How to watch concerts from home: the concerts and operas available to stream online during the coronavirus pandemic

An up-to-date round-up of the concerts, operas and recitals available to view online during self-isolation

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Budapest Festival Orchestra

In response to the worldwide restrictions on public concerts, the Budapest Festival Orchestra will now host chamber music concerts, which will be available to view online for free. The 'Quarantine Soirees' are all listed here.

 

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

As the Philharmonie Berlin is closed until 19 April, the Berlin Philharmonic's concerts will be available via its Digital Concert Hall, which is available free of charge for 30 days. Log in here, using the code BERLINPHIL.

 

Metropolitan Opera

The Met has launched 'Nightly Met Opera Streams', a free series of operas streamed on the Met Opera's website during the coronavirus closure. The week commencing 23 March will be entirely focused on Wagner operas, kicking off with Tristan und Isolde on Monday. See below for the schedule.

Thursday 19 March: Verdi La traviata
Friday 20 March: Donizetti La Fille du Régiment
Saturday 21 March: Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor
Sunday 22 March: Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin
Monday 23 March: Wagner Tristan und Isolde
Tuesday 24 March: Wagner Das Rheingold
Wednesday 25 March: Wagner Die Walküre
Thursday 26 March: Wagner Siegfried
Friday 27 March: Wagner Götterdämmerung
Saturday 28 March: Wagner Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Sunday 29 March: Wagner Tannhäuser

 

Pianist Boris Giltburg

The Israeli pianist has built a programme of regular live-streamed lunchtime concerts, which will be released every Monday and Wednesday. Occasional Friday performances of Beethoven will also be added. Videos will be released at 12pm UK time on Giltburg’s Twitter and Facebook pages (@borisgiltburg on Twitter and @giltburg on Facebook). 

 

 

 

London Symphony Orchestra

The LSO has launched ‘Always Playing’, a series of full-length concerts from its archive, which will be streamed live at the orchestra’s usual performance times: 7.30pm on Thursdays and 7pm on Sundays. 

 

Bavarian State Opera

From 23 March, the Bavarian State Opera will be streaming live Afternoon Concerts, with a mix of lieder, solo, chamber music and dance performances. Artists featured will include violinist Julia Fischer, baritone Christian Gerhaher and tenor Jonas Kaufmann. The concerts will be available for 14 days. 

 

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Musicians from the Boston Symphony Orchestra will be producing their own videos, which will be released through the orchestra's 'BSO at Home' platform on its website. They will share anecdotes and insights, giving informal performances while they stay at home during the pandemic.

Six weeks of daily recordings will be available at 10am through the 'BSO at Home' platform. See below for the schedule. 

23-29 March: Perfomances spotlighting the BSO's Music Directors past and present: Andris Nelsons, Seiji Ozawa, Erich Leinsdorf, Charles Munch, Serge Koussevitzky
30 March-5 April: Memorable moments with guest soloists of the 20th century (Van Cliburn, Isaac Stern, Rudolf Serkin, Leonard Bernstein, Doriot Anthony Dwyer)
6-12 April: Masterworks of the Classical Period (Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven)
13-19 April: BSO performances of musical landmarks of the 20th century (Copland, Shostakovich, Bartók)
20-26 April: Performances highlighting the French tradition and the BSO (Debussy, Ravel, Berlioz, Bizet)
27 April-3 May: A focus on the BSO and the Romantic Age (Tchaikovsky, Brahms and Strauss)

 

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

The Nordic orchestra has an online streaming service, which features concerts from the past year, including a performance of Britten's Peter Grimes, which the orchestra performed at the Royal Festival Hall in 2019.

 

Ashuelot Concerts

The chamber music series in New Hampshire is hosting livestreams every Wednesday and Saturday at 8pm EST. These will consist of talks and performances, with a Q&A via its YouTube channel at the end of each event. The schedule is listed below.

Saturday 21 March: Dvořák: Four Romantic Pieces Op. 75
Wednesday 25 March: Elgar: Violin Sonata, Part 1
Saturday 28 March: Elgar: Violin Sonata, Part 2
Wednesday 1 April: Smetana: From My Homeland
Saturday 4 April: Suk: Four Pieces
Wednesday 8 April: Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Part 1
Saturday 11 April: Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Part 2
Wednesday 15 April: Janáček: Violin Sonata
Saturday 18 April: Mozart: Violin Sonata No. 23, Part 1
Wednesday 22 April: Mozart: Mozart: Violin Sonata No. 23, Part 2

 

George Enescu International Festival

From 18 March, the George Enescu International Festival and Competition will be broadcasting online concerts and recitals recorded in recent years. Each concert stream will remain on the website for four days. This is currently an ongoing project, with no definitive endpoint.

