Take a look at recent special edition digital performances created by our artists during COVID-19 which are still available to watch:
Martin Fröst performed as both conductor and soloist with Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in a live stream on Wednesday 27 May202019.00. Programme includes: Astor Piazzolla — Oblivión, Aaron Copland — Clarinet Concerto, and Ludwig van Beethoven — Symphony No. 1.
Maxim Pascal and Le balcon performed a live-streamed concert ‘JE T’AIME, MAVIE’, on Wednesday 27 May19:00CEST, on lebalcon.tv and Medici.tv.
On Friday 29 May, Mari Samuelsen performed live from Newtone Studios in Norway, where she will be performing with some of her closest musical friends, and answering your questions. Tickets available now from Idagio.
Osmo Vänska conducted Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra in a live stream concert 20:00KST on Friday 29 May from the Concert Hall, Seoul Arts Centre. He conducted Stravinsky Symphonies of Wind Instruments, Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis for string orchestra, and Mozart Symphony No.39. You can watch on YouTube or Facebook.
Jiří Rožeň conducted Prague Philharmonia at the Prague Spring Festival Friday 29 May 20:00BST from the Rudolfinum. The concert featured the Czech premiere of Michael Nyman’s Concerto for Harpsichord and Strings with harpsichordist, Mahan Esfahani along with works by Martinů, Bach and Britten.
Incredible project from Gautier Capuçon where he launches “A summer in France”, a tour of French towns and villages where he will play outdoors. He’s waiting for your invitation!
On Wednesday 20 May, Barbara Hannigan’s recital performance with the late Reinbert de Leeuw from November 2017 was streamed on the Koerner Hall Facebook page. This recital was Hannigan’s Koerner Hall debut at Toronto’s Royal Conservatory, and will feature works by Berg, Webern, Mahler and Wolf.
Daniel Blendulf’s performance with Queensland Symphony Orchestra from 8 June 2019 was streamed as part of ABC Classic’s Lunchtime series on Wednesday 20 May. The programme features Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor with cellist, Pablo Ferrández, Skipworth, Spiritus and Debussy, Nocturnes.
Nate and Domenic from Attacca Quartet were interviewed on Thursday 21 May on BBC Radio Norfolk.
Alban Gerhardt took part in a Livestream Tribute Concert for the Cellist Lynn Harrell with Carnegie Hall on Thursday 21 May. 12 superstar Cellists including Yo Yo Ma, Misha Maisky, Zlatomir Fung and our very own Alban Gerhardt and Gautier Capucon will celebrate Harrell’s life with performance of amongst others Julius Klengel’s Hymnus and the Preludio from Heitor Villa-Lobos’s Bachianas brasileiras No. 1. Live stream will start at 9pm GMT.
Watch Klaus Mäkelä in a live interview with Thomas Hampson on IDAGIO Live Thursday 21 May.
Lisa Batiashvili will play Tchaikovsky’s “Souvenir de Florence” in We for Musicon Sunday 24 May.
Karita Mattila’s performance with Houston Grand Opera in DIEWALKÜRE (from 2015) will be re-broadcast on Houston Public Media’s Classical Radio station on May 8 and 9, 2020 and will be available until 22 June.
Attacca Quartet featured on BBC Radio 3 In Tune ‘Home Sessions’ on 13 May (Nathan Schram was interviewed on air).
Daniel Blendulf conducts Ravel, Suite from Ma Mère l’Oye with the Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra. The broadcast also features flautist Teodor Tirlea performing Bach, Suite No. 2BWV1067. The concert is available online from Saturday 16 May here and on the Orchestra’s youtube channel.
Víkingur Ólafsson performs every Friday 19:00BST on BBC4’s Front Row as their artist in residence during the lockdown period, from 17 April onwards.
Maxime Pascal and Le Balcon have release a video recording of Peter Eötvös’ opera Le Balcon, available now on their website.
Watch this LiveStream IDAGIO Talk on: “The View from the Middle” — The Experience of the Manager, featuring Opera for Peace Ambassador Golda Schultz , in conversation with Shirley Thomson and Iarlaith Carter, her management team from HarrisonParrott. Discussions will focus around the process for an opera singer to secure management and establish a career on the world stage, as well as the current state of the art form and its future in the midst of the global pandemic. Not to be missed! Talk part of Opera for Peace Connections.
Paavo Järvi was in conversation with Robert Greene, the bestselling author of books such as the 48 Laws of Power (now a TV show being produced by Drake), Mastery, and The Laws of Human Nature. For the first time, these two masters will have a virtual conversation that will be streamed LIVE on Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter (via periscope). Topics will include keys to leadership, what they’ve learned about success and overcoming failure, appreciating the classics, and more. Join the conversation by tuning in to comment and ask questions.
For the only “virtual” opening of the Hamburg 2020 International Music Festival, Lisa Batiashvili has recorded a very special piece together with two strings from the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester , the arrangement of the English horn solo from the second movement of Symphony No.9, ‘From the New World’.
Watch Riccardo Minasi with the socially-distanced players of the Mozarteumorchester in this fabulous YouTube video playing C.P.E Bach “Magnificat” Wq 215 I — Allegro di molto.
Vikingur Olafsson will play his own transcription of Rameau’s The Arts and the Hours on Front Row on Radio 4. This piece is from his new Debussy Rameau album, which has been Number 1 on the UK specialist classical chart for five weeks running!
Listen to a selection of Stephen Hough’s tracks, including a pre-release track of Stephen playing the slow movement from Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto, on this specially curated ‘Relaxing Piano’ playlist from Hyperion.
Pablo Heras-Casado’s personal curated playlist titled “My Musical History” is now available on the classical music streaming platform Primephonic. He described his playlist as works that “made a huge impact on me as a conductor, but that also, in my opinion, demonstrate the historical evolution of musical styles, and the development of instruments and techniques.”
On 14 April artistic director of the Audi Summer Concerts, Lisa Batiashvili, together with other renowned musicians, such as Francois Leleux, gave a ‘solidarity’ concert on 14 April which was streamed live from Audi’s press shop. This is part of the international #AudiTogether campaign.
Ksenija Sidorova and Jess Gillam were on BBC Radio 3’s InTune on Wednesday 15 April with Sean Rafferty. Ksenija performed in the ‘Home Session’ element, and he talked to Jess about her Virtual Scratch Orchestra, which will debut this Friday.
Listen to Jess Gillam on the Classical Pod, talking about her David Bowie obsession, why’s she’s denounced Morrissey, and her new project – the Virtual Scratch Orchestra.
Paavo Järvi invited young conductors from around the world to post questions on a Facebook Live Q&A with a focus on ‘Performing Brahms’ and a second Q&A on Sibelius. Hosted by virtual arts education platform, Culturenet, this was the second in the start of a new series of Q&As with Paavo Järvi which also feature on his YouTube channel.
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