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New 21C streams: Aimard live, Alsop & Gilbert in conversation
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LIVE: Alan Gilbert: second conductors’ round table
(This Friday, May 15 at 12 noon EDT; livestreamed discussion via Zoom; Facebook)

Alan Gilbert hosts a second conductors’ round table from his home in Stockholm. Fellow conductors Marin Alsop, Sir Antonio Pappano and Esa-Pekka Salonen join him on Zoom at 12 noon EDT to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on concert life around the world, and more. Streaming live on Gilbert’s Facebook page, the hour-long webcast follows the success of his conversation with Karina Canellakis, Daniel Harding and Sir Simon Rattle, which reached more than 117 thousand viewers. Read about Gilbert's first round table here, and sign up here to receive a reminder about the second.

LIVE: Marin Alsop: panel discussion re. Bernstein's MASS
(This Friday, May 15 at 9:15pm EDT; livestreamed discussion via Zoom; Facebook |
May 15 at 10pm EDT; TV broadcast of 2019 production; PBS TV and website)

Marin Alsop led the Chicago Symphony Orchestrain Leonard Bernstein’s Mass at last summer’s Ravinia Festival, where Tony-winner Paolo Szotstarred as the Celebrant. Recently appointed as Ravinia’s first Chief Conductor and Curator, Alsop joins Szot and others for a live panel discussionat 9:15pm EDT (8:15pm CDT). Streaming live on Facebook, their conversation introduces PBS’s television broadcast premiere of the production at 10pm EDT (9pm CDT) in the "Great Performances" series.

LIVE: Pierre-Laurent Aimard joins second Music Never Sleeps event, from Dresden Festival
(This Sat, May 16: 24-hour live-stream starting at 12 noon EDT [6pm CET]; at Dresden Festival and Music Never Sleeps NYC websites; Facebook)

After the wild success of the first Music Never Sleeps NYC 24-hour live-stream event, which was inaugurated in NYC shortly after the lockdown began in March, a second installment of the live multi-artist festival comes this time from the Dresden Festival. Pierre-Laurent Aimardcontributes performances of works by Webern and Schoenberg; he joins a line-up of more than 50 musicians including Fabio Luisi, Jamie Cullum, Pape Diouf, Aoife O’Donovan, Nils Landgren, Avi Avital, James Ehnes, Mischa Maisky, José Cura and Gil Shaham, who will all stream short performances from their living rooms and rehearsal spaces all over the world. It will be live-streamed at the Dresden Music Festival’s websiteand Facebook page, and at Music Never Sleeps NYC's Facebook page.
STREAMS ANNOUNCED EARLIER (updates/new info in red):

Yo-Yo Ma: 1995 telecast with New York Philharmonic
Tomorrow, May 14 at 7:30pm EDT; video; Facebook)

Yo-Yo Ma plays Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with the New York Philharmonic and Kurt Masur in a 1995 Live From Lincoln Center telecast, streaming on Facebook in the #LincolnCenterAtHome series.

Daniil Trifonov: NY premiere and Alec Baldwin interview at 92Y
Next Mon, May 18 at 1pm EDT; video; Facebook)

Last December, Grammy-winning pianist and composer Daniil Trifonov, now serving as 2019-20 Artist-in-Residence of the New York Philharmonic, joined the New York Philharmonic String Quartetfor the New York premiere of his own Quintetto concertante at the 92Y. The broadcast premiereof their performance will stream on Facebook, together with an interview the pianist gave Alec Baldwin, and will remain available on demand.

Joshua Bell: 2007 New Year concert with New York Philharmonic
Next Thurs, May 21 at 7:30pm EDT; video; Facebook)

On New Year’s Eve 2007, Joshua Bell joined the New York Philharmonic and then-Music Director Lorin Maazel for a program of Romantic violin showpieces. The performance will stream on Facebook in the #LincolnCenterAtHome series.


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 UPSTREAMINGcommission, 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).

