In these uncertain times, it is important that we still have access to wonderful classical music and inspiring digital content. Here is a list of upcoming and past digital performances and contributions from some of our artists to help us all continue enjoying classical music until the concert halls can reopen.
Upcoming and current digital performances:
On 2 April 17:00GMT watch a repeat online broadcast of Taavi Oramo ‘s concert with Turku Philharmonic Orchestra recorded last year with an all-Finnish programme of music by Fagerlund, Zenger (Flare – music for beatbox and orchestra) and Porra.
Alban Gerhardt is took part in a live Q&A video chat on 1 April at 15:00GMT. You can find more information here.
If you have run out of DVDs to watch at home, then why not consider pre-ordering the stream recording of the Bregenzer Festspiele performance of Das Jagdgewehr. It is set to be released on 24 April, and offers an alternative viewing option in place of the unfortunate cancellation of the Dutch premiere of the Opera that was due to take place in March with Sarah Aristidou.
On 28 March at 5pm ESTClaire Chase took part in a livestream of a community meditation project on Zoom led by IONE and co-organized with International Contemporary Ensemble and Raquel Klein.
On 21 March Patrick Hahn took part in a live interview on OE1 Radio’s Klassik-Treffpunk programme presented by Albert Hosp in which he discussed his career as a conductor, composer, pianist and cabaret singer. Jasper Parrott also joined the interview by phone from London, and he talked about his career as an artist manager for the last 50+ years and his thoughts on the future of the industry. Here is the programme, available to watch until 28 March.
On 19 March Yulianna Avdeeva performed a live stream concert on Facebook. It is still available to watch! She took part in another Facebook live on 25 March, which is still available to watch here.
Previously recorded events available online:
Looking to watch an opera on a gigantic scale? Why not consider watching Wagner’s epic masterpiece The Ring Cycle online, featuring our very own Andrew Foster-Williams. The live stream is available and free to watch now.
The wonderful Opera Brothers written by Daníel Bjarnason is available as a free livestream until June. Visit the website for more information.
Dialogues des Carmélites, performed at The Metropolitan Opera last year will be live-streamed on 30 March, and will be available for 24 hours. This production was conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and features Karita Mattila who made her role debut singing the role of Madame de Croissy. This production also features HP artist David Portillo.
Relive Mahler’s magnificent Symphony No.3 with Daniel Harding and Anne Sofie von Otter. Available here from 30 March for 31 more days!
Rewatch the 2018 performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra conducted by Edo de Waart and featuring bass-baritone Shenyanghere.
The Berliner Philharmoniker’s Digital Concert Hall is now open for free (registration closes 31 March). Make the most of this opportunity and watch composer, clarinettist and conductor Jörg Widmann in concert alongside Junge Deutsche Philharmonie performing a programme of Mendelssohn, Schumann and Widmann himself. The stream also includes a 12-minute interview with Widmann and Dorothea Schröder.
Watch star violinist Lisa Batiashvili in concert playing the first movement in Tchaikovsky’s emotional and personal Violin Concerto in this music video from the Nobel Prize Concert in December 2018.
Retrotopia is the latest in clarinettist and conductor Martin Fröst’s ground-breaking projects, challenging the boundaries of how classical music concerts are perceived. Watch a unique concert video here from the world premiere with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in Konserthuset Stockholm.
Click here to watch John Adams’ recent performance of Debussy’s Le Livre de Baudelaire (arr. Adams), with Ian Bostridge and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.
Visit this link to see a performance from Truls Mørk back in August 2019, performing Ernest Bloch — Schelomo (1916): Rhapsodie Hébraïque with the Stavanger Symfonieorkester.
Watch this recent video of Riccardo Minasi conducting Suite from Rameau’s opera Les Boreades, with Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra.
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