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04/27/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/27/2021 12:13

Classical Streaming from 21C in May, June & Beyond

April 27, 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 April 27)

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

(listed chronologically; livestreams in gold)

TODAY: Tues, April 27 at 3pm EDT (2pm CDT): David Robertson conducts DSO and Emanuel Ax in Beethoven 'Emperor' Concerto (see Dallas Symphony below)
Thurs, April 29 at 7pm PDT (10pm EDT): Renée Fleming hosts discussion-performance (see Cal Performances below)
Sat, May 1 at 2PM ET: Yo-Yo Ma: 'Beginnings' (see Yo-Yo Ma below)
Sat, May 1 at 8PM ET: Botstein & TON in Beethoven (see Bard below)
Tues, May 4: Augustin Hadelich in Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto (see Dallas Symphony below)
Wed, May 5 at 6:30pm ET: Former US poet-laureate Rita Dove performs with OSL (see Orchestra of St. Luke's below)
Thurs, May 6: Bang on a Can; Julia Wolfe's Steel Hammer (see Cal Performances below)

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

BARD presents Belated Beethoven Birthday Celebration
(May 1 & 8 at 8PM ET; combination live & pre-recorded streamson website; free/suggested donation)

The Orchestra Now and the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra present two concerts - both conducted by Leon Botstein - celebrating Ludwig van Beethoven, after the pandemic shut down many of the concerts planned last year for the 250th anniversary of his birth. On May 1, The Orchestra Now is featured in livestreams of Beethoven's Fifth and Seventh Symphonies, as well as a pre-recorded stream of his Triple Concerto for violin, cello, and piano, featuring Adele Anthony, Peter Wiley and Shai Wosner respectively. The concert is dedicated to the memory of Stuart Stritzler-Levine, professor emeritus of psychology and emeritus dean of Bard College, who died on May 1, 2020. For the second program, on May 8, the Bard Conservatory Orchestra performs livestreams of Beethoven's Third ('Eroica') and Fourth Symphonies, as well as pre-recorded streams of Wellington's Victory and Drei Equali for four trombones.

Tickets are free with a suggested donation of $25-50; more details are available at theFisher Center website.

LA Opera presents JULIA BULLOCK in recital
(May 21; pre-recorded stream on website; ticketed)

LA Opera's Signature Recital Series presents soprano Julia Bullock - honored as a 2021 Artist of the Year and 'agent of change' by Musical America - and pianist Laura Poe in a concert filmed at Blaibach Concert Hall in Blaibach, Germany. The transatlantic program includes songs by Wolf, Schumann and Weill; American composers John Adams, Margaret Bonds and William Grant Still; and beloved tunes from Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music (available until July 1, 2021).

Tickets are $45 per household for the full five-concert series, or $30 for subscribers. All performances are available through July 1, 2021, and more details can be found atlaopera.org/performances.

CAL PERFORMANCES presents Bang on a Can, Beatrice Rana, yMusic, Jordi Savall and Alvin Ailey
(April 29 and dates in May, all starting at 7pm PDT (10pm EDT); pre-recorded streams on website; ticketed)

Thurs, April 29 at 7pm PDT: Renée Fleming, soprano
As part of Cal Performances' Illuminations: Music and the Mind series, Fleming hosts a special discussion-performance with guest musicians TBA and UC Berkeley Professor of Neuroscience Ehud Isacoff. (Subsequently available on demand through July 28)

Thurs, May 6: Bang on a Can; Julia Wolfe's Steel Hammer
This new film features the acclaimed oratorio by Bang on a Can's co-founder, Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Wolfe. A meditation on more than 200 versions of 'John Henry' that mines the sounds and stories of Appalachia, the Boston Globe called the oratorio an 'epic explosion and reconstruction of the folk ballad.' (Subsequently available through Aug 4)

Thurs, May 13:Beatrice Rana, piano.
The Italian pianist - whose 'startling technique remains among the most faultless of young pianists today' (Washington Post) - performs a recital comprising Chopin's four groundbreaking diabolical and lyrical scherzos, Bach's French Suite No. 2 in C minor, and the first book of Debussy's notoriously difficult Études. (Subsequently available through June 12)

