May 27, 2020

(Rolling; updated as new information comes in. Last updated April 17: new streams up top, updates to previously announced streams in red.)

During the current lockdown, many of 21C’s artists and institutions have turned to streaming to share their work. Stay up to date with this rolling list, which we’ll update and redistribute whenever new additions are announced. (Updated May 27)


LIVE: Alisa Weilerstein is Live with Carnegie Hall
(Tomorrow, Thurs, May 28, at 2pm EDT)

Cellist Alisa Weilerstein devoted both her most recent studio recording and her celebrated social media series #36DaysOfBach to the complete cello suites of J.S. Bach. Now, in the new Live with Carnegie Hall streaming series, she talks to Carnegie’s Executive and Artistic Director Sir Clive Gillinson about the importance of Bach’s music and how she approaches his suites, whether in the studio or making music at home. Viewers can join the conversation when it streams live on Facebook and Instagram. Meanwhile, more information is available at the venue’s website.

LIVE: Alan Gilbert interviews Herbert Blomstedt
(This Fri, May 29 at 1pm EDT; livestreamed discussion via Zoom; Facebook)

In his third live conductors’ chat, Alan Gilbert interviews nonagenarian maestro Herbert Blomstedt, Conductor Laureate of the San Francisco Symphony and Honorary Conductor of the Bamberg Symphony, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, NHK Symphony, Swedish Radio Symphony, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and Staatskapelle Dresden. Hosted from Gilbert’s home in Stockholm, the hourlong webcast will stream live on Facebook Live.

Also still available are Gilbert’s first two round tables, when he was joined live by fellow conductors Karina Canellakis, Daniel Harding and Sir Simon Rattle, and then by Marin Alsop, Sir Antonio Pappano and Esa-Pekka Salonen.


Alisa Weilerstein plays Elgar Concerto at Caramoor (2014)
(This Thurs, May 28, at 9pm EDT; archived recording; broadcast / audio-streamed by WQXR)

For Caramoor’s 2014 summer finale, Artist-in-Residence Alisa Weilerstein played Elgar’s Cello Concerto with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s under the baton of Pablo Heras-Casado, who also led the orchestra in Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony and the Prelude to Act III from Wagner’s Lohengrin. Now listeners can hear the concert in WQXR’s New York in Concert series, both on air and on the station’s audio stream.

Daniil Trifonov: 2019 Carnegie Hall recital
(This Fri, May 29, at 3am EDT; archived video;

In February of last year, for his annual Carnegie Hall recital, Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov played a program of lesser-known masterpieces by Beethoven, Schumann and Prokofiev. Archived footage of the critically acclaimed concert will stream in the Carnegie Hall Fridays series at, where it will be available on demand for 72 hours.

Cho-Liang Lin: performances with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
(This Sun, May 31 at 5pm EDT; archived video plus LIVESTREAMED chat; website)

CMS Front Row presents archived highlights of Cho-Liang Lin‘s recent appearances with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, followed by a live Q&A session with the violinist. As captured at his CMS recital last May, Lin plays works by Foss, Bernstein and Dvořák with pianist Jon Kimura Parker. Then, in a CMS performance filmed without an audience just before the lockdown, Lin joins fellow string players Erin Keefe, Paul Neubauer, Hsin-Yun Huang, Dmitri Atapine and Colin Carr for Tchaikovsky’s “Souvenir de Florence.” After streaming at the CMS website, the webcast will be available on demand for 72 hours.

(updates/new info in red):

Santiago Cañón-Valencia plays Arvo Pärt’s Fratres
(Video; YouTube)

Colombian cellist Santiago Cañón-Valencia, winner of the silver medal and “audience favorite” award at the 2019 Tchaikovsky International Competition, performs Arvo Pärt’s Fratres (“Brothers”), not only playing and recording all the parts himself, but also producing and editing the video from his own home during the lockdown. Created for the Dresden Music Festival (Music Never Sleeps DMF), the video is available on Cañón-Valencia’s YouTube channel.


