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October 5, 2020 | By Clive Paget, Musical America

We will be updating this list weekly. Please note that all times are given in U.S. Eastern Time (ET). To calculate in other time zones or counties, British Summer Time (BST) is currently five hours ahead of ET and Central European Time (CET) is currently six hours ahead. U.S. Central Daylight Time (CDT) is one hour behind ET. Mountain Time (MT) is two hours behind ET, while Pacific Time (PT) is three hours behind. Contact editor@musicalamerica.com.

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Monday, October 5

8 am ET: Wigmore Hall presents Llyr Williams. The Welsh pianist plays Brahms, Liszt, and Chopin, opening with Papillons, a suite of piano pieces written by Schumann in 1931, inspired by Jean Paul's novel Flegeljahre. Register, view here and on demand for 30 days. LIVE
 
2:30 pm ET: Wigmore Hall presents Sir András Schiff. Schiff performs Beethoven’s three final sonatas, inexhaustible works that are summations of their creator’s lifelong development as a composer and as a human being. Register, view here and on demand for 30 days. LIVE
 
7 pm ET: Juilliard presents Virtual Gala. Students from the school’s dance, drama, music, and preparatory divisions are paired with a roster of Juilliard faculty and alumni. To open, the Juilliard Orchestra and Juilliard Jazz Orchestra will join in the Midwestern Moods movement of alumnus Wynton Marsalis’ Swing Symphony, conducted by David Robertson. The evening will culminate in a new audio and visual conception of alumnus Philip Glass’s Knee Play 5 from Einstein on the Beach, arranged by alumnus and Creative Associate Nico Muhly. The program will also include a look back at alumna Renée Fleming’s 2020 master class, the Juilliard Orchestra’s virtual performance of Elgar’s Nimrod conducted by faculty member and alumnus Itzhak Perlman, and a glimpse into the making of Bolero Juilliard, April’s virtual collaboration that has amassed more than 3.6 million views online. View here.

7 pm ET: Kaufman Music Center presents What Makes It Great? Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata. Beethoven wrote his Kreutzer Sonata at a pivotal moment in his life when a psychological breakdown had sparked a musical and personal self-reinvention. The result was a conflicted, contradictory masterpiece, the first radically individual violin sonata in the history of music. Filmed in Merkin Hall, violinist Jesse Mills and pianist Rieko Aizawa explore the work. Tickets from $15 and view here.
 
7:30 pm ET: SalonEra presents Strike the Viol. Arnie Tanimoto gives a guided tour of solo music for viol, Mélisande Corriveau introduces the high-pitched pardessus de viole, Patricia Neely explores a little-known work from Bohemian archives, and soprano Sherezade Panthaki sings Purcell and Byrd. Suggested donation $10, register and view here.

7:30 pm ET: Met Opera Streams presents Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde. Starring Nina Stemme, Ekaterina Gubanova, Stuart Skelton, Evgeny Nikitin, and René Pape, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. From October 8, 2016. View here and for 24 hours.

Tuesday, October 6

8 am ET: Wigmore Hall presents Robin Tritschler & Graham Johnson. Although Schubert died at only 31 years old, he had already composed around 600 Lieder, leaving behind a vast legacy of song. Irish tenor Robin Tritschler’s program explores settings of texts by Schulze, Schiller, Mayrhofer, Matthisson, and Goethe, joined by Schubertian and master accompanist Graham Johnson. LIVE
 
2 pm ET: Gramophone presents The Classical Music Awards 2020. This year's ceremony celebrating the most outstanding classical recordings of the past year will take place online. View here. LIVE
 
2:30 pm ET: Wigmore Hall presents Elias String Quartet. The Elias Quartet plays Beethoven’s String Quartet in E flat Op. 127 and his String Quartet in E minor Op. 59 No. 2 Razumovsky. Register, view here and on demand for 30 days. LIVE
 
6:30 pm ET: Orchestra of St. Luke’s presents Keyboard Royalty. St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble with host David Hyde Pierce and pianist Jeremy Denk stream live from the DiMenna Center for Classical Music. Program: Bach’s Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F minor (performed with single strings) and Brahms’s Piano Quintet. Tickets $40 per household (suggested) but minimum donation $1 per concert. View here.
 
