July 1, 2020
(Rolling; updated as new information comes in. Last updated June 10: 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 July 1)
NEWLY ADDED STREAMS
Alan Gilbert led New York Philharmonic in 2015 Carnegie Hall gala
(This Friday, July 3 at 3am EDT; archived video; website)
Carnegie Hall Live Fridays offers an encore opportunity to see Alan Gilbert launch the venue’s 125th season in September 2015, when he led the New York Philharmonic in a special gala program featuring the world premiere of Magnus Lindberg’s Vivo and Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto with Evgeny Kissin as soloist. Also including works by Stravinsky and Ravel, the archived performance will stream on the medici.TV website.
LIVE: Susan Graham launches Santa Fe Opera’s summer season
(This Friday, July 3 at 9pm EDT [7pm MST]; livestream; website and socials)
From the stage of the Santa Fe Opera, where she is a longtime audience favorite, Susan Graham hosts an opening-night celebration of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville that launches Songs from the Sante Fe Opera, the company’s digital summer season. The mezzo’s appearance will stream live on the Santa Fe Opera’s Facebook page, YouTube channel and website, where it will then be available, free of charge, for streaming on demand.
STREAMS ANNOUNCED EARLIER
LIVE: Caramoor presents Inon Barnatan in recital
(Thurs, July 2, at 7pm EDT; livestream; website; ticketed)
Caramoor launches its flexible Summer 20/2.0 lineup with the first of seven performances streamed from the Rosen House Music Room, where Inon Barnatan gives a live solo recital. Schubert’s A-major sonata shares the program with the world premiere of the pianist’s own solo piano transcription of Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, written during the COVID-19 lockdown. Barnatan will also take part in a live Q&A after the performance, which will stream live on Caramoor’s website. To request a virtual press pass to this recital, please reply to this email or contact Louise at 21C.
NEWLY-RECORDED STREAM: Caramoor presents Decoda Family Concert
(Sun, July 12, at 3pm EDT; newly-recorded stream; website; free)
Classical collective Decoda presents “The Composer’s Toolbox.” An exclusive recorded broadcast for children aged five and up, the ensemble offers selections by Nielsen, Schulhoff and Brad Balliett. More info at Caramoor’s website.
Pre-recorded at Caramoor a few days before stream.
ONGIONG EPISODIC STREAMING SERIES
LIVE: Daniel Hope hosts [email protected] on Tour
(Saturdays and Sundays 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 twice a week, on Saturdays and Sundays, from a succession of visually compelling locations, many of which are not open to the public. This weekend (Sat, July 4 and Sun, July 5), Hope looks forward to traveling to Zurich for appearances with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, of which he is the Music Director, and star flutist Sir James Galway. [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.
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 a new at-home performance of music by the great Renaissance composer Josquin des Prez from bass-baritone Jonathan Woody and members of The Choir of Trinity Wall Street (July 8).
–Wed, July 1: Members of the Trinity Youth Chorus and instrumentalists perform the beloved hymn “Holy, Holy, Holy (Nicea),” featuring a descant arrangement by Director of Music Julian Wachner.
-Tomorrow, Thurs, July 2: Students of Ken Cowan, head of organ at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, give a Pipes at One recital in Trinity’s Conservatory Series (from Dec 2015).
-Next Mon, July 6: The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra perform a pair of Bach’s sacred cantatas: Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben? and Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut (from April 2018).
-Next Tues, July 7: The St. Paul’s Chapel Choir gives its first at-home performance.
-Next Wed, July 8: Bass-baritone Jonathan Woody and members of The Choir of Trinity Wall Street come together virtually for a new at-home performance of music by the great Renaissance composer Josquin des Prez.
-Next Thurs, July 9: Dr. David Hurd, who served for 28 years as Professor of Sacred Music and Director of Chapel Music at New York City’s General Theological Seminary, gave a Pipes at One organ recital (from March 2018).
Bard SummerScape and Bard Music Festival: UPSTREAMING
(new content each Wednesday; video; web site + socials; archived + occasional live)
Each Wednesday, UPSTREAMING 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 Heliane, Demon, The Wreckers, Euryanthe and The King in Spite of Himself.
-Thaddeus Strassberger directs America’s first fully staged production of Dame Ethel Smyth’s opera The Wreckers, a moral drama about social justice and personal courage (Bard SummerScape 2015)
-American Symphony Orchestra music director Leon Botstein joins stage director —–Thaddeus Strassberger for an engrossing conversation about their collaboration on The Wreckers and the work of Ethel Smyth.
