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MA's Free Guide to Mostly Free Streams: July 13 - 20

July 13, 2020 | By Clive Paget, Musical America

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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: Church of Trinity Wall Street presents Comfort at One. From May 2016: The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra performed two more of Bach’s sacred cantatas: Komm, du süsse Todesstunde (BWV 161) and Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ (BWV 177). View here.

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 Puccini’s Manon Lescaut. Starring Kristine Opolais, Roberto Alagna, Massimo Cavalletti, and Brindley Sherratt, conducted by Fabio Luisi. From March 5, 2016. 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 perform with friends masterpieces by Bartók and Shostakovich, followed by Stravinsky’s powerhouse The Rite of Spring for piano four hands, performed by Anne-Marie McDermott and Gilles Vonsattel. View here.

Tuesday, July 14

6 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ET: Festival d’Aix-en-Provence Digital Stage presents New Forms, and a New Relationship with the Audience. Artists and cultural institutions endeavor to renew artistic forms and practices, in order to improve their integration within their cities. Anthony Heidweiller, Mark Withers, Frédérique Tessier, Marie-Laure Stephan, and Philippe Franceschi discuss their experiences with a focus on inclusion, participation and, more generally, the work of transmitting knowledge, tradition and culture. At 3 pm Mozart’s Requiem, a non-theatrical work that was staged by Romeo Castellucci (2019 Festival), illustrates this type of artistic experimentation. But first, at 1pm, a recital by Sabine Devieilhe and Mathieu Pordoy of Lieder by Mozart and Strauss. View here. LIVE

1 pm ET: IDAGIO presents Thomas Hampson’s World of Song. Tune in with the baritone 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 L’Auditori Barcelona. Program: Joan Manén’s Quatre Cançons Populars Catalanes, Dvorák’s Serenata for Wind Instruments, Violoncello and Double bass, and Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence. With Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Vlad Stanculeasa, leader and direction, and Marta Mathéu, soprano. View here and on demand.

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, "Adagio" from Violin Sonata No. 6 in A, and Violin Sonata No. 5 in F. View here.

6 pm ET: National Sawdust presents Dan Tepfer. One of his generation’s extraordinary talents, pianist, composer, and coder Dan Tepfer has earned an international reputation for wide-ranging ambition, individuality and drive. He has performed with some of the leading lights in jazz and classical music; he has also crafted a discography striking for its breadth and depth, encompassing probing solo improvisation and intimate duets, as well as trio albums rich in their rhythmic verve and melodic allure. View here. LIVE

7:30 pm ET: Nightly Met Opera Streams presents Verdi’s La Traviata (Classic Telecast). Starring Ileana Cotrubas, Plácido Domingo, and Cornell MacNeil, conducted by James Levine. Transmitted live on March 28, 1981. View here and for 24 hours.

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

10 pm ET: Seattle Opera Songs of Summer presents Shelly Traverse. Traverse, who made her headline-grabbing Seattle Opera mainstage debut in 2018’s Beatrice & Benedict stepping into the role of Hero at the last minute, highlights her varied repertoire in a recital including French and American art songs, selections by Sondheim, and beloved opera arias by Mozart and Puccini. View here and on demand for two weeks. LIVE

Wednesday, July 15

6 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ET: Festival d’Aix-en-Provence Digital Stage presents Building a Future. #THEDIGITALSTAGE will finish with a flourish, with a concert by the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Duncan Ward—the concert, to be performed at Saint Luke’s in London, will be specially dedicated to the people of Aix. A last panel discussion will focus on the Festival’s local integration and its regional partnerships. Looking towards the future, Pierre Audi will discuss with Maja Hoffman, Macha Makeïeff, and Jean-François Chougnet. Lastly, at 3 pm, Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Patrice Chéreau’s production of Richard Strauss’s Elektra (2013 Festival), introduced by Waltraud Meier. View here. LIVE

12 pm ET: Aspen Music Festival and School presents Seminar I: Uncommon Women of Note. A roundtable discussion on the history and currency of the realities facing women composers. Chaired by Julia Wolfe, intergenerational participants reflect on their shared heritage as female composers. Participating composers include Tania León, Missy Mazzoli, and Laura Schwendinger. Joseph Pfender moderates. There will be the opportunity for audience questions through the chat function. Watch and join via Zoom or view here and on demand until August 23. LIVE

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 pm ET: Tanglewood Music Center presents Vocal Class led by Stephanie Blythe. Award-winning opera singer, recitalist, and champion of American song, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe is one of the most highly respected and critically acclaimed artists of her generation. Cost of event: $5. View and purchase tickets 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