LIVE: Daniel Hope hosts [email protected] on Tour
(Fri, May 29, Sat, May 30 & Sun, May 31, all at 12 noon EDT [9am PDT; 6pm CEST]; livestream; Facebook + web site)

In [email protected] on Tour, British violinist Daniel Hope takes his innovative new livestreamed TV series out of his Berlin living room and on the road. Still offering half-hour episodes of live musical performance and conversation in English, all professionally produced for the German/French ARTE TV network, the hit series’ new iteration streams live three times a week, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from a succession of visually compelling locations, many of which are not open to the public. This weekend, Hope will be joined by pianist and Gilmore Artist Kirill Gerstein at the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (Gedächtniskirche), one of Berlin’s most important and meaningful landmarks. [email protected] on Tour streams live on the ARTE Concert website and Hope’s Facebook page. All past episodes are archived for 90 days in the ARTE Media Library and can be accessed here.

LIVE: Leif Ove Andsnes at Bergen International Festival
(Next Wed, June 3, at 12 noon EDT/6pm CEST; livestream; website)

With dozens of his concerts cancelled this spring, as for most of his fellow musicians, Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes is grateful to have been invited by Bergen International Festival, in his home city, to take part in their extensive online festival program. For his fifth and final performance, he plays Mozart’s Concertos Nos. 20 & 21 and Piano Quartet with the Oslo Philharmonic. The concert will stream live on the Festspillene’s website, where more information and program details are provided, and his four previous performances are still available:

-Mozart and Pärt with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; conductor Edward Gardner; soprano Mari Eriksmoen; and violinists Eldbjørg Hemsing & Ludvig Gudim
-Schumann chamber music
-Schubert and Jörg Widmann solo works
-Beethoven folk song arrangements and Piano Trio, Op. 1, No. 3

LIVE: Sunday Connections with Krakauer & Tagg
with David Krakauer, Kathleen Tagg & guests
(weekly; socials; video; live + recorded)

Tune in to Facebook and YouTube this Sundays at 11am EDT for the final episode of Sunday Connections with Krakauer & Tagga weekly series produced and hosted under lockdown by clarinetist David Krakauer and piaist Kathleen Tagg. In their final eipside, the two perform and talk together.

Opera Philadelphia: Digital Festival O
(May 8–29; video streams of productions from 2014-2019; YouTube and website)

Opera Philadelphia presents Digital Festival O, comprising video streams of five recent hit productions, including the world premieres of four new works. The festival concludes this Friday with the online premiere of MCANA Best New Opera Award-winner Breaking the Waves (May 29 at 8pm EDT). Viewers can also tune in before the webcast to see composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek in conversation with James Darrah, director of the opera’s 2016 world premiere, in “The Show Before the Show” (May 29, 7pm EDT).

Having received digital premieres on YouTube and at, earlier this month, We Shall Not Be MovedThe Barber of Seville and Sky on Swing will remain available on-demand for varying lengths of time through August 31.

Trinity Church Wall Street – “Comfort at One”
(weekdays; video/audio; archived + live; socials + web site)

Trinity Church Wall Street, the famous church that’s played such a prominent part in New York history, provided a safe haven for the city’s downtown community in the days and weeks after 9/11. Now, thanks to its high-quality recording and filming technology, Trinity offers solace to the world at large, with a series of daily “Comfort at One” (1pm EDT) concerts, streaming each week day on Facebook and Twitter, with full videos posted here. Tune in for encore performances of favorite Trinity concerts, professionally filmed in HD, along with current at-home performances from Trinity’s extended artistic family.

Upcoming highlights include the Trinity ensembles’ performances of two Bach cantatas written for funerals (June 1) and a pairing of Ginastera’s Psalm 150 with Beethoven’s monumental Ninth Symphony (June 2).

This Wed, May 27: This clip of Herbert Howell’s Take him, Earth, for Cherishing is from The Choir of Trinity Wall Street’s last performance together before social distancing (from March 2020).
This Thurs, May 28: Organist Jason Roberts, Director of Music at NYC’s Church of the Blessed Sacrament, gives a Pipes at One recital (from March 2020).
This Fri, May 29: Tenor Steven Caldicott Wilson, a member of New Polyphony and former member of The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, gives an “at home” performance of a hymn.
Mon, June 1: The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra perform Bach’s cantatas Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf and Laß, Fürstin, laß noch einen Strahl (from October 2016).
Tues, June 2: The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Trinity Youth Chorus, Downtown Voices, NOVUS NY and 1B1 perform Ginastera’s Psalm 150 and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (from May 2016).

