV 364, Xenakis’s Aroura for String Orchestra, and Haydn’s Symphony No. 92 in G, Oxford. Tickets from $12. View here.

**2 pm ET: Spannungen Festival presents Schubert, Rota, Enescu, Vaughan Williams & Brahms. A live streamed concert from the RWE Hydropower station in Heimbach/Eifel near Cologne. Program: Schubert’s Rondo brillant D 895 with violinist Christian Tetzlaff and pianist Aris Alexander Blettenberg; Rota’s Clarinet Trio with clarinetist Sharon Kam, cellist Tanja Tetzlaff, and Aris Alexander Blettenberg; Enescu’s Violin Sonata No. 3 Op. 25 with violinist Elisabeth Kufferath and Saskia Giorgini; Vaughan Williams’s On Wenlock Edge sung by Ian Bostridge; and Brahms’s String Quintet in F Op. 88 with Byol Kang and Florian Donderer violins, Jan Larsen and Elisabeth Kufferath violas, and Gustav Rivinius cello. View here. LIVE

3 pm ET: American Composers Orchestra presents Toulmin Orchestral Commission Program Part I. The Virginia B. Toulmin Orchestral Commissions Program in partnership with ACO, commission alumni each year to write a new orchestral work that is premiered by participating orchestras across the country. In this program: Leanna Primiani’s 1001 is played by ROCO; Hilary Purrington’s Harp of Nerves is played by the Philadelphia Orchestra; Andrea Reinkemeyer’s Water Sings Fire is played by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra; and Wang Jie’s Symphony No. 1 is played by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Register and view here.

** 5 pm ET: Baryshnikov Arts Center & Tippet Rise present Aizuri Quartet: What’s Past is Prologue I. The first of two concerts of music by female composers spanning the past millennia, filmed March 2021 at the studio of sculptor Joel Shapiro. Program 1 includes Benedictine composer, philosopher, and abbess Hildegard von Bingen’s liturgical poem Columba aspexit, arranged for string quartet by Alex Fortes, composer and environmentalist Gabriella Smith’s Carrot Revolution, and Rhiannon Giddens’s At the Purchaser’s Option, a haunting work inspired by an 1830s advertisement selling a young female slave with or without her 9-month-old baby. View here until July 7.

** 7 pm ET: Collingwood Festival presents Footsteps of Chopin. Daniel Vnukowski talks to Dr. Alan Walker, musicologist and author of Fryderyk Chopin: A Life and Times. They will cover esthetics and the Polish vernacular, and the discussion will be interspersed with recorded excerpts by such renowned Chopin interpreters as Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli and Artur Rubinstein. They’ll also discuss the journey that led Dr. Walker to a treasure trove of documents buried deep within the archives in Warsaw, his personal relationship with the music of Chopin, and a few side notes from some of the obnoxious, 19th-century music critics who despised Chopin’s music. The event will be followed by a Q&A. Register and view here.

** 7:30 pm ET: Nightly Met Opera Streams presents Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda. Starring Elza van den Heever, Joyce DiDonato, Matthew Polenzani, Joshua Hopkins, and Matthew Rose, conducted by Maurizio Benini. Production by Sir David McVicar. From January 19, 2013. View here and for 24 hours.

Thursday, June 24

7 am ET: The Hallé presents Beethoven Symphony No. 7. Broadcast from Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, Norwegian conductor Tabita Berglund leads the Hallé in Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll, Osvaldo Golijov’s Last Round, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. Tickets £14. View here until September 24.

11 am ET: American Classical Orchestra presents Beethoven Sonatas. The fourth of seven recitals performed on fortepiano. Jiayan Sun plays Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 21, in C, Op. 53 Waldstein. Recorded in May 2021 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on an 1827 John Broadwood fortepiano. View here and on demand.

12 pm ET: Chicago Symphony Orchestra presents CSO Sessions Episode 22: Requiem. Composer-in-Residence Missy Mazzoli brings the season of streamed performances to a close with the debut of Courtney Bryan’s Requiem, which Mazzoli calls “a requiem for a new era.” Vocal quartet Quince Ensemble joins as special guest. Also on the program are two a cappella performances by Quince of works by Gilda Lyons and Chicago’s own David Reminick, and a string quartet by Chicago-based cellist Tomeka Reid. View here.

1:15 pm ET: Midtown Concerts presents Violators. The Violators, a renegade consort of viols, recorders, voices, and “air viol” (aka English concertina), return with a repertoire of airs, consort songs, and country dances from the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods in Great Britain. View here.

**2 pm ET: Spannungen Festival presents Britten, Mendelssohn, Vaughan Williams & Shostakovich. A live streamed concert from the RWE Hydropower station in Heimbach/Eifel near Cologne. Program: Britten’s Six Hölderlin Fragments Op. 61 sung by Ian Bostridge with pianist Saskia Giorgini; Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in C-minor Op. 66 with Martin Helmchen piano, Antje Weithaas violin, and Marie-Elisabeth Hecker cello; Vaughan Williams’s Along the field for Tenor and Violin sung by Ian Bostridge with violinist Christian Tetzlaff; and Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 15 Op. 144 with Antje Weithaas and Byol Kang violins, Jan Larsen viola, and Bryan Cheng cello. View here. LIVE

** 2:30 pm ET: Philharmonia Orchestra presents Salonen: The Finale. In one of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s last concerts as the orchestra’s Principal Conductor he is joined by pianist Yefim Bronfman for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1, Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2, Stravinsky’s Symphonies of Wind Instruments, and Sibelius’s Symphony No. 7. Tickets £12. View here for 30 days.

