May 12, 2021
21C’s artists and organizations are keeping music alive in 2021 with new livestreams and favorite archived performances. Stay up to date with this rolling list, which we’ll update and redistribute whenever new additions are announced. Upcoming and recent streams are up top; updates & additions to previously announced series are in red. (Updated May 12)
For press passes to any of the ticketed streams, please contact Louise at 21C
STREAMS & BROADCASTS COMING UP IN NEXT 10 DAYS
(listed chronologically; livestreams in gold)
-TODAY, Wed, May 12 at 1pm ET: Choir of Trinity Wall Street performs Un Reloj by Jose de Torres (See Trinity below)
-TOMORROW: Thurs, May 13 at 7pm PDT (10pm ET): Beatrice Rana gives recital (see Cal Performances below)
-Fri, May 14 at 1pm ET: Sandbox Percussion at Trinity Church Wall Street (see Trinity below)
-Fri, May 14 at 7:30pm ET: Joshua Bell in recital (see Bell below)
-Wed, May 19 at 1pm ET: Choir of Trinity Wall Street performs Roxanna Panufnik’s Ube Caritas (see Trinity below)
-Thurs, May 20 at at 12pm PDT (3pm EST): Daniel Hope & NCCO play Tan Dun WP(see Hope below)
-Thurs, May 20 at 6pm CT / 7pm ET: Mazzoli & Montgomery in conversation with CSO (see Chicago Symphony below)
-Thurs, May 20 at 7:30 ET: White Snake Projects presents Death By Life (see Jacobs below)
–Thurs, May 20 at 7pm PDT (10pm ET): yMusic in multi-media event (see Cal Performances below)
-Fri, May 21 at 1pm ET: Downtown Voices perform a work by Robert Ray (see Trinity below)
-Fri, May 21 at 2:30pm EDT: Emily D’Angelo is Sesto in La clemenza di Tito at ROH (see D’Angelo below)
-Fri, May 21: Julia Bullock in recital (see Bullock below)
-May 21 at 2pm CET / 9am ET: Marc-André Dalbavie‘s Satin Slipper streams from Paris Opera (see Dalbavie below)
(LISTED ALPHABETICALLY BY ARTIST; newly announced streams in red)
JOSHUA BELL gives recital of Beethoven, Brahms and Bloch
(May 14 at 7:30pm EDT; pre-recorded stream on website; ticketed)
Joshua Bell plays Beethoven’s Second Violin Sonata, Brahms’s First and Bloch’s Baal Shem in an evening-length recital with pianist Peter Dugan. Presented by Carolina Performing Arts, their pre-recorded performance will stream here, where it will be available on-demand to ticketholders for 72 hours. Tickets start at $0; the suggested donation per household is $15.
LA Opera presents JULIA BULLOCK in recital
(May 21; pre-recorded stream on website; ticketed)
LA Opera’s Signature Recital Series presents soprano Julia Bullock – honored as a 2021 Artist of the Year and “agent of change” by Musical America – and pianist Laura Poe in a concert filmed at Blaibach Concert Hall in Blaibach, Germany. The transatlantic program includes songs by Wolf, Schumann and Weill; American composers John Adams, Margaret Bonds and William Grant Still; and beloved tunes from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music (available until July 1, 2021).
Tickets are $45 per household for the full five-concert series, or $30 for subscribers. All performances are available through July 1, 2021, and more details can be found at laopera.org/performances.
CAL PERFORMANCES presents Beatrice Rana, yMusic, Jordi Savall and Alvin Ailey, and special “Sunday Supper with the Stars”
(Various dates in May and June, all starting at 7pm PDT (10pm EDT); pre-recorded streams on website; ticketed)
Cal Performances at UC Berkeley continues its spring “Cal Performances at Home” season of newly produced music and dance video streams. For each performance premiere, Cal Performances will host a digital “watch party” accompanied by a participatory live chat, and each program will be supplemented with free Beyond the Stage digital content, including artist talks, interviews, lectures and panel discussions.
Thurs, April 29 at 7pm PDT: Renée Fleming, soprano
As part of Cal Performances’ Illuminations: Music and the Mind series, Fleming hosts a special discussion-performance with guest musicians TBA and UC Berkeley Professor of Neuroscience Ehud Isacoff. (Subsequently available on demand through July 28)
Thurs, May 13: Beatrice Rana, piano.