7:30 pm ET: Nightly Met Opera Streams presents Wagner’s Tannhäuser. Starring Eva-Maria Westbroek, Michelle DeYoung, Johan Botha, Peter Mattei, and Günther Groissböck, conducted by James Levine. From October 31, 2015. View here and for 24 hours.
 
8 pm ET: New York City Ballet presents Digital Fall Season. Program: Kammermusik No. 2 (First Movement), Opus 19/The Dreamer (First Movement), Movements for Piano and Orchestra, Chiaroscuro, Red Angels, and Glass Pieces (Third Movement). View here for seven days.
 
10 pm ET: Cal Performances at UC Berkeley presents Alex Ross & John Adams in Conversation. Ross and Adams will discuss Ross’s new book Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music. Viewers will have the opportunity to participate in a live Q&A during the livestreamed event. Tickets from $15 and view here.

Wednesday, October 7

8 am ET: Wigmore Hall presents Julian Bliss & James Baillieu. Clarinetist Julian Bliss teams up with pianist James Baillieu for a program of Brahms and Debussy, including a work by Messager, who composed the Solo de concours as a Paris Conservatoire Contest piece in 1899. Register, view here and on demand for 30 days. LIVE
 
12:15 pm ET: Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts presents Isabella Brown & Milana Pavchinskaya. The violinist and pianist perform Amy Beach’s Romance for violin and piano, Op. 23, Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 8 in G, Op. 30 No. 3, James Newton Howard’s 133…At Least, and Saint-Saëns’s Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28. View here. LIVE

12:30 pm ET: Hanns Eisler Academy Berlin presents Kirill Gerstein in an online seminar with Iván Fischer, founder and music director of the Budapest Festival Orchestra, who has recomposed the ending of Claudio Monteverdi’s Orfeo. In this seminar, Iván explains his reasons and why he thinks this opera failed to revive the Ancient Greek theater. Register here for the free Zoom seminar. 
 
2 pm ET: IDAGIO presents Classical (R)evolution with Rachel. Join soprano Rachel Fenlon as she explores what breaking the rules, embracing uncertainty, and thinking “outside the box” does for classical music-making. In this episode: Canadian bass-baritone Gerald Finley. View here. LIVE
 
2:30 pm Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra presents Voices from the East. Kirill Karabits tours Armenia and Ukraine starting with Theodore Akimenko’s tone poem, Angel. Also on the program are Arutiunian’s Trumpet Concerto, a work rooted in Armenian folk music, and Tchaikovsky’s Second Symphony Little Russian, a work he started while visiting his sister in Ukraine (known as Little Russia during the Tsarist period). Tickets £6 and view here. LIVE
 
2:30 pm ET: Wigmore Hall presents Elias String Quartet. The Elias Quartet plays Beethoven’s String Quartet in C sharp minor Op. 131 and his String Quartet in B flat (second version) Op. 130 with the Grosse Fuge in B flat. Register, view here and on demand for 30 days. LIVE
 
3 pm ET: London Philharmonic Orchestra presents Visions of Ecstasy. Program: Messiaen’s Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum and Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht. Edward Gardner conducts the LPO. View here and for seven days.
 
3 pm ET: VOCES8 Live From London presents English Chamber Orchestra: ECO @ 60. A Tribute to Raymond Leppard with a special introduction from Dame Janet Baker. The English Chamber Orchestra—the most recorded chamber orchestra in the world—performs a program of Rameau, Monteverdi, Bach (his Brandenburg Concerto No. 2), Vaughan Williams (The Lark Ascending), Mozart, and Purcell. Tickets $16 and view here.
 
7:30 pm ET: Nightly Met Opera Streams presents Wagner’s Das Rheingold. Starring Christa Ludwig, Siegfried Jerusalem, James Morris, and Ekkehard Wlaschiha, conducted by James Levine. From April 23, 1990. View here and for 24 hours.
 
7:30 pm ET: Carnegie Hall presents Virtual Opening Night Gala Celebration. Leading musicians mark the Hall’s 130th anniversary season, honor its illustrious past, and look to the future. With Jon Batiste, Joyce DiDonato, Gustavo Dudamel, Michael Feinstein, Renée Fleming, Rhiannon Giddens and Our Native Daughters, Angélique Kidjo, Lang Lang, Wynton Marsalis, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, James Taylor, Michael Tilson Thomas, and more. The celebration, directed by Emmy Award-winner Habib Azar, will include legendary performances from throughout the Hall’s history as well as newly recorded musical selections. View here.

