Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Livestreaming Newsletter Update, October 21 2021


Protect yourself from infection,
for unaccompanied chorus,
by David Lang (b. 1963).
AN LA OPUS SERVICE DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
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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Current and upcoming livestreamed recitals and recordings

First United Methodist Church, Santa Monica, Wednesday, November 10, 12:10 p.m. PDT.
Click here to enjoy this upcoming recital by the 3Gs Piano Ensemble (Kirill, Anna and Sophia Gliadkovsky) in the next of FUMC's online Midweek Recitals.

Murphy Recital Hall, Loyola Marymount University, Sunday, September 19, 2:00 p.m. PDT.
Click here for the recording of this livestreamed recital by violinist Ken Aiso and pianist Valeria Morgovskaya, in which the duo play works by Brahms and Robert and Clara Schumann.

HEAR NOW 2021, September 23-26 and October 1-3, 7:00 p.m. PDT.
Click here for concert details, and here for livestreams as they occur, for this year's Festival of new music by contemporary Los Angeles composers.

Pasadena Presbyterian "Music at Noon", Wednesday, 22 September, 12:00 noon, PDT.
Click here for this livestreamed, no-live-audience recital, in which pianist Hui Wu played selections by Debussy, Chopin and others.

Ojai Music Festival, Thursday-Sunday, 16-19 September.
Click here for the full schedule for this year's Festival, and here for the free livestream of concerts as they occur.

Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra presents, Saturday-Sunday,
7-8 August, 11:00 a.m. PDT.
In these recitals from the Thomas Mann House, Pacific Palisades, the KCO presented works for voice and piano by Alma Mahler, Schoenberg, Dale Trumbore, Ernst Toch, Hanns Eisler, Reena Esmail, and Sarah Gibbons, performed by Liv Redpath (soprano), Abigali Nims (mezzo-soprano), and John Brancy (baritone), with David Kaplan, Makiko Hirata, and Victoria Kirsch (piano). Part One here; Part Two here.

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, Friday, October 29, 4:00 p.m. PDT.
The next concert in this series will be a recital of Tarot-inspired works for violin, played by the composer, Kirstin Fife, with Abby Potts, piano; join the Zoom meeting hereThe previous recital, by Calico Winds, comprised works by Koechlin, Willson Osborne, David Amram, Poulenc, and Handel. Click here for the YouTube link.

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.

First Fridays at First!~fff, First Lutheran Church, Torrance,
November 5, 12:15 p.m. PDT.
The next recital in Classical Crossroads' 2021-22 season, videotaped before a small invited audience to be streamed-as-live, will be given by AlmaNova (Almer Imamovich, guitar, and Jessica Pierce, flute). The previous concert was by the Latsos Piano Duo. The season opener on September 3, in which violinist YuEun Kim and pianist Sung Chang played works by Grieg, Dvořák, and Falla, can be enjoyed here.

Glendale Noon Concerts, Wednesday, November 3, 12:10 p.m. PDT.
In the next concert of this series, violinist Philip Vaiman and pianist Maksim Velichkin will play works by Ysaÿe, Velichkin, and Schnittke. Both the previous recitals were by violinist Ken Aiso and pianist Valeria Morgovskaya, most recently playing works by Brahms and Kreisler, and before that, pieces by Clara and Robert Schumann. 

First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, Sunday, October 24,
10
:30 a.m. PDT.
Next Sunday's prelude concert by resident organist Christoph Bull will include works by Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Justin Heinrich Knecht, Jacques Lemmens, Antonio de Cabezón, and Heinrich Scheidemann, as well as improvisations.

Second Sundays at Two, Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, Sunday, November 14, 2:00 p.m. PDT.
The next recital in Classical Crossroads' 2021-22 season will be given by the Canadian pianist Bernardene Blaha and the Swiss violinist Laurence Kayalah. Previouslythe pianist Robert Thies reprised his 2018 Debussy centenary recital, "Debussy—The Painter of Sound", which was reviewed on LA Opus hereClick here for link to the first concert in the series, in which Althea Waites played piano works by Mozart, Schubert, Curt Cacioppo, and Margaret Bonds.


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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