The Italian pianist – whose “startling technique remains among the most faultless of young pianists today” (Washington Post) – performs a recital comprising Chopin’s four groundbreaking diabolical and lyrical scherzos, Bach’s French Suite No. 2 in C minor, and the first book of Debussy’s notoriously difficult Études. (Subsequently available through June 12)
Thurs, May 20: yMusic
The performer-composers of yMusic – “one of the groups that has really helped to shape the future of classical music” (NPR) – along with guest composers Andrew Norman and Gabriella Smith, join forces with filmmaker Jeremy Robins for a program that includes five world premieres. All eight works on the program are presented in brand new video versions that combine live-performance footage with a creative mix of special visual content. (Subsequently available through Aug 18)
Thurs, June 3: (POSTPONED FROM EARLIER IN SPRING): Jordi Savall
Early-music conductor and musical polymath Savall leads his vocal ensemble La Capella Reial de Catalunya and period orchestra Le Concert des Nations in selections from Monteverdi’s Madrigals of Love and War. Recorded in Barcelona, the set includes “Lamento della Ninfa” and “Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda.” (Subsequently available through Sep 1)
Thurs, June 10: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
The centerpiece of this exclusive presentation is the world premiere of a newly commissioned work by the company’s resident choreographer, Jamar Roberts, along with previously unscreened archival footage of performances of two landmark works from the company repertoire. (Subsequently available through Sep 8)
Cal Performances also presents Sunday Supper with the Stars, a virtual celebration and fundraiser on Sun, May 23 at 6pm (PDT). Hosted by recently retired longtime Alvin Ailey dancer Hope Boykin, this special gala event will feature performances by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Jeremy Denk, Mahan Esfahani, Renée Fleming and Robert Ainsley, Christine Goerke and Craig Terry, Jazzmeia Horn, Mark Morris Dance Group, Takács Quartet, Mitsuko Uchida, and yMusic. It is free and open to the public, with registration required, and will be available for streaming on-demand for 48 hours after the premiere.
Junction Trio streams live from CARAMOOR’s Music Room
(May 23 at 3pm; live video stream on website; ticketed)
Caramoor presents Junction Trio – violinist Stefan Jackiw, pianist Conrad Tao and JACK Quartet cellist Jay Campbell – in a pairing of Beethoven‘s “Archduke” Trio with Shostakovich‘s Piano Trio in E minor, written just after the siege of Leningrad. After the concert, there will be a livestreamed Q&A with Junction Trio, moderated by Caramoor’s Artistic Director, Kathy Schuman, at which audiences members will have the chance to ask their own questions. The stream will then be available for on-demand viewing for the next 48 hours. For tickets and information, click here.
CHICAGO SYMPHONY presents From the Composer’s Studio: A Conversation with Missy Mazzoli and Jessie Montgomery
(May 20 at 6pm CT / 7pm ET; livestream on website; free)
Jessie Montgomery, the newly announced composer-in-residence of the Chicago Symphony beginning in July, looks forward to joining current incumbent Missy Mazzoli online for “From the Composer’s Studio,” a livestreamed conversation hosted by the CSO about what it means to be a composer working with symphony orchestras in 2021. The webinar will be followed by a Q&A and is free and open to the public. Advance reservation is required, and more information is available here.
EMILY D’ANGELO makes house & role debuts in La clemenza di Tito at London’s Royal Opera House
(May 21 at 2:30pm EDT; livestream on website; ticketed)
A 2020 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist, vocalist Emily D’Angelo makes her company and role debuts as Sesto in a live new production of Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito at London’s Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Conducted by Mark Wigglesworth and directed by Richard Jones, the production’s opening night will stream live on May 21 at ROH Stream, where tickets are available.
MARC-ANDRE DALBAVIE conducts live world premiere of his new opera, The Satin Slipper, at Paris Opera
(5 perfs May 21- June 13, starting at 2pm or 2:30pm CET / 9am ET; livestreams on website; ticketed)
Marc-André Dalbavie conducts the live world premiere production of his monumental third opera, The Satin Slipper (“Le soulier de satin”), at the Paris Opera, by which it was commissioned. Based on an epic drama by Paul Claudel, a giant of 20th-century French literature, Dalbavie’s opera pits the grand passion between a Spanish conquistador and his married love interest against their Catholic faith. Starring Luca Pisaroni and Eve-Maud Hubeaux in Stanislas Nordey’s premier production, which runs for a full six and a half hours, The Satin Slipper represents a major new development for 21st-century opera. Click here for streaming and ticketing details.