Thursday, October 8

12 am ET: Chicago Symphony Orchestra presents CSO Sessions Episode 2: Mozart & Tchaikovsky. CSO musicians play a Mozart Serenade for six woodwinds with an added a pair of oboes alongside Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence. Tickets $15 here and on demand for 30 days.

8 am ET: Wigmore Hall presents Igor Levit. The pianist plays Brahms’s Eleven Chorale Preludes Op. 122, Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor Op. 13 Pathétique, and Brahms’s Four Serious Songs Op. 121. Register, view here and on demand for 30 days. LIVE
 
12 pm ET: Boston Symphony Orchestra presents Encore BSO Recitals. BSO violinist Lucia Lin performs the first movement, “Prayer,” of Gabriela Lena Frank’s Suite Mestiza, inspired by Peruvian religious songs on Quechua texts. Lin and BSO cellist Owen Young perform Ravel’s Sonata for violin and cello. Charles Martin Loeffler was a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra violin section in its earliest decades. His Two Rhapsodies are revisions of pieces that began life as songs. View here and on demand for 30 days.

1 pm ET: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic presents Noseda & De La Salle. In front of a live audience of 50, Gianandrea Noseda conducts the RSPO in Webern’s orchestration of the fugue from Bach’s A Musical Offering. French pianist Lise de la Salle is the soloist for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 16, and the concert concludes with Respighi’s The Birds, and Nino Rota’s Third Symphony. View here. LIVE
 
1 pm ET: IDAGIO presents Thursdays with Thomas. Join Thomas Hampson in conversation with colleagues, friends, and other major personalities of the classical music world. Every week, Thomas invites a special guest for a discussion around their favorite piece of the classical repertoire. View here and later on demand. LIVE
 
2 pm ET: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra presents Stravinsky’s Firebird & Barber’s Violin Concerto. Stravinsky’s music for the ballet The Firebird is joined by Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto. The soloist is Valery Sokolov and the orchestra is led by Chief Conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali. View here. LIVE
 
2 pm ET: London Mozart Players present Façade. William Walton’s witty musical pastiche is the backdrop for Edith Sitwell’s sharp-edged poetry, brought to life by actor Samuel West and conducted by Benjamin Pope. Tickets £12. View here. LIVE
 
7 pm ET Christopher Houlihan presents Vierne at 150. Composer Louis Vierne was born 150 years ago today. Organist Christopher Houlihan performs his music at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. Program: Carillon de Westminster, Naïades, Clair de lune, and Toccata (from 24 Pièces de Fantaisie, Op. 51, 53–55), Symphony No. 4 for Organ, Op. 32. View here.

7 pm ET: LA Opera presents Living Room Recital. Tenor Ashley Faatoalia partners with pianist Louise Thomas for a program of classic art songs, famous arias, and beloved spirituals. View here. LIVE
 
7:30 pm ET: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presents Artist Series: Anthony McGill. The Front Row Artist Series focus on the work of individual CMS artists in a variety of ensembles, complemented by a short documentary film on the artist’s life and work. McGill plays Messiaen “Abyss of the Birds” from Quatuor pour la Fin du Temps (original performance November 21, 2013), Poulenc’s Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (original performance November 21, 2013), and Brahms Trio in A minor (original performance January 24, 2017). View here and on demand for a week.
 
7:30 pm ET: Nightly Met Opera Streams presents Wagner’s Die Walküre. Starring Hildegard Behrens, Jessye Norman, Christa Ludwig, Gary Lakes, James Morris, and Kurt Moll, conducted by James Levine. From April 8, 1989. View here and for 24 hours.

8 pm ET: The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Sight/Sound/Symphony. The Philadelphia Orchestra under Yannick Nézet-Séguin performs the world premiere of Carlos Simon’s Fate Now Conquers the second movement from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, and Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 Unfinished. The music is ‘illustrated’ by visual designer Refik Anadol, who makes his PO debut. View here.
 
