April 16, 2020
Classical Streaming Next Week: April 20-26

Monday, April 20 at 2:00 p.m. CT:
Tulsa Opera presents Letter Aria from Tobias Picker’s Emmeline, sung by soprano Madison Leonard with pianist Tobias Picker

Left: Soprano Madison Leonard; Right: Composer Tobias Picker

As part of Tulsa Opera’s Staying Alive series, soprano Madison Leonard, who was to sing the title role in this season’s production of Tobias Picker’s Emmeline before it was cancelled due to COVID-19, sings the opera’s Letter Aria from home to piano accompaniment from the composer himself. Ms. Leonard sings additional selections from Emmeline later in the week (see Wednesday and Friday below).

WHERE TO WATCH: TulsaOpera.com


Tuesday, April 21 at 5:00 p.m. ET:
Online book reading for Stephen Hough’s Rough Ideas

New York’s McNally Jackson Books hosts a Facebook Live book reading with pianist Stephen Hough, who reads from and discusses his recent essay collection, Rough Ideas: Reflections on Music and More. These “delightful musings of a wise and worldly polymath” (Financial Times) were published in the U.K. by Faber & Faber and in the U.S. by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

WHERE TO WATCH: McNally Jackson Books’ Zoom (RSVP required; click here)


Tuesday, April 21 at 4:00 p.m. PT:
James Conlon at Home podcast continues via LA Opera

Most recent episode ("Opera and Catharsis") of James Conlon at Home

Building on the popularity of his pre-performance talks at LA Opera, Music Director James Conlon has launched a new podcast amidst the coronavirus crisis in order to continue engaging the public with opera. New episodes of James Conlon at Home appear every Tuesday afternoon, and discussions so far have focused on Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande (parts 12, & 3), Debussy and Wagner (parts 1 & 2), and the power of opera to inspire, heal, console, distract, and entertain (most recent episode; click here or above). LA Opera also continues to share (via facebook.com/LAOpera) full performances led by Mr. Conlon, including most recently La bohème.

WHERE TO LISTEN: LA Opera's SoundCloud


Wednesday, April 22 – Tuesday, May 5:
The Gilmore presents Virtually Gilmore streaming series

In place of the 2020 Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, which was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, The Gilmore presents Virtually Gilmore, a free video-streaming* series of performances by leading and emerging keyboard artists, from April 22 to May 5. Programs include new, Virtually Gilmore recitals, as well as stand-out performances from The Gilmore’s archives. Next week’s performances to be available as of the dates and times below. (*April 23 performance is audio-only.)

Wednesday, April 22, 10:00 a.m. ET
2010 Gilmore Artist Kirill Gerstein’s performance of Debussy’s Préludes, Book I at the 2018 Gilmore Keyboard Festival. (Recorded on Friday, May 4, 2018)

Thursday, April 23, 10:00 a.m. ET
Sir András Schiff’s all-Schubert recital in Kalamazoo’s Chenery Auditorium as part of The Gilmore's Piano Masters Series. (Recorded on March 11, 2017; audio only)

Friday, April 24, 10:00 a.m. ET
2018 Gilmore Young Artist Wei Luo’s performance of works by Schubert, Ravel, Mozart, Chopin, and Balakirev on the Gilmore Rising Stars Series. Also included in the repertoire was Poems, a work she commissioned from contemporary American composer and pianist Marc Neikrug with funds from her Gilmore Young Artist Award. (Recorded on January 19, 2020)

Saturday, April 25, 4:00 p.m. ET
2020 Gilmore Young Artist Maxim Lando will stream a new performance of the program he planned to present at the Festival: Liszt’s complete Transcendental Études. The program is being recorded specifically for Virtually Gilmore. (Premiere broadcast)

Sunday, April 26, 10:00 a.m. ET
A performance of Olivier Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time, presented at the 2018 Gilmore Keyboard Festival by 2006 Gilmore Artist Ingrid Fliter in collaboration with Anton Dressler (clarinet), David Bowlin (violin), and Amir Eldan (cello). (Recorded on April 27, 2018)

WHERE TO WATCH / LISTEN: The Gilmore’s YouTube & web site


Wednesday, April 22 at 2:00 p.m. CT:
Tulsa Opera presents “They Are Waiting Below” from Tobias Picker’s Emmeline, sung by mezzo-soprano Margaret Lattimore and soprano Madison Leonard, with pianist Justin Williams

Left: Mezzo-soprano Margaret Lattimore; Right: Soprano Madison Leonard

Following the above performance on Monday, April 20, by soprano Madison Leonard and Tobias Picker, Tulsa Opera presents Ms. Leonard alongside mezzo-soprano Margaret Lattimore in a duet selection from Mr. Picker’s Emmeline—“They Are Waiting Below”—with accompaniment from Justin Williams.Ms. Leonard had been cast in the opera’s title role this season, and Ms. Lattimore was to sing the role of Aunt Hannah. Tulsa Opera presents a third selection from Emmeline on Friday, April 24 (see below).

WHERE TO WATCH: TulsaOpera.com


Thursday, April 23 at 2:00 p.m. ET:
Michael Tilson Thomas and New World Symphony's Archive+

Most recent episode of NWS Archive+ (April 16), which focused on John Cage

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.

Next episode focuses on Berlioz's Harold in Italy as re-imagined by Steven Mackey and premiered by violist Tabea Zimmermann with MTT and NWS during the NWS Viola Visions festival earlier this season.

WHERE TO WATCH: New World Symphony's Facebook


Thursday, April 23 at 2:00 p.m. ET:
Shai Wosner featured on Live with Carnegie Hall

Next Thursday, pianist Emanuel Ax hosts Carnegie Hall’s bi-weekly streaming series Live with Carnegie Hall, and among the featured performances is one by his former students Shai Wosner and Orion Weiss.

WHERE TO WATCH: Carnegie Hall’s FacebookInstagram, & web site


Friday, April 24 at 2:00 p.m. CT:
Tulsa Opera presents Maryanne Aria from Tobias Picker’s Emmeline, sung by soprano Madison Leonard with pianist Tobias Picker

Tulsa Opera rounds out its week of selections from Tobias Picker’s Emmeline with soprano Madison Leonard, as Emmeline, singing the Maryanne Aria to accompaniment from the composer himself. This performance follows two earlier in the week on Monday, April 20, and Wednesday, April 22 (see above).

WHERE TO WATCH: TulsaOpera.com


Friday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m. ET:
New World Symphony's NWS Fellows: Live from our Living Room

Most recent episode of NWS Fellows: Live from our Living Room (April 10)

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 are archived here for streaming on demand.

WHERE TO WATCH: New World Symphony's Facebook


Saturday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. ET:
Jennifer Koh continues Alone Together series

Most recent episode of Alone Together (April 11)

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 TBA.

WHERE TO WATCH: Jennifer Koh's Facebook and Instagram


Minnesota Orchestra at Home

Recent at-home performance by Music Director Osmo Vänskä (on clarinet) and
concertmaster Erin Keefe, performing a duo by Mr. Vänskä titled 

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. Stay tuned to the Minnesota Orchestra web site and social media channels for a steady stream of new content.

WHERE TO WATCH & LISTEN: Minnesota Orchestra’s FacebookInstagramTwitter, & web site


#ICYMI: In Case You Missed It

The Miró Quartet has had much more time lately to practice their Schubert, so they recently shared this video of the Andante con moto from the “Death and the Maiden” Quartet… played on Japanese otamatones!

WHERE TO WATCH: Miró Quartet’s Facebook


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