Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Livestreaming Newsletter Update, January 22, 2021


Protect yourself from infection,
for unaccompanied chorus,
by David Lang (b. 1963).
AN LA OPUS SERVICE DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
David J Brown

Live classical music events with audiences have ceased—a situation that looks fair to continue indefinitely—but enterprising organizations and musicians are moving 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.

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Upcoming and current livestreamed recitals and recordings

Edendale Up Close Concerts, Friday, January 29, 2:30 p.m. PDT.
Click here for access to the first concert of this series in the Covid-19 era, in which Jonah Sirota (viola) and Regina Brady (piano) will perform works by Rodney Lister, Telemann, and Jonah Sirota.

Boston Early Music Festival, Saturday, February 6, 5:00 p.m. PDT.
Click here for access to the first BEMF recital of 2021, to be given by the early music ensemble Quicksilver: "a dazzling musical tour spanning the 17th century—from the birth of the virtuoso violin in northern Italy through its rich development in the courts of Germany—featuring extraordinary sonatas by Castello, Rosenmüller, Legrenzi, and Fontana, among others." Future virtual events are scheduled for February 26 and April 24.

Redlands Symphony, Redlands CA, Friday, February 12, 4:00 p.m. PDT.
This recital by Symphony Soloists will include works by Marais, Alyssa Morris, Telemann, Francisco Mignonne, Willson Osborne, Vitaly Bujanovsky, and Alexander Desplat.

First United Methodist Church, Santa Monica, Wednesday, February 10, 12:10 p.p. PDT.
This recital will be given by the baritone Aram Barsamian. The January UMC Mid-Week Recital was given by Ty Woodward (organ), David Searfoss and Stephen Billington (trumpets), playing works by John Stanley, J. S. Bach, Marcel Dupré, Alan Hovhaness and June Nixon.

South Bay Chamber Music Society, Sunday, February 14, 3:00 p.m. PDT.
In the SBCMS's next concert, the Vanhauwaert Piano Quartet will perform quartets by Mozart and Dvořák. In the January concert, the Los Angeles Wind Sextet played works by Mozart, Gernot Wolfgang, and Beethoven. The concerts in November (The Pacific Trio: piano trios by Martinů and Brahms), October (The Thies Consort: piano trios by Schumann and Mendelssohn) and September (New Hollywood String Quartet: quartets by Schubert, Mozart and Ravel), can be heard herehere and here.

First Fridays at First!~fff, Friday, February 5, 12:15 p.m. PDT.
The January recital, by David York in remembrance of the late organist Namhee Han, comprised works by J. S. Bach, Vivaldi, Howells, Buxtehude, Burkhardt, and Franck. In the December recital, pianist Sung Chang played works by Schubert, Liszt, and Chopin

Second Sundays at Two, Sunday, February 14, 2021, 2:00 p.m. PDT.
As with Classical Crossroads' other series (above), all concerts in this 2020-21 season are being videotaped and streamed-as-live at the usual time. In the January recital Trio Céleste, performed Beethoven's Piano Trio No. 7 in E-flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke."

Glendale Noon Concerts, Wednesday February 3, 12:10 p.m. PDT.
In the next in this series of fortnightly recitals, the violin/piano duo Ken Aiso and Valeria Morgovskay will play works by Poulenc, Piazzolla, and Debussy. Most recently violinist Jacqueline Suzuki and pianist Brendan White performed violin sonatas by Kirstin Fife and Brahms, while previously these concerts presented improvisations from the pianist Maksim Velichkin.

First United Methodist Church, Santa Monica, Sunday January 24, 10:00 a.m. PDT.
Next Sunday's pre-service recital by organist Christoph Bull will include works by Flor Peeters, Ramón Noble, Walter Anderson and Pachelbel, as well as improvisations.


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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