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02/24/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/24/2021 12:54

Classical Streaming from 21C in Feb, March & Beyond

February 24, 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 Feb 24)

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, Feb 24 at 1pm ET: Trinity Youth Chorus gives virtual concert at home (see Trinity Church Wall Street below)
Tomorrow, Thurs, Feb 25 at 1p ET: Julian Wachner performs a Lamentatio improvisation (see Trinity Church Wall Street below)
Tomorrow: Thurs, Feb 25 at 7pm ET: Edgar Meyer performs solo and with his son and Christian McBride (see Edgar Meyer below)
Tomorrow: Thurs, Feb 25 at 7pm ET: Alisa Weilerstein performs Bach solo cello suites (see Alisa Weilerstein below)
Tomorrow: Thurs, Feb 25 at 7pm PST (10pm ET): Takács Quartet plays Haydn, Britten & Brahms (see Cal Performances below)
Friday, Feb 26: Luisi leads DSO in R. Strauss & Mozart (see Dallas Symphony Orchestra below)
Friday, Feb 26 at 1pm ET: House of Time gives a performance at home (see Trinity Church Wall Street below)
Friday, Feb 26 at 7pm CET (1pm ET): Daniel Hope celebrates Bulgarian music in [email protected] (see Daniel Hope below)
Friday, Feb 26: Louisville Orchestra presents Mozart & Adams (see Louisville Orchestra below)
Sat, Feb 27 at 7pm CET (1pm ET): Daniel Hope celebrates Czech music in [email protected] (see Daniel Hope below)
Sun, Feb 28 at 7pm CET (1pm ET): Daniel Hope celebrates Austrian music in [email protected] (see Daniel Hope below)

UPCOMING STREAMS
(LISTED ALPHABETICALLY BY ARTIST;newly announced streams in red)

MARIN ALSOP leads Polish National Radio Symphony on medici.tv
(March 8 at 2pm ET; pre-recorded webcast)

In celebration of International Women's Day, conductor Marin Alsop joins 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.

JULIA BULLOCK performs 'Lineage' with San Francisco Symphony
(March 11; pre-recorded stream on website; ticketed)

As Collaborative Partner of the San Francisco Symphony, classical vocalist Julia Bullock curates a program in the orchestra's Digital SoundBox series. Titled 'Lineage,' her program 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 Chorusfor 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. Also on the program are Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson's 'Plain Blue/s' from Blues Forms, George Walker's Lyric for Strings, selections from Elizabeth Ogonek's In Silence and Orpheus Suite (after Rilke), Hildegard von Bingen's O frondens virga, and pianist Sarah Cahill playing Bach. 'Lineage' will stream on theSFSymphony+ platform, and will be available on demand to ticket holders and SFSymphony+ members through summer 2021. Tickets at $15 are availablehere.

CAL PERFORMANCES presents Takács Quartet, Mahan Esfahaniand Mitsuko Uchida
(TOMORROW: Feb 25 - March 18; pre-recorded streams on website; ticketed)

Cal Performances announces its Spring 2021 'At Home' season of twelve newly produced, full-length Main Stage music and dance video streams, recorded in leading venues and recording studios around the world, and premiering on select Thursday evenings from February 25 through June 10. Tickets for streamed programs are $15 for a single viewer, $30 for two viewers, and $60 for three or more. $5 tickets are available for UC Berkeley students to all events. See links below for upcoming streams.

Thurs, Feb 25 at 7pm PST (10pm EST):Takács Quartet
HAYDN: String Quartet in G, Op. 77, No. 1
BRITTEN: String Quartet No. 3
BRAHMS: String Quartet No. 3 in B-flat, Op. 67
Following premiere, this will be available on demand from Feb 26 through April 28

Thurs, March 4 at 7pm PST (10pm EDT):Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord
J.S. BACH: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Following premiere, this will be available on demand from March 5 through June 2

Thurs, March 18, 7pm PDT (10pm EDT):Mitsuko Uchida, piano
SCHUBERT: Impromptu in A-flat, D. 935, No. 2
SCHUBERT: Impromptu in C minor, D. 899, No. 1
SCHUBERT: Sonata in G, D. 894
Following premiere, this will be available on demand from March 19 through June 16

Details of April programs - featuring soprano Christine Goerke, pianist Jeremy Denk, and soprano Renée Fleming - will follow soon.

