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01/21/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/21/2021 11:19

Classical Streaming from 21C in Late Jan, Feb & March

January 21, 2021

(Rolling; updated as new information comes in. Last updated Jan 21.)

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 Jan 21)

For press passes to any of the ticketed streams, please contact Louise at 21C

(listed chronologically; livestreams in gold)

TODAY: Thurs, Jan 21 at 1pm ET / 7pm CET: Alan Gilbert leads Royal Stockholm Philharmonic (see Alan Gilbert below)
TODAY: Thurs, Jan 21 at 1pm ET: Choir of Trinity Wall Street in Britten100 (see Trinity Church Wall Street below)
Fri, Jan 22 at 8.05pm CET (2.05pm ET): Daniil Trifonov with Bavarian Radio Symphony (see Trifonov below)
Fri, Jan 22 at 10pm ET: DANIIL TRIFONOV on PBS (see Trifonov below)
Fri, Jan 22 at 1pm ET: Choir of TRINITY WALL STREET in Britten100 (see Trinity Church Wall Street below)
Fri, Jan 22: Marin Alsop profile on Articulate (see Alsop below)
Sun, Jan 24 at 7pm CET/1pm ET & at 7pm ET: Marin Alsop leads 'See Me: A Global Concert' at WEF (see Alsop below)
Fri, Jan 29 at 8pm CET: DANIIL TRIFONOV with Berlin Philharmonic (see Trifonov below)
Fri, Jan 29: Nicholas McGegan leads Hélène Grimaud & DSO in Mozart (see Dallas Symphony Orchestra below)

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

MARIN ALSOP leads world premiere of 'See Me: A Global Concert' at World Economic Forum; plus a spotlight on Articulate with Jim Cotter
(WEF: Jan 24 at 7pm CET and at 7pm ET; prerecorded; on WEF's YouTube channel; Articulate: prerecorded video stream on website from Jan 22 )

Music Director Marin Alsop leads 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. Screened immediately after presentation of the Crystal Awards, of which Alsop is herself a 2019 laureate, the film will stream twice on the WEF'sYouTube 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 will be available for streaming on thenetwork's website from tomorrow, Jan 22.

LEIF OVE ANDSNES gives recital of Grieg, Dvořák & Beethoven
(Feb 21 at 3pm EST; prerecorded webcast; ticketed)

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.

THE ATLANTA OPERA presents Pagliacci, The Kaiser of Atlantis and more
(Webcasts; ticketed & available in new digital subscription service)

Atlanta Opera Spotlight Media's new digital subscription service gives home audiences around the world long-term access to exclusive new video content from The Atlanta Opera. Each month, the company rolls out a substantial new streaming bundle, combining concerts, special recordings and behind-the-scenes footage with original opera productions captured live in the company's innovative 2020-21 'Big Tent' series. Single-performance passes start at $10 and annual passes are priced at $99 per viewing household.

These productions are now or soon to be available on Spotlight Media:

Pagliacci (available on Jan 26)
The Kaiser of Atlantis
Mezzo Extravaganza
'Love Letters to Atlanta':
Morris Robinson: 'The Impossible Dream'
Jamie Barton: 'Georgia on My Mind'
Kevin Burdette: 'If Ever I Would Leave You'

Both directed by General & Artistic Director Tomer Zvulun, Pagliacci and The Kaiser of Atlantis share the same topical setting - a traveling circus caught in a dystopian world during a pandemic. Baritone Reginald Smith, Jr., tenor Richard Trey Smagur and soprano Talise Trevigne star in Leoncavallo'sPagliacci, 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. Also filmed in the Big Tent, 'Mezzo Extravaganza' celebrates the superlative voices of mezzo-sopranos Gabrielle Beteag, Daniela Mack, Megan Marino and Jamie Barton, BBC Music's '2020 Personality of the Year.' In a series of 'Love Letters to Atlanta,' bass Morris Robinson sings 'The Impossible Dream' from Man of La Mancha at Atlanta's Fox Theatre, Jamie Barton sings 'Georgia on My Mind' and Kevin Burdette sings 'If Ever I Would Leave You' from Camelot at Atlanta's Civic Center Auditorium, together with a special extended interview.

CAL PERFORMANCES presents Takács Quartet, Mahan Esfahani and Mitsuko Uchida
(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 will follow in February.

DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA streams five upcoming performances with live audiences
(Jan 29 - March 5: recorded streams 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.