2:30 pm ET: Martha Graham Dance Company presents Clytemnestra Part 1. Martha Matinees return with a sizzling three-part Summer Series. Visit the bloody aftermath of the Trojan War as Clytemnestra, Agamemnon, Electra, Orestes, and many more re-enact the betrayal, adultery, murder, revenge and redemption of this timeless tragedy. Just like a great beach read! The complete work is danced by an all-star cast from 1979 with Yuriko Kimura as the Queen. Each matinee includes archival clips of Martha in the title role—and a not-to-be-missed live chat with Graham Artistic Director Janet Eilber, Archives Director Oliver Tobin, and special guests. View here.

3:30 pm ET: Ravenna Festival presents Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights. Music and cinema with Orchestra Arcangelo Corelli and Timothy Brock. Conductor. View here. LIVE

7 pm ET: Boston Landmarks Orchestra presents Simple Gifts. Two works by composers from very different backgrounds, but both unmistakably American, highlight this concert: Copland’s Appalachian Spring and Joplin’s Treemonisha. Recent creations by two Black artists now at the forefront of American musical life, Valerie Coleman (Umoja) and Jeff Scott (Startin’ Sumthin’), swing with euphoric energy in the tradition of American eclecticism. Performed by Boston Landmarks Orchestra and Christopher Wilkins, conductor, the concert will be streamed from Futura Productions in Roslindale with small ensembles who will be socially distanced and wearing masks as their instruments allow. View here. LIVE

7 pm ET: LA Opera presents Living Room Recital. Musicians from the LA Opera Orchestra take to the virtual stage for a special program of instrumental music. View here and on demand. LIVE

7:30 pm ET: Nightly Met Opera Streams presents Puccini’s Turandot. Starring Maria Guleghina, Marina Poplavskaya, Marcello Giordani, and Samuel Ramey, conducted by Andris Nelsons. From November 7, 2009. View here and for 24 hours.

7:30 pm ET: Kent Blossom Music Festival presents Festival Faculty and Young Artists. Program: Barber’s Summer Music, Roussakis’s Six Pieces for Two Flutes, Damase’s Trio for Oboe, Horn and Piano, Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 1 in E-flat, Op. 12, Schulhoff’s Divertimento for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon, and Brahms’s Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34. View here. LIVE

8 pm ET: Pacific Opera Project presents Watch Party for the First Ever True-to-Story Bilingual Production of Madama Butterfly. This co-production with Houston Opera in the Heights is the first ever true-to-story bilingual production of Puccini’s opera and was performed in Los Angeles’s Little Tokyo. Japanese roles are sung in Japanese by Japanese-American artists and all American roles are sung in English. The production presents Puccini’s story as if it actually happened and attempts to answer the question: “How would Butterfly and Pinkerton communicate?” The watch party includes interviews and the website will feature thematic drink recipes and local Japanese restaurant recommendations from the cast. An Education Pack can be sent to music and drama teachers for use in distance learning. Throughout the stream, POP will highlight organizations fighting COVID-related racism against Japanese-Americans. View here.

8 pm ET: Tanglewood Online Festival presents Recitals from the World Stage: Lucas and Arthur Jussen Lewis. Hosted by Karen Allen, the Dutch piano duo of brothers Lucas and Arthur Jussen perform a recital of music for piano four-hands from the stage of Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw. Mozart spent his childhood performing piano four-hands music with his sister Nännerl; his D major sonata, written when he was 16, reflects this intimacy. Schubert’s Fantasy in F minor is a late work dedicated to one of his piano students, and Ravel wrote his Mother Goose for the children of a friend. Polish composer Hanna Kulenty wrote VAN… in 2014 for the Jussen brothers. Cost of event: $8. View and purchase tickets here.

Thursday, July 16

1 pm ET: OperaVision presents Infinite Now. Recorded in April 2017. In the trenches, soldiers are locked in endless fighting. Elsewhere, a woman returns to a house and finds it poised at the edge of an abyss. Chaya Czernowin’s harrowingly sublime work interweaves two seemingly unconnected storylines—Luk Perceval’s play FRONT based on Remarque’s novel All Quiet on the Western Front, and Can Xue’s novella Homecoming—that both speak to the human condition of entrapment, existential nakedness, and beyond that to a will to survive. Conductor: Titus Engel, director: Luk Perceval, with Karen Vourc’h, Kai Rüütel, Noa Frenkel, Terry Wey, Vincenzo Neri, David Salsbery Fry, Symfonisch Orkest Opera Ballet Vlaanderen. View here and on demand for six months.