8 pm ET: Celebrity Series of Boston presents Unitas Ensemble. The Boston-based chamber ensemble dedicated to performing works by Latin-American and Latinx composers past and present makes its Celebrity Series debut with a program celebrating tango music by Astor Piazzolla as well as Osvaldo Golijov’s Last Round for string nonet. Concert $20 or $90 for series of six. View here and for 72 hours. LIVE
 
8 pm ET: Tippet Rise presents Anne-Marie McDermott & Friends. Anne-Marie McDermott, piano, Emma Resmini, flute, Xavier Foley, bass, Aaron Boyd, violin, and the Calidore String Quartet perform Bach’s Harpsichord Concerto No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1056 and Mozart (arr. Czerny) Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K.466. Originally performed September 8, 2018 in the Olivier Music Barn. View here.
 
10 pm ET: Cal Performances at UC Berkeley presents The Tetzlaff Quartet. In this performance, recorded in September in a Berlin studio, the quartet brings insights to Beethoven’s canonic late-period works revered for their emotional immediacy and technical complexity. Program: Beethoven’s String Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 130 (with Grosse Fuge in B-flat major, Op. 133) and String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132. Tickets from $15 and view here.
 
10:30 pm ET: Seattle Symphony presents Barber’s Violin Concerto. Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto is played by rising star and Seattle favorite Simone Porter. Conductor Shiyeon Sung returns to the Benaroya Hall stage to lead a program that also includes Korngold’s Dance in the Old Style and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings. Annual passes from $9.99 per month and view here.

Friday, October 9

8 am ET: Wigmore Hall presents Louise Alder & Roger Vignoles. The British duo presents a selection of songs for soprano by Fanny Mendelssohn, and a cycle of early works by Berg written at the beginning of the 20th century. They then travel to France, exploring Bizet, Poulenc and Satie. Register, view here and on demand for 30 days. LIVE
 
1 pm ET: IDAGIO presents Stefano Bollani: Piano Variations on Jesus Christ Superstar. Jazz pianist Stefano Bollani was 14 when he saw the film Jesus Christ Superstar and fell in love with the music, the story and the whole atmosphere of the piece. After nearly 30 years of music making, Bollani has decided to create his own version of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's rock opera. Tickets Euro 9.90 and view here. LIVE
 
1 pm ET: IDAGIO presents Jean-Guihen Queyras: Bach Cello Suites. Queyras takes a journey into the secrets of one of the most famous works for cello solo. In this episode—Suite 4, Sarabande: The irresistible call of the second measure—he examines how Bach explores yet another variation of the Sarabande’s sensuality. View here. LIVE

 1 pm ET: LA Phil Soundstage presents Power to the People! Gustavo Dudamel and the orchestra pay tribute to Black voices and excellence, ranging from William Grant Still’s “Sorrow” from Symphony No. 1, Afro-American to Jessie Montgomery’s reimagining of the national anthem for a 21st-century America, to vocalist Andra Day’s “Rise Up,” which has become an unofficial anthem of the Black Lives Matter movement. View here and on demand.

1:30 pm ET: OperaVision presents Trionfo. Four people sleepless in the dark of the night. Time ticks as a clock on the wall while spreading its wings in secret. Staatsoper Hannover stages Handel’s The Triumph of Time and Truth, an allegory of reformation from short-term pleasure to virtue, with Sarah Brady (La Bellezza), Sunnyboy Dladla (Il Tempo), Nina van Essen (Il Piacere), and Nicholas Tamagna (Il Disinganno). David Bates conducts Elisabeth Stöppler’s production. View here and on demand for three months.