Two upcoming streams from DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, filmed before live audiences
(This Friday,Feb 26 & March 5: recorded livestreams on website; ticketed)

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra streams five performances, each filmed before a live audience this winter, which feature the world premiere of a new co-commission from Composer-in-Residence Angélica Negrón; collaborations with guest artists Hélène Grimaud, Leonidas Kavakos, Nicholas McGegan, Alessandro Taverna and Rachel Willis-Sørensen; and four programs conducted by Fabio Luisi, who, while still in his first season as Music Director, has just extended his contract with the orchestra. Presented in accordance with strict health and safety guidelines, all five concerts will be available for streaming in the DSO'sNext 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, visitMydso.com/nextstage. (See also below for select DSO streams still available)

Streaming from THIS FRIFeb 26:
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G, K. 216 (with Alexander Kerr, violin)
R. STRAUSS: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme Suite

Streaming from March 5:
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
MAHLER (arr. Klaus Simon) Symphony No. 4 in G (with Rachel Willis-Sørensen, soprano)

DANIEL HOPE is back at home, live: [email protected]
(Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 7pm CET (1pm ET); live 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. See details of the upcoming episodes below.

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.

THIS FRI, Feb 26: Dora Deliyska, piano (Bulgaria)
THIS SAT, Feb 27: Stepanka Pucalkova, mezzo soprano & Kunal Lahiry, piano (Czech Republic)
THIS SUN, Feb 28: Kian Soltani, cello & Aaron Pilsan, piano (Austria)
Fri, March 5: Harriet Krijgh, cello & Magda Amara,piano (Netherlands)
Sat, March 6: Nils Landgren, trumpet & Michael Wollny, piano (Sweden)
Sun, March 7: Cathy Krier, piano (Luxemburg)

LOUISVILLE ORCHESTRA presents two further 'LOVE' livestreams in March
(March 6 & 27 at 7:30pm ET; livestreams & subsequently available on website; ticketed)

Music director Teddy Abrams leads the Louisville Orchestra in two further 'LOVE' (Louisville Orchestra Virtual Edition) livestreams in March. All three performances will stream live at the orchestra's website, where they will subsequently be available for streaming on demand. On March 6, 'Homecomings: Musical Journeys of Uncommon Folk' features singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sarah Jarosz with world premiere orchestral arrangements of her own songs, along with Bartók's Romanian Folk Dances and Gabriela Lena Frank's Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout (available on demand from March 19 until May 2). On March 27, 'Abrams Plays Ravel' features the conductor 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 on demand from April 9 until May 23). Last week's livestream, a 'Classical Pairing' of Mozart's Symphony No. 39 with John Adams's Chamber Symphony, will be available on demand from THIS FRI, Feb 26until April 11. Info and tickets are available at Louisvilleorchestra.org/spring-love.

EDGAR MEYER plays solo and duets
(TOMORROW, Thurs Feb 25 at 7pm ET; available on-demand for 48 hours; pre-recorded webcast; free on website)

Edgar Meyer plays the finale from his own Work in Progress for solo double bass; joins his son, George, for the first movement of their Duet for Violin and Bass; and plays Thelonious Monk's Misterioso with his fellow American bassist Christian McBride. Streamed free of charge by Michigan's St. Cecilia Music Center, the pre-recorded webcast will also feature a solo set by McBride. More information and streaming access is availablehere.

ORCHESTRA OF ST. LUKE'S presents new, curated livestream series
(Starts Feb 17; live video streams on website; ticketed)

Orchestra of St. Luke's presents nine curated concerts this winter and spring, all streaming live from New York's DiMenna Center for Classical Music in the OSLive Wednesday Night Series. Conceived for the online experience and directed by Tristan Cook, this comprises three shorter series, all featuring St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble, OSL's artistic core. David Hyde Pierce hosts the first series, 'Sounds and Stories': three interdisciplinary concerts exploring music through the written word, created with guest collaborators Teju Cole, Anna Clyne, Jyll Bradley and Rita Dove. Next, OSL Principal Conductor Bernard Labadie curates and hosts 'Baroque 2021': three concerts devoted to music of the period, complete with the conductor's expert commentary. Finally, WQXR's Terrance McKnight hosts 'Sounds Like a Symphony,' three programs of Romantic repertoire that showcase the ensemble's symphonic spirit, with guest appearances by Jeremy Denk, Augustin Hadelich, Tito Muñoz and Tai Murray.

OSLive Wednesday Night Series
Orchestra of St. Luke's; Tristan Cook, director
Ticketed; suggested ticket price: $40 (pay what you can from $1-$100)
For tickets and information, clickhere.

