April 13, 2020
Classical Streaming This Week: Apr. 13-17

Monday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. ET:
Shai Wosner and Orion Weiss’s "Interstate Fugue" for Music Mondays

Left: Pianist Shai Wosner; Right: Pianist Orion Weiss

For Music Mondays, pianists Shai Wosner and Orion Weiss have prepared a special "interstate" version of Bach's famous "Little Fugue" in G minor, BWV 578, originally written for the organ but here recorded by Mr. Wosner in New York and Mr. Weiss in New Jersey.

WHERE TO STREAM: Music Mondays' Facebook


Monday, April 13 at 9:00 p.m. ET:
WETA airs Jonathan Biss performing Beethoven piano sonatas

Tonight on Front Row Washington, WETA airs pianist Jonathan Biss's December 2019 recital of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-flat Major, Op. 26; Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 "Waldstein"; Piano Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp Major, Op. 78; and Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata."

WHERE TO STREAM (audio): weta.org/listen-live


Wednesday, April 15:
Composer and Tulsa Opera Artistic Director Tobias Picker
performs piano transcription of his Old and Lost Rivers

From his home, for Tulsa Opera followers, composer Tobias Picker recorded his piano transcription of one of his most popular works, the 1986 orchestral piece Old and Lost Rivers.

WHERE TO STREAM: Tulsa Opera's Facebook and Instagram


Thursday, April 16 at 2:00 p.m. ET:
Michael Tilson Thomas and New World Symphony's Archive+

NWS Archive+ is the New World Symphony's new web-based series. Michael Tilson Thomas moderates discussions with NWS Fellows, alumni, guest artists, and visiting faculty about recorded performances from the NWS video archives. Their personal reflections offer unique insights into the streamed concerts. Watch past episodes here.

WHERE TO STREAM: New World Symphony's Facebook


Thursday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m. ET:
Encore webcast of Jennifer Koh performing 
Christopher Cerrone's Breaks and Breaks 
with Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Christopher Cerrone and Jennifer Koh following the
world premiere of Breaks and Breaks on May 26, 2018.

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra hosts a Facebook Watch Party encore webcast of violinist Jennifer Koh performing the world premiere of Christopher Cerrone's Breaks and Breaks, which was commissioned for Ms. Koh's New American Concerto project. She provides a new introduction to the performance and will be interacting with viewers online during the webcast.

WHERE TO STREAM: Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Facebook


Friday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m. ET:
New World Symphony's NWS Fellows: Live from our Living Room

Episode 1 of NWS Fellows: Live from our Living Room

Every Friday at 7:00 p.m. ET, New World Symphony Fellows play live, informal chamber music concerts from their homes in Miami Beach. This weekly series is broadcast via Facebook Live and episodes will be archived here for stream-on-demand.

WHERE TO STREAM: New World Symphony's Facebook


Friday, April 17:
Tulsa Opera presents Jennifer Roderer performing aria from
Tobias Picker's Emmeline, originally scheduled for 2019-20 season

Left: Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Roderer; Right: Composer Tobias Picker

For opera-goers who were looking forward to Tulsa Opera's production of Tobias Picker's Emmeline this season, the company presents this webcast of mezzo-soprano Jennifer Roderer, who had been cast in the role of Mrs. Bass, singing an aria from the opera.

WHERE TO STREAM: Tulsa Opera's Facebook and Instagram


Saturday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. ET:
Jennifer Koh continues Alone Together series

Every Saturday at 7:00 p.m. ET, violinist Jennifer Koh premieres new micro-works for solo violin as part of her Alone Together series. Twenty-one composers, most of whom have salaried positions or other forms of institutional support to carry them through this challenging time, are donating newly composed works to the project, while also each recommending a freelance composer to be formally commissioned. Learn more here.

Upcoming program:

  • Adeliia Faizullina – Urman
  • Nina Young – There had been signs, surely
  • Inti Figgis-Vizueta – Quiet City
  • Jen Shyu – The River In My Mind
  • Tomás Gueglio Saccone – Nocturno Lamarque
  • Anthony Cheung – Springs Eternal

WHERE TO STREAM: Jennifer Koh's Facebook and Instagram


#DailyBeethoven with Jonathan Biss

Jonathan Biss performs April 13's #DailyBeethoven
Piano Sonata No. 23, Op. 57, in F minor, I. Allegro assai.

For his Facebook followers, renowned Beethoven interpreter Jonathan Biss gives daily performances of sonata movements and miniatures by the composer.

WHERE TO STREAM: Jonathan Biss's Facebook


Minnesota Orchestra at Home

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.

WHERE TO ACCESS: minnesotaorchestra.org/athome


Photo credits:
Marco Borggreve (portrait of Shai Wosner)
Jacob Blickenstaff (portrait of Orion Weiss)
Benjamin Ealovega (portrait of Jonathan Biss)
Courtesy of Detroit Symphony Orchestra (image from webcast)
Courtesy of Tulsa Opera (portraits of Jennifer Roderer and Tobias Picker)

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