2 pm ET: Croatian National Theater presents Dan Brown’s Wild Symphony. Dan Brown’s illustrated children’s book is also a classical music release. Featuring 21 musical portraits drawn from the animal kingdom—from Bouncing Kangaroo to Wondrous Whale and Brilliant BatWild Symphony is aimed at music lovers of all ages. The Zagreb Philharmonic will perform the work under the baton of Miran Vaupotic with the book’s poetry read live by Brown. View here

2:30 pm ET: Royal Opera House presents Royal Ballet Live In Concert. The Royal Ballet reunites on its home stage after seven months to perform highlights from the repertory. Principals Matthew Ball, Federico Bonelli, Alexander Campbell, Francesca Hayward, Ryoichi Hirano, Sarah Lamb, Laura Morera, Vadim Muntagirov, Yasmine Naghdi, Marianela Nuñez, Natalia Osipova, Marcelino Sambé, Akane Takada, and Edward Watson are joined by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House conducted by Jonathan Lo. Tickets $17. Register and view here. LIVE
 
7:30 pm ET: Nightly Met Opera Streams presents Wagner’s Siegfried. Starring Hildegard Behrens, Siegfried Jerusalem, and James Morris, conducted by James Levine; From April 26, 1990. View here and for 24 hours.
 
8 pm ET: CAIC Collaborative Works Festival presents Concert 1: Women of the Baroque. The Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago Collaborative Works Festival’s opening concert spotlights the works of women composers of the late Renaissance and Baroque, including French composers Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre and Julie Pinel, and Italians Antonia Bembo, Francesca Caccini, Barbara Strozzi, and Maddalena Casulana. Artists include Amanda Majeski, soprano, Nicholas Phan, tenor, Anthony Reed, bass, Adriane Post, violin, Brandon Jack Acker, lutes, Anna Steinhoff, cello, and Mark Shuldiner, harpsichord. View here until October 11.
 
8:30 pm ET: Houston Grand Opera presents Reginald Smith Jr. & Richard Bado Live from the Cullen. HGO’s season from the Wortham Theater Center’s Cullen Theater continues with a performance by baritone Reginald Smith Jr. View here. LIVE
 
10 pm ET: Seattle Opera presents Marcy Stonikas in Recital. Stonikas began her relationship with Seattle Opera in 2010 as a member of the Young Artist Program. Since then she has been heard on the McCaw Hall stage in The Magic Flute, Turandot, Tosca, Ariadne auf Naxos, Aida, and The Turn of the Screw. View here and on demand for two weeks. LIVE

Saturday, October 10

6:30 am ET: Wigmore Hall presents Eric Lu. The BBC New Generation Artist plays Schubert’s Allegretto in C minor, D915 and his Piano Sonata in A, D959. Register, view here and on demand for 30 days. LIVE
 
10 am ET: Wigmore Hall presents Ema Nikolovska, Timothy Ridout & Jonathan Ware. The BBC New Generation Artists perform songs for mezzo-soprano, viola, and piano by Kate Soper, Schubert, Errollyn Wallen, Saariaho, Brahms, Ana Sokolovic, Poulenc, and Shostakovich. Register, view here and on demand for 30 days. LIVE
 
1 pm ET: San Francisco Opera presents Puccini’s Tosca. SFO’s 2014 revival of Puccini’s opera was designed by Thierry Bosquet, based on the original designs by Armando Agnini for the Company’s first staging of the opera in the War Memorial Opera House in 1932. Lianna Haroutounian plays the passionate diva with Cavaradossi performed by Brian Jagde and Mark Delavan as Baron Scarpia. Directed by Jose Maria Condemi, Riccardo Frizza conducts. View here until midnight the following day.

1 pm ET: Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall presents François-Xavier Roth & Tabea Zimmermann. BPO Artist in Residence Zimmermann performs Hindemith’s viola concerto Der Schwanendreher, a work that owes its title to a German folk song whose melody forms the basis of the third movement. Bartók was also inspired by folk music in his Divertimento. The program, conducted by Roth, opens with C.P.E. Bach’s First Symphony, which looks ahead to the First Viennese School. Tickets Euro 9.90 and view here. LIVE
 
2 pm ET: New York City Ballet presents Family Matinee. NYCB’s first Digital Fall Family Matinee features Balanchine’s Tarantella and Scherzo à la Russe, plus the Allegro from Western Symphony. View here for seven days.
 
2:30 pm ET: Wigmore Hall presents Leon McCawley. The British pianist plays Schubert’s Piano Sonata in A, D664, Janácek’s On an Overgrown Path (Book 1), and Schumann’s
Kreisleriana Op. 16. Register, view here and on demand for 30 days. LIVE
 
3 pm ET:  Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents A Bridge of Searing Beauty. Program: Frank Bridge’s Piano Quintet in D minor and Chevalier de St. George’s String Quartet No. 5 played by Michael Bukhman, piano, Gary Levinson and Aaron Boyd, violins, Dmitry Kustanovich, viola, and Allan Steele, cello. View here.
 
