August 5, 2020
What's Streaming: Classical (Week of August 10–16)

For a reminder of what’s streaming this week (August 3–9), click here. In addition, don’t miss Davóne Tines on Rockport Music’s weekly virtual music series Concert View (Friday, August 7 at 7:00 p.m. ET) and in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Digital Premiere of John Adams’s El Niño (Saturday, August 8 at 7:30 p.m. ET), which also features J’Nai Bridges, Julia Bullock, and Anthony Roth Costanzo. The latter performance was filmed during the 2018–19 season.

 

WHAT'S STREAMING: CLASSICAL (WEEK OF AUGUST 10–16)

Monday, August 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET
Stephen Hough featured on Opening Night of
Lincoln Center’s “Mostly Mozart Festival on WQXR”

Lincoln Center’s “Mostly Mozart Festival on WQXR”—a reimagining of the iconic festival for these times—opens with a broadcast that includes Stephen Hough performing the Andante from Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major with Louis Langrée and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, as well as selections from Rameau’s Pièces de clavecin. These performances were originally recorded during the 2005 Mostly Mozart Festival. Learn more about this year’s festival at wqxr.org/MostlyMozart.

WHERE TO LISTEN: wqxr.org and on air at 105.9FM in WQXR’s coverage area (North Jersey and New York City)

 

Tuesday, August 11 at 6:30 p.m. MT (one-time-only viewing)
Sun Valley Music Festival: Works including Allegro molto vivace
from Tchaikovsky’s “Pathétique” Symphony

Left: Polina Sedukh, Festival Orchestra musician and violinist with the San Francisco Symphony;
Right: Festival Music Director Alasdair Neale conducting socially distanced Festival Orchestra

The Sun Valley Music Festival presents a varied program filmed in the many cities across North America where Festival Orchestra musicians and guest artists are based. The evening features San Francisco Symphony violinist Polina Sedukh performing Missy Mazzoli’s Vespers at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral, Colorado Symphony Principal Clarinet Jason Shafer filmed in Denver playing Gershwin’s Three Preludes, Milwaukee Symphony Principal Harp Julia Coronelli performing Debussy’s Arabesque No. 1 remotely from Milwaukee, Rochester Philharmonic Principal Oboe Erik Behr joining with guest artist Orion Weiss to perform Schumann’s Romance, Op. 94, No. 2 at the Eastman School of Music, and Festival Music Director Alasdair Neale conducting the Festival Orchestra in the Allegro molto vivace from Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 (“Pathétique”). Mr. Neale and members of the orchestra were filmed at the San Francisco Conservatory and joined remotely by the rest of the orchestra from their home cities.

WHERE TO WATCH: SVMusicFestival.org and Sun Valley Music Festival’s YouTube

 

Wednesday, August 12 at 2:00 p.m. CT
Tulsa Opera’s Staying Alive continues with tenor Matthew White

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 week. On Wednesday, tenor Matthew White, who starred in the company’s Madama Butterfly earlier this season as B.F. Pinkerton, will sing Caravadossi’s aria “Recondita armonia” from Puccini’s Tosca. Lyndon Meyer accompanies.

WHERE TO WATCH: TulsaOpera.com/StayingAlive

 

Thursday, August 13 at 6:00 p.m. MT
Stephen Hough recital presented as part of
virtual concert series Tippet Rise & Friends at Home

In 2019 at the Tippet Rise Art Center in Montana, Stephen Hough performed a recital program of his own Sonata No. 4 (Vida Breve), Liszt’s Funérailles, Gounod’s Méditation sur le Premier Prélude de Piano de S. Bach, and Chopin’s Nocturne Op. 9, No. 2. Hear the concert online as part of the Tippet Rise & Friends at Home virtual series.

WHERE TO WATCH: Tippet Rise Art Center’s web siteYouTubeVimeo, and Facebook

 

Friday, August 14 at 6:30 p.m. MT (one-time-only viewing)
Sun Valley Music Festival: Works by Debussy

Left to right: Edgar M. Bronfman String Quartet; Claude Debussy; Linda Lukas

The Sun Valley Music Festival presents two masterworks by Debussy, performed by Festival Orchestra musicians from the San Francisco Symphony (SFS). Filmed in San Francisco, the program features flutist Linda Lukas performing Syrinx and the Edgar M. Bronfman String Quartet performing the composer’s only string quartet. The Bronfman Quartet comprises SFS Assistant Concertmaster Jeremy Constant, SFS violinist Polina Sedukh, SFS violist David Gaudry, and SFS Assistant Principal Cello Amos Yang.

