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One of today’s hottest conductors – Gustavo Dudamel – will pair up with one of the world’s greatest orchestras – the Berlin Philharmonic – this New Year’s Eve, and will be there to webcast the concert starting on January 1, with streaming available for free on until February 28.  Star mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca will be the evening’s soloist, singing arias from Bizet’s Carmen (her signature role at the Metropolitan Opera), Berlioz’s La damnation de Faust, and Saint-Saëns’ Samson et Dalila.  Dudamel and the Berliners will also perform orchestral items from Carmen, plus Berlioz’s Le carnaval romain overture and excerpts from De Falla’s ballet El sombrero de tres picos.

Already available for free streaming on are two recent concerts by world-renowned American violinist Joshua Bell.  On December 8, Bell performed Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D at the annual Nobel Prize Concert at Stockholm’s Konzerthuset.  Sakari Oramo conducted the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in a program featuring Sibelius’s majestic Symphony No. 5.  Soon after, Bell performed Mendelssohn’s Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 – complete with the violinist’s own cadenza, written for the occasion – with Vladimir Jurowski conducting the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.  Presented at Paris’s Cité de la Musique on December 17, the program also included a waltz by Glinka and Schubert’s Third Symphony.  Both concerts were recorded live for delayed streaming-on-demand at, where they may currently be enjoyed. offers concert hall events that music lovers can experience on their computers, home-entertainment systems, and iPhones.  One of the biggest successes at to date has been the webcast of a Lucerne Festival concert featuring Dudamel and the Vienna Philharmonic.  Other recent offerings from have fared well with online viewers, from an evening of chamber music at the Auditorium du Louvre (viewed more than 20,000 times) to an all-Strauss evening with the Orchestre National de Lyon (viewed more than 9,400 times).

New Year’s Eve Concert 2010 (Streamed Free at from January 1)
Philharmonie, Berlin
Elina Garanca, mezzo-soprano
Berliner Philharmoniker
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Berlioz: Le carnaval romain, ouverture caractéristique, Op. 9
Berlioz: “D’amour l’ardente flame” from La damnation de Faust
Saint-Saëns: “Danse bacchanale” from Samson et Dalila
Saint-Saëns: “Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix” from Samson et Dalila
Bizet: Excerpts from Carmen
De Falla: Excerpts from El sombrero de tres picos
Joshua Bell at Nobel Prize Concert 2010 (Streaming Free at till February 10)
Stockholm Konzerthuset, Stockholm
Joshua Bell, violin
Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Sakari Oramo, conductor
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D
Sibelius: Symphony No. 5

Joshua Bell in Paris (Streaming Free at
Cité de la Musique, Paris
Joshua Bell, violin
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 54
Schubert: Symphony No. 3
Glinka: Valse Fantaisie



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Upcoming free live events on
Thursday, January 6 at 7:30pm gmt – live
(delayed streaming for first part of concert)
Auditorium du Lyon
Hilary Hahn, violin
Orchestre National de Lyon
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Berlioz: Le corsaire, overture
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor
Wednesday, January 19 at 7:00pm gmt – live
Auditorium du Louvre
Pages et Chantres du Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles
Jacques Foncès: Messe Psallite Domino in Cithara
Quirino Gasparini: Stabat Mater
Mondonville: Two Violin Sonatas

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