Wed, March 3 at 6:30pm
SOUNDS AND STORIES: Teju Cole
David Hyde Pierce, host
Teju Cole, guest curator and speaker
TEJU COLE: Selected readings from Radia (world premiere of unpublished literary work)
CAROLINE SHAW: 'The Beech Tree' from Plan & Elevation
YVETTE JANINE JACKSON: Remembering 1619
GÓRECKI: Largo-tranquillo from String Quartet No. 3
UNSUK CHIN: Andante from Parametastrings
KAIJA SAARIAHO: Papillons III & IV from Sept papillons
BEETHOVEN: Lento assai from String Quartet No. 16 in F, Op. 135
HILDEGARD VON BINGEN: O Virtus Sapiente

Wed, March 17 at 6:30pm
BAROQUE 2021: Madness for La Follia
Bernard Labadie, OSL Principal Conductor and host
CORELLI: La Follia
VIVALDI: Trio Sonata in D minor, RV 63, 'La Follia'
C.P.E. BACH: Twelve Variations on La folia d'Espagne, Wq. 118/9
GEMINIANI: Concerto Grosso Op. 5, No. 12 in D minor, 'La Follia'

Wed, March 24 at 6:30pm
SOUNDS AND STORIES: Anna Clyne
David Hyde Pierce, host
Anna Clyne, composer and curator
Jyll Bradley, visual artist
BACH: Selected Three Part Inventions
STEVE REICH: New York Counterpoint
BACH: Contrapunctus I-IV from Art of the Fugue
ANNA CLYNE: Strange Loops (world premiere)
JYLL BRADLEY: Woman Holding a Balance (short film; world premiere)

Details of April, May & June programs to follow in Feb; more details at OSLmusic.org.

TRINITY CHURCH WALL STREET continues its Comfort at One streams
(All streams at 1pm on weekdays; free; Facebook, Twitter and on Trinity's website)

In 2021, 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 FacebookandTwitter,with full videos posted on Trinity's website. All concerts start at 1pm.

TODAY, Wed, Feb 24: The Trinity Youth Chorus gives a virtual concert: 'No One is Alone: Songs of Love and Compassion.' The performance is juxtaposed with inspired artwork by the performers.
TOMORROW, Thurs, Feb 25: Wachner performed the second of his Lamentatio improvisations (from 2014).
THIS Fri, Feb 26: The early music group House of Time - Trinity Baroque Orchestra musicians Gonzalo X. Ruiz and Tatiana Daubek - give an 'at home' performance.

ALISA WEILERSTEIN plays Bach solo suites in Cleveland, and joins Inon Barnatan for duo recital, presented by NYC's 92nd Street Y
(Cleveland: TOMORROW: Feb 25 at 7pm EST, prerecorded stream on website, ticketed; NYC: March 25 at 7:30pm EST: prerecorded stream on website; ticketed)

The Cleveland Orchestra presents Alisa Weilerstein's complete account of Bach's solo cello suites, as captured live last month at Severance Hall. Streaming from the orchestra's website and its additional streaming platform, the webcast will include a behind-the-scenes interview. Watch a trailer for the webcast here. The cellist also reunited with her regular piano partner, Inon Barnatan, for a pairing of Rachmaninoff's Cello Sonata with De Falla's Suite populaire espagnole. Filmed at La Jolla's Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, their duo recital will be presented by New York's 92nd Street Y: the performance will stream on March 25, and will be available for one week; click here for tickets and information.

SELECT PERFORMANCE STREAMS NOW/STILL AVAILABLE
(LISTED ALPHABETICALLY BY ARTIST; newly announced streams in red)

PIERRE-LAURENT AIMARD celebrates Kurtág at 95
(Available until March 19; pre-recorded webcast; free on website & socials)

To celebrate the modernist composer's 95th birthday, French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard performs an all-Gyorgy Kurtág program featuring the online world premieres of the dog (2020) and A Ligatura for Márta (2020). Filmed at the Teldex Studios in Berlin and streamed by Amsterdam's Muziekgebouw, Aimard's performance forms the second half of a birthday concert that opens with a Kurtág program from the Asko | Schönbergensemble and mezzo-soprano Gerrie de Vries. Having premiered on February 20, the concert stream will continue to be available for free on-demand streaming for one month, at theMuziekgebouw website, FacebookandYouTubepages.