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

1 pm ET: Verbier Festival presents Valery Gergiev. The Verbier Festival Orchestra’s Music Director since 2018 conducts with the program TBD. Hosted by music journalist Charlotte Gardner and Christian Thompson, Head of Artistic Planning, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. View here.

2 pm ET: Philharmonia Sessions presents Sheku performs Saint-Saëns. The first in a series of 50-minute online performances. Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason performs Saint-Saëns’s lyrical Cello Concerto No. 1. John Wilson conducts one of British music’s favorite pieces, the Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis. Vaughan Williams’s rhapsodic masterpiece is well suited to socially-distanced performance—he divides his forces into two mini-orchestras and a string quartet and asks for them to be placed as far apart as possible, to weave a web of luminous sound around the listener. View here. LIVE

3 pm ET: New York City Center Live @ Home presents Studio 5 | Great American Ballerinas. In the first program of the series, NYCB principal dancer Tiler Peck, famous for her prodigious technique and musicality, works with former NYCB star and ballet master Merrill Ashley. Ashley created numerous roles for George Balanchine and is credited with establishing unprecedented levels of technique in the 1970s and ‘80s. Together they will explore a selection of Balanchine solos with Ashley coaching Peck live. View here and on demand until July 22.

4 pm ET: Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal presents Grand Rendez-vous OSM. Kent Nagano conducts Stravinsky’s The Firebird (complete ballet). Recorded on Thursday October 22, 2015 at the Maison Symphonique de Montréal. View here until Monday July 27 at 7 pm ET.

5 pm ET: Baryshnikov Arts Center presents PlayBAC. This week’s episode includes presentations of dance, music, and poetry spanning nearly all of BAC’s 15-year history. It includes Trisha Brown Dance Company’s Opal Loop / Cloud Installation #72503 and a 2005 studio showing of Over/Come by BAC's inaugural Resident Artist, choreographer Aszure Barton, with members of Hell’s Kitchen Dance—a group of students and professional dancers that toured works commissioned by BAC in the organization’s formative years. View here and on demand for five days.

6 pm ET: National Sawdust presents Molly Joyce. Composer and performer Joyce’s work is primarily concerned with disability as a creative source. She has an impaired left hand from a previous car accident, and the primary vehicle in her pursuit is her electric vintage toy organ, an instrument she bought on eBay which suits her body and engages her disability on a compositional and performative level. Joyce will present five self-composed songs, including one from her forthcoming sophomore album. The accompanying visuals feature closed captioning. View here. LIVE

7 pm ET: Merola Opera Program presents Master Chat with Francesca Zambello. Sheri Greenawald talks to the internationally recognized director of opera and theater, as well as the General Director of The Glimmerglass Festival and the Artistic Director of The Washington National Opera. Her American directing debut took place at the Houston Grand Opera with a production of Fidelio and has since staged new productions at major theaters and opera houses in Europe and across the U.S. Zambello takes a special interest in new music theater works, innovative productions, and in producing theater and opera for wider audiences. View here. LIVE

7 pm ET: Caramoor Festival presents Calidore String Quartet. The Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence is one of the mentoring programs through which Caramoor supports emerging young artists. The Calidore String Quartet, a program alum, gives the New York premiere of Breathing Statues by Anna Clyne, as well as two late quartets by Beethoven: the Grosse Fuge and the work for which it was originally written, No. 13 in B-flat. 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 Berg’s Wozzeck. Starring Elza van den Heever, Tamara Mumford, Christopher Ventris, Gerhard Siegel, Andrew Staples, Peter Mattei, and Christian Van Horn, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin (2020). View here and for 24 hours.

8 pm ET: Tippet Rise Art Center presents Tippet Rise & Friends at Home. The first concert in a monthly series features pianist Behzod Abduraimov in a program of works by Liszt, Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev. In addition, the stream will include a short film titled Tippet Rise from the Sky, a collaboration with the drone master Blastr. The video showcases some of Tippet Rise’s monumental outdoor sculptures and architectural structures, as well as the landscape of the 12,000-acre art center. View here.