** 6 pm ET: American Composers Orchestra presents Listening Party. Derek Bermel hosts an hour-long Zoom listening party of live archival recordings made from ACO performances at Carnegie Hall from 1985-2012, with special guests John Adams, Laurie Anderson, Eugene Moye, and Melinda Wagner. Registrants will listen to previously unheard audio recordings of the following: David Diamond’s Symphony No. 9 conducted by Leonard Bernstein; Hannibal Lokumbe’s African Portraits conducted by Paul Lustig Dunkel; Earl Kim’s Violin Concerto with Itzhak Perlman conducted by Paul Lustig Dunkel; Melinda Wagner’s Falling Angels conducted by Paul Lustig Dunkel; Derek Bermel’s Voices with Bermel on clarinet conducted by Tan Dun; Laurie Anderson’s Songs for A E. conducted by Dennis Russell Davies; Frank Zappa’s Autumn Fall conducted by Steven Sloane; John Adams’s My Father Knew Charles Ives conducted by John Adams; Philip Glass’s Symphony No. 9 conducted by Dennis Russell Davies. Register and view here. LIVE

7 pm ET: Music of the Americas presents Momenta Festival III. The sixth iteration of the Momenta Festival presents four programs, each curated by a different member of the ensemble. Tonight: “Endings and Beginnings,” curated by Emilie-Anne Gendron, features Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla’s Velum templi scissum est, José Luis Greco’s String Quartet No. 4 The Intruder (world premiere), Francisco López Capillas’s Cui luna, sol et omnia, and Alejandro García Caturla’s Piezas para cuarteto de cuerdas. View here and on demand.

7 pm ET: United Arts Studies presents Episode 1: Frida Kahlo & Handel. A lighthearted video series coupling opera arias with masterpieces from the world of art. Founded by opera couple, soprano Elizaveta Ulakhovich and baritone Perry Sook, the series created during the pandemic follows the story of two young opera singers who, finding themselves with free time, decide to enroll in an online art history course. This episode features Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and Handel’s arias “Piangerò la sorte mia” from Giulio Cesare and “Si, tra i ceppi” from Berenice. View here and on demand.

7:30 pm ET: Nightly Met Opera Streams presents Puccini’s Tosca. Starring Patricia Racette, Roberto Alagna, George Gagnidze, and John Del Carlo, conducted by Riccardo Frizza. Production by Luc Bondy. From November 9, 2013. View here and for 24 hours.

7:30 pm ET: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presents Bohemian Masters. A newly curated full-length HD concert featuring archival video recordings woven together into never-before-heard concert pairings. Intermission will feature a Q&A with the artists. Program: Martinu’s Nonet for Winds and Strings, Suk’s Elegie for Piano, Violin, and Cello, and Suk’s Quartet in A minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 1. View here and on demand for one week.

8 pm ET: Kaufman Music Center presents Fast Forward: Face the Music. A program of modern works, including student-composed pieces, as Face the Music celebrates the close of their 2021-22 season. Face the Music is Kaufman Music Center’s contemporary music program for teens, dedicated to studying and performing music by living composers. Tickets $15. View here.

8 pm ET: Roulette presents Luisa Muhr: Bab?l. An experimental interdisciplinary performance piece in three movements that explores the essence of communication. Bab?l investigates the human vocabulary of expression that we share beyond language using voice, instrumental music, the amplification of ambient sounds, and physical movement to practice a form of communicating that returns to multidimensional expression. View here. LIVE

9 pm ET: Valley of the Moon Music Festival presents Long-Distance Love. Beethoven’s song cycle To the Distant Beloved is a paean to long-distance love. Brahms’s Liebeslieder Waltzes, for four singers and four-hands piano, are among the most seductive music ever composed. With Nikki Einfeld, soprano, Emily Marvosh, contralto, Kyle Stegall, tenor, Edward Nelson, baritone, and pianists Allegra Chapman and Eric Zivian. The pre-recorded concert includes a Zoom reception with Festival musicians. Register and view here.

10 pm ET: Pacific Symphony presents Schubert’s Symphony No. 5. Schubert was only 19 when he wrote his Fifth Symphony, but it is considered among his finest. Full of youthful energy, it is the only one of his symphonies which does not include clarinets, trumpets or timpani. Carl St.Clair conducts. Captured on May 19, 2021. View here until July 22.

10:30 pm ET: Seattle Symphony presents Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony. Principal Tuba John DiCesare takes center stage to perform Arild Plau’s Tuba Concerto. Then, under the baton of guest conductor Thomas Wilkins, the Symphony performs Beethoven’s Eroica. View here.

Friday, June 25

12 pm ET: Carnegie Hall Selects presents Bernstein’s The Gift of Music. Leonard Bernstein made more than 400 appearances at Carnegie Hall, beginning with his debut in 1943 leading the New York Philharmonic and concluding in 1990 with the Vienna Philharmonic. Produced to commemorate the 75th anniversary of his birth and narrated by Lauren Bacall, The Gift of Music showcases footage from the Bernstein archives and early television ventures, including the 1947 Prague Spring Festival—possibly the earliest extant film of the musician. View here until July 2.