MARIN ALSOP led world premiere of 'See Me: A Global Concert' at World Economic Forum; plus a spotlight on Articulate with Jim Cotter
('See Me': film on WEF's YouTube channel; Articulate: prerecorded video stream on website; both free)

Music Director Marin Alsop led the world premiere presentation of the World Economic Forum's 22-minute cinematic musical production, 'See Me: A Global Concert.' Filmed on location in late 2020, the film features See Me, an original composition by Reena Esmail, and performances by Yo-Yo Ma, the Chamber Orchestra of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music, the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Black Pearl Orchestra, the Choir of the State Orchestra of São Paulo, Italy's Orchestra della Toscana, South Africa's Drakensberg Boys Choir, the Beijing NCPA Orchestra and sand artist Jim Deneva. The film is now available on the WEF's YouTube channel.

In its latest episode, PBS TV's Articulate with Jim Cotter shines the spotlight on Marin Alsop. Besides airing on PBS TV stations, the episode is now available for streaming on the network's website.

LEIF OVE ANDSNES gives recital of Grieg, Dvořák & Beethoven; PBS's Articulate with Jim Cotter shines spotlight on LEIF OVE ANDSNES
(Feb 21 at 3pm EST; prerecorded webcast; ticketed) (Prerecorded video on website; free)

Spivey Hall presents Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes in a recital filmed earlier this month at the Grieg Museum in Bergen. Streaming from theAtlanta venue's website, Andsnes's program features four of the Norwegian composer's Lyric Pieces, flanked by selections from Dvořák's Poetic Tone Pictures and Beethoven's 'Pathétique' Sonata.

In its latest episode, PBS TV's Articulate with Jim Cottershines the spotlight on Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes. Besides airing on PBS TV stations, the episode is now available for streaming on the series' website.

THE ATLANTA OPERA presents Pagliacci, The Kaiser of Atlantis and more
(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< /a>' 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 Min d' and Kevin Burdette sings 'If Ever I Would Leave Y ou' from Camelot.

Single-performance Spotlight Media passes start at $10 and annual passes are priced at $99 per viewing household. Visit The Atlanta Op era's website for more information and contact Louise at 21C for press passes.

BARD MUSIC FESTIVAL presents Danny Driver & Piers Lane in recital inspired by Nadia Boulanger
(Available through TOMORROW, Thurs, Feb 25; pre-recorded webcast; ticketed)

The Bard Music Festival presents 'A Program of French Piano Music, Inspired by the World of Nadia Boulanger.' Performed by pianists Danny Driver and Piers Lane at England's Menuhin Hall last fall, the program features works by Lili Boulanger, Gabriel Fauré, César Franck and Camille Saint-Saëns, together with a talk by scholars Byron Adams and Kimberly Francis, who introduce the work of the four composers and of the fifth one who connects them, Nadia Boulanger. Both the recital and talk will be available for streaming on-demand until tomorrow, February 25 atUPSTREAMING, Bard's virtual stage. Tickets are $15-$35, or $5 to Bard students. For reservations and information, clickhere.

JOSHUA BELL gave a recital in Violin Channel's new 'Vanguard Concerts' series
(Pre-recorded stream on Facebook & YouTube; free)

Violinist Joshua Bell plays a full-length recital with pianist Alessio Bax of works by Bach, Schubert, Wieniawski and Chopin in the Violin Channel's new Vanguard Concerts series. This free series of original digital concerts, co-produced with the Alphadyne Foundation, features a lineup of today's top string players and airs weekly on the Violin Channel's Facebook page and YouTube channel. Each concert will be available after the premiere for on-demand viewing.

JULIA BULLOCK sang NPR Tiny Desk (Home) Concert; plus recital on Cal Performances At Home
(Tiny Desk: Recorded video livestream, free on NPR website)

Honored as a 2021 Artist of the Year and 'agent of change' by Musical America, Julia Bullock gave a Tiny Desk (Home) Concertin NPR Music's special quarantine edition of the series in December; NPR's Tom Huizenga characterized it as 'among the most transcendent musical moments I've experienced this year.' Streaming free on demand at NPR Music. The program includes works by Schubert, Weill and Billy Taylor, as well as a traditional spiritual.

See also Cal Performances below for Bullock's fall recital stream.