Bard SummerScape and Bard Music Festival: UPSTREAMING
(new content each Wednesday; video; web site + socials; archived + occasional live)

Each WednesdayUPSTREAMING releases new content, including digital commissions and beloved performances from the Fisher Center archives. Works featured each week will highlight a different aspect of the breadth of programming the Fisher Center offers, including weekly performances from the Bard SummerScape opera and Bard Music Festival archives, all streamed on the Fisher Center’s web site and social channels.  In coming weeks, featured operas will include SummerScape productions of The Miracle of HelianeDemonThe WreckersEuryanthe and The King in Spite of Himself.

-Leon Botstein leads the American Symphony Orchestra in a rare live account of the Fourth Symphony by Sergei Taneyev, a Tchaikovsky protégé known as the “Russian Brahms” (Bard Music Festival 2018).
-Marking the opera’s first full staging outside Russia, Thaddeus Strassberger’s original production of Taneyev’s Oresteia was nominated for a 2014 International Opera Award (SummerScape 2013).
-Tony nominee Daniel Fish directs Acquanetta, a visual and musical tour-de-force by Michael Gordon and Deborah Artman (SummerScape 2019).
-In July 2013, Fish assembled a film crew to shoot Thomas Jay Ryan and Christina Rouner performing the final scene from the 2003 feature film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, in a continuous loop for two hours. An original UPSTREAMING commission, ETERNAL is the unedited, two-channel video of their performance.
-Richard Strauss’s Die Liebe der Danae received a landmark production from director Kevin Newbury and architect Rafael Viñoly (SummerScape 2011).
-Author and Bard professor Neil Gaiman hosts a conversation with cartoonist Art Spiegelman, of Maus fame (Fisher Center, 2014).
-Pam Tanowitz Dance presents a triple bill of the choreographer’s work (SummerScape 2015).
-Christian Räth directs the century-overdue American premiere of Korngold’s opera The Miracle of Heliane (SummerScape 2019).
-Leon Botstein leads a rare account of Korngold’s Passover Psalm (Bard Music Festival 2019).
-A Bard commission, Will Rawls & Claudia Rankine’s What Remains receives its world premiere (Live Arts Bard Biennial, 2017).
-A SummerScape commission, Dan Hurlin’s surreal “puppet noir,” Demolishing Everything with Amazing Speed, receives its world premiere (SummerScape 2016).

In This Together
with Teddy Abrams, Daniel Gilliam & guests
(weekly; radio + socials; audio + video; live)

On Fridays at 3pm EDT, Louisville Orchestra Music Director Teddy Abrams joins Daniel Gilliam as a regular co-host of WUOL Classical Louisville’s “In This Together.” Also streaming live on the station’s Facebook page, the live radio show is a weekly segment to help bring listeners closer together with music and conversation, while they have to be apart. Future guests to be announced. 


Alan Gilbert conducts Royal Stockholm Philharmonic with Nina Stemme
(Llivestreamed concert; web site)

Alan Gilbert, Conductor Laureate of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, led the Swedish orchestra in a special livestreamed performance of Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony, Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune and Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder, featuring dramatic soprano Nina Stemme. Filmed without an audience, the performance can still be streamed at the orchestra’s website.

Marin Alsop: panel discussion and Bernstein’s MASS
(Livestreamed discussion via Zoom; Facebook | 2019 production; PBS website)

Marin Alsop led the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Leonard Bernstein’s Mass at last summer’s Ravinia Festival, where Tony-winner Paolo Szot starred as the Celebrant. Recently appointed as Ravinia’s first Chief Conductor and Curator, Alsop joined Szot and others for a live panel discussion. Streaming live on Facebook, their conversation introduced PBS’s television broadcast premiere of the production in the “Great Performances” series.

Yo-Yo Ma gave benefit concert with Silkroad friends
(Livestream; YouTube)

Yo-Yo Ma takes part in a special cross-cultural benefit concert. Streaming live tomorrow on YouTube, the performance also features the cellist’s fellow Silkroad artists Nicholas Cords, Sandeep Das, Colin Jacobsen, Eric Jacobsen, Aoife O’Donovan, Cristina Pato, Kojiro Umezaki and Wu Man. All proceeds benefit the collective and the Playing For Change Foundation, which provides emergency food and health supplies to communities in need around the world.