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

Tune in to Facebook and YouTube on Sundays at 11am EDT for Sunday Connections with Krakauer & Tagg. Produced and hosted by clarinetist David Krakauer and pianist Kathleen Tagg, each episode of the new weekly series features a special guest appearance by one (or more) of the duo’s many creative partners, who join them remotely for live conversation from the lockdown and previously unshared film footage of their collaborations, with a live comment thread. Upcoming guests include video designer Jesse Gilbert, and filmmaker Eric Steel, whose new feature film, Minyan (2020), has an original score by Krakauer and Tagg. In place of regular programming on May 10, the two artists celebrate the release of their new album, Breath & Hammer, with a pair of livestreamed, hour-long performances.
On April 5funk legend Fred Wesley talked about Abraham Inc., the chart-topping klezmer-funk outfit he and Krakauer founded with Canadian rapper Socalled. Watch the episode now on 
Facebook and YouTube.
  • This Sun, May 17: South African jazz pianist Andre Petersen talks about collaborating with Tagg on her duo piano project, “When Worlds Collide.”
  • May 24: Canadian rapper Socalled and Krakauer share excerpts from their work with Abraham Inc., the klezmer-funk band they co-founded with funk legend Fred Wesley.
  • May 31American jazz artist Jerome Harris collaborated with Krakauer on his “Ancestral Groove” program for jazz quintet, and Canadian soul singer-songwriter Sarah MK has appeared with him in Abraham, Inc.

Opera Philadelphia: Digital Festival O
(Throughout May; 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 kicked off with the online premieres of 2020 International Opera Award-nominee Denis & Katya and and international success story We Shall Not Be Moved (the latter is still available on-demand), and continues with chances to see the company’s popular 2014 staging of The Barber of Seville (May 15) and the online premieres of International Opera Award-nominee Sky on Swings (May 22) and MCANA Best New Opera Award-winner Breaking the Waves(May 29). Special opening-night content will include pre-show interviews, allowing artists to share their memories of bringing each new show to the stage. After receiving digital premieres on YouTube and at, all five productions 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 a Pipes at One recital by Associate Organist Janet Yieh (May 21) and an "at home" performance by Brooklyn's Sandbox Percussion (May 22).
  • Today, Wed May 13: Choir member Molly Netter sings Lagrime Mie (from Time's Arrow concert, March 2019)
  • Tomorrow, Thurs May 14: Associate Organist Avi Stein performs works by Janáček, Alain, Hindemith, Boulanger and Messiaen (from Webern Festival, June 2018)
  • Fri May 15: While self-isolating, members of the Trinity Youth Chorus Schola give a virtual performance.
  • Mon May 18The Trinity Baroque Orchestra plays Bach’s orchestral suites at the NYC Annual Festival of Early Music (from Dec 2014).
  • Tues May 19Downtown Voices performs Mu isamaa on minu arm ("My Fatherland is My Love") by Gustav Ernesaks in a concert celebrating the past century of Estonian music (Nov 2018).
  • Wed May 20: The Choir of Trinity Wall Street sings "Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen," the opening chorus from Bach’s Ascension Oratorio, in a Bach + One concert (May 2019).
  • Thurs May 21Associate Organist Janet Yieh gives a recital featuring soloist Melissa Attebury and flutist Melissa Baker at last year's Time's Arrow Festival, which celebrated Trinity’s commitment to amplifying female voices in the arts (March 2019).
  • Fri May 22Sandbox Percussion, NOVUS NY’s principal percussion guru, gives an "at home" performance under lockdown.

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.


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

Yo-Yo Ma took part in a special livestreamed cross-cultural benefit concert. Still available on YouTube, the performance also featured the cellist’s fellow Silkroad artists Nicholas CordsSandeep DasColin JacobsenEric JacobsenAoife O’DonovanCristina PatoKojiro Umezakiand 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 Movedcelebrated 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 led 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 had lost a friend or family member to COVID-19 were invited to submit their loved ones’ names to be honored during the service, which remains available on-demand at the Lincoln Center’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 websiteYouTube 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; 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: Hope@Home: live television series
(Web sites & socials)

Streaming live, daily, from March 25 through May 3, Hope@Home 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, Hope@Home is still available on the ARTE Concert website, where each episode is 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 in April; video; website)

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 in April; 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.

Lift Up Louisville: a song for the city
(Music video now on YouTube)

The city of Louisville presents a new song, “Lift Up Louisville,” created and composed collaboratively by Louisville Orchestra's Music Director Teddy AbramsJim JamesWill OldhamBen Sollee, Scott Carney, Dani Markham, Patrick Hallahan, Jecorey Arthur, Jason Clayborn, and other leading lights of the Louisville music community. All proceeds benefit the One Louisville COVID-19 Response Fund. “Lift Up Louisville” is part of Mayor Greg Fischer’s Lift Up Lou movement, which encourages the city’s artists and cultural leaders to fend off social isolation and maintain a sense of community during quarantine. Watch the song's music video on YouTube.

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.
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