CAL PERFORMANCES: fall streams still available
( Recorded livestreams on website; ticketed)

Fall classical streams still available:

Jordi Savall
La Capella Reial de Catalunya
Le Concert des Nations
MONTEVERDI: Madrigals, Selections from Book 8, Madrigals of Love and War
Available on demand until Sep 1
Calperformances.org/events/2020-21/at-home/jordi-savall-with-la-capella-reial-de-catalunya-and-hesperion-xxi-le-concert-des-nations/

Dover Quartet:
String quartets by Haydn, Ligeti & Dvorak
available on demand until March 10
Calperformances.org/events/2020-21/at-home/dover-quartet/

Julia Bullock:
Singing works by Wolf, Schumann, Weill, Still, Bonds, Adams, Rodgers
available on demand until April 14
Calperformances.org/events/2020-21/at-home/julia-bullock-soprano-laura-poe-piano

TICKETS: $15 for single viewer, $30 for 2 viewers, $60 per household. $5 for UC Berkeley students. Available at Calperformances.org/at-homeor by phone at (510) 642-9988.

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 is 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 now available here, and available and upcoming streams in the orchestra's Next Stage Digital Concert Series are detailed below. For the safety of DSO musicians and audiences during the ongoing pandemic, the fall programs are performed with no intermission; are composed of smaller, socially-distanced orchestral ensembles (reduced from about 70 to 35) with the string players wearing masks; and allow an audience of only 50-75 guests.

Fabio Luisi, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano
Works by BEETHOVEN; free at Vimeo.com/459411068

Fabio Luisi, conductor; Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano; Stuart Skelton, tenor: MAHLER Das Lied von der Erde (Song of the Earth; chamber ensemble version by Schoenberg/Riehn)

Fabio Luisi, conductor; Krassimira Stoyanova, soprano; Jamie Barton, mezzo-soprano; Piero Pretti, tenor; Wenwei Zhang, bass: VERDI: arias, duets & overtures from Aida, Don Carlo, The Force of Destiny and others

Nicholas McGegan, conductor: MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 20 (with Hélène Grimaud, piano); Symphony No. 40, K. 550

Fabio Luisi, conductor: SAINT-SAËNS: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor (with Alessandro Taverna, piano); BIZET: Symphony in C

Fabio Luisi, conductor: BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto (with Leonidas Kavakos, violin); ANGÉLICA NEGRÓN (DSO Composer-in-Residence): En otra noche, en otro mundo (world premiere); BEETHOVEN: Leonore, Overture No. 1

Chamber music: Hélène Grimaud, piano; Andrés Diaz, cello; Eunice Keem, violin
RAVEL: Violin Sonata; BRAHMS: Cello Sonata No. 1; SCHUMANN: Fantasiestücke, Op. 73, for cello and piano

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. VisitHersch's Facebook pageto 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.

DANIIL TRIFONOV gave a recital of Brahms, Debussy & Prokofiev
(Available through Feb 28 at 11:59pm EST; prerecorded stream; ticketed)

Daniil Trifonov plays Brahms's Third Piano Sonata, Debussy's Pour le piano and Prokofiev's Sarcasms in a recital recorded at New York's 92nd Street Y and presented by the Shriver Hall Concert Series. Accompanied by a Q&A with the pianist, the recital premiered on Feb 21 and will be available to ticket-holders for on-demand streaming through Feb 28 at 11:59pm EST. Clickherefor tickets and more information.

DANIIL TRIFONOVwith ALAN GILBERT & NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra Feb 5 at 8pm CET / 2pm ET: livestream on website & Facebook)

Daniil Trifonov performs Prokofiev's First Piano Concerto with Hamburg's NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestraand Chief Conductor Alan Gilbert, streaming live - and for 30 days' on demand - at the orchestra's website.

WHITE SNAKE PROJECTS streams Alice in the Pandemic
(Feb 12 - 28: recorded livestream on Vimeo on Demand; ticketed)

To celebrate Chinese New Year, activist opera company White Snake Projects offers an encore opportunity to see Alice in the Pandemic, the acclaimed new virtual opera by composer Jorge Sosa and creator and librettist Cerise Jacobs that premiered online last fall. An updated retelling of Lewis Carroll's story, in which Alice is now a nurse who must navigate her way through a distorted and unfamiliar landscape to find her sick mother, the digital opera will stream from on Vimeo on Demand for the two-week duration of the New Year celebrations.

Tickets are $20.21, celebrating hopes for a better new year. Free tickets for essential workers and those who need one; please email White Snake Projectsfor your free ticket. Ticket and streaming links to follow; please contact Louise at 21Cfor the link or further info.