**2 pm ET: Spannungen Festival presents Bach, Boulanger, Saint-Saëns, Beethoven & Suk. A live streamed concert from the RWE Hydropower station in Heimbach/Eifel near Cologne. Program: Bach’s Concerto for Two Pianos BWV 1061 with pianists Martin Helmchen and Lars Vogt; Lili Boulanger’s D’un matin de printemps, Saint Saëns’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E-minor Op. 92 with Aris Alexander Blettenberg piano, Florian Donderer violin, and Tanja Tetzlaff cello; Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte Op. 98 sung by Ian Bostridge with pianist Lars Vogt; and Suk’s String Quartet No. 2 Op. 31 with Christian Tetzlaff and Florian Donderer violins, Elisabeth Kufferath viola, and Tanja Tetzlaff cello. View here. LIVE

2 pm ET: DG Stage presents Andrè Schuen & Daniel Heide. Performing in the Gewehrsaal at Schloss Ettersburg, near Weimar, baritone Andrè Schuen and pianist Daniel Heide open with Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer). This four-song cycle, with texts by the composer, follows a young man as he sets out on a journey. Next, we hear three of Schubert’s best-loved songs. All three set poems by Friedrich Rückert, who also inspired Mahler: his Rückert Lieder. Schuen and Heide end with Mahler’s “Urlicht” (Primal Light), the final song from Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Boy’s Magic Horn), which later became the fourth movement of his Second Symphony. Tickets EUR 9.90. View here until June 27.

** 2 pm ET: Concertgebouworkest presents Beethoven & Schumann. The Concertgebouworkest performs works by Beethoven and Schumann under the direction of Sir Antonio Pappano. Igor Levit is the soloist in Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto, which is followed by Schumann's optimistic Second Symphony. View here until July 2. LIVE

7 pm ET: Bryant Park Picnic Performances presents An Evening with New York Chinese Cultural Center. A program designed to engage a wide range of audiences for a taste of authentic Chinese culture and art. Signature performances include Dance China NY, Chinese Yo-Yo from artist Graham Lo, Kung Fu master David Fung, a demonstration of an array of Chinese instruments including the Erhu, Guzheng, and Dizi, plus colorful costumed classical and folk dance from different regions in China. Dance China NY's performers include internationally renowned artists throughout mainland China, Taiwan, and the United States. The company's repertoire transports audiences to a world of colorful myths, historical drama, and timeless beauty. View here. LIVE

7 pm ET: Music of the Americas presents Momenta Festival IV. The sixth iteration of the Momenta Festival presents four programs, each curated by a different member of the ensemble. Tonight: “Snapshots,” curated by Michael Haas, features John Patitucci’s Snapshots for string quartet, Mario Lavista’s cuaderno de viaje for solo cello, and Prokofiev’s String Quartet No. 2 in F, Op. 92 Kabardinian. View here and on demand.

7:30 pm ET: Nightly Met Opera Streams presents Puccini’s Turandot. Starring Christine Goerke, Eleonora Buratto, Yusif Eyvazov, and James Morris, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. From October 12, 2019. View here and for 24 hours.

7:30 pm ET: Chelsea Music Festival presents Just a Moment. The world premiere of composer Eric Nathan’s new work for two antiphonal oboes performed by oboists John Ferrillo and Amanda Hardy. There will be a pre-concert Zoom conversation at 7 pm with Eric Nathan, Amanda Hardy, and Chelsea Music Festival Artistic Directors Melinda Lee Masur and Ken-David Masur. The online concert also includes clips with violinist Augustin Hadelich and pianist Orion Weiss and visuals by artist Kyle Meyer. View here.

** 8 pm ET: Our Concerts Live presents World Premiere. From the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Pacifica Quartet performs the world premiere of Deirdre Gribbin’s new quartet. The players had a zoomed transatlantic rehearsal with the composer before the recording and she has also been filmed in London talking about her new work written to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Hubble Telescope. Also on the program is Prokofiev’s String Quartet No. 2 that makes use of local Balkar and Kabardinian music. Tickets $12. View here until June 27.

** 8 pm ET: American Pianists Association presents 2021 American Pianists Awards: Chamber Music Recitals. The finalists perform with the Dover Quartet from the Indiana History Center. Dominic Cheli plays Movements 3 and 4 from Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E-flat, Op. 44; Mackenzie Melemed performs Movements 3 and 4 from Juliusz Zarebski’s Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 34; Sahun Sam Hong performs Movements 1 and 3 from Dvorák’s Piano Quintet No. 2 in A, Op. 81, B. 155; Michael Davidman performs the first movement from Franck’s Piano Quintet in F Minor; and Kenny Broberg performs the first movement from Brahms’s Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34. View here. LIVE

8 pm ET: Roulette presents Sonya Belaya: Cognitive Distortions / Ancestral Patterns. The second performance of composer Sonya Belaya‘s year-long residency. Cognitive Distortions / Ancestral Patterns (for large ensemble) examines cognitive distortions (also known as automatic thoughts) through the stories of immigrant women. In this collective storytelling, Belaya examines how the intersection of ancestry, psychology, spirituality, and culture plays into automatic thoughts, and considers the restructuring of thought patterns as a blueprint for radical healing. View here. LIVE

9 pm ET: Minnesota Orchestra presents Season Finale: A Summer Prelude. Music Director Osmo Vänskä, the Minnesota Orchestra and violinist Erin Keefe perform Coleridge-Taylor’s Nonet, Vänskä’s own Overture (World premiere), and Weill’s Violin Concerto with soloist Erin Keefe. View here. LIVE

10 pm ET: Seattle Opera presents Puccini’s Tosca. Kazem Abdullah conducts Dan Wallace Miller’s production with Alexandra LoBianco as Tosca, Michael Chioldi as Baron Scarpia, and Dominick Chenes as Cavaradossi. Tickets $35. View here until June 27.