Four upcoming streams from DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, filmed before live audiences
(From May 18 – June 8; recorded streams on website; ticketed)
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra streams four performances in late May and June, each filmed before a live audience. Presented in accordance with strict health and safety guidelines, all concerts are available for streaming in the DSO’s Next Stage Digital Concert Series. Tickets: $10 for individual concerts; full series of 20+ concerts $125 with the NEXT STAGE Digital Pass. For tickets and more details about DSO’s Next Stage series, visit MyDSO.com/nextstage. (Following its premiere, each stream will be available through the end of the season. See also below for select DSO streams still available on demand.)
From May 18
Music Director Fabio Luisi conducts DSO Principal Oboe Erin Hannigan in Mozart’s C-major Oboe Concerto, on a program with Haydn’s Symphony No. 82, “The Bear,” and Mozart’s Adagio and Fugue in C minor.
From May 25
Gemma New conducts DSO Principal Second Violin Angela Fuller-Heyde in the world premiere of Kareem Roustom’s Violin Concerto No. 2, on a program that also includes Mendelssohn’s Fingal’s Cave Overture and Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite.
From Tues, June 1
Bradley Hunter Welch is the soloist in Handel’s Organ Concerto, “The Cuckoo and the Nightingale,” on a program bookended by Haydn’s “Drum Roll” Symphony and Mendelssohn’s “Italian,” led by Nicholas McGegan.
From Tues, June 8
Krzysztof Urbanski conducts an all-Russian program of Glinka, Stravinsky and Prokofiev, in whose Second Violin Concerto the soloist is Vadim Gluzman.
STANFORD LIVE presents DANIEL HOPE & New Century Chamber Orchestra in Tan Dun world premiere
(May 20 at 12pm PDT (3pm EST); prerecorded video stream on website; ticketed)
As Music Director of the New Century Chamber Orchestra, British violinist Daniel Hopejoins the orchestra and pianist Alexey Botvinov for the world premiere performance of Tan Dun‘s Double Concerto, a New Century co-commission with Ukraine’s Odessa Classics Festival. Presented by Stanford Live, “New Century: Reunited” also sees Hope lead the ensemble from the violin in Bloch‘s First Concerto Grosso and the West Coast premiere of Aaron Jay Kernis‘s Elegy (to those we lost). More information is available at NCCO’s website, and the concert will be available for on-demand streaming until August 31.
CERISE JACOBS and White Snake Projects present virtual opera Death by Life
(May 20, 22 & 25 at 7:30pm ET; live video streams on website; ticketed)
May 20 marks the world premiere of White Snake Projects’ latest live virtual opera, Death by Life, conceived as a monument of support for the Black Lives Matter movement after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The opera explores the intersection of systemic racism and mass incarceration using texts written by incarcerated writers and their families, with a score by five Black composers—Jacinth Greywoode, Leila Adu-Gilmore, Jonathan Bailey Holland, David Sanford and Mary D. Watkins—representing a broad range of ages and styles. The sets are immersive 3D environments created in Unreal Engine by Curvin Huber, White Snake’s Director of Innovation. Kimille Howard directs and Tianhui Ng music directs. Suggested ticket prices range from $0–150, and links for streaming and more information can be found here.
ORCHESTRA OF ST. LUKE’S four further livestreams in May & June
(Various dates in May, starting at 6:30pm ET; live video streams on website; ticketed)
Orchestra of St. Luke’s continues its OSLive Wednesday Night Series in May with two curated concerts streaming live from New York’s DiMenna Center for Classical Music. Conceived for the online experience and directed by Tristan Cook, both concerts feature St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, the orchestra’s artistic core. On May 19, OSL Principal Conductor Bernard Labadie hosts “The Voice at Ease,” the final program in OSL’s “Baroque 2021” mini-series, which features baritone Tyler Duncan in a pair of contrasting Bach arias and a complete traversal of the composer’s cantata Ich habe genug. A week later, to conclude OSL’s “Sounds Like a Symphony” mini-series, WQXR’s Terrance McKnight hosts “Coleridge-Taylor meets Chopin,” which pairs Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Clarinet Quintet with a chamber adaptation of Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto, with Jeremy Denk as soloist. Streams are available to ticketholders for one week following the premiere stream. For tickets and more information, click here.
