June 3, 2020
What's Streaming: Classical (Week of June 8-14)

via Minnesota Orchestra


For a reminder of what’s streaming this week (June 1–7), click here.


Monday, June 8 at 2:00 p.m. CT:
Tulsa Opera’s Staying Alive series continues with
tenor Aaron Blake singing Rachmaninoff’s “Spring Waters”

Tulsa Opera’s Staying Alive video series keeps the music alive amidst the shutdowns by bringing to viewers at-home performances from the company’s featured artists every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Next week begins with 2017 George London Foundation Award winner and tenor Aaron Blake, singing Rachmaninoff’s “Spring Waters” from 12 Romances. He is accompanied by Lyndon Meyer.

WHERE TO WATCH: Tulsa Opera’s web site


Wednesday, June 10 as of 12:00 p.m. ET:
Pop Up Pipa with Wu Man: Episode 10: Xuefei Yang

Left: Wu Man; Right: Xuefei Yang

Wu Man’s Pop Up Pipa series continues with guest Xuefei Yang, “a gifted guitarist who is said to have been the first guitar major at Beijing’s Central Conservatory of Music” (The New York Times). Together they perform Brahms’s classic “Lullaby” paired with a piece in traditional Chinese style titled “Spring Breeze.” Episode 11 is scheduled for Saturday, June 13.

WHERE TO WATCH: Wu Man’s Facebook


Wednesday, June 10 at 2:00 p.m. CT:
Tulsa Opera presents soprano Colleen Daly,
singing Mozart’s “Alleluia” from Exsultate, jubilate

Tulsa Opera’s second Staying Alive guest next week is soprano Colleen Daly, who sings the “Alleluia” from Mozart’s Exsultate, Jubilate. She makes her virtual return to Tulsa Opera after singing the role of Micaëla in Carmen last year and is accompanied by Sophia Kim Cook. Additional videos in this web series appear on Monday and Friday.

WHERE TO WATCH: Tulsa Opera’s web site


Friday, June 12 at 3:00 a.m. ET (subsequently available on-demand for 72 hours):
Michael Tilson Thomas and New World Symphony to be
featured on Carnegie Hall Fridays via Medici.TV 

From Friday, June 12 at 3:00 a.m. ET to Monday, June 15 at 3:00 a.m. ET, Michael Tilson Thomas and the New World Symphony’s May 2019 program at Carnegie Hall will be available for free streaming via Medici.TV as part of Carnegie Hall Fridays. The program comprises Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique;the New York premiere of Julia Wolfe’s Fountain of Youth, which waswritten for NWS; and Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 5, featuring soloist Yuja Wang.



Friday, June 12 at 2:00 p.m. CT:
Tulsa Opera concludes the week with baritone Weston Hurt 
in the “Te Deum” from Puccini’s Tosca

In the week’s final Staying Alive video, baritone Weston Hurt performs “Te Deum” from Puccini’s Tosca. In the opera, this selection is sung by the character Scarpia, the role in which Mr. Hurt made his company debut at Tulsa Opera. He is accompanied by Lyndon Meyer. Additional performances in this video series appear on Monday and Wednesday.

WHERE TO WATCH: Tulsa Opera’s web site


Friday, June 12 at 7:00 p.m. ET:
New World Symphony's NWS Fellows: Live from our Living Room

Recent episode of NWS Fellows: Live from our Living Room (May 22)

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, June 13 as of 12:00 p.m. ET:
Pop Up Pipa with Wu Man: Episode 11: Michael Berry

On the first Saturday edition of Pop Up Pipa, Wu Man gets funky with amateur bassist and UCLA Professor of Contemporary Chinese Cultural Studies Michael Berry. New episodes of Pop Up Pipa appear on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

WHERE TO WATCH: Wu Man’s Facebook


Saturday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m. ET:
Jennifer Koh concludes Alone Together series with new works by Kati Agócs, Vincent Calianno, Patrick Castillo, and Sugar Vendil

Recent episode of Alone Together (May 30)

Since April 4, violinist Jennifer Koh has been premiering new micro-works for solo violin as part of her and non-profit ARCO Collaborative’s Alone Together series. On June 13, she performs the last of the 40 commissions. Half of the new works were donated by composers with salaried positions or, in many cases, other forms of institutional support to carry them through this challenging time, while the other 20 pieces were written on commission from freelance composers recommended by the donating composers. Learn more here.


  • KATI AGÓCS: Thirst and Quenching
  • PATRICK CASTILLO: Mina Cecilia’s Constitutional 

WHERE TO WATCH: Jennifer Koh's Facebook & Instagram


#ICYMI: In Case You Missed It

2018 Gilmore Artist Igor Levit performs Satie’s Vexations

On May 30, to raise awareness for the plight of artists worldwide amidst the coronavirus pandemic, pianist and 2018 Gilmore Artist Igor Levit gave a 12-hour, live-streamed, marathon performance of Satie’s Vexations. To support this project, Mr. Levit drew upon the $300,000 awarded to him two years ago as a Gilmore Artist.

WHERE TO WATCH: Igor Levit’s YouTube


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