Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Livestreaming Newsletter Update, April 16, 2021

Protect yourself from infection,
for unaccompanied chorus,
by David Lang (b. 1963).
David J Brown

Pending the resumption of live classical music events with audiences—a situation that looks fair to continue for some time yet—enterprising organizations and musicians have moved to a format of recitals with no audience present but livestreamed, with recordings subsequently available via YouTube, Facebook, etc.

This Newsletter contains notifications of upcoming recitals to be livestreamed when we know about them, so that you can plan to view/listen as they happen, and lists of past events so that if you couldn't tune in at the time, you can instead access the recordings at your leisure. 

Classical Crossroads, Inc. and the South Bay Chamber Music Society—the South Bay area's two principal chamber music organizations—rely on donations to pay their performers. If you've attended their concerts in the past, and are now enjoying their 2020-21 seasons livestreamed, please support them! For Classical Crossroads, Inc. go to the “Donate” button here; for the SBCM, you will find a downloadable donation form here.

Another great resource, with a wider remit covering all performing arts in Southern California, is Performing Arts LIVE, and artists and presenters are encouraged to post their upcoming events here as well.

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Upcoming and current livestreamed recitals and recordings

Music at Saint Matthews, Friday, April 30, 7:30 p..m PDT.
This series' next recital will be by the male chorus Chanticleer (program TBA). In the March concert, violinist Annelle Gregory and pianist Cho Hyun Park presented an all-Russian program of music by Prokofiev, Rimsky-Korsakov, Taneyev, and Rubinstein. In the February concert, pianist Robert Thies played works by Schubert, Prokofiev, and Scriabin.

The Condo Concerts, Bard Conservatory of Music, Sunday, April 18, 4:00 p.m. PDT.
Register here for free tickets for the next recital in this series, in which the Fred Sherry String Quartet will play Schubert's String Quartet No. 15 in G major D.887. The remaining concert will be on May 2.

Boston Early Music Festival, Saturday, April 24, 8:00 p.m. PDT.
Click here for information about the next BEMF recital, in which the mezzo-soprano Lucile Richardot with Ensemble Correspondances will perform a selection of 17th century English songs, from Dowland to Purcell. The previous concert in this season was given by the ensemble Stile Antico, and can be enjoyed here.

South Bay Chamber Music Society, Sunday, April 18, 3:00 p.m. PDT.
In the final concert of the SBCMS's 2020-2021 series, the Robert Thies/Phillip Levy Duo will play violin sonatas by Beethoven and Brahms. Most recently, the Lyris Quartet played string quartets by Britten and Shostakovich. Previously, the Vanhauwaert Piano Quartet performed quartets by Mozart and Dvořák, while in January, the Los Angeles Wind Sextet played works by Mozart, Gernot Wolfgang, and Beethoven. 

First Fridays at First!~fff, Friday, May 7, 12:15 p.m. PDT.
This recital—a performance of Schubert's Piano Trio No. 2 in E-flat major D.929 by Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro (piano), Kyril Zlotnikov (cello) and Liza Ferstchman—will form the first half of a two-part concert, to be concluded in...

... Second Sundays at Two, Sunday, May 9, 2:00 p.m. PDT...
... by the same performers. The April First Friday and Second Sunday recitals similarly formed the two halves of a single concert, by the cellists Emilio and Cara Elise Colón, and pianist Steven Vanhauwaert. Both parts are livestreamed on YouTube.

Glendale Noon Concerts, Wednesday, April 21, 12:10 p.m. PDT.
In the next recital in this series, the violist Alexander Knecht will perform works by J. S. Bach. 

First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, Sunday, April 18, 10:30 p.m. PDT.
Next Sunday's pre-service recital by organist Christoph Bull will include works by Johann Gottfried Walther, J. S. Bach, Louis-Claude Daquin, Händel (arr. Gower), and Elizabeth Krouse.

Ongoing streamings from southern California

Delirium Musicum Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles.
Click here for links to information and videos.

Los Angeles Master Chorale: two new digital series.
Sundays at Seven and Offstage with the Los Angeles Master Chorale.

The Verdi Chorus of Santa Monica's first online concert
Click here or here to access the 2018 program, "The Force of Destiny."

New Hollywood String Quartet. 2019 Summer of Brahms Weekly Video Concert Series.
Click here for recordings of performances from this festival, added weekly.

Los Angeles Philharmonic: LA Phil at Home. 
Click here to watch videos, podcasts, and interviews, read articles, learn about recordings, and sign up for new notifications. 