7:30 pm ET: Nightly Met Opera Streams presents Wagner’s Götterdämmerung. Starring Hildegard Behrens, Christa Ludwig, Siegfried Jerusalem, and Matti Salminen, conducted by James Levine. From May 5, 1990. View here and for 24 hours.
 
7:30 pm ET: Longy School of Music at Bard College presents The Neave Trio. A multimedia performance with the trio performing live in Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall. The program comprises music by Shostakovich, Clara Schumann, and Jennifer Higdon paired with visual and audio prompts, seeking to answer the question, “What does it mean to rise?” Suggested donation $10. Register and view here. LIVE
 
7:30 pm ET: UNCSA presents Karen Ní Bhroin. New Associate Conductor Karen Ní Bhroin makes her UNCSA debut leading student string ensembles in a concert featuring the music of Bartók, Grieg, Corelli, George Walker, and Mozart. View here.
 
8 pm ET: Bright Shiny Things presents Room | to | Breathe: Die Schöne Müllerin. A first collaboration between baritone Michael Kelly, guitarist/composer David Leisner and visual artist Kevork Mourad. The three join forces around a new arrangement by Leisner for voice and guitar of Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin. Animations act as a foundation for imagery drawn in tandem with the live performance. Part of all proceeds will be donated to the It Gets Better Project, an organization dedicated to preventing teen suicide in the LGBTQ youth population. Tickets $25 and view here.

8:30 pm ET: Wheaten College presents Daniel Paul Horn plays Danielpour. Live-streamed from Armerding Concert Hall, pianist Daniel Paul Horn premieres Seven Mysteries, commissioned and composed for him by Richard Danielpour. The program also includes works by Mendelssohn and Beethoven. Register and view here

Sunday, October 11

10 am ET: Wigmore Hall presents Anastasia Kobekina & Luka Okros. The BBC New Generation Artists perform Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne for cello and piano and Rachmaninov’s Cello Sonata in G minor Op. 19. Register, view here and on demand for 30 days. LIVE
 
12 pm ET: Wigmore Hall presents Consone Quartet. The BBC New Generation Artists perform Beethoven’s String Quartet in G Op. 18 No. 2 and his String Quartet in C minor Op. 18 No. 4. Register, view here and on demand for 30 days. LIVE
 
2:30 pm ET: Wigmore Hall presents Alexander Gadjiev. The BBC New Generation Artist plays Chopin’s Ballade No. 2 in F Op. 38, Debussy’s La cathédrale engloutie, Ce qu'a vu le vent de l'ouest, and Feuilles mortes, his own compositions Hommage à Bartok and Reflections, and Liszt’s arrangement of the Allegretto from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 Op. 92 S464. Register, view here and on demand for 30 days. LIVE
 
3 pm ET: Music Institute of Chicago presents The Chen String Quartet. Chicago Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Robert Chen and his wife Laura Park Chen on violin and their children Beatrice Chen on viola and Noah Chen on cello, perform live from Nichols Concert Hall. The program includes Dohnányi’s Serenade for String Trio, Op. 10, Beethoven’s String Quartet in G, Op. 18, No. 2, and Smetana’s String Quartet No. 1 in E minor From My Life. The Chen String Quartet has been playing together for six years. Robert Chen has been concertmaster of the CSO since 1999. Laura Park Chen is a former member of the first violin section of both Lyric Opera and Grant Park Symphony. Beatrice Chen is a viola student at the Curtis Institute of Music. Noah Chen is a student of Clara Kim at Juilliard Pre-College. View here. LIVE
 
4 pm ET: Schubert Club presents Gilbert Kalish, Piano & Friends. The pianist and educator performs George Crumb’s Three Early Songs for Voice and Piano, Schubert’s “Der Hirt auf dem Felsen,” and Brahms’s Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor. With Tony Arnold and Lisette Oropesa, sopranos, Nicolas Dautricourt, violin, Paul Neubauer, viola, Torleif Thedéen, cello, and David Shifrin, clarinet. View here.

