January 27, 2021
What's Streaming: Classical (Week of February 1–7)

For a reminder of what’s streaming this week (January 25–31) click here.
Be sure to tune in for pianist Shai Wosner’s virtual Schubertiade: Parts I & II, presented by Peoples’ Symphony Concerts (Jan. 30 @ 7:30 p.m. ET & Jan. 31 @ 2:00 p.m. ET). In addition, don’t miss panel discussions with pianist Lara Downes and bass-baritone Davóne Tines as part of the Sphinx Organization’s virtual convention 
SphinxConnect 2021: Unity. Ms. Downes discusses the Sphinx Venture Fund (Jan. 29 @ 2:20 p.m. ET) and promoting diversity via podcasts and radio (Jan. 30 @ 2:20 p.m. ET), while Mr. Tines shares his vision of equity in the opera world (Jan. 30 @ 3:40 p.m. ET).

Left to right: Shai Wosner; Lara Downes; Davóne Tines



Thursday, February 4 at 2:00 p.m. ET / 8:00 p.m. CET (available for 7 days)
Semyon Bychkov conducts Czech Philharmonic in Bryce Dessner's
Concerto for Two Pianos, featuring soloists Katia and Marielle Labèque

Left to right: Semyon Bychkov; Bryce Dessner; Katia and Marielle Labèque

From the Rudolfinum in Prague, Chief Conductor / Music Director Semyon Bychkov and the Czech Philharmonic perform Bryce Dessner's Concerto for Two Pianos, featuring the soloists for whom the work was written—piano duo Katia and Marielle Labèque. The program also includes Mendelssohn's "Scottish" Symphony. Learn more here.

WHERE TO WATCH: Czech Philharmonic's Facebook


Sunday, February 7 at 4:00 p.m. ET (available for 30 days)
The Gilmore presents Isaiah J. Thompson Quartet

From Wellspring Theater in Kalamazoo, MI, jazz pianist Isaiah J. Thompson, winner of the 2018 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award, leads his quartet in a live-streamed performance that features homages to jazz greats throughout. He is joined by Julian Lee on saxophone, Philip Norris on bass, and TJ Reddick on drums. Mr. Thompson has performed with major jazz artists, including Christian McBride, Steve Turre, John Pizzarelli, Joe Farnsworth, and Buster Williams. He also made his recording debut alongside Wynton Marsalis.



Sunday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m. ET (available for 23 hours)
James Conlon conducts Puccini’s Tosca in The Met: Live in HD encore broadcast

In this classic 1978 Tito Gobbi production of Puccini's Tosca, conductor James Conlon leads a stellar cast including Luciano Pavarotti as Cavaradossi, Shirley Verrett as Tosca, and Cornell MacNeil as Scarpia. This stream is part of the Metropolitan Opera’s celebration of historic performances by Black artists as part of Black History Month. Learn more here.

WHERE TO WATCH: MetOpera.org


#ICYMI: In Case You Missed It

Stephen Hough on IDAGIO’s Classical (R)evolution with Rachel

On January 20, soprano and pianist Rachel Fenlon spoke with Stephen Hough for her IDAGIO conversation series Classical (R)evolution with Rachel. The discussion included topics such as Mr. Hough’s latest compositions, W.H. Auden, and ways of breathing new life into the traditional concert hall experience.



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