8:30 pm ET: Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival presents Miró Quartet’s Beethoven Cycle. Concert 1: String Quartet in G, Op. 18, No. 2 and String Quartet in D, Op. 18, No. 3. The Miró Quartet will be streaming live from their hometown of Austin, Texas. Online concerts will feature opportunities for members of the quartet to answer viewer questions. Tickets $20, or $120 for full Festival pass. More info, purchase and view here. LIVE

9 pm ET: Bravo! Vail presents Mozart & Brahms. A reimagined season of outdoor concerts in the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater. Program: Mozart’s Quartet No. 1 for Piano, Violin and Cello in G Minor, K. 478 (Kerry McDermott, violin, Zoë Martin-Doike, viola, Brook Speltz, cello, Anne-Marie McDermott, piano), Brahms’s Sextet No. 1 for Two Violins, Two Violas and Two Cellos in B-flat, Op. 18 (Dover Quartet, Paul Neubauer, viola, Brook Speltz, cello). Register for link to view for free here.

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 Jan Lisiecki. Music Director Peter Oundjian calls the award-winning Jan Lisiecki “one of the greatest piano talents of all time.” In this unique concert, Lisiecki performs the cadenzas—showstopping passages included to showcase a musician’s talent and style—from four of Beethoven’s Piano Concertos. Register for free and view here. LIVE

10 pm ET: Seattle Opera Songs of Summer presents Nerys Jones. Welsh-born mezzo-soprano Nerys Jones is a familiar face to Northwest audiences, having recently appeared in both Rigoletto and Il Trovatore at Seattle Opera as well as engagements in Tacoma, Vashon, and Vancouver BC. Her Songs of Summer recital will include the Seguidilla from Bizet’s Carmen and a variety of art and folk songs from Germany, France, and her native Wales. View here and on demand for two weeks. LIVE

10 pm ET: Chamber Music Northwest’s Virtual Summer Festival presents Peter Schickele Celebration. Celebrate the great American composer and humorist Peter Schickele (aka P.D.Q. Bach) on his 85th birthday! Our program will include his acclaimed Spring Forward clarinet quintet, commissioned and premiered by CMNW in 2014, plus selections of his serious (and silly) music. View here. LIVE

Friday, July 17

1 pm ET: Verbier Festival presents Evgeny Kissin. Program TBD. 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 every Wednesday and Friday with a mixture of intimate family chamber performances and behind the scenes chat. Watch here. LIVE

2 pm ET: Verbier Festival presents Yuja Wang and Charles Dutoit. From July 16, 2010. Program: Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor Op. 16, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D minor ‘Titan’. With Yuja Wang piano, Charles Dutoit conductor, and the Verbier Festival Orchestra. Listen here.

2 pm ET: Royal Opera House presents Gounod’s Faust. (Production from 2019). David McVicar’s production tells the story of the aged philosopher Faust who makes a bargain with the devil Méphistophélès: in return for youth and the love of Marguerite, Faust will surrender his soul to the devil. The recording stars Michael Fabiano as Faust, Erwin Schrott as Méphistophélès, and Irina Lungu as Marguerite. The Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House are conducted by Dan Ettinger. View here and until July 31.

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

6 pm ET: National Sawdust presents Jennifer Walshe Masterclass. Hosted by vocalist Helga Davis and composer and National Sawdust co-founder Paola Prestini, AI-inspired Irish composer Jennifer Walshe will explore the topic of how our rapidly advancing technological future is poised to shift the way we listen to and create music. View here. LIVE

7 pm ET: LA Opera presents Rodell Rosel Living Room Recital. The tenor, whose notable LA Opera appearances include Goro in Madama Butterfly and Spalanzani in The Tales of Hoffmann, partners with pianist Jeremy Frank for a program of art songs, opera arias and kundiman (traditional Filipino love songs). View here and on demand. LIVE

7 pm ET: Rockport Music presents Concert Window: George Li. Praised by the Washington Post for combining “staggering technical prowess, a sense of command and depth of expression,” pianist George Li possesses an effortless grace, brilliant virtuosity and poised authority beyond his years. Since winning the Silver Medal at the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition, Li has rapidly established a major international reputation. Program: Schubert’s Wanderer Fantasy, Op. 15 and Impromptu in G flat, Op. 90 No. 3, Schumann’s Fantasie in C major, Op. 17. View here. LIVE

7:30 pm ET: Festival de Lanaudière presents Mahler’s Symphony No. 8. Recorded June 28, 2002, Mahler’s grandiose Eighth requires a symphony orchestra of colossal dimensions, eight solo singers, and four choirs. With Bridgett Hooks, soprano (Magna Peccatrix), Turid Karlsen, soprano (Una poenitentium), Lambroula Maria Pappas, soprano (Mater gloriosa), Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano (Mulier Samaritana), Anita Krause, mezzo-soprano (Maria Aegyptiaca), Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor (Doctor Marianus), Brett Polegato, baritone (Pater ecstaticus), Andreas Macco, bass (Pater profondus), Grand Chœur de Lanaudière, St Lawrence Choir, Montreal Classical Choir, Les Petits Chanteurs de Laval, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Eliahu Inbal, conductor. Register free and view here.