5:30 pm ET: Shriver Hall presents Takács Quartet. Now entering its 46th season, the Takács returns to Shriver Hall Concert Series from Chautauqua Auditorium in Boulder, CO. The program includes works by Mozart, Bartók, Debussy, and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, an English composer of European and African descent who was widely acclaimed in his time. The performance will be followed by an Artist Q&A. Tickets $15. View here for three days.

7 pm ET: The Huntington presents Fragrant Rhythms: The Seasons of Liu Fang Yuan. Tang Qingnian, the 2019 Cheng Family Visiting Artist at The Huntington, screens the video artwork that has been the focus of his yearlong residency. A new musical work composed by pipa virtuoso Wu Man and shakuhachi artist Kojiro Umezaki accompanies the video and a conversation with the artists follows. Register for Zoom link here.

 
7 pm ET: Old First Concerts presents Stenberg|Cahill Duo. Kate Stenberg (violin) and Sarah Cahill (piano) perform premieres of commissioned pieces by Ronald Bruce Smith and Mary Watkins, alongside works by Brahms, Boulanger, Coleridge-Taylor, Taillefaire, and more. This concert will be performed live on the stage at Old First Church San Francisco, CA. Tickets pay what you can and view here. LIVE
 
7:30 pm ET: Met Opera Streams presents Wagner’s Parsifal. Starring Katarina Dalayman, Jonas Kaufmann, Peter Mattei, Evgeny Nikitin, and René Pape, conducted by Daniele Gatti. From March 2, 2013. View here and for 24 hours.
 
7:30 pm ET: IDAGIO presents New World Symphony Percussion Consort: Bartók, Xenakis & Beyond. The New World Symphony Percussion Fellows unite for a live-streamed performance from the New World Center exploring the world's drumming traditions through a myriad of contemporary works. Program includes music by Xenakis, Tania León, William Kraft, Cowell, Harrison, Daniel Wohl, and Bartók. Tickets Euro 10 and view here. LIVE

Monday, October 12

8 am ET: Wigmore Hall presents Elisabeth Brauss. The BBC New Generation Artist plays Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 7 in D Op. 10 No. 3, Mendelssohn’s Variations sérieuses in D minor Op. 54, and Prokofiev’s Piano Sonata No. 2 in D minor Op. 14. Register, view here and on demand for 30 days. LIVE
 
12 pm ET: Wiener Staatsoper presents Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail. Conductor: Antonello Manacorda, director: Hans Neuenfels. With Christian Nickel, Lisette Oropesa, Emanuela von Frankenberg, Regula Mühlemann, Stella Roberts, Goran Juric, Andreas Grötzinger, Daniel Behle, Christian Natter, Michael Laurenz, and Ludwig Blochberger. Register for free and view here.
 
7:30 pm ET: Met Opera Streams presents Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. Starring Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczala, Mariusz Kwiecien, and Ildar Abdrazakov, conducted by Marco Armiliato. From February 7, 2009. View here and for 24 hours.

 
7:30 pm ET: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presents The Art of Interpretation: Brahms Violin Sonatas. CMS musicians showcase how artists interpret specific musical passages and prepare to perform a piece of music. Streamed live from the Rose Studio, these events combine lecture and performance elements. Here, violinist Arnaud Sussmann and pianist Orion Weiss explore Brahms’s Violin Sonatas Nos. 1 and 3. Tickets $13. View here and on demand for a week. LIVE

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 Opera Project
American Opera Project presents Opera Comes Home, three world premiere English-language productions. As One is a chamber opera by composer Laura Kaminsky, librettist Mark Campbell and librettist/filmmaker Kimberly Reed in which two voices trace a transgender protagonist from her youth in a small town to Norway. Three Way, with music by Robert Paterson and libretto by David Cote, is an opera on the present and future of sex and love. Harriet Tubman, with music and libretto by Nkeiru Okoye, tells how a young girl born in slavery becomes Harriet Tubman, the legendary Underground Railroad conductor. View 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.

Australian Chamber Orchestra
ACO Home Casts are curated by Artistic Director Richard Tognetti with an emphasis on content that reflects the ACO’s artistry, dynamism, and sense of adventure. Musicians have been equipped with a mini in-home studio and training, enabling them to record, produce, and broadcast 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. 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
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 last year’s Daniel Fish directed staging of Michael Gordon’s Acquanetta. More details here.
 