Saturday, June 26

5:30 am ET: OperaVision presents The Don Giovanni Syndrome (Ring Award). The Ring Award is an international competition for stage direction and design held in three-year intervals in Graz, Austria. It is organized in three stages, its unique feature being actual stage performances at the finals. Here, The Don Giovanni Syndrome is directed by Krystian Lada (Poland) with set by Didzis Jaunzems (Latvia) and costumes by Natalia Kitamikado (Poland). They present Mozart’s Don Giovanni as a tragicomical thriller about our modern human condition. View here for six months. LIVE

10:30 am ET: OperaVision presents Inside Don Giovanni (Ring Award). The Ring Award is an international competition for stage direction and design held in three-year intervals in Graz, Austria. It is organized in three stages, its unique feature being actual stage performances at the finals. Here, Inside Don Giovanni is presented by an all-German team of Alicia Geugelin (director), Christin Schumann (set), Pia Preuß (costumes), and Elise Schobeß (dramaturg). The production begins with the death of Don Giovanni: the seconds freeze into an endless moment, expand, become a time loop in the face of death. View here for six months. LIVE

11 am ET: Our Concerts Live presents Coffee Concerts: Baroque Sonatas. From the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Ensemble Vintage Köln and Ariadne Daskalakis perform two Schmelzer Sonatas Unarum Fidium (for one violin), Vivaldi’s Sonata No.1 in G-minor Op. 2 RV27, Tartini’s Sonata No. 10 in G-minor Op. 1, Didone abandonata, and Bach’s Sonata in E, BWV 1016. Tickets $12. View here until June 28.

** 1:15 pm ET: Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall presents Concert from the Waldbühne with Martin Grubinger. Pianist and conductor Wayne Marshall leads the Berliner Philharmoniker with percussionist Martin Grubinger in Bernstein’s On the Town: Three Dance Episodes, John Williams’s Percussive Planet, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue (orch. Ferde Grofé), and Bernstein’s On the Waterfront, Symphonic Suite. Tickets EUR 9.90. View here. LIVE

**2 pm ET: Spannungen Festival presents Schubert, Respighi, Rachmaninov & Dorati. A live streamed concert from the RWE Hydropower station in Heimbach/Eifel near Cologne. Program: Schubert’s Violin Sonata No. 2 in A-minor D 385 with violinist Christian Tetzlaff and pianist Lars Vogt; Respighi’s Deità silvane sung by Ian Bostridge; Rachmaninov’s Cello Sonata in G-minor Op. 19 with cellist Marie-Elisabeth Hecker and Martin Helmchen; and Antal Dorati’s Octet for Strings. View here. LIVE

2 pm ET: Hungarian State Opera presents Figaro3. The world premiere of Beaumarchais's trilogy derived from three operas by three composers in one night. Along with Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia and Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Beaumarchais’s Figaro trilogy also inspired Darius Milhaud’s La mère coupable. The production focuses on the story of Rosina and Almaviva and provides the opera singers with the opportunity to perform their roles across the entire course of the trilogy. Tickets $17. View here.

2:30 pm ET: IDAGIO Global Concert Hall presents Ex Cathedra: Summer Music by Candlelight. On a long midsummer day, Ex Cathedra perform a program of choral music and readings by Britten and Ravel, plus. The Windhover (world première) by Liz Dilnot Johnson, Summer is icumen in, and Night Prayer by Alec Roth. This performance was filmed at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK. Tickets from $13. View here until July 31.

2:30 pm ET: London Symphony Orchestra presents AiKama. Award-winning composer Devesh Sodha explores themes of affection, desire, passion and intimacy, melding the rich musical heritage of India and China with a Western Orchestra. Featuring solo artists Ling Peng on erhu, Cheng Yu on pipa, Jasdeep Singh Degun on sitar and Rishii Chowdhury on tabla, backed by the London Film Music Orchestra. Tickets from $10. View here.

3 pm ET: Collingwood Festival presents Frederic Chopin Virtual Recital. An all-Chopin recital with concert pianist Daniel Vnukowski revealing the many colors of Chopin’s unique compositional language, from outright despair to pure serenity, and ending with the bravura intensity of the Ballade No. 4 in F-minor, Op. 52. Tickets $12. View here.

3:30 pm ET: Ravenna Festival presents The Naghash Ensemble. The Naghash Ensemble present music by John Hodian—the sound of ancient Armenia, reinvented for the 21st century—with vocalists Hasmik Baghdasaryan, Tatevik Movsesyan, and Arpine Ter-Petrosyan, pianist John Hodian, Tigran Hovhannisyan (dhol), Aram Nikoghosyan (oud), and Emmanuel Hovhannisyan (duduk). View here.

