April 22, 2020
What’s Streaming: Classical (Week of April 27 – May 3)

Monday, April 27 as of 10:00 a.m. ET:
The Gilmore presents Lukas Geniušas

Launched last week, The Gilmore’s video streaming series Virtually Gilmore continues with a recital from earlier in the season—pianist Lukas Geniušas performing Schubert’s Impromptus D. 935, Prokofiev’s Piano Sonata No. 3, and additional works by each composer. Mr. Geniušas’s most recent solo album, an all-Prokofiev recording featuring Piano Sonatas No. 2 and 5, won a Diapason d’Or Award in 2019.

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

 

Tuesday, April 28 as of 10:00 a.m. ET:
Virtually Gilmore offers jazz from Emmet Cohen Trio

Photo credit: Lauren Desberg

For its Virtually Gilmore webcast on Tuesday, The Gilmore has chosen a video performance from its archives—jazz pianist and recent Cole Porter Fellow Emmet Cohen leading his trio in a medley of Fats Waller compositions, recorded as part of The Gilmore’s Rising Stars series in 2017.

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

 

Tuesday, April 28 as of 1:00 p.m. PT:
James Conlon discusses Beaumarchais
on LA Opera James Conlon at Home podcast

Most recent episode of James Conlon at Home (April 21)

Yesterday, on the LA Opera podcast James Conlon at Home, Music DirectorJames Conlon commenced a four-episode mini-series that delves into the history of French playwright Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, his beloved character Figaro, and the renowned operas that sprang from his plays. Part I (click above) focuses on Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, while Part II next week will explore Paisiello’s earlier adaptation of this play. Stay tuned for details about Parts III and IV.

Building on the popularity of his pre-performance talks at LA Opera, Mr. Conlon launched this podcast amidst the coronavirus crisis in order to continue engaging the public with opera. Past episodes 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, entertain, and challenge (click here). Stay tuned as well to LA Opera's Facebook for announcements of streamed LA Opera performances led by Mr. Conlon.

WHERE TO LISTEN: LA Opera's SoundCloud

 

Wednesday, April 29 as of 10:00 a.m. ET
The Gilmore streams Rising Stars recital by Tiffany Poon

Pianist and YouTube sensation Tiffany Poon performed at The Gilmore earlier this season, and on Wednesday the recital is webcast as part of the new Virtually Gilmore video streaming series. The program ranges from sonatas by Scarlatti and Haydn, to Schumann’s Carnaval and a Chopin Nocturne, to Lowell Liebermann’s Gargoyles.

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

 

Wednesday, April 29 at 2:00 p.m. CT:
Tulsa Opera continues to showcase selections from Tobias Picker's Emmeline with Andrew and Megan Rose Potter singing “The Railroad Boys Have Arrived”

Left: Bass Andrew Potter; Right: Mezzo-soprano Megan Rose Potter

In light of Tulsa Opera's cancellation of Tobias Picker’s Emmeline this season due to COVID-19, the company's new Staying Alive web series has been exploring this contemporary opera with the cast from their homes. Bass Andrew Potter, who was to sing the role of Pastor Avery, is joined on video by his wife, mezzo-soprano Megan Rose Potter, in “The Railroad Boys Have Arrived,” with accompaniment from Lyndon Meyer. To experience the opera in its entirety, click here for video of the world premiere.

WHERE TO WATCH: TulsaOpera.com,

 

Thursday, April 30 as of 10:00 a.m. ET:
The Gilmore presents Charles Richard-Hamelin

Virtually Gilmore continues with a recital from November 2019 by Canadian pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin, who performed a program of Rachmaninoff’s Morceaux de fantaisie, Prokofiev’s Piano Sonata No. 4, and several works by Chopin.

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

 

Thursday, April 30 at 2:00 p.m. ET:
Michael Tilson Thomas and New World Symphony’s Archive+: Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8

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 ahead of streamed performances from the NWS video archives. Their personal reflections offer unique insights into the chosen repertoire. Next episode focuses on Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8. Watch past episodes here.

WHERE TO WATCH: New World Symphony's Facebook

 

Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. PT:
Miró Quartet performance of Schubert’s Quartettsatz, D. 703, to be streamed by Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

Photo credit: Jeff Wilson

Before the coronavirus outbreak, the Miró Quartet was scheduled to perform two recitals next week presented by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Though these concerts have been cancelled, the music goes on when LACO streams on both concert nights the Quartet’s video performance of Schubert’s Quartettsatz, D. 703, originally recorded in the group’s home city of Austin.

WHERE TO WATCH: LACO at Home web site

 

Friday, May 1 as of 10:00 a.m. ET:
Chopin Competition winner Seong-Jin Cho performs
Chopin preludes in Virtually Gilmore webcast

Recorded in 2017, this recital by Seong-Jin Cho, winner of the XVII International Chopin Piano Competition, features Chopin’s 24 Preludes, Op. 28, and is streamed as part of The Gilmore’s recently launched video series Virtually Gilmore.

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

 

Friday, May 1 at 2:00 p.m. CT:
Tulsa Opera presents Love Duet from Tobias Picker’s Emmeline,
sung by soprano Madison Leonard and tenor John Irvin

Left: Soprano Madison Leonard; Right: Tenor John Irvin

As part of Tulsa Opera’s Staying Alive web series, the company’s online exploration of Tobias Picker’s Emmeline continues with the Love Duet sung from home by soprano Madison Leonard and tenor John Irvin, with accompaniment by Lyndon Meyer. Tulsa Opera has been highlighting selections from this opera by Tobias Picker in light of the cancelled production this season due to the coronavirus pandemic. See above for an additional duet earlier in the week (Wednesday, April 29). To experience the opera in its entirety, click here for video of the world premiere.

WHERE TO WATCH: TulsaOpera.com

 

Friday, May 1 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 17)

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 STREAM: New World Symphony's Facebook

 

Saturday, May 2 at 4:00 p.m. ET:
Gilmore Young Artist Misha Galant performs Virtually Gilmore recital

Recorded especially for Virtually Gilmore, 2020 Gilmore Young Artist Misha Galant performs a digital recital program of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and miniatures by Chopin and Rachmaninoff.

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

 

Saturday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m. ET:
Jennifer Koh continues Alone Together series

Most recent episode of Alone Together (April 18)

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:

  • ANJNA SWAMINATHAN A Beloved Within
  • LAYALE CHAKER Bond of the Beloved
  • ANDREW NORMAN Turns of Phrase
  • KATHERINE BALCH Cleaning

WHERE TO WATCH: Jennifer Koh's Facebook and Instagram

 

Minnesota Orchestra at Home

Minnesota Orchestra musicians answer the question: “What Keeps You Hopeful?”.

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

On March 26—the day of Beethoven’s death—pianist Jonathan Biss gave a must-see, living room performance of the composer’s last three piano sonatas, streamed to more than 280,000 viewers by the 92nd Street Y. Additionally, this past Sunday, Mr. Biss completed his month-long #DailyBeethoven project to record and share one Beethoven movement per day on Facebook, where the project developed a devoted following.

WHERE TO WATCH: 92nd Street Y’s Facebook (recital) Jonathan Biss’s Facebook (#DailyBeethoven)

 

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