WHERE TO WATCH: SVMusicFestival.org and Sun Valley Music Festival’s YouTube

 

Friday, August 14 at 11:00 p.m. ET
Davóne Tines featured on Mostly Mozart Festival’s “A Little Night Music” via WQXR

Lincoln Center’s “Mostly Mozart Festival on WQXR” continues with music from Davóne Tines and Michael Schachter’s The Black Clown on one of the festival’s “A Little Night Music” programs, hosted by Helga Davis. The Black Clown is a musico-dramatic adaptation of the eponymous poem by Langston Hughes, and the work’s New York premiere was a highlight of last year’s Mostly Mozart Festival. The excerpt to be broadcast is taken from that performance, as will be the audio in another airing from The Black Clown on August 21 via HarlemWeek.com.

WHERE TO LISTEN: wqxr.org and on air at 105.9FM in WQXR’s coverage area (North Jersey and New York City)

 

Saturday, August 15 at 6:30 p.m. MT (one-time-only viewing)
Sun Valley Music Festival: Brahms’s Piano Quintet in F minor

Festival Orchestra musicians from the St. Louis Symphony are joined by pianist Peter Henderson—Artist-in-Residence at St. Louis’s Maryville University—for a performance of Brahms’s Piano Quintet in F minor. The musicians were filmed performing at Powell Hall, home of the St. Louis Symphony.

WHERE TO WATCH: SVMusicFestival.org and Sun Valley Music Festival’s YouTube

 

Sunday, August 16 at 3:00 p.m. ET
Wu Man opens Bang on a Can Marathon 2020

Bang on a Can’s six-hour marathon of live-streamed music kicks off with pipa virtuoso Wu Man. The marathon also includes 11 world premieres and such artists as Tyondai Braxton, Kaki King, Dan Tepfer, and Jeremy Denk, among many others.

WHERE TO WATCH: Marathon2020.BangOnACan.org

 

Sunday, August 16 at 6:30 p.m. MT (one-time-only viewing)
Sun Valley Music Festival: Pops Night with The 442s,
Time for Three, and The Villalobos Brothers

Left to right: The 442s; Time for Three; The Villalobos Brothers

The Sun Valley Music Festival’s Pops Night celebrates a variety of ensembles who have used their classical training to seek out new musical frontiers. The evening features violin-viola-cello-bass quartet The 442s, string trio Time for Three, and contemporary Mexican ensemble The Villalobos Brothers.

WHERE TO WATCH: SVMusicFestival.org and Sun Valley Music Festival’s YouTube

 

Minnesota Orchestra at Home

Recently on Minnesota Orchestra at HomeMusic Director Osmo Vänskä led the orchestra alongside the Seoul Philharmonic, of which he is also Music Director, in “Nimrod” from Elgar’s Enigma Variations

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: MinnesotaOrchestra.org/AtHome and Minnesota Orchestra’s FacebookInstagram, & Twitter

 

#ICYMI: In Case You Missed It

Miró Quartet’s Beethoven cycle now available for on-demand streaming

Excerpt from Beethoven's String Quartet No. 9 in C major, Op. 59, No. 3 (July 25 program)

From July 16 to August 8, the Miró Quartet came together in-person for a four-week, twelve-concert, live-streamed performance cycle of Beethoven’s sixteen string quartets and Grosse Fuge, continuing the worldwide celebration of Beethoven's 250th birthday. The complete cycle, available on-demand through August 15, was broadcast live from the Quartet’s home city of Austin, TX, and the video feed was professionally produced in real time, with multiple camera angles and high-quality sound.

Streamed as part of the virtual Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival, the complete cycle may be viewed on-demand with a Festival Pass through August 15, one day following the festival finale on August 14 at 8:30 p.m. ET.

WHERE TO PURCHASE FESTIVAL PASS AND WATCH: OurConcerts.live

 

James Conlon and LA Opera’s audio-streamed Ring cycle

Ten years after presenting the city of Los Angeles’ first complete staging of Wagner’s epic tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen, Music Director James Conlon and LA Opera invited online audiences to re-immerse themselves in these classic performances with a marathon audio stream of all four music dramas back-to-back on July 25. The audio is accompanied by video feed featuring photos from the 2010 production and libretto subtitles. If you missed the marathon, you can still tune in on-demand. Also learn more about The Ring via Mr. Conlon's pre-performance talks on each opera via LA Opera's SoundCloud.

WHERE TO LISTEN: LAOpera.org/Ring

 

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