7 pm ET: Carnegie Hall Live presents Slavic Soul Party!. Blazing brass, gutbucket funk, Roma accordion, and a big bass drum: This just scratches the surface of what Slavic Soul Party! brings to every performance. The band pumps a strong Balkan brass sound through the filter of life in New York’s outer boroughs, making new music that Global Rhythm describes as “some of the most danceable Balkan-flavored pop this side of the Adriatic.” View here. LIVE

** 7:30 pm ET: Nightly Met Opera Streams presents Britten’s Billy Budd. Starring Philip Langridge, Dwayne Croft, and James Morris, conducted by Steuart Bedford. Production by John Dexter. From March 11, 1997. View here and for 24 hours.

8 pm ET: Our Concerts Live presents Cello Series IV. From the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Anastasia Kobekina and Anna Fedorova have been given access to Kasteel Amerongen and its Erard piano in mint condition, whose sound is ideal for the chosen repertoire. Schumann’s Fantasiestücke was written to be played in domestic music-making that regularly took place in the Schumann household. Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata needs no introduction. Maria Theresia von Paradis was a celebrated blind pianist for whom Mozart wrote a concerto. Like all virtuoso pianists, she composed pieces to play on tours. Franck’s Violin Sonata has been hijacked by cellists, violists and even flautists. Tickets $12. View here until June 28.

** 8 pm ET: American Pianists Association presents 2021 American Pianists Awards: Concerto Performances. The finalists perform with Gerard Schwarz and the Indianapolis Symphony from the Hilbert Circle Theatre, Indianapolis. Mackenzie Melemed plays the first movement from Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C-minor, Op. 36; Dominic Cheli plays the first movement from Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G, Op. 58; Kenny Broberg plays Franck’s Variations symphoniques, M. 46; Sam Hong plays the first movement from Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat, Op. 73, Emperor; and Michael Davidman plays Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat, S. 124. View here. LIVE

** 10 pm ET: Philharmonic Society presents Renée Fleming. Soprano Renée Fleming and pianist Inon Barnatan perform a recital of songs and arias that highlight her voice, artistry, and stage presence, with music by Handel, Schubert, Strauss, Corigliano, Maria. Schneider, Verdi, Leoncavallo, Joni Mitchell, and Adam Guettel. Tickets $20. View here. LIVE

Sunday, June 27

4:30 am ET: OperaVision presents Don Giovanni: The Reckoning (Ring Award). The Ring Award is an international competition for stage direction and design held in three-year intervals in Graz, Austria. It is organized in three stages, its unique feature being actual stage performances at the finals. Here, Don Giovann: The Reckoningi is presented by director Anika Rutkofsky (Germany) with set by Eleni Konstantatou (Greece) and costumes by Johanna Danhauser (Germany). In a deserted courtroom, Don Giovanni is at the mercy of his erstwhile victims. In vain they search for his emotions, for his motivations or his empathy, until a statutory tribunal of Justitia raises their voice to finally settle accounts. View here for six months. LIVE

11 am ET: Our Concerts Live presents Coffee Concerts: Trio Sonatas. From the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Ensemble Diderot and Johannes Pramsohler, specialists in period instrument Baroque chamber music, perform three trio sonatas from Leclair, Handel, and Telemann, Corelli’s famous Chaconne, and a solo harpsichord rendition of one of Handel’s most famous arias. Tickets $12. View here until June 29.

** 2 pm ET: Spannungen Festival presents Schubert, Mozart & Vasks. A live streamed concert from the RWE Hydropower station in Heimbach/Eifel near Cologne. Program: Schubert’s Schwanengesang D 957 sung by Ian Bostridge with pianist Lars Vogt; Mozart’s String Quartet in C KV 465 Dissonance with Antje Weithaas and Byol Kang violins, Jan Larsen viola, and Marie-Elisabeth Hecker cello; and Peteris Vasks’s Plainscapes (version for piano trio) with Saskia Giorgini piano, Anna Reszniak violin, and Gustav Rivinius cello. View here. LIVE

3 pm ET: Live from the Barbican presents Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Director and harpsichordist Richard Egarr leads the Academy of Ancient Music with violinist Rachel Podger in Corelli’s Concerto Grosso No. 1 in D, Op. 6, Maria Grimani’s Sinfonia to Pallade e Marte, Corelli’s Concerto Grosso No. 2 in F, Op. 6, and Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. Tickets £12.50. View here.

** 3:30 pm ET: American Pianists Association presents 2021 American Pianists Awards: Final Concert & Winner Announcement. From the Grand Hall at Indiana Landmarks, the concert will feature a short solo piece from each of the five finalists. View here. LIVE

4 pm ET: Music Before 1800 presents Martin Bernstein & Justin Taylor. Martin Bernstein, recorder, and Justin Taylor, harpsichord and organ, perform a century of French Baroque chamber and solo keyboard works that mesh the instrumental timbres. Intimate conversations emerge when the keyboard’s left and right hands or the treble and bass of the two instruments are joined together. Music ranges from a fantasie by Louis Couperin to a sonata by François Francœur. The concert will be followed by an interactive Q&A. Tickets $15. View here until July 15.

6 pm ET: New West Symphony presents America the Melting Pot. Michael Christie conducts a feature concert presentation that exemplifies unity through music by presenting the works of Valerie Coleman, Florence Price, Margaret Bonds, Hazel Scott, Xavier Foley, William Grant Still, Duke Ellington, and Eubie Blake along with artist activists, Double bassist Xavier Foley and pianist Lara Downes. Tickets $25. View here.

