Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Livestreaming Newsletter Update, July 30, 2021

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

Alongside the slow resumption of live classical music events with audiences, enterprising organizations and musicians are continuing to produce recitals that are 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 have enjoyed 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

Sunset ChamberFest, Sunday, July 18, 3:00 p.m. PDT.
Click here for the link to this performance of Shostakovich's Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57, played by Movses Pogossian and Geneva Lewis (violins), Jonah Sirota (viola), Mike Kaufman (cello), and Marisa Gupta (piano).

Edendale Library Up Close Concerts, July 26, 3:00 p.m. PDT.
The most recent recital in this series was given by Calico Winds, performing works by Koechlin, Willson Osborne, David Amram, Poulenc, and Handel. Click here for the YouTube link.

"The Nightingale's Sonata", from July 6, 7:30 p.m. PDT.
The flutist Thomas Wolf presents his award-winning book, "The Nightingale’s Sonata", in an audio-visual presentation with accompanying performances by Angella Ahn (violin) and Steven Vanhauwaert (piano). The book chronicles the astounding legacy of Wolf’s grandmother, Lea Luboschutz, a Russian violin virtuoso who escaped the Bolsheviks with two of her three children and became a concert soloist and household name in Germany, France, and the United States.

The Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival, UCLA, Tuesday August 3, 12:00 noon, PDT.
Click here for more information about the Festival, the next concert of which features the Petanova and Hift Duo playing works by Telemann, Gaubert and Ravel. 

Songs of Unity and Hope, SongFest 25th Anniversary, June 1-September 1, 2021.
Click here for an introduction to this "celebration of the human spirit expressed through the artistry of over 200 musicians and poets," and here for links to the dozen YouTube posts that in total comprise some 15 hours of panel discussions and recitals of songs and poems from Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas, as well as a 127-page downloadable complete program. There are also a trailer, and a brief history of SongFest's first 25 years.

Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Concerts, until end-September, 2021.
Click here for access to around 30 other virtual concerts emanating both from North America and several European countries.

Bard Music Festival 2021, "Nadia Boulanger and Her World", Fisher Center, August 6-8, 12-15, 2021.
Click here for details and upstreaming links for the 12 concerts of this year's Bard Festival, postponed from 2020. Composers represented include Nadia, Lili and Ernest Boulanger, Priaulx Rainier, Louise Talma, Grazyna Bacewicz, Julia Perry, Fauré, Debussy, Koechlin, Florent Schmitt, Ravel, Enescu, J. S. Bach, Brahms, Chabrier, Stravinsky, Marcielle de Manziarly, Françaix, Messiaen, Satie, Tailleferre, Pierre Menu, Roussel, Auric, Elsa Barraine, Widor, Dukas, Poulenc, Offenbach, Hahn, Cole Porter, Gershwin, Marguerite Monnot, Mireille Hartouch, Honegger, Peggy Glanville-Hicks, Dinu Lipatti, Tallis, Monteverdi, Hindemith, Smyth, Piston, Copland, Cecile Chaminade, Vierne, Ducasse, Caplet, Nathaniel Dett, Ibert, Duruflé, Jeanne Demessieux, Sessions, Roy Harris, Blitztein, Zygmund Micielski, Elliott Carter, Piazzolla, Karel Husa, George Walker, Boulez, Legrand, Thea Musgrave, Glass, Hailstork, Conte, and Virgil Thomson.

First Fridays at First!~fff, from Friday, June 4.
Pianist Jeeyoon Kim plays works by Schumann and Brahms in the last of the livestreamed recitals in this series' 2020-21 season. Her performance of Brahms' Variations on an original theme Op. 21 No. 1 is illustrated with artworks by Moonsub Shin. Click here for an interview about this collaboration between artist and musician posted by blogger Linda Wehrli.

Glendale Noon Concerts, Wednesday, August 4, 12:10 p.m. PDT.
In the next concert of this series, the oboist Catherine Del Russo and pianist Mark Robson will perform duo works by Gordon Jacob, Walter Piston, Carl Nielsen, Benjamin Britten, and Jacques Ibert. In the most recent recital the flutist Katherine Marsh and violist Patrick Marsh performed works by J.S. Bach, Devienne, Vieuxtemps, and Pleyel.

First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, Sunday, August 1,
:30 a.m. PDT.
Next Sunday's prelude concert will be an archive recording of violin/organ arrangements of popular repertoire, performed by resident organist Christoph Bull and guest violinst Benedikt Brydern. 

Second Sundays at Two, Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, Sunday, June 13, 2:00 p.m. PDT.
Click here for link to the final concert in Classical Crossroads' livestreamed 2020-21 "Second Sundays at Two" series, in which the series' Artistic Director, pianist Steven Vanhauwaert, played Ravel's Miroirs and Rautavaara's  Etude No. 1, op. 42. Steven Vanhauwaert was interviewed about the program by Linda Wehrli on her Pastimes for a Lifetime blog here.

Ongoing streamings from southern California

South Bay Chamber Music Society 2020-2021 Series
Links to all recordings from the most recent SBCMS concert series can be found here.

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.

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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