 

London Mozart Players

The London Mozart Players have launched 'At Home with LMP', a new online streaming platform, complete with live performances and behind-the-scenes access and interviews. 

Live broadcasts will take place every Saturday, with guitarist Craig Ogden launching the 'Saturday Sessions' on Saturday 28 March. He will perform works including Scarlatti's Sonata in E and excerpts from Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez.

Future performances will include appearances from pianist Howard Shelley, saxophonist Jess Gillam and clarinettist Michael Collins.

 

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

As part of its 'RPO at Home' digital programme, musicians from the orchestra perform to audiences online from their own homes. 

 

Moscow Philharmonic Society

The Moscow Philharmonic Society is streaming 'armchair concerts without an audience' from the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow every evening at 4pm GMT. 

 

VOCES8

The ensemble has set up an initiative called '#LiveFromHome', featuring the music of Apollo5 and VOCES8. The ensembles will broadcast performances, interactive singing videos, live workshops and interviews with the team on a daily basis. The videos will be broadcasted on Facebook and Instagram Live.

 

Pianist Yulia Chaplina

During a difficult time, Russian pianist Yulia Chaplina has recorded a few short online performances of music she hopes will cheer everyone up! She has also started sending out a regular newsletter with links to these videos.

 

London Philharmonic Orchestra

The LPO's upcoming concerts, which have had to be cancelled, will be mirrored by playlists of the repertoire that was supposed to be performed. The conductors and performers will introduce each concert, with their own personal opinions of the music on the programme. This kicks off on Saturday 28 March with Edward Gardner introducing a concert of Sibelius, Dutilleux and Beethoven. 

 

Philharmonia Orchestra

In case you're deciding to pursue composition during this period of self-isolation, the Philharmonia Orchestra has a library of sound samples which are totally free to use. 

 

Igor Levit

The brilliant pianist is hosting popular nightly 'House Concerts' on his Twitter

 

Living Room Live

Created by composer Freya Waley-Cohen, violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen and pianist George Fu, Living Room Live is a platform for musicians to share videos and streams over the coming weeks and beyond. 

Every weekday evening, Living Room Live will host a mini concert online. The full schedule is available here

 

 

 

 

 

Academy of Ancient Music

The Academy of Ancient Music is uploading full-length HD concerts to its YouTube channel for the duration of the pandemic. ALl concerts are free to watch. The concerts are uploaded every Sunday and the programme is as follows. 

5 April: Beethoven and Witt (with Chen Reiss)

12 April: Handel's Messiah (with soloists from VOCES8)

19 April: Bach and Haydn (with Viktoria Mullova and James Hall)

26 April: Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro

3 May: The Art of the Lute (with Thomas Dunford)

 

St Mary's Perivale

Every day at 4pm, the West London church is streaming one of its 400+ concerts on its website, paying the musicians featured for their appearances. The upcoming performance details are available here.

 

Outside In Online Festival

From 6-11 April, 45 performances will be streamed for free as part of Outside In Online Festival. Artists include pianists Boris Giltburg, Anna Fedorova and Alexander Ullman, as well as bass player Misha Mullov-Abbado. 

 

Wynton Marsalis

Jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis is hosting weekly Zoom group sessions to connect with the music community. The full schedule of upcoming chats is available here

 

Staatsoper Berlin

The full schedule for Staatsoper Berlin can be found here.

 

London Schools Symphony Orchestra

The new digital concert series LSSO ALIVE! will feature films from its concert archive on the orchestra’s Facebook page every Monday at 7.30pm.

 

Curating the Concert Experience

Composer and DJ Mason Bates is hosting a weekly online series, ‘Curating the Concert Experience’, on the Kennedy Center’s website. He will be breaking down the main elements of curating a concert, from programme to production. 

Part 1: Programming (styles, eras, composer backgrounds)
Part 2: Production (stage plots, lighting, screen design)
Part 3: Platform (overall audience experience artists featured, opportunity for outreach)

Catch up with archive episodes on Mason Bates's website

 

Violinist Fenella Humphreys

Every Wednesday, Fenella Humphreys performs a new piece of music on her Twitter feed at 5pm. On Sundays at 5pm, she plays regular short programmes. 