7 pm ET: Aston Magna Music Festival presents Mozart: The String Trios. Co-presented with the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Daniel Stepner violin, Marcus Thompson viola, and Jacques Lee Wood cello, perform Mozart’s complete string trios. View here and on demand.

7:30 pm ET: Met Opera Streams presents Verdi’s La Traviata. Starring Sonya Yoncheva, Michael Fabiano, and Thomas Hampson, conducted by Nicola Luisotti. Production by Willy Decker. From March 11, 2017. View here and for 24 hours.

8 pm ET: Our Concerts Live presents L’Amour. From the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Rachel Kelly and Fiachra Garvey perform Debussy’s Chansons de Bilitis. Ravel was fascinated by the imaginary exoticism of the Orient and in particular with Shéhérazade, the narrator and heroine of The Arabian Nights. His three songs conjure intoxicating perfumes, a universe where beauty, desire and violence live uneasily together. Berlioz’s Les Nuits d’Été completes the program. Tickets $12. View here until June 29.

8 pm ET: Beth Morrison Projects & National Sawdust present 21c Liederabend. A new work, created in the spirit of the 19th-century German Romantic tradition of the Liederabend musical salon by a diverse collective of women and top-flight talents in the fields of composition and poetry, instrumental and vocal performance, fine art and video art. New Music by Holland Andrews, Amyra León, Lido Pimienta, Paola Prestini, Theodosia Roussos, and Diana Syrse. Interviews with the soprano Renée Fleming, Beth Morrison and Paola Prestini on the future of the songwriting form and in-depth features about all of the creative participants round out the program. View here.

Monday, June 28

1 pm ET: Music from Copland House presents Underscored: John Musto’s Piano Trio. The Music from Copland House ensemble features John Musto's Piano Trio (1998). The free, 45-minute event begins with a brief introductory conversation with the Emmy Award-winning composer-pianist and is followed by a complete performance of the piece. The program also includes a live, post-performance Q&A among viewers. (Co-presented with The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.) Register and view here.

2:30 pm ET: St. Martin in the Fields presents The Hermes Experiment. The Hermes Experiment is a contemporary quartet dedicated to the performance of new commissions and arrangements scored for their unique combination of harp, clarinet, voice and double bass. Program: Clara Schumann arr. Pashley “Liebst du um Schönheit”, Josephine Stephenson’s tanka, Anna Meredith arr. Schofield Fin Like a Flower, Giles Swayne Movement 3 from Chansons dévotes et poissonneuses, Prokofiev arr. Schofield Visions Fugitives Op. 22 Nos 1, 7, 8 and 16, Eleanor Alberga’s Deep Blue Sea, Ewan Campbell’s London, he felt fairly certain, had always been London, Maxwell Davies arr. Pashley Farewell to Stromness, Misha Mullov-Abbado’s The Linden Tree, Olivia Chaney arr. Schofield Roman Holiday. Tickets £10. View here for 30 days.

3:30 pm ET: Ravenna Festival presents Quartetto Guadagnini & Enrico Bronzi. The Quartetto Guadagnini and cellist Enrico Bronzi perform Schubert’s String Quartet No. 12 in C minor D. 703 Quartettsatz and String Quintet in C Op. 163 D. 956. View here.

7:30 pm ET: Met Opera Streams presents Nico Muhly’s Marnie. Starring Isabel Leonard, Iestyn Davies, Christopher Maltman, Janis Kelly, and Denyce Graves, conducted by Roberto Spano. Production by Michael Mayer. From November 10, 2018. View here and for 24 hours.

7:30 pm ET: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presents Inside Chamber Music: Mozart’s String Quintet in G minor. Bruce Adolphe is joined by CMS artists to examine Mozart's Quintet in G minor for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello, K. 516. Considered by many musicians to be one of Mozart's most moving masterpieces, the G Minor String Quintet presents a perfect balance of dark passion and shining intellect. View here and on demand for one week.

7:30 pm ET: Pittsburg Symphony presents Gershwin & Friends. Principal Pops Conductor Byron Stripling and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra welcome double bassist and jazz vocalist Nicki Parrott to Heinz Hall. The program shines the spotlight on the music of great early 20th century composers, including George Gershwin ("Fascinating Rhythm"), Irving Berlin ("Alexander's Ragtime Band"), and Isham Jones ("It Had To Be You"). Tickets $15. View here until July 11.

8 pm ET: Our Concerts Live presents Citizens of Everywhere I. From the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Mairéad Hickey and Ella Van Poucke perform Kodály’s Duo, begun in July 1914 when he was stranded at the Austrian border. Finola Merivale’s Duo was commissioned when she was composer in residence last autumn at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris. Schulhoff’s Duo was written during the Roaring Twenties when all rules were being broken. Tickets $12. View here until June 30.

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.

Alternative Classical
Humans of Classical Music is a video series in which musicians, actors, comedians, and podcasters from around the world recommend their favorite piece of classical music in one minute. A new video will go live every Thursday during 2021, starting on February 4, accompanied with a link on Spotify. Each video is free of musical jargon and is suitable for anyone interested in exploring the world of classical music. The list includes countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Kieran Hodgson, Principal Conductor of Glyndebourne on Tour Ben Glassberg-Frost, Chief Executive of Manchester Collective Adam Szabo, and composers Anna Clyne, Gabriel Prokofiev, and Missy Mazzoli. Explore here.