-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).
PERFORMANCE STREAMS AVAILABLE NOW
Daniil Trifonov was “Live with Carnegie Hall”
(Archived: website and social media)
Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov discussed his career – and close association with Carnegie Hall – with fellow pianists Emanuel Ax and Sergei Babayan and the venue’s Executive and Artistic Director Sir Clive Gillinson. Interspersed with excerpts from Trifonov’s performances, one newly recorded at home and others previously captured at Carnegie Hall, their conversation is still available on demand at the venue’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Alan Gilbert conducted two live programs with NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra
(First program: audio stream; website. Second program: video stream; website)
Now that Germany has begun reopening, smaller ensembles can perform live without an audience if they practice social distancing. Alan Gilbert, who launched his tenure as Chief Conductor of Hamburg’s NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra last fall, led the ensemble in two live programs. The first, comprising Haydn’s “Oxford” Symphony, Bartók’s Divertimento for Strings and Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, with Alisa Weilerstein as the cello soloist, is still available for audio streaming on demand at NDR Kultur’s website. The second, combining Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony with Thomas Adès’s Chamber Symphony and Shostakovich’s Concerto for piano, trumpet and strings, featuring Igor Levit on piano and Pedro Miguel Freire on trumpet, will be available for video streaming at the orchestra’s website through September 24.
Alisa Weilerstein played Bach in special diabetes telecast
(Streamed broadcast; Facebook & YouTube)
Alisa Weilerstein launched her new role as Celebrity Ambassador of JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, with a special guest appearance in The Power of Us, the organization’s first national livestream broadcast. Having been diagnosed with T1D at nine years old, the cellist gives a filmed performance of the prelude from Bach’s First Cello Suite, highlighting a star-studded evening hosted by CNN Business and Politics Correspondent Cristina Alesci that is still available for streaming on demand at both Facebook and YouTube.
Julia Bullock sings “Brown Baby”
(New at-home performance; social media)
American vocalist Julia Bullock sings Oscar Brown Jr.’s song “Brown Baby” on social media. She says: “We are responsible and must care for the generations that come after us. This song is about wanting for the future … the sadness and anger comes from the reality of the present. I, as so many others, am mourning the lives of those continually lost to blatant violence and brutality. I need to sing about it. I need to shout about it.” The video marks Bullock’s most recent contribution to the #SongsOfComfort series; click here to see her previous performances of Carole King’s “Up on the Roof,” Connie Converse’s “One by One” and Schubert’s “Wanderers Nachtlied II.”
Leif Ove Andsnes at Bergen International Festival
Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes took part in the extensive online festival program of his hometown’s Bergen International Festival. His five concerts streamed live on the Festspillene’s website, where they 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
-Mozart Concertos Nos. 20 & 21 and Piano Quartet with Oslo Philharmonic
Alisa Weilerstein was Live with Carnegie Hall
(Streamed conversation with archived video; website and social media)
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 and moderator John Schaefer about the importance of Bach’s music and his sixth and final Cello Suite. The conversation is available on demand at the venue’s website.
Alan Gilbert: conductors’ chats
(Streamed discussions via Zoom; Facebook)
From his home in Stockholm, Alan Gilbert has hosted hourlong discussions on Facebook Live with fellow conductors Karina Canellakis, Daniel Harding and Sir Simon Rattle, then Marin Alsop, Sir Antonio Pappano and Esa-Pekka Salonen, and most recently Herbert Blomstedt.
Santiago Cañón-Valencia plays Arvo Pärt’s Fratres
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.
Alan Gilbert conducted two programs with Royal Stockholm Philharmonic
(Llivestreamed concert; web site)
Alan Gilbert, Conductor Laureate of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, led the Swedish orchestra in two special livestreamed performances, both still available fo streaming at the orchestra’s website. The first program combined Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony with Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune and Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder, featuring dramatic soprano Nina Stemme, while the second program offered a seasonal pairing of Copland’s Appalachian Spring with Schumann’s “Spring” Symphony.
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
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.
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.
“Moment Musical” – Daniel Barenboim’s solo recital from Berlin
(Archived stream of live recital from Berlin last week; video; medici.tv 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 medici.tv, and the Diabelli Variations will be broadcast on Mezzo on May 17, 19 & 20.
Stanford Live – 2020 Digital Season
Stanford Live presents a “digital season,” bringing many of the artists who were scheduled to perform straight into viewers’ homes.