 

International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival 

The International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival and the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company have launched gsopera.tv, a new streaming service to host previous operas. 

The operas range in price per download. 

 

Violinist Doori Na

Every Wednesday at 1pm EDT, violinist Doori Na hosts a 'Laid Bach Concert' on his Facebook page

 

Lang Lang Foundation

Every Friday at 12pm EST on IGTV on the Lang Lang Foundation's Instagram, a different musician will perform live in the foundation's Play It Forward Virtual Concert Series.

 

 

 

Watch back

Shanghai Symphony Orchestra

The Chinese orchestra performed a private live-streamed concert in its Chamber Hall, watched by over 900,000 people. There is a 15-minute clip available on the orchestra’s Facebook feed here.

 

The orchestra also have another concert available here, featuring music by Bach, Schubert, Dvorák and Leroy Anderson. 

 

 

Pianist Garrick Ohlsson

Garrick Ohlsson’s concert at 92Y in New York is available to watch back on the venue’s website. The pianist performed sonatas by Beethoven and Prokofiev, as well as selected piano works by Chopin. 

 

Daniel Hope and Lang Lang

Konzerthaus Berlin hosted violinist Daniel Hope, pianist Lang Lang, mandolinist Avi Avital and singer Max Raabe, among others, for a chamber recital, which you can now watch back on YouTube.

 

Pianist and composer Eric Christian

Eric Christian has been performing every day this week on his Instagram (@ericchristian). He primarily plays original material, but also takes musical requests. 

 

Kuss Quartet

The German quartet performed a 'Solidarity with Freelance Musicians' benefit concert, which is now available to stream on its YouTube channel.

 

Third Coast Percussion

Third Coast Percussion recently performed a concert with music by Steve Reich, Gemma Peacocke and TCP member David Skidmore. This is now available to view on the ensemble's YouTube page. It kicks off at about the 31-minute mark.

 

 

Harpsichordist Steven Devine

On Early Music Day, Stephen Devine played a livestream recital at the National Centre for Early Music in York. The concert is still available to view on Facebook. Devine performed Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 Part 1. 

 

English National Ballet Philharmonic

Under the baton of music director Gavin Sutherland, 38 members of the English National Ballet's orchestra recorded an extract from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, which they all recorded at home via video link. 

The orchestra has also joined forces again for a virtual rendition of Glazunov's Raymonda to thank the NHS staff for the work they are doing during the coronavirus pandemic. 

 

Suntory Hall Organ Promenade Concert, Tokyo

The Suntory Hall's monthly free lunchtime concert has taken place since 1991. The venue's recent performance by Maki Tomita is now available to watch online (until 15 April). 

Programme:

JS Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C BWV545
Respighi: Prelude in A minor on a Chorale by JS Bach 'Ich hab mein Sach Gott heimgestellt'
Middlschulte: Passacaglia in D minor

 

Hedgehog for Nine Isolated Players

Composer Yshani Perinpanayagam has written a new work for her musician friends while they're all isolated at home. They usually all play in the same orchestra. 

 

Orchestra of St John's: Handel's Messiah

Watch a full performance of John Lubbock's new arrangement of Handel's Messiah, performed by the Orchestra of St John's, with accompanying soloists and choir. 

 

Recital Stream

A new project aimed at bringing live music to audiences in isolation, Recital Stream will be hosting solo and duo recitals in the coming weeks, all performing live from their living rooms. Recitalists include flautist Jonathan Slade, clarinettist Bixby Kennedy and violinist Sarah Jane Kenner. 

 

Violinist Isabelle Faust

An Accentus Production performance of Isabelle Faust performing Bach's Partita No. 2 in D minor and Sonata No. 3 in C from Leipzig's empty St Thomas Church. 

 

Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra

Musicians from the Qatar Philharmonic have joined up from their various homes to create a performance of Dvorák's New World Symphony, which is available to view on the orchestra's Twitter.

 

Orchestra of Opera North

With a conductor in an empty church in Stockholm and 40 musicians at their various homes across Yorkshire, the Orchestra of Opera North performs Strauss’s Also Sprach Zarathustra in a new film, available to watch here

 

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

Catch up with the orchestra's remote recording of the Norwegian composer Harald Sæverud's The Ballad of Revolt here. Each musician recorded themselves in their houses and the clips were edited together. 