Two further OSL events will also stream live from the DiMenna Center over the coming weeks. On May 17, David Hyde Pierce hosts OSL’s 2021virtual “Gift of Music Gala,” with performances by OSL, Wynton Marsalis and the Paul Taylor Dance Company. Then on June 9, a quintet of OSL wind players will give a livestreamed account of composer Valerie Coleman’s Portraits of Josephine, a musical memoir of Josephine Baker, interwoven with original biographical content about her extraordinary life and legacy. Presented in partnership with venues in all five New York City boroughs, this virtual Free Community Concert will be followed by a live Q&A with the composer herself and will subsequently be available on-demand until the end of June.
Mon, May 17 at 6:30pm: GIFT OF MUSIC GALA
Wed, May 19 at 6:30pm ET: BAROQUE 2021: The Voice at Ease
Wed, May 26 at 6:30pm ET: SOUNDS LIKE A SYMPHONY: Coleridge-Taylor meets Chopin
Wed, June 9 at 6:30pm ET: FREE COMMUNITY CONCERTS: Valerie Coleman’s Portraits of Josephine
TRINITY CHURCH WALL STREET continues its Comfort at One streams
(All streams at 1pm ET on weekdays; free; Facebook, Twitter and on Trinity’s website)
Trinity Church Wall Street continues its three-century role of bringing solace to New York’s downtown community and the world at large, with a full program of online “Comfort at One” concerts. Taking advantage of Trinity’s extensive archives and high-quality recording and film technology, this free streaming series was launched after the suspension of in-person activities at the start of the pandemic last year. Read more about Comfort at One here. The weekday Comfort at One concerts stream on Facebook and Twitter, with full videos posted on Trinity’s website. All streams start at 1pm ET. Upcoming highlights are detailed below; additional weekday programming will be announced shortly.
TODAY, Wed, May 12: Trinity premieres a choral meditation: Un Reloj by Jose de Torres, featuring members of the Choir of Trinity Wall Street, led by associate organist and chorus master Avi Stein.
THIS Fri, May 14: After appearing in Trinity’s most popular 2020 Comfort at One stream, Sandbox Percussion returns for “bell patterns,” a multimedia music and video work by Sandbox member Victor Caccese. Each musician in the quartet is assigned a number – 2, 3, 4 or 5 – which helps to generate the rhythmic and melodic material they play.
Wed, May 19: Trinity premieres a choral meditation: Roxanna Panufnik’s Ube Caritas, featuring members of the Choir of Trinity Wall Street, led by associate director of music Melissa Attebury and accompanied by Farrah Dupoux.
Fri, May 21: Under the leadership of Stephen Sands, Downtown Voices presents a virtual performance of a work by Robert Ray, representing the culmination of the choir’s longterm collaboration on music from the African diaspora with pedagogue Dr. Donald Dumpson and the Philadelphia Heritage Chorale.
SELECT PERFORMANCE STREAMS NOW/STILL AVAILABLE
(LISTED ALPHABETICALLY BY ARTIST; new material in red)
MARIN ALSOP leads Polish National Radio Symphony on medici.tv; plus a spotlight on Articulate with Jim Cotter
(PNRS: pre-recorded webcast on medici.tv
Articulate: prerecorded webcast on PBS website; free)
In celebration of International Women’s Day, conductor Marin Alsop joined the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and English hornist Piotr Pyc for Polish composer Stanisław Skrowaczewski’s Concerto for English Horn and Orchestra, British/Polish composer Roxanna Panufnik’s Two Composers, Four Hands, for Double String Orchestra, and Sergei Prokofiev’s “Classical” Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 25. A medici.tv subscription is needed to view this performance. More information and a link to the webcast are available here. Alsop also graced a recent episode of PBS TV’s Articulate with Jim Cotter, which aired on PBS TV stations and is now available for streaming on the network’s website.
THE ATLANTA OPERA presents Orfano Mondo, Pagliacci, The Kaiser of Atlantis and more on its Spotlight Media service
(Webcasts; ticketed & available in new digital subscription service)
The Atlanta Opera has just released the first four episodes of Orfano Mondo, a world premiere film series by American bass-baritone Ryan McKinny and Emmy-winning filmmaker Felipe Barral. Addresses the fears surrounding live performance during the pandemic though exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, material filmed expressly for the series, and scenes from Atlanta’s live fall productions, each Orfano Mondo episode is 10-15 minutes long. Four more episodes are scheduled for release over the next two months.