7:30 pm ET: Nightly Met Opera Streams presents Rossini’s La Cenerentola. Starring Elina Garanca, Lawrence Brownlee, Simone Alberghini, and John Relyea, conducted by Maurizio Benini. From May 9, 2009. View here and for 24 hours.

8 pm ET: Tanglewood Online Festival presents BSO Musicians in Recital from Tanglewood. Hosted by Lauren Ambrose. American composer Gabriela Lena Frank’s music draws on and transcends her rich cultural heritage. Performed by BSO violinist Lucia Lin, the first movement, “Prayer,” of Frank’s Suite Mestiza was inspired by Peruvian religious songs. Lin and BSO cellist Owen Young perform Ravel’s Sonata for violin and cello. Charles Martin Loeffler was a member of the BSO violin section and a mainstay of Boston’s musical life until his death in 1935. His Two Rhapsodies are impressionistic instrumental revisions of pieces that began life as songs. Cost of event: $5. View and purchase tickets here. LIVE

8:30 pm ET: Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival presents Miró Quartet’s Beethoven Cycle. Concert 2: String Quartet in A, Op. 18 No. 5 and String Quartet in F, Op. 18, No. 1. The Miró Quartet will be streaming live from their hometown of Austin, Texas. Online concerts will feature opportunities for members of the quartet to answer viewer questions. Tickets $20, or $120 for full Festival pass. More info, purchase and view here. LIVE

Saturday, July 18

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. In this episode Hope returns to the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in Lübeck, where he joins an orchestra of young, freelance musicians for a concert dedicated to his mentor, Yehudi Menuhin. They perform works commissioned by and for the legendary violinist, and appeal for the support of freelance musicians everywhere. View here. LIVE

1 pm ET: The Metropolitan Opera presents Jonas Kaufmann. In the first of a new 12-part series, the star tenor performs a recital live from the Polling Abbey in Polling, Bavaria. The program of classic arias will include “Nessun dorma,” “E lucevan le stele,” “Ah! lève-toi, soleil,” from Roméo et Juliette, “È la solita storia” from L’Arlesiana, and “Un dì all’azzurro spazio,” from Andrea Chénier. Helmut Deutsch will accompany on piano. Shot with multiple cameras, the concert will be linked by satellite to New York City where it will be hosted by soprano Christine Goerke. Pay-per-view tickets are $20 and available here from noon ET on July 14. The concert can be viewed for 12 days. LIVE

1 pm ET: Pärnu Music Festival presents Gala Concert. A celebration of 50 years of music making and a tribute to Neeme Järvi and his lifelong championing of music in Pärnu, featuring three orchestras: Kaspar Mänd & Pärnu City Orchestra playing Beethoven’s Egmont Overture; Kristjan Järvi, the Järvi Academy Symphony Orchestra, and Kristjan Randalu (piano) playing Mozart transcriptions for piano and orchestra arr. by Kristjan Randalu; and Paavo Järvi and the Estonian Festival Orchestra with Maarki Järvi and Monika Mattiesen (flutes) playing

Juri Reinvere’s Concerto for Two Flutes and Lepo Sumera’s Spring Fly. Tickets at 7 Euros here giving access to the live stream and viewing for a further 30 days. LIVE

1 pm ET: San Francisco Opera presents Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Production from 2014). Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s production stars French soprano Karine Deshayes as Angelica (Cenerentola) opposite American tenor René Barbera as her Prince Charming, Don Ramiro. The cast includes Efraín Solís as Dandini, Carlos Chausson as Don Magnifico, Christian Van Horn as Alidoro and Maria Valdes and Zanda Švede as Angelica’s stepsisters, Clorinda and Tisbe. Jesús López-Cobos leads the San Francisco Opera Orchestra in his final engagement with the Company. View here and until midnight (PT) the following day.

1 pm ET: Verbier Festival presents Violinists of Verbier. Lisa Batiashvili, Janine Jansen, Vadim Repin, Maxim Vengerov, Pinchas Zukerman and more. View here.