The Broad Stage Live at Home.
Click here for livestreamed performances, interviews and archival footage. 

LACMA Sundays Live.
Click here for concerts in this series at St. James-in-the-City Episcopal Church, Los Angeles.

Camerata Pacifica Concerts at Home! 
Weekly live broadcasts, on YouTube Live at 11 a.m. & 6 p.m., and on Facebook Live at 2 p.m.

Ken Aiso (violin/viola), Valeria Morgovskaya (piano): Livestream Home Concert, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:00 p.m. PDT.
This is only available via Instagram on mobile devices (cellphones, iPad, tablet), NOT on laptops and desktop computers. To access, install Instragram app and then search for kenaiso1.

LA Opera On Now: Living Room Recitals.
Click here for livestream events and recordings.

Individual 2020 events and events from individuals

I Palpiti Festival 2020: Trio Zingara, Sunday, July 19.
Click here for the first concert this year from I Palpiti, in which Trio Zingara played works by Tchaikovsky and Dvořák.

Virtual AmericaFest, Saturday, July 4.
This year's event included cellist Cécilia Tsan performing solo works by J. S. Bach and Pablo Casals from the dome of the 100-inch telescope at Mount Wilson. Click here for the performance itself.

Music at Saint Matthews, Friday, June 5.
Click here for pianist Robert Thies performing a program of works by Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, and Debussy.

Hear Now Music Festival, Los Angeles, 2017.
Click here for cellist Cécilia Tsan playing (and speaking the words) of The Messiah, by LA composer Hugh Levick.

Rolling Hills United Methodist Church "Second Sundays at Two", May 10.
Click here for Einav Yarden's recital on May 10, recorded from Berlin.

Steven Vanhauwaert, Second Sundays at Two, Sunday July 12, 2 p.m. PDT.
Click here for Steven Vanhauwaert's recital, recorded from his home. 

Glendale Noon Concerts.
Click here for Jacqueline Suzuki and Brendan White playing Respighi on July 15.
Click here for Ken Aiso and Valeria Morgovskaya playing Schumann and Brahms on May 20.
Click here for Maksim Velichlin's solo cello recital on May 6. 
Click here for Brendan White playing Hindemith's Ludus Tonalis on April 15.
Click here for this recital by Jonah and Robert Sirota on March 12.

A Classical Crossroads streamed-as-live concert.
Click here for the Latsos Piano Duo playing Schubert, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, and Joe Giarrusso. 

Dilijan Chamber Music Series: From Our Home to You, April 23.
This home concert by the Pogossian/ Manouelian family, honoring the 105th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, can be enjoyed at this YouTube link.

Violinist Jennifer Koh: "Alone Together."
Click here for videos of many short specially commissioned violin pieces.

A Classical Crossroads streamed-as-live concert, Saturday April 18. 
Trio Zagig, recorded at Greystone Mansion, Beverly Hills: Click here for the Vimeo recording.

Tomasz Fechner (guitar): final DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts) recital, April 11.
Click here for the YouTube recital.

Malibu Friends of Music: A Serenade to the Holy Days of Spring, Monday April 13. Click here or here for Facebook recording of this recital.

Cheng2 Duo at home in New York City, March 31.
Click here for Facebook recording of this recital.

Mak Grgić, USC Thornton School of Music Artist Diploma candidate student: all-J. S. Bach guitar arrangements, Saturday, March 28.
Click here for Facebook recording of this recital.

Aaron David Miller (organ): First Church of Christ Scientist, San Marino, Monday, March 16.
Click here for the YouTube recording of this recital.

Svetlana Smolina (piano): “The Interludes,” First Lutheran, Torrance, Saturday, March 14
Click here for the YouTube recording of this recital.

Music livestreaming, recordings, and events from worldwide sources

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts: Streaming of Music, Dance, Theater, and other performances.
• BEMF at Home: Streamings of recording highlights from past productions by the Boston Early Music Festival.
Live with Carnegie Hall: Livestreamings, recordings, and more. Carnegie Hall is also streaming via medici.tv.
Ariel Avant Robinson Recitals: weekly online chamber concerts.
• American Symphony Orchestra online; a new recording from the ASO archives released each Wednesday.
Philharmonic Society of Orange County list of upcoming livestream events, doubtless containing duplications of other lists.
Bachtrack: Many on-demand streaming services listed here, some of which may be duplicated below.
Music Never Sleeps NYC.
Alex Ross: The Rest is Noise—COVID-19 live streams, a listing. 
Fisher Center at Bard College Upstreaming: Archive of performances and other events.
• Great Performances at the New York Met.

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