November 11, 2020
What's Streaming: Classical (Week of November 16–22)

For a reminder of what’s streaming this week (November 9–15), click here. In addition, don’t miss Tulsa Opera’s ‘baseball Rigoletto’—filmed before a live audience at ONEOK Field baseball stadium—available for streaming on demand starting Thursday, November 12 at 6:00 p.m. CT. Click below to watch the trailer:

Pictured (clockwise from top left): Morris Robinson as Sparafucile, Todd Thomas as Rigoletto, Joshua Wheeker as the Duke of Mantua, and Sarah Coburn as Gilda

 

WHAT'S STREAMING: CLASSICAL (WEEK OF NOVEMBER 16–22)

Monday, November 16 at 4:00 p.m. ET
Lara Downes gives first performance as Manhattan School of Music’s first-ever Artist Citizen-in-Residence

Manhattan School of Music presents a special video performance and live Zoom Webinar featuring Lara Downes, MSM's first-ever Artist Citizen-in-Residence. Over the course of her residency, she will give students space and time to explore the impact of how and why designing programs with more inclusive repertoire is paramount in one’s professional training—creating more collaborative, meaningful, and relevant experiences with community and audiences.

WHERE TO WATCH: Manhattan School of Music's web site

 

Thursday, November 19 at 8:00 p.m. ET
Jennifer Koh kicks off digital residency at Library of Congress

To open her Library of Congress digital residency, Jennifer Koh performs two commissions from the Library’s McKim Fund—Julia Wolfe’s Mink Stole and George Lewis’s The Mangle of Practice—alongside new pieces from her acclaimed commissioning series Alone Together. Thomas Sauer accompanies.

WHERE TO REGISTER / WATCH: Library of Congress’ Eventbrite

 

Friday, November 20 at 8:00 p.m. CT
Minnesota Orchestra performs works by Beethoven, Ravel, and Eleanor Alberga

Excerpt from recent program in Minnesota Orchestra’s digital concert series:
first movement of Nebojša Jovan Živković's Trio per Uno

As part of the Minnesota Orchestra's series of live Friday night concerts presented with Twin Cities PBS (TPT) and Classical MPR, the orchestra's musicians perform Jamaican-born British composer Eleanor Alberga’s String Quartet No. 2; Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro for harp, flute, clarinet and string quartet; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 (marking the orchestra’s first performance of a full symphony this season), conducted by William Eddins, on Friday, November 20 at 8:00 p.m. CT. These hour-long concerts, which constitute the orchestra’s fall season, feature ensembles of up to 25 orchestra musicians performing programs created for at-home viewing instead of an in-person audience.

WHERE TO WATCH / LISTEN:

  • TV: Twin Cities PBS’s MN Channel (TPT 2.2)
  • Radio: Classical MPR, including via 99.5 FM in the Twin Cities and online at classicalmpr.org;
  • Online: Livestream via minnesotaorchestra.org and social media; performances subsequently will be available for free on-demand access via minnesotaorchestra.org
 

Sunday, November 22 at 4:00 p.m. ET
Jennifer Koh in conversation with James Darrah about new collaboration Everything That Rises Must Converge

Jennifer Koh speaks with James Darrah in this online creative discussion about their new project in development, Everything That Rises Must Converge, which Mr. Darrah directs. Co-created and performed by Ms. Koh and singer Davóne Tines, Everything That Rises Must Converge is a multimedia musical performance that asks the questions: “How did I get here? How does my family history determine who I am? How can I carry that history with me in my music?” Mr. Darrah works with Ms. Koh on this ARCO Collaborative project having previously been involved in her Limitless commissioning series.

WHERE TO RSVP: Email info@arcocollaborative.org

 

All Week (Available from Nov. 14 at 5:00 p.m. PT until Nov. 29 at 11:59 p.m. PT)
James Conlon leads LA Opera virtual production of pioneering Black composer Joseph Bologne’s The Anonymous Lover

Continuing his mission of resurrecting neglected repertoire, conductor James Conlon leads LA Opera’s West Coast premiere of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges’s opera The Anonymous Lover in a free, virtual-only, streaming-on-demand experience. Though Joseph Bologne’s instrumental music has received renewed attention in recent decades, his one surviving complete opera has gone nearly unheard since its premiere in 1780. For this production Mr. Conlon conducts from the newly created, first critical edition of the score and also chose to incorporate an aria from the composer’s 1777 opera Ernestine, which survives incomplete. In terms of the libretto, which had been based on a play by Félicité de Genlis, Mr. Conlon collaborated with director Bruce Lemon, Jr., who created the production’s socially distanced staging, and dramaturg Dr. Ariane Helou to restore to the opera’s spoken dialogue the female perspective of the original play.

The Anonymous Lover is produced and streamed in partnership with the Colburn School, which concurrently and collaboratively engages in a performance-based exploration of the works and legacy of Joseph Bologne.

WHERE TO REGISTER / WATCH: LA Opera's web site

 

#ICYMI: In Case You Missed It

Shai Wosner with Orion Weiss in duo-piano recital for Music Mondays

This past Monday, Shai Wosner (“a Schubertian of unfaltering authority and character” —Gramophone) joined long-time collaborator Orion Weiss for a special program of four-hand piano music. Together, the pianists played Schubert’s Fantasy in F minor, Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, and the first three pieces in Dvořák’s Legends.

WHERE TO WATCH: Music Mondays’ Facebook

 

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