NEW: Beijing Music Festival
Beijing Music Festival celebrates its 23rd edition with the theme, "The Music Must Go On” and a selected concert available each day. Highlights include the Opening Concert, which features the world premiere of Dedicated to 2020, a choral symphony composed by Wuhan composer Ye Zou, and performed by the Wuhan Philharmonic, the Beijing Symphony, and the Wuhan-born musicians of the China Philharmonic; the BMF debut of the Suzhou Chinese Orchestra; Beethoven’s violin sonatas performed by 10 rising-star Chinese violinists; piano recitals by Yuan Shen and Jiayi Sun; a children's concert performed by the BMF Children's Festival Orchestra; and the Closing Concert, which celebrates China Philharmonic's 20th anniversary with the theme "We Were Born in 2000" with soloists all born that year. View here.

Lisa Bielawa’s Voters’ Broadcast
A participatory performance for unlimited voices and instruments. The work is directed, conceived and composed by Lisa Bielawa, with text excerpted from Sheryl Oring’s I Wish to Say. Voters’ Broadcast will be premiered in three virtual events hosted by the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and Kaufman Music Center in New York on September 30, October 14, and October 28, and one day of outdoor performances presented by Kaufman Music Center and Brooklyn Public Library on October 24 at 11 am, 12:30 pm, and 2 pm. Bielawa’s mission is to stimulate voter engagement, political awareness, and community participation through the act of giving voice to the concerns of fellow citizens during the lead-up to the 2020 Presidential election. All events are free and open to the public. See here for updates.

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. Visit here for details of upcoming concerts.

Carnegie Hall
More than 200 teen musicians hailing from 41 states across the US came together in July 2020 as an online virtual community to form three musical ensembles: the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA), NYO2, and NYO Jazz. All three ensembles recorded exuberant virtual performance videos during the residency, directed by Emmy Award-winner Habib Azar. The first four videos—Valerie Coleman’s Umoja by the musicians of NYO-USA; a unique adaptation of Grieg’s Morning Mood by NYO2; and Thad Jones’s Cherry Juice and Wycliffe Gordon’s We’re Still Here by NYO Jazz—are now available for viewing. Explore here.

The Cleveland Orchestra
The Cleveland Orchestra is offering archival videos, daily Mindful Music Moments videos, and videos from musicians performing from home. Explore here.

Cliburn Kids
The Cliburn launches its expanded, robust online music education program for elementary-school students. Created as a resource for school districts, teachers, and parents, the initiative includes 27 lesson plans to date, each with a seven- to ten-minute video, and corresponding individual and class activities that meet objectives of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). New episodes and lesson plans are released every Tuesday of the 2020–2021 school year for a total of more than 50 by May 2021. Explore here.

Daniel Hope
In Hope@Home on Tour, British violinist Daniel Hope took his livestreamed TV series out of his Berlin living room and on the road. The 27 half-hour episodes of live musical performance and conversation in English, all professionally produced for the German/French ARTE TV network, were filmed at a succession of visually compelling locations, many of which are not open to the public. All episodes have now been archived until October 31 in the ARTE Media Library 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. 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.

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
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. 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. 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 this 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
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 wherever performances are still happening. Lincoln Center Pop-Up Classroom broadcasts on Facebook Live every weekday at 10 am ET and is led by some of the world’s best artists and educators. #ConcertsForKids teams up with top artists to bring world-class performances and diverse musical perspectives from their homes to yours. Explore 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 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.

NEW: 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.

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.

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
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. **

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.

The Sixteen
The Sixteen and founder Harry Christophers 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’s 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; Archive performances, including 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.

Tulsa Opera
Tulsa Opera has 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.

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.
 
Shai Wosner’s Diabelli Variations Project
Starting Tuesday, September 8, Shai Wosner begins on a month-long journey through Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations. Beginning with the work’s famous theme—a waltz by Anton Diabelli—Wosner performs and provides insight into one variation per day until he has completed all 33. View here.
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Berlin Philharmonic Digital Concert Hall
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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. www.philorch.org/live
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 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.

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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