This new series expands the offerings available from The Atlanta Opera’s new digital subscription service, Spotlight Media. Previous releases include full-length films of the two live opera productions. Baritone Reginald Smith, Jr., tenor Richard Trey Smagurand soprano Talise Trevigne star in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, while baritone Michael Mayes headlines General & Artistic Director Tomer Zvulun’s acclaimed company premiere of The Kaiser of Atlantis, a chilling satire on Hitler by eventual Auschwitz victims Viktor Ullmann and Peter Kien. “Mezzo Extravaganza” celebrates the superlative voices of mezzo-sopranos Gabrielle Beteag, Daniela Mack, Megan Marino and Jamie Barton. In a series of “Love Letters to Atlanta,” each of which includes an extended, exclusive interview, bass Morris Robinson sings “The Impossible Dream” from Man of La Mancha, Jamie Barton sings “Georgia on My Mind” and Kevin Burdette sings “If Ever I Would Leave You” from Camelot.
Single-performance Spotlight Media passes start at $10 and annual passes are priced at $99 per viewing household. Visit The Atlanta Opera’s website for more information and contact Louise at 21C for press passes.
JULIA BULLOCK sang NPR Tiny Desk (Home) Concert, and curated and performed “Lineage” with San Francisco Symphony
(Tiny Desk: Recorded video livestream, free on NPR website; “Lineage”: pre-recorded video stream on website; ticketed)
Honored as a 2021 Artist of the Year and “agent of change” by Musical America, classical vocalist Julia Bullock sang Schubert, Weill, Billy Taylor and more for a Tiny Desk (Home) Concert in NPR Music’s special quarantine edition of the series, streaming free on demand at NPR Music. As Collaborative Partner of the San Francisco Symphony, she also curated a program in the orchestra’s Digital SoundBox series. Titled “Lineage,” this offers an audio and visual snapshot of the ways that lineage can inform, influence, impact and express itself in a musical context. Highlights include Bullock’s giving her signature rendition of Nina Simone’s “Revolution” and joining members of the San Francisco Symphony and Chorus for accounts of Simone’s “Images,” Esperanza Spalding’s “Little Fly,” Aruán Ortiz’s “Mompouana,” selections from Francis Poulenc’s Rapsodie nègre and Ricky Ian Gordon’s Litany. “Lineage” streamed on the SFSymphony+ platform, and is available on demand to ticket holders and SFSymphony+ members through summer 2021. Tickets at $15 are available here.
CAL PERFORMANCES: fall streams still available
( Recorded livestreams on website; ticketed)
Fall classical streams still available:
-Takács Quartet play HAYDN, BRITTEN and BRAHMS (available through April 28)
-Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord plays J.S. BACH: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (available through June 2
–Mitsuko Uchida, piano plays all-Schubert recital, filmed in London’s Wigmore Hall, that combines the composer’s first two Impromptus with his Sonata in G (available through June 16)
-Christine Goerke, soprano takes a break from opera’s dramatic heroines to sing songs by composers from Handel and Brahms to Cole Porter and Carrie Jacobs-Bond, along with longtime recital partner Craig Terry (available through June 30
–Jeremy Denk, piano returns to Cal Performances with a performance of Book 1 of Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier (available through July 14)
-Bang on a Can; Julia Wolfe’s Steel Hammer This new film features the acclaimed oratorio by Bang on a Can’s co-founder, Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Wolfe. A meditation on more than 200 versions of “John Henry” that mines the sounds and stories of Appalachia, the Boston Globe called the oratorio an “epic explosion and reconstruction of the folk ballad.” (available through Aug 4)
See above for ticket information. Available at Calperformances.org/at-home or by phone at (510) 642-9988.
DANIEL HOPE’s [email protected]
(Archived video streams on website and socials)
Following the success of his hit TV series [email protected], British violinist Daniel Hoperecently launched [email protected]. Streaming live each Friday, Saturday and Sunday for nine weeks, this newest incarnation of the show celebrates Europe and its rich musical and cultural diversity. With each episode devoted to a different one of the European Union’s 27 member states, Hope is inviting young musicians into his Berlin home to collaborate on music by composers from their respective countries. All the episodes stream live at Arte Concert, Hope’s Facebook page and Arte Concert’s Facebook page, before being archived at Arte.tv.
