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Now Extended Through May 3, Hope@Home – Daniel Hope’s New Livestreamed Classical TV Series – Hits Millionth Stream

Daniel Hope presents Hope@Home (photo: ARTE)

Hope@Home, a new television series for our socially distanced times, has been streamed more than a million times since its March 25 premiere. The brainchild of host Daniel Hope, the series – originally scheduled to run for just two weeks – has been extended through Sunday, May 3. Now comprising a total of 34 half-hour episodes of live musical performance and conversation in English, all professionally produced for Europe’s ARTE TV network, the show streams live, daily at 1pm ETD. Guests for the final ten days include award-winning flutist Aliya Vodovozova, London Philharmonic Orchestra Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski, operatic soprano Evelina Dobračeva, jazz trumpeter Till Brönner, Memphis-born vocalist Colin Rich, TV and film actor Daniel Brühl (Inglourious Basterds, The Bourne Ultimatum), and chart-topping post-minimalist composer Max Richter, who takes part remotely in a new version of his Recomposed, overseeing and performing with Hope, harpist Jane Berthe and pianist Christoph Israel in the world premiere of Quarantine Recomposed. Hope’s performances also include the world premiere of The Nightingale by Bruce Adolphe. (To tune in, see full details below.) Click here to see Hope with Matthias Goerne and Tamara Stefanovich in Episode 25.

As brilliant at Bach as he is at Birtwistle,” Hope is, as the the London Observer puts it, “among the best in the world as well as the most thoughtful.” He says:

“I could never have imagined that our little series from my living room in Berlin would attract well over one million streams. In these dark times sharing music seems a natural way to communicate with the world. I am most grateful to ARTE for this opportunity.”

Artists previously featured on Hope@Home include conductors Sir Simon Rattle, Donald Runnicles and Christian Thielemann; singers Magdalena Kožená, Matthias Goerne and Max Raabe; Berlin Philharmonic principals Amihai Grosz, Albrecht Mayer, Andreas Ottensamer and Sarah Willis; pianists Sebastian Knauer and Tamara Stefanovich; actress Iris Berben; and opera and theater director Barrie Kosky.

The professional format of Hope@Home represents livestreaming at its best, combining the special intimacy of world-class home music-making with the high-quality audio experience without which classical music cannot ultimately thrive. For the unique series, the violinist converted his own 1895 Belle Epoque living room into a fully-equipped television studio, complete with remote cameras and microphones. Sound is recorded by renowned engineer Tobias Lehmann of Teldex Studios, and there is live interaction with the viewing audience on Twitter, with Hope responding to questions, and sometimes even taking musical requests, in real time. All safety measures are observed in accordance with the current laws and recommendations of the Federal Republic of Germany. No more than three artists perform together at any one time, and they always take care to keep at least two meters (about six feet) between them. Using remote cameras, members of the film crew are safely dispersed on different floors.

About Daniel Hope

Born in South Africa and resident in Berlin, British violinist Daniel Hope believes in breaking down the barriers that separate individuals, communities and nations. Since making his name as the youngest member of the Beaux Arts Trio, he has turned his focus to his solo career, performing with the world’s major orchestras and conductors and directing many ensembles from the violin, besides playing chamber music in a wide variety of new and traditional venues. An exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist, Hope is a four-time Grammy nominee with more than 25 albums to his name. In 2016-17, he succeeded Roger Norrington as Music Director of the Zurich Chamber Orchestra. Last season he launched his tenure as Music Director of San Francisco’s New Century Chamber Orchestra, returned for his 16th and final season as Associate Artistic Director of Georgia’s Savannah Music Festival, and became Artistic Director of the Dresden Frauenkirche, which he considers not only a place of worship but also a symbol of peace, reconciliation, and tolerance. Since March 2020 he has also served as President of the Beethovenhaus Bonn, an honorary position whose predecessors include Kurt Masur and Joseph Joachim. A musical activist who engages in many musical and social areas, Hope has presented a weekly radio show on Germany’s WDR3 public station since 2016, besides publishing four books and hosting his own concert-lecture series at the Berlin Konzerthaus. His achievements have been recognized with a string of honors including the European Culture Prize for Music (2015) and the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (2017).

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Daniel Hope presents final week of Hope@Home

Hope@Home streams live, daily, at 1pm EDT (10am PDT; 6pm Berlin CET) on the ARTE Concert website, where each episode is then archived for 90 days, and on Hope’s Facebook page.

Sat, April 25

Pianist Christoph Israel

Includes Hope’s world premiere of The Nightingale by Bruce Adolphe

Sun, April 26

Selected highlights

Mon, April 27

Flutist Aliya Vodovozova

Tues, April 28

Conductor Vladimir Jurowski and singer Evelina Dobračeva

Wed, April 29


Thurs, April 30

Jazz trumpeter Till Brönner and pianist Gwilym Simcock

Fri, May 1

Vocalist Colin Rich, actor Daniel Brühl and pianist Christoph Israe

Sat, May 2

Selected highlights

Sun, May 3

Composer Max Richter, harpist Jane Berthe and pianist Christoph Israel
Includes world premiere of Richter’s Quarantine Recomposed

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