Streaming from Jan 29; (also streaming on DG Stage):
Conductor: Nicholas McGegan
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 20, K. 466 (with Hélène Grimaud, piano)
MOZART: Symphony No. 40, K. 550

Streaming from Feb 5:
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
SAINT-SAËNS: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor (with Alessandro Taverna, piano)
BIZET: Symphony in C

Streaming from Feb 12:
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
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

Streaming from Feb 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)

ALAN GILBERT leads Royal Stockholm Philharmonic in livestream
(TODAY: Thurs, Jan 21 at 1pm EDT [7pm CET]; livestream; free)

As Conductor Laureate of Sweden's Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert leads the orchestra in a livestreamed performance, for which they will be joined by violin soloist Frank Peter Zimmermann for Schumann's Violin Concerto, heard alongside music by French composers Ravel, Roussel and Lili Boulanger. The concert will stream live, free of charge, on the orchestra's website.

LOUISVILLE ORCHESTRA presents 'Classical Pairing'
(Feb 13 at 7.30pm ET: livestream on website)

Music director Teddy Abrams leads the Louisville Orchestra in a 'Classical Pairing' of Mozart's Symphony No. 39 with John Adams's Chamber Symphony. The performance, which will stream live at the orchestra's website, will subsequently be available for streaming on demand from February 26 until April 11. More info about Louisville Orchestra's March livestreams are on the orchestra's website, and will be detailed in our next streaming round-up.

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, click here.

Wed, Feb 17 at 6:30pm
Terrance McKnight, host
Augustin Hadelich, violin and guest leader
FANNY MENDELSSOHN: String Quartet in E-flat (with Augustin Hadelich, violin)
FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Octet (with Augustin Hadelich, violin)

Wed, March 3 at 6:30pm
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
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

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
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.

DANIIL TRIFONOV in Bavarian Radio Symphony broadcast; in Berlin Philharmonic livestream; on PBS's Great Performances; and with ALAN GILBERT & NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra(note change of date)
(TOMORROW: Bavarian RS: Jan 22 at 8:05pm CET (2:05pm EST), live radio broadcast (audio);
Jan 22 at 10pm EST: PBS Great Performances on PBS (check local listings) with subscription;
Jan 29 at 8pm CET (2pm EST): Berlin Phil livestream on website; ticketed;
Feb 5 (NOTE CHANGE OF DATE): NDR free livestream on website & Facebook

Tomorrow, Daniil Trifonov joins the Bavarian Radio Symphony and Gustavo Gimeno for a live radio broadcast performanceof Shostakovich's Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings, before being featured in Great Performances: The Magic of Horowitz, the story behind Vladimir Horowitz's 1986 Moscow concert, which will stream on PBSand the PBS Video app. Next the Russian pianist performs Prokofiev's First Piano Concerto with Kirill Petrenko and the Berlin Philharmonic, streaming live on the orchestra's website, before reprising the same concerto with Hamburg's NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra and Chief Conductor Alan Gilbert, streaming live - and for 30 days' on demand - at the orchestra's website.

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 Facebookand Twitter, with full videos posted on Trinity's website. All concerts start at 1pm.

Thurs, Jan 21: As part of the global celebration 'Britten100,' in 2013 Trinity presented music by Benjamin Britten to mark his centennial. With Julian Wachner at the piano, soprano Jessica Muirhead gave a recital featuring Britten's On this Island and The Poet's Echo, Berg's Seven Early Songs, and Im Volkston by Dvořák.
Fri, Jan 22: Also filmed during Britten100, NOVUS NY and vocalists Vale Rideout and Sarah Brailey performed works including Britten's Les Illuminations and Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings.

Cellist ALISA WEILERSTEIN gives duo recital with Inon Barnatan, plays concerto with Montreal Symphony, and performs complete Bach solo suites
(Recital: from Jan 30 at 7pm PST/10pm EST: pre-recorded stream; website; ticketed;
Concerto: from Feb 2 at 7pm EST; prerecorded stream; website; ticketed;
Bach: Feb 25 at 7pm EST, prerecorded stream; website; ticketed)

Alisa Weilerstein gives a virtual duo recital of Manuel De Falla's Suite Populaire Espagnole and Rachmaninoff's Cello Sonata with her frequent piano partner Inon Barnatan, available onChamber Music Northwest's website until February 6. Next, the cellist plays Shostakovich's Second Cello Concerto with the Montreal Symphony under her husband, Music Director Designate Rafael Payare, in a performance streaming on theorchestra's siteuntil February 16. Then on February 25 at 7pm EST, the Cleveland Orchestra presents Weilerstein's complete account of Bach's solo cello suites, as captured live this month at Severance Hall. Streaming from theorchestra's websiteand additionalstreaming platform, the webcast will include a behind-the-scenes interview.

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 21C< /a>for the link or further info.