1:30 pm ET: Greek National Opera presents Anita Rachvelishvili. The Greek National Opera will relaunch culture in Greece with a special open-air concert by world-renowned mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili at the Roman Agora in the shadow of the Acropolis. The Greek National Opera Orchestra will be conducted by Lukas Karytinos and the concert’s program will include famous arias by Verdi, Cilea, Gounod, Saint-Saëns. View here. LIVE

2 pm ET: Verbier Festival presents Richard Strauss’s Salome. From July 21, 2017. The Verbier Festival Orchestra conducted by Charles Dutiot, with Gun-Brit Barkmin (Salome), Egils Silins (Jochanaan), Jane Henschel (Herodias), Gerhard Siegel (Herodes), Andrew Staples (Narraboth), Idunnu Münch (Page). Listen here.

2:30 pm ET: Martha Graham Dance Company presents Clytemnestra Part 2. Martha Matinees return with a sizzling three-part Summer Series. Visit the bloody aftermath of the Trojan War as Clytemnestra, Agamemnon, Electra, Orestes, and many more re-enact the betrayal, adultery, murder, revenge and redemption of this timeless tragedy. Just like a great beach read! The complete work is danced by an all-star cast from 1979 with Yuriko Kimura as the Queen. Each matinee includes archival clips of Martha in the title role—and a not-to-be-missed live chat with Graham Artistic Director Janet Eilber, Archives Director Oliver Tobin, and special guests. View here.

3:30 pm ET: Ravenna Festival presents Duets and Solos. Beatrice Rana and Mario Brunello with the stars of ballet Silvia Azzoni (Hamburg Ballet), Sergio Bernal (former Spanish National Ballet), Hugo Marchand (Opéra de Paris), Matteo Miccini (Stuttgart Ballet), Alexandre Ryabko (Hamburg Ballet), Iana Salenko (Staatsballett Berlin), Marian Walter (Staatsballett Berlin). View here. LIVE

7 pm ET: Norfolk Chamber Music Festival presents The Brentano Quartet. Program: Haydn’s String Quartet in D, Op. 17, No. 6, Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in F minor, Op. 80, and selections from Four Pieces for String Quartet, Op. 81. Festival Director Melvin Chen is joined by Brentano members Mark Steinberg and Nina Lee for a pre-concert discussion on music and musical life on and off the stage. The concert will begin immediately following. View here. LIVE

7 pm ET: Interlochen Online presents Collage. Young artists of Interlochen Center for the Arts’ first-ever virtual arts camp will present musical and theatrical performances, visual art, film, dance, and more as part of this end-of-camp showcase of student work. More than 1,400 campers from 22 countries are participating in Interlochen Online’s camp programs this summer. View here.

7:30 pm ET: Festival de Lanaudière presents All That Jazz. On July 25, 2003, Yannick Nézet-Séguin led the Orchestre Métropolitain, and Lorraine Desmarais and her trio in a breathtaking jazz program, which included Bernstein’s Candide Overture and West Side Story—Symphonic Dances, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Desmarais’s Love (arr. Simon Leclerc) and Jeux d’ombres (arr. Simon Leclerc), and Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Lady (arr. Morton Gould), Solitude (arr. Morton Gould), and Harlem (arr. Luther Henderson). Register free and view here.

7:30 pm ET: Nightly Met Opera Streams presents Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. Starring Amanda Majeski, Marlis Petersen, Isabel Leonard, Peter Mattei, and Ildar Abdrazakov, conducted by James Levine. From October 18, 2014. View here and for 24 hours.

8 pm ET: Tanglewood Online Festival presents Great Performers in Recital from Tanglewood. Hosted by Nicole Cabell. Eminent violinist Pinchas Zukerman—a frequent performer at Tanglewood with the BSO as conductor as well as violin and viola soloist—is joined by his wife and regular recital partner, cellist Amanda Forsyth in music from four different countries. Cost of event: $12. View and purchase tickets here. LIVE

8 pm ET: Chamber Music Series of Detroit presents Michelle Cann. Program includes Chopin’s Ballade in A-flat, the warmest and most lyrical of his four ballades, book-ended by two American works (Florence Price’s Piano Sonata in E minor and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue) written within a decade of one another, one by a white composer and the other by an African American, but both deeply influenced by African American musical roots. View here.

