August 31, 2020
What's Streaming: Classical (September 2-13)


Wednesday, September 2 at 2:00 p.m. CT
Tulsa Opera’s Staying Alive continues with tenor John Irvin

Tulsa Opera keeps the music alive amidst the shutdowns with its Staying Alive video series—bringing to viewers at-home performances from the company’s featured artists every week. On Wednesday, September 2, tenor John Irvin sings “If I Loved You” from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel. Lyndon Meyer accompanies.



Saturday, September 5 at 7:30 p.m. BT
Stephen Hough performs at BBC Proms

Stephen Hough at the 2019 BBC Proms, performing on Queen Victoria’s ‘Erard’ piano

Stephen Hough, a frequently featured artist at the BBC Proms, returns this year to perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under Thomas Dausgaard. Mr. Hough’s most recent recording is a three-disc set of the complete Beethoven piano concertos on Hyperion Records. The Proms performance will be broadcast live from Glasgow’s City Halls.

WHERE TO STREAM: BBC Radio 3 and BBC iPlayer


Tuesday, September 8
Shai Wosner embarks on Diabelli Variations project

On Tuesday, September 8, Shai Wosner begins on a month-long journey through Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations. Starting with the work’s famous theme—a waltz by Anton Diabelli—Mr. Wosner performs and provides insight into one variation per day until he has completed all 33.

WHERE TO WATCH: Shai Wosner’s Facebook and Instagram


Thursday, September 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET
Jen Shyu joins percussionist Keita Ogawa at the Free Assembly Festival

Singer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer, and composer Jen Shyu performs with Snarky Puppy drummer Keita Ogawa as part of the online Free Assembly festival. Curated by artists of the Metropolis Ensemble, the festival brings a variety of artists together to develop new, collaborative video performances. Additional participants include Andy Akiho, Du Yun, Vijay Iyer, and Wadada Leo Smith.

WHERE TO WATCH / RSVP: Metropolis Ensemble’s web site


Minnesota Orchestra at Home

Recently on Minnesota Orchestra at Home, Principal Harp player Kathy Kienzle, who retires this month, played a duet with incoming principal harp player Marguerite Lynn Williams.

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: and Minnesota Orchestra’s FacebookInstagram, & Twitter


#ICYMI: In Case You Missed It

James Conlon on LA Opera’s Coffee with Conlon

This LA Opera at Home series features Music Director James Conlon discussing opera over a fresh cup of joe. Click above to watch the latest episode, which appeared on Thursday, August 27. Viewers may submit questions for the next episode here.


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