Thurs, May 20: yMusic
The performer-composers of yMusic - 'one of the groups that has really helped to shape the future of classical music' (NPR) - along with guest composers Andrew Norman and Gabriella Smith, join forces with filmmaker Jeremy Robins for a program that includes five world premieres. All eight works on the program are presented in brand new video versions that combine live-performance footage with a creative mix of special visual content. (Subsequently available through Aug 18)

Early-music conductor and musical polymath Savall leads his vocal ensemble La Capella Reial de Catalunya and period orchestra Le Concert des Nations in selections from Monteverdi's Madrigals of Love and War. Recorded in Barcelona, the set includes 'Lamento della Ninfa' and 'Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda.' (Subsequently available through Sep 1)

Thurs, June 10: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
The centerpiece of this exclusive presentation is the world premiere of a newly commissioned work by the company's resident choreographer, Jamar Roberts, along with previously unscreened archival footage of performances of two landmark works from the company repertoire. (Subsequently available through Sep 8)

CHICAGO SYMPHONY presents From the Composer's Studio: A Conversation with Missy Mazzoli and Jessie Montgomery
(May 20 at 6pm CT / 7pm ET; livestream on website; free)

Jessie Montgomery, the newly announced composer-in-residence of the Chicago Symphony beginning in July, looks forward to joining current incumbent Missy Mazzoli online for 'From the Composer's Studio,' a livestreamed conversation hosted by the CSO about what it means to be a composer working with symphony orchestras in 2021. The webinar will be followed by a Q&A and is free and open to the public. Advance reservation is required, and more information is availablehere.

Five upcoming streams from DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, filmed before live audiences
(From March 23; recorded livestreams on website; ticketed)

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra streams five performances in late April and May, each filmed before a live audience and featuring guest artists including violinist Augustin Hadelich and DSO Artist-in-Residence Emanuel Ax. Highlights include a joint concert with members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra joining the DSO for a special benefit performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 1, conducted by Fabio Luisi. Presented in accordance with strict health and safety guidelines, all concerts are available for streaming in the DSO's Next 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, visit MyDSO.com/nextstage. (Following its premiere, each stream will be available through the end of the season. See also below for select DSO streams still available on demand.)

From TODAY, April 27 at 3pm ET / 2pm CT
David Robertson conducts DSO Artist-in-Residence Emanuel Ax in Beethoven's 'Emperor' Concerto, along with Berio's completion of Schubert's fragmentary D-major Symphony and Ruth Crawford Seeger's orchestra fantasia Rissolty Rossolty.

From May 4
Gemma New conducts violinist Augustin Hadelich in Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, along with Stravinsky's neoclassical Pulcinella Suite.

From May 11
Fabio Luisi conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 1 in a joint concert with members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, benefitting the Met Orchestra Musicians' Fund and the DFW Musicians COVID-19 Relief Fund. The concert marked the first time many of the non-DSO musicians had the opportunity to perform for a live audience since the COVID-19 shutdown in March 2020.

From May 18
Music Director Fabio Luisi conducts DSO Principal Oboe Erin Hannigan in Mozart's C-major Oboe Concerto, on a program with Haydn's Symphony No. 82, 'The Bear,' and Mozart's Adagio and Fugue in C minor.

From May 25
Gemma New conducts DSO Principal Second Violin Angela Fuller-Heyde in the world premiere of Kareem Roustom's Violin Concerto No. 2, on a program that also includes Mendelssohn's Fingal's Cave Overture and Ravel's Mother Goose Suite.