American Opera Project
First Glimpse is a video album of 20 songs created during the first year of AOP’s 2019-21 fellowship program, Composers & the Voice. Originally intended as a live concert, the videos will be released every Friday beginning October 23 and for the following six weeks. The composers are Alaina Ferris, Matt Frey, Michael Lanci, Mary Prescott, Jessica Rudman and Tony Solitro, with librettists Amanda Hollander and Jonathan Douglass Turner. Videos will be free for one week following their release, after which they will be available to rent or purchase, individually or as a full set through AOP's Website. Explore here.

American Symphony Orchestra
American Symphony Orchestra releases weekly recordings from its archives with content alternating 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 all 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.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
BSO Sessions continues to bring the stories of BSO musicians, conductors, and collaborators to life through a documentary-style narrative. Real stories are paired with powerful music, including the elevation of unheard voices in classical music. Episodes premiere weekly on Wednesdays at 8 pm ET and are available through June 2021. Explore here.

Bard SummerScape & Fisher Center
Archival works highlight Bard’s wealth and breadth of programming, including performances from its SummerScape Opera and BMF archives. Recent include Bard SummerScape’s 2011 production of Strauss’s rarely performed Die Liebe der Danae and the Daniel Fish directed staging of Michael Gordon’s Acquanetta. More details here.

Bergen Philharmonic
Bergen’s outstanding orchestra enjoys national status in Norway with a history dating back to 1765. Its free streaming service was established as part of 250-year anniversary in 2015 and offers a fine selection of works from its concert series in Grieghallen, Bergen. Conductors include Edward Gardner, James Gaffigan, Thierry Fischer, David Zinman, Neeme Järvi, Jukka Pekka Saraste, Nathalie Stutzmann, and Christian Zacharias with soloists including Leif Ove Andsnes, Lise Davidsen, Truls Mørk, Mari Eriksmoen, and Freddy Kempf. Well worth exploring here.

Chatham Baroque
Chatham Baroque is releasing high-quality monthly videos featuring leading baroque performers including gambist Jaap ter Linden, lutenists Nigel North and Stephen Stubbs, and countertenor Reginald Mobley. Once posted, videos are available on demand through June 30, 2021. Each program includes artist interviews and are available for as little as $18 per program. Explore here.

Cliburn Kids
Cliburn Kids is a growing collection of entertaining 7- to 10-minute videos designed to introduce children to the fun of classical music. How does music paint pictures, tell stories, express feelings? Host Buddy Bray and guest artists use individual pieces to explore topics that delve into the way music is organized and structured, counting and rhythm, expressive elements, and sometimes just lighthearted enjoyment. Programs are geared towards elementary-aged children, and activities are provided for each episode that are perfect for in-classroom or at-home studies. New episodes and lesson plans are released every Tuesday. Explore 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.

English Symphony Orchestra
The English Symphony Orchestra’s ESO Digital is an expanding digital archive of music, performed by English Symphony Orchestra and its partners, that you are unlikely to hear anywhere else. Access is free with a monthly donation; however Musical America readers can get a free trial of one week when setting up a new donation by using the coupon code MusicalAmerica2021. Register 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. 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 interesting and original work worth investigating. Explore here.

Gina Bachauer Piano Competitions
Postponed from 2020, the Solo Rounds will now be conducted through video recordings, presented online. Twenty-three Junior Competitors ages 11-14 and twenty-one Young Artists Competitors ages 15-18 will continue their quest for medals and their share of $62,000 in cash prizes.  Hailing from 14 countries, these young international pianists will each vie for the title of the next Gina Bachauer Gold Medalist. Chosen from an original pool of 220 applicants, 113 pianists performed in the Preliminary Rounds, with each competitor presenting a 30-minute program in one of five international cities: Hamburg, Moscow, Shanghai, New York City, and Salt Lake City. The Gina Bachauer Junior International Piano Competition will take place June 13-19 and the Gina Bachauer Young Artists International Piano Competition will take place June 20-26. Explore here.

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.

Kennedy Center: Arts Across America: Spring
Arts across America continues this Spring with a focus on cultural leadership and art as a catalyst for public healing, decolonization, and genuine global change. With artistic contributions from the Black Trans theater community, programs about Sacrifice Zones and the environment, the fight for women’s rights in the Latinx community, and discussions of the prisons and detention center system, and about the importance of Indigenous food and health. Hosted by sage artistic minds, these performances and conversations strive to bring audiences together to heal our country, communities, and selves. Explore here and other Kennedy Center regular online releases via their digital stage here.

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. Explore and register here.

Les Arts Florissants
Les Arts Florissants’s annual Festival in Thiré, France included a series of 10- to 15-minute “Meditation” concerts recorded earlier last summer. Now available to enjoy online, the Meditations include performances by students of Juilliard’s Historical Performance program in the spirit of their annual participation in the Festival. View here.

Lincoln Center Lincoln Center Passport to the Arts
A variety of virtual classes, performances, and bonus content designed for children, teens and adults with disabilities and their families. Offerings include programs with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Opera Guild, New York City Ballet, the New York Philharmonic, and The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Families can attend dance, music or drama classes, watch exclusive performances, check out behind-the-scenes content, and even meet performers—all from their homes. Families will receive pre-visit materials, including social narratives, photos, and links before each program. All programs take place via Zoom. Register here.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
LACO AT HOME offers streaming and on demand performances, including a full showing of the orchestra’s critically acclaimed 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, 2020 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.