PBS's Articulate with Jim Cotter shines spotlight on LEIF OVE ANDSNES
(Prerecorded video on website; free)

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: https://www.articulateshow.org/articulate/a-norwegian-wielding-hammers-and-strings

Bard Music Festival's 'Out of the Silence' available on demand
(Website; free)

Last September the Bard Music Festival joined forces with The Orchestra Now (TŌN)and the Bard College Conservatory to present 'Out of the Silence: A Celebration of Music,' a series of four live-streamed concerts for string orchestra, piano and percussion. Pairing works by Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Dvořák and Bartók - all past subjects of the Bard Music Festival - with music by ten prominent Black composers - ranging from Classical pioneer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges to contemporary Americans Alvin Singleton, Adolphus Hailstork and Jessie Montgomery, the series celebrates Bard's commitment to neglected rarities and the unquenchable joy of music-making. All four programs were performed without an audience and with appropriate safety measures on Bard College's idyllic Hudson Valley campus by its unique graduate training orchestra, TŌN, under the leadership of Music Director Leon Botsteinand other members of the TŌN artistic team. All the streams are now available on demand at UPSTREAMING, the Fisher Center's virtual stage. Read more about 'Out of the Silence' here.)

Works by William Grant Still, George Walker and Mendelssohn
Works by Jessie Montgomery (b. 1981), Alvin Singleton (b. 1940), Adolphus Hailstork (b. 1941), and Dvořák
Works by Roque Cordero, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and Tchaikovsky
Works by Duke Ellington; Joseph Bologne, the Chevalier de Saint-Georges; and Bartók

JOSHUA BELL was Live with Carnegie Hall: Music as Medicine
(Archived video stream; website & socials, free)

In July, Grammy-winning violinist Joshua Bell paid tribute to the heroic healthcare workers serving tirelessly on the frontlines, many of whom are talented musicians themselves. In this special 'Live with Carnegie Hall: Music as Medicine' event, Bell was featured in another performance with frontline medical workers in December, this time playing 'Winter' from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons.

Streaming free at: Carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2020/12/17/Live-with-Carnegie-Hall-Music-as-Medicine

JULIA BULLOCK sings NPR Tiny Desk (Home) Concert, and 'Brown Baby' on social media; plus recital on Cal Performances At Home
(Tiny Desk: Recorded video livestream, free on NPR website; 'Brown Baby': at-home performance on social media)

Honored as a 2021 Artist of the Year and 'agent of change' by Musical America, Julia Bullock gave a Tiny Desk (Home) Concert in 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.

Schubert: 'Wanderers Nachtlied II'
Kurt Weill: 'Wie lange noch'
Trad. spiritual: 'City Called Heaven' (arr. Hall Johnson)
Billy Taylor: 'I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free' (arr. Jeremy Siskind)

Earlier in the year, Bullock sang 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.'

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:

David Finckel, cello; Wu Han, piano
BEETHOVEN: The Five Sonatas for Cello and Piano
available until Feb 10

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

Dover Quartet:
String quartets by Haydn, Ligeti & Dvorak
available on demand until March 10

Julia Bullock:
Singing works by Wolf, Schumann, Weill, Still, Bonds, Adams, Rodgers
available on demand until April 14

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

Fabio Luisi leads DALLAS SYMPHONY in Next Stage Digital Concert Series
(Recorded performances; videostreams; website; ticketed)

On Sep 10, 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. Tickets: $10 for individual concerts; full series of 20+ concerts $125 with the NEXT STAGE Digital Pass. For more details about DSO's upcoming season, visit Mydso.com/nextstage. (Please contact Louise at 21C for press passes.)

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

Gemma New, conductor; Emily Levin, harp

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

Violin and conductor: Alexander Kerr

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.

GLOBAL ODE TO JOY was Live with Carnegie Hall
(Recorded webcast on YouTube & Facebook; website; free)

On December 3, the Global Ode to Joy (GOTJ) brought together artists and music-lovers around the world to celebrate Beethoven's 250th birthday with a special edition of 'Live with Carnegie Hall.' Hosted by MacArthur Award-winning conductor Marin Alsop and featuring British violinist Daniel Hope, President of the Beethoven-Haus Bonn, the webcast also includes musical performances and guest appearances by Emanuel Ax, Joyce DiDonato, Leonidas Kavakos, Yo-Yo Ma, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, former U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, Austria's ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra (OSESP) and the international Stay At Home Choir. Streaming on Facebook and YouTube, the webcast complemented the social media project launched in November in collaboration with YouTube, Google Arts & Culture, BTHVN2020 and the leading arts organizations of five continents. Inviting the global community to celebrate Beethoven's birthday with joy-filled videos tagged #GlobalOdeToJoy, the project aimed to amplify the message of his beloved 'Ode to Joy' chorus by flooding the digital sphere with unity, solidarity and hope.

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.

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. In the new Live with Carnegie Hall streaming series, she talked 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.