1:30 pm ET: Greek National Opera presents Anita Rachvelishvili. The Greek National Opera will relaunch culture in Greece with a special open-air concert by renowned mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili at the Roman Agora in the shadow of the Acropolis. The Greek National Opera Orchestra will be conducted by Lukas Karytinos and the concert’s program will include famous arias by Verdi, Cilea, Gounod, Saint-Saëns. View here. LIVE

8:30 pm ET: Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival presents Miró Quartet’s Beethoven Cycle. Concert 3: String Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4 and String Quartet in B flat, Op.18, No. 6. The Miró Quartet will be streaming live from their hometown of Austin, Texas. Online concerts will feature opportunities for members of the quartet to answer viewer questions. Tickets $20, or $120 for full Festival pass. More info, purchase and view here. LIVE

9 pm ET: The Santa Fe Opera presents Songs from the Santa Fe Opera: Wagner's Tristan und Isolde. An opening night celebration hosted by bass-baritone Ryan McKinny, the program includes a mini-talk by Dramaturg Cori Ellison, a performance of Liszt's famous transcription of the Liebestod by Santa Fe Opera Head of Music Staff Robert Tweten from the Santa Fe Opera stage, and a conversation with cast and creative team members. 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 watch here and on-demand here.

10 pm ET: Chamber Music Northwest’s Virtual Summer Festival presents Live from Boston: Beethoven’s Archduke Trio & More. In this new exclusive performance from their hometown of Boston, future Artistic Directors Gloria Chien and Soovin Kim, plus cellist Paul Watkins from the Emerson String Quartet, will play Beethoven piano trio masterpieces from his first to his masterful Archduke Trio. View here. LIVE

Sunday, July 19

12 pm ET: Glyndebourne Open House presents Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. Verdi thought it the greatest operatic comedy—a perfect marriage of wit, energy and exhilarating musical invention. Rossini’s score fizzes with virtuosic brilliance, combining bravura solo arias, set to some of the composer’s best-loved melodies, with breath-taking, intricate ensembles. Embracing the opera’s Commedia dell’arte origins, Annabel Arden’s lively production is suffused with Spanish color and warmth, with just a hint of the surreal. Enrique Mazzola conducts an all-star cast including Danielle de Niese, Alessandro Corbelli and Björn Bürger. (Captured live at Festival 2016). View here until July 26.

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. In this episode  Hope heads to Bonn for a performance with the Signum Saxophone Quartet at the city's Collegium Leoninum. A neo-Gothic building dating from 1903, this spent nearly a century as a theological seminary before being renovated and extended for its current use as a retirement home with its own chapel. View here. LIVE

1 pm ET: Pärnu Music Festival presents Kõrvits, Sumera & Mendelssohn. Paavo Järvi and the Estonian Festival Orchestra with Theodor Sink (cello) perform Tõnu Kõrvits’s To the Moonlight (world premiere), Lepo Sumera’s Cello Concerto, and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 1 in C minor. Tickets at 7 Euros here giving access to the live stream and viewing for a further 30 days. LIVE

1 pm ET: Verbier Festival presents Martha Argerich. Program TBD. View here and on demand for one week.

2 pm ET: International Contemporary Ensemble and bespoken present Pathways: Art & Technology. Part three of a four-part series focusing on the intersection of technology and art. Speakers (including live coder and multimedia artist Melody Loveless; percussionist, drummer, composer, and sound artist Clara Warnaar; filmmaker Simone Barros; and film editor and director Sewra G. Kidane) 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. This warm and engaging August 17, 2013, program, led by BSO Conductor Emeritus Bernard Haitink, features Isabelle Faust in Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5, nicknamed “Turkish” for the fiery music in its finale. By far Mahler’s most gregarious symphony, his Fourth bursts with gorgeous melody and concludes with a setting for soprano and orchestra of the Wunderhorn text “Life in Heaven.” Register free and view here.

3 pm ET: Des Moines Metro Opera presents Rossini’s Le Comte Ory. Count Ory, a young nobleman, will do just about anything to conquer the chaste Countess Adèle—but his page Isolier will do even more to win her love. The result is a triangle of intrigue, counter-intrigue, and counter-counter-intrigue that features some of the most gorgeous and vocally dazzling music in the operatic repertoire. In this 2014 production, Taylor Stayton stars as Count Ory with Sydney Mancasola and Stephanie Lauricella as the Countess Adèle and Isolier, respectively. Conducted by Dean Williamson, direction is by David Gately. View here and on demand until September 2.