Conceived as “DIY TV” for our socially distanced times, the [email protected] series combine high-quality audio with the intimacy and immediacy of live, world-class home music-making. Together with its sequels, [email protected] on Tour! and [email protected] – Next Generation, the original show ran to almost 120 episodes, was streamed more than ten million times, and raised tens of thousands of Euros for artists in need.
Fabio Luisi leads DALLAS SYMPHONY in Next Stage Digital Concert Series
(Recorded performances; videostreams; website; ticketed)
Last September, Grammy-winning conductor Fabio Luisi launched his tenure as Music Director of the Dallas Symphony, which was among the first major US orchestras to return to performing since the outbreak of COVID-19. Powerhouse pianist Yefim Bronfman joined Luisi and the DSO for an all-Beethoven program for the season-opening concerts; a free video stream of the opening program is available here, and many streams are still available in the orchestra’s Next Stage Digital Concert Series, including a program of Verdi favorites featuring mezzo Jamie Barton; the world premiere of En otra noche, en otro mundo by DSO Composer-in-Residence Angélica Negrón; and Mahler’s Song of the Earth with Tamara Mumford and Stuart Skelton as soloists. To see all the available Next Stage offerings, click here.
ALAN GILBERT led NDR Elbphilharmonie in works by Dvořák & Mahler; plus conductor chats on Facebook
(Archived video stream; website, plus live audio broadcast; free)
In December, Hamburg’s NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra and Chief Conductor Alan Gilbert was joined by cellist Gautier Capuçon and soprano Anna Prohaska for a live performance of Dvořák’s Cello Concerto and Mahler’s Fourth Symphony. The free concert stream is archived at NDR’s website. More info here.
From his home in Stockholm, Gilbert has hosted hourlong discussions on Facebook Live with fellow conductors Karina Canellakis, Daniel Harding and Sir Simon Rattle, Marin Alsop, Sir Antonio Pappano and Esa-Pekka Salonen, Herbert Blomstedt, and most recently, Thomas Morris and Christoph von Dohnányi.
First concert in MICHAEL HERSCH’s series “… thus far and no further …”
(Recorded live performance; video stream; Facebook; free)
American composer Michael Hersch recently reunited with sculptor Christopher Cairns to launch the intimate live concert series “… thus far and no further …”. Curated by Hersch and performed by some of his most trusted musical collaborators for a socially distanced audience of just 15, each live concert is bookended by sound installations and takes place among the sculptures in Cairns’s Pennsylvania studio, as previously featured in the set design for Hersch’s monodrama On the Threshold of Winter. Visit Hersch’s Facebook page to see the first concert in the series, which presented Miranda Cuckson, Emi Ferguson and the FLUX Quartet in a program juxtaposing Hersch and Morton Feldman with early French composers Guillaume de Machaut and Josquin des Prez.
Also available for free online listening is Hersch’s 10-hour world premiere of sew me into a shroud of leaves. The marathon performance comprises Hersch himself playing Part I:The Vanishing Pavilions, hornist Jamie Hersch and cellist Mariel Roberts playing Part II: Last Autumn, and pianist Jacob Rhodebeck playing Part III: one day may become menace. Hersch mastered the recording on November 9, 2019 from 5am to 8pm (with breaks) in the State Hall of the Austrian National Library, and has just made it available free of charge on YouTube.
LOUISVILLE ORCHESTRA “LOVE” livestreams still available on demand
(Archived livestreams on website; ticketed)
Music director Teddy Abrams led the Louisville Orchestra in four “LOVE” (Louisville Orchestra Virtual Edition) livestreams in the spring, two of which are still available to stream at the orchestra’s website: the two concerts in this year’s edition of the Festival of American Music. “Ravel and the Power of Black Music” featured Abrams as piano soloist in Ravel’s Concerto in G, along with rapper and curator Jecorey Arthur, who last appeared with the orchestra when he headlined the world premiere of Abrams’s grand-scale work The Greatest: Muhammad Ali (available until May 23). Abrams and Arthur discussed their collaboration and this stream with Ari Shapiro on NPR’s All Things Considered. In “Wailing Trumpets,” Louisville’s Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardtled a program of jazz and ragtime, featuring trumpeter and Basie Band veteran Byron Stripling (available until June 6). Info and tickets are available at Louisvilleorchestra.org/spring-love.