Mark Morris Dance Group 40th Anniversary Digital Season
MMDG continues to celebrate its 40th Anniversary with a new archival collection featuring three excerpts from Mark Morris dances?I Don’t Want to Love, Rhymes With Silver, and V, and one full-length work, Rock of Ages, selected by veteran MMDG company members Joe Bowie and Lauren Grant. Viewers are also able to watch the full performances of the excerpted works on demand. Each work is preceded by video introductions by Joe Bowie and Lauren Grant. Explore here.

Metropolitan Opera Live In Schools
The Metropolitan Opera’s HD Live in Schools program has launched a new series for the 2020–21 school year, creating cross-disciplinary educational opportunities across the country. For the 2020–21 school year, students and teachers will receive free subscriptions to the Met Opera on Demand service, with a catalogue of more than 700 Live in HD presentations, classic telecasts, and radio broadcasts. Ten operas have been selected for the HD Live in Schools program, and will be presented in five educational units, with two thematically paired operas per unit. The series opens with Beethoven’s Fidelio and Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment (September 28–October 16), both of which explore the intersection of music and politics. The Met will continue to offer teachers HD Live in Schools Educator Guides and access to Google Classroom materials that can be adapted for virtual learning lesson plans. In addition, the Met’s National Educators Conference will be hosted on a virtual platform this year and take place on five Saturdays throughout the 2020–21 school year. Two conferences, scheduled for October 10, 2020, and October 17, 2020, will also feature live conversations with Met artists. 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 Sawdust Digital Discovery Festival, Volume One
With more than 65 events, featuring over 100 artists premiering in a four-month span, National Sawdust Digital Discovery Festival: Volume One was a bright spot in NYC's post-COVID live music world. Featuring post-COVID performances from Robert Wilson, Julian Lage, Tyondai Braxton, Emel Mathlouthi, Matthew Whitaker, Dan Tepfer, Ashley Bathgate, Emily Wells, Brooklyn Rider, Joel Ross, Conrad Tao, Andrew Yee, and Lucy Dhegrae, and recently recorded Masterclasses with Tania León, Ted Hearne, Vijay Iyer, Jamie Barton, Lawrence Brownlee, Trimpin, and Lara St. John. Archival performances include David Byrne, Lara Downes and Rhiannon Giddens, and Ryuichi Sakamoto. Explore here.

Next Festival of Emerging Artists
The 2021 Virtual Festival will take place June 8 – July 1, 2021. 25 festival fellows—young musicians, composers, and choreographers, ages 20-30—will attend the full festival of masterclasses, workshops, and virtual collaborations and select events will be free for the general public to attend. May 25 is the deadline for fellow applications, which are available at Festival events will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and the schedule will be organized into the following themes: Business & Entrepreneurship (June 8-10), Social Justice & Activism (June 15-17), Artistry & Musicality (June 22-24), and Multidisciplinary Collaboration (June 29-July 1). Guest artists include cellist Seth Parker Woods (University of Chicago); composer Gabriela Lena Frank (Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Arts Academy); composer/violist Jessica Meyer; Aizuri Quartet; double bassist Chi-chi Nwanoku (Chineke!); violinist David Radzynski (Concertmaster, Israel Philharmonic); hornist/composer Jeff Scott (Imani Winds, Oberlin Conservatory); composer Derek Bermel (American Composers Orchestra); conductor/composer Peter Askim (Next Festival’s Artistic Director); and more. Explore here.

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.

New York Opera Fest
The New York Opera Fest celebrates its sixth season with both virtual and in-person performances by 20+ local, New York City-based opera companies. Presented by the New York Opera Alliance, with support from OPERA America, this annual festival runs for two months May-June 2021 starting with a special kick-off event April 29th. For a complete list of events, 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 have made their digital stage, “The 3e Scène,” free. 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.

OperaVision offers livestreams of operas available for free and online for up to 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.

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra: Beethoven at Home
RPO brought Beethoven to living rooms in December playing all nine symphonies. The musicians performed the first eight symphonies in small chamber ensembles varying from a string sextet to a 15-strong brass ensemble. The Grand Finale took place on New Year’s Eve: Beethoven’s Ninth, played by the full orchestra with chorus and soloists. View here.

Orli Shaham Bach Yard Playdates
Pianist Orli Shaham brings her acclaimed interactive concert series for kids to the internet. Bach Yard Playdates introduces musical concepts, instruments, and the experience of concert-going to a global audience of children and their families. A number of 10-minute episodes are already available for on-demand streaming. Programs and performances range from Bach’s Two-Part Invention to Steve Reich’s Clapping Music. 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.

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. Subscriptions or single tickets available.

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 but single tickets are also available.

Opera Philadelphia Channel
Opera Philadelphia has created its own channel through which to share its digital offering. Operatic films like David T. Little’s Soldier Songs, world premiere digital commissions by Tyshawn Sorey, Courtney Bryan, Angélica Negrón, and Caroline Shaw, and recordings of stage productions like La Traviata and Breaking the Waves are available on-demand. Season subscriptions priced at $99 are offered along with pay-per-view rentals for individual performances. The channel is available on computers and mobile devices, as well as AppleTV, Android TV, Roku, and Amazon FireTV. Explore here.



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