3 pm ET: Live From Music Mountain presents The Penderecki String Quartet. The Ontario-based quartet play works by Beethoven, Kelly-Marie Murphy and Mendelssohn, followed by a conversation with Music Mountain artistic director, Oskar Espina-Ruiz. The conversation will pay tribute to Krzysztof Penderecki, a mentor of the Penderecki String Quartet, who passed away earlier this year. View here. LIVE

3:30 pm ET: Festival de Lanaudière presents Brahms by Paavo Järvi. The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and its Music Director, Paavo Järvi returned to the Festival on August 2 and 3, 2014 to play Brahms first two symphonies and the majestic Piano Concerto in D minor with the great Lars Vogt as soloist. Register free and view here

5 pm ET: Aspen Music Festival and School presents Daniil Trifonov in Recital. Program: Bach’s The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 and Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring from Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147 (arranged Myra Hess). View here and rebroadcast on July 21 at 9 pm ET.

5 pm ET: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presents Summer Evenings II. Enjoy Gabrieli’s Canzon XVI a 12, C. 209 (with The Cellists of Lincoln Center: David Finckel, Sumire Kudo, Sarina Zhang, Timothy Eddy, Rafael Figueroa, Dmitri Atapine, James Jeonghwan Kim, Richard Aaron, Carter Brey, Yi Qun Xu, Kevin Mills, and Jerry Grossman), Beethoven’s Trio in B-flat major for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano, Op. 11 (with Inon Barnatan, piano; Anthony McGill, clarinet; Alisa Weilerstein, cello), and Rachmaninov’s Suite No. 2 in C minor for Two Pianos, Op. 17 (with Wu Qian and Anne-Marie McDermott). View here.

7 pm ET: Interlochen Online presents Les Préludes. Young artists of Interlochen Center for the Arts’ first-ever virtual arts camp will celebrate the conclusion of the 93rd camp season with musical performances including Liszt’s Les Préludes, a sweeping orchestral work that has been played on the last night of Interlochen Arts Camp since 1928. Conducted by Cristian Macelaru, artistic director and principal conductor of Interlochen’s World Youth Symphony Orchestra. View here.

7:30 pm ET: Nightly Met Opera Streams presents Puccini’s La Bohème (Classic Telecast). Starring Teresa Stratas, Renata Scotto, José Carreras, Richard Stilwell, and James Morris, conducted by James Levine. From January 16, 1982. View here and for 24 hours.

8 pm ET: Music@Menlo presents Gilles Vonsattel. The pianist will perform a program including Debussy’s masterpieces of impressionism, his Images for solo piano. View here. LIVE

Monday, July 20

12 pm ET: Aspen Music Festival and School presents High Notes Discussion. A live panel conversation moderated by AMFS President and CEO Alan Fletcher, with the opportunity for audience questions through the chat function. This week includes cellist Alisa Weilerstein, pianist Inon Barnatan, AMFS artist-faculty member Yoheved Kaplinsky, and percussionist AMFS artist-faculty member Timothy Adams. Watch and join via Zoom or view here and on demand until July 26. LIVE

1 pm ET: Chamber Music Northwest’s Virtual Summer Festival presents Family Concert: Marita and Her Heart’s Desire. Written specifically for young audiences new to chamber music, Bruce Adolphe’s Marita and Her Heart’s Desire tells the magical, mysterious, and funny story of a girl who believes the moon can grant her heart’s desire. She sets off to talk to the moon and on her way, she is joined by a clarinet cat, a trombone rat, bassoon dog, and piccolo mouse View here.

1 pm ET: Church of Trinity Wall Street presents Comfort at One. From April 2018: The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra continue their traversal of Bach’s sacred cantatas with performances of Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn (BWV 152) and the transcendent Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (BWV 106). View here.

1 pm ET: Verbier Festival presents Thomas Quasthoff. Program TBD. View here and on demand for one week.

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

8 pm ET: Tanglewood Online Festival presents Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra Encore Performances. This broadcast begins with a performance from the TMCO under Andris Nelsons with pianist Paul Lewis, a great friend of the BSO who would have been the 2020 Koussevitzky Artist at Tanglewood. Program: Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, Ravel’s La Valse. Register free and view here.

10 pm ET: Chamber Music Northwest’s Virtual Summer Festival presents Protégés at the Alberta Rose. Discover the next generation of classical music stars in this program of Ravel, Mozart, and Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time performed by Chamber Music Northwest Protégé Project artists and mentors. Since its founding in 2010, Chamber Music Northwest’s Protégé Project has played a key role in launching the professional careers of dozens of America’s finest young chamber musicians. 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.

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

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

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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