CERISE JACOBS and White Snake Projects present virtual opera Death by Life
(May 20, 22 & 25 at 7:30pm ET; live video streams on website; ticketed)

May 20 marks the world premiere of White Snake Projects' latest live virtual opera, Death by Life, conceived as a monument of support for the Black Lives Matter movement after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The opera explores the intersection of systemic racism and mass incarceration using texts written by incarcerated writers and their families, with a score by five Black composers-Jacinth Greywoode, Leila Adu-Gilmore, Jonathan Bailey Holland, David Sanford and Mary D. Watkins-representing a broad range of ages and styles. The sets are immersive 3D environments created in Unreal Engine by Curvin Huber, White Snake's Director of Innovation. Kimille Howard directs and Tianhui Ng music directs. Suggested ticket prices range from $0-150, and links for streaming and more information can be found here.

YO-YO MA: Beginnings
(May 1 at 2pm ET; live video streams on website; ticketed)

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of his Carnegie Hall debut, Yo-Yo Ma reflects on some of the music that shaped his formative years as an artist. Presented by Dreamstage and featuring pianist Solon Gordon, the program includes works by Francoeur, Locatelli, Bach, Paganini, and Kreisler. Following the premiere, the recital will be available for on-demand viewing for 48 hours beginning at 6pm ET on May 1. Tickets are $24.99 in advance, $29.99 on the day of the show. Details and tickets are availablehere.

ORCHESTRA OF ST. LUKE'S presents 5 livestreams in May
(Various dates in May, starting at 6:30pm ET; live video streams on website; ticketed)

Orchestra of St. Luke's continues its OSLive Wednesday Night Series in May with three curated concerts streaming live from New York's DiMenna Center for Classical Music.Conceived for the online experience and directed by Tristan Cook,the concerts mark the final performances of three shorter series, all featuring St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble, OSL's artistic core. David Hyde Pierce hosts the first series, 'Sounds and Stories ': interdisciplinary concerts exploring music through the written word. OSL Principal Conductor Bernard Labadie curates and hosts 'Baroque 2021,' devoted to music of the period, complete with the conductor's expert commentary. Finally, WQXR's Terrance McKnight hosts 'Sounds Like a Symphony,' programs devoted to Romantic repertoire that showcase the ensemble's symphonic spirit.

Also in May, the OSL's 'Composers of Note' series streams a program titled 'Gabriela and Johannes' live from Temple Emanu-El's Streicker Center, and the 2021 OSL virtual gala, hosted by David Hyde Pierce, features performances by Orchestra of St. Luke's, Wynton Marsalis, and the Paul Taylor Dance Company.

Wed, May 5 at 6:30pm ET
David Hyde Pierce, host
Rita Dove, poet
DOVE: Selections from Sonata Mulattica; BEETHOVEN: 'Kreutzer' Sonata; GEORGE BRIDGETOWER: Henry: A Ballad; works by Haydn and Giornovichi

Mon, May 10 at 6:30pm ET
COMPOSERS OF NOTE:Gabriela and Johannes
BRAHMS: String Quintet No. 1; GABRIELA LENA FRANK: Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout

Mon, May 17 at 6:30pm

Wed, May 19 at 6:30pm ET
BAROQUE 2021:The Voice at Ease
Bernard Labadie, OSL Principal Conductor and host
Tyler Duncan, baritone

BACH: Ich habe genug, Sinfonias from Cantatas BWV 21 and 196, 'Laudamus te' from Mass in G; 'Ja, ja, ich kann Feinde schlagen' from Cantata BWV 57; MARCELLO (arr. BACH): Concerto for Oboe in D minor

Wed, May 26 at 6:30pm ET
SOUNDS LIKE A SYMPHONY:Coleridge-Taylor meets Chopin
Terrance McKnight, host
Jeremy Denk, piano
COLERIDGE-TAYLOR: Clarinet Quintet; CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No. 2

[April 21: Baroque 2021: Bach in Three still available through tomorrow]
[April 26: Composers of Note: Plucked & Bowed still available through May 3]

Streams are available to ticketholders for one week following the premiere stream. Single tickets from $1-$100 (pay what you can; suggested price $40). For tickets and more information, click here.

Details of the June livestream - Valerie Coleman's Portraits of Josephine - will be outlined in our next streaming release.

MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS conducts New World Symphony
(May 8 at 7:30pm ET; live video streams on website; ticketed

MTT returns to the New World Center podium to join New World Symphony Fellows in celebrating the composers who established the American sound. NWS alumnus trumpeter Billy Hunter plays Copland's Quiet City, on a program with William Grant Still's Patterns, Charles Ives's Three Places in New England, and works by Nancarrow and Ruggles. Tickets are $25 and are availablehere.


MARIN ALSOP leads Polish National Radio Symphony on medici.tv; plus a spotlight on Articulate with Jim Cotter
(PNRS: pre-recorded webcast on medici.tv
Articulate: prerecorded webcast on PBS website; free)

In celebration of International Women's Day, conductor Marin Alsop joined 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. Alsop also graced a recent episode of PBS TV's Articulate with Jim Cotter, which aired on PBS TV stations and is now available for streaming on the network's website.

THE ATLANTA OPERA presents Orfano Mondo, Pagliacci, The Kaiser of Atlantis and more on its Spotlight Media service
(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' 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 Mind< /a>' and Kevin Burdette sings 'If Ever I Would Leave You ' from Camelot.

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

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, and curated and performed 'Lineage' with San Francisco Symphony
(Tiny Desk: Recorded video livestream, free on NPR website; 'Lineage': pre-recorded video stream on website; ticketed)

Honored as a 2021 Artist of the Year and 'agent of change' by Musical America, classical vocalist Julia Bullock sang Schubert, Weill, Billy Taylor and more for a Tiny Desk (Home) Concert in NPR Music's special quarantine edition of the series, streaming free on demand at NPR Music. As Collaborative Partner of the San Francisco Symphony, she also curated a program in the orchestra's Digital SoundBox series. Titled 'Lineage,' this 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 Chorus for 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. 'Lineage' streamed on the SFSymphony+ platform, and is available on demand to ticket holders and SFSymphony+ members through summer 2021. Tickets at $15 are available here.

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

Fall classical streams still available:

-Takács Quartet play HAYDN, BRITTEN and BRAHMS (available through April 28)

-Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord plays J.S. BACH: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (available through June 2)

-Mitsuko Uchida, piano plays all-Schubert recital, filmed in London's Wigmore Hall, that combines the composer's first two Impromptus with his Sonata in G (available through June 16)

-Christine Goerke, soprano takes a break from opera's dramatic heroines to sing songs by composers from Handel and Brahms to Cole Porter and Carrie Jacobs-Bond, along with longtime recital partner Craig Terry (available through June 30)

-Jeremy Denk, piano returns to Cal Performances with a performance of Book 1 of Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier (available through July 14)

See above for ticket information. Available at Calperformances.org/at-home or by phone at (510) 642-9988.

DANIEL HOPE's [email protected]
(Archived 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.

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.

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 was 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 available here, and many streams are still available in the orchestra's Next Stage Digital Concert Series, including a program of Verdi favorites featuring mezzo Jamie Barton; the world premiere of En otra noche, en otro mundo by DSO Composer-in-Residence Angélica Negrón; and Mahler's Song of the Earth with Tamara Mumford and Stuart Skelton as soloists. To see all the available Next Stage offerings, click here.

LOUISVILLE ORCHESTRA presents two further 'LOVE' livestreams in March
(March 27 & April 10; livestreams & subsequently available on website; ticketed)

Music director Teddy Abrams leads the Louisville Orchestra in the next edition of its Festival of American Music: two further 'LOVE' (Louisville Orchestra Virtual Edition)livestreams in March and April. Both performances will stream live at the orchestra's website, where they will subsequently be available for streaming on demand.

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). Abrams and Arthur will discuss their collaboration and this stream with Ari Shapiro onNPR's All Things Consideredon March 26.

Next, in 'Wailing Trumpets' on April 10, Louisville's Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt leads a program of jazz and ragtime (available on demand from April 23 until June 6).

Info and tickets are available at Louisvilleorchestra.org/spring-love. See below for 'LOVE' streams still available on demand.

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.