Opera Philadelphia presented John Holiday in recital
(Livestream; Facebook Live)

Countertenor John Holiday, who starred as 16-year-old trans-boy John Blue in Opera Philadelphia’s world premiere 2017 production of We Shall Not Be Moved, celebrated the opera’s broadcast premiere on WHYY-TV12 with a special live recital from his living room. Ranging from Handel to Poulenc and Gershwin, Holiday’s intimate program is still available on Facebook Live, highlighting Opera Philadelphia’s Digital Festival O (see above).

Yo-Yo Ma led Lincoln Center’s second Memorial For Us All interfaith service for COVID-19 victims
(Video; prerecorded; socials and website)

Yo-Yo Ma leads Lincoln Center’s second Memorial For Us All service, an interfaith collaboration offering comfort, unity and healing through music, now that ordinary funeral and memorial services are impossible. Those who have lost a friend or family member to COVID-19 are invited to submit their loved ones’ names to be honored during the service, which remains available on-demand at the organization’s website. 

Louisville Orchestra’s DUETS series
(Video; prerecorded; website and socials)

In the Louisville Orchestra’s new DUETS series, Music Director Teddy Abrams collaborates virtually with quarantined members of the orchestra to record music for a variety of instrumental pairings, which then stream free of charge on the orchestra’s website, YouTube and Facebook pages. In the first installment of the series, Concertmaster Gabriel Lefkowitz joins Abrams for Franz Ries’s Perpetuum mobile; in the second, Principal Tuba Andrew Doub and Abrams play a tuba arrangement of Bach’s Sonata in E-flat; and in the third, Assistant Principal Oboe Trevor Johnson and Abrams play Gilbert W. Porsch’s Nocturne for English Horn; and in the fourth, Abrams joins Louisville Orchestra violist Jon Mueller for Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” Additional installments TBA.

Daniel Hope: [email protected]live television series

(web sites & socials)

Streaming live, daily, from March 25 to May 3, [email protected] is a new television series for our socially distanced times. Professionally produced for Europe’s ARTE TV network, the series comprises half-hour episodes of live musical performance by leading classical artists, interspersed with talk (in English). Hosted by British violinist Daniel Hope, [email protected] is still available on the ARTE Concert website, where each episode is then archived for 90 days, and on Daniel Hope’s Facebook page, where it has already been streamed close to two million times.

Caramoor presents Rob Kapilow’s “What Makes It Great?”
(Website and YouTube)

On May 3, Caramoor presented composer/conductor Rob Kapilow in a livestreamed installment of his “What Makes It Great?” series. With Michael Brown at the piano, Kapilow delved into Beethoven’s “Pathétique” Sonata, deconstructing it, slowing it down, and reassembling it. Brown then gave a complete performance of the popular work, after which viewers were invited to join both artists for a Q&A session. The show is still available at Caramoor’s website and on its YouTube channel.

Pierre-Laurent Aimard’s solo recital from Dortmund
(Archived stream of live recital from Dortmund last week; video; website)

Last week, on April 26, Pierre-Laurent Aimard gave a live solo recital (without an audience) in Dortmund’s Konzerthaus. He opened with Ligeti’s complete Musica Ricercata, interspersed with Bagatelles from Beethoven’s opus 33 and 119, before rounding out his program with George Benjamin’s Shadowlines and sonatas by Beethoven and Berg. The concert is now available at the pianist’s Facebook page, where it can be streamed free of charge until May 25.

“Moment Musical” – Daniel Barenboim’s solo recital from Berlin
(Archived stream of live recital from Berlin last week; video; and Mezzo)

On April 10, Daniel Barenboim performed live without an audience at Berlin’s Pierre Boulez Saal in Deutsche Grammophon’s “Moment Musical” livestream series. He played Beethoven’s “Diabelli” Variations and selected Chopin encores in the second of a pair of solo recitals. The concert, which was professionally filmed using remote cameras in accordance with government health regulations, is now available on, and the Diabelli Variations will be broadcast on Mezzo on May 17, 19 & 20.

Stanford Live – 2020 Digital Season
(Website; video)

Stanford Live presents a “digital season,” bringing many of the artists who were scheduled to perform straight into viewers’ homes.