 

BBC Symphony Orchestra

The BBC Symphony Orchestra has teamed up with Spitfire Audio to record Paul Thomson's Final Flight remotely. Watch the finished product below.

 

 

 

The Sixteen

The Sixteen has released a virtual performance of Sheppard's Libera Nos, with each choir member in their respective home carrying out domestic chores. Soprano Katy Hill went into labour during the filming of the first video so had to complete the second video after her baby girl was born! 

 

 

Ealing Symphony Orchestra

Watch the Ealing Symphony Orchestra's virtual performance of Elgar's Pomp & Circumstance March No. 4 here.

The orchestra were due to perform a concert in preparation for its 100th anniversary, but due to the lockdown restritions were forced to cancel. Its 51 musicians joined forces for a virtual performance of Elgar's iconic work.

 

 

 

Thursday 19 March

Guitarist Sean Shibe

The guitarist’s cancelled Leicester International Music Festival Lunchtime Concerts are going to be available to stream via his Twitter feed (@seanstshibe).
Thursday 19 March, 1pm: Scottish Lute Manuscripts
Friday 20 March, 1pm: Bach Lute Suite BWV996
Saturday 21 March, 1pm: Works by Sofia Gubaidulina and David Fennessy

 

 

Malmö Symphony Orchestra

Thursday 19 March’s concert will be replaced by a live broadcast on the orchestra’s streaming site. Mendelssohn’s suite from A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be performed by the orchestra alongside Mozart’s Symphony No. 36 ‘Linz’. 

 

 

Friday 20 March

Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, 10am

At 10am GMT, the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra will host a free live stream of a concert with interviews from Osaka Concert Hall. 

Haydn: Symphony No. 2
Mozart: Symphony No. 5
Stravinsky: Violin Concerto
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Aylen Pritchin (violin), Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra/Michiyoshi Inoue

 

 

Saturday 21 March

Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra

At 7.30pm local time, the orchestra will present a livestream of two past APO performances. The orchestra is joined by violinist James Ehnes for Bruch's First Violin Concerto, before embarking on Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony. It will be hosted on the Facebook event here, as well as on the orchestra's website.

 

21st Century Consort

Recorded at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, the 21st Century Consort will be streaming a concert of works by composers from the last century, including Tan Dun, Kati Agocs, Stella Sung and Berio. The concert will be streamed via the ensemble's YouTube channel at 10pm GMT on Saturday 21 March. The programme is below.

Tan Dun: Water Music
Kati Agocs: A la Claire Fountaine
Stella Sung: Dance of the White Lotus Under the Silver Moon
Berio: Circles

 

 

Sunday 22 March

London Symphony Orchestra

To launch its ‘Always Playing’ initiative, the LSO’s first full concert will be available at 7pm on Sunday. The programme will be released and the concert available to stream here.

 

 

Monday 23 March

Jess Gillam

Saxophonist Jess GIllam will be livestreaming a performance at 6pm on Instagram Live. You can find her on Instagram at @jessgillamsax.

 

 

Lise Davidsen

The soprano will be following on from Jess Gillam with a livestream at 7pm on Instagram Live, via her Instagram: @lisedavidsen.

 

Ola Gjeilo

Norweigian composer and pianist Ola Gjeilo will be completing the Decca livestream evening with a performance on his Facebook page at 8pm. 

 

 

Thursday 26 March

Pianist Jonathan Biss

Jonathan Biss will be performing to an empty concert hall with a live-streamed recital of Beethoven sonatas. 

 

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

From Accentus Productions, the Leipzig orchestra will stream a concert of music by Stravinsky and Robert Schumann, under the baton of Andris Nelsons.  The concert will be available to view on the orchestra's website for 24 hours. 

 

Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony will present a rebroadcast of Dvořák's Symphony No. 8, conducted by music director Thomas Dausgaard. The stream will begin at 7.30pm PDT on YouTube and Facebook

 

Living Room Live

Created by composer Freya Waley-Cohen, violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen and pianist George Fu, Living Room Live is a platform for musicians to share videos and streams over the coming weeks and beyond. The platform is launching tonight at 6pm on  livingroom-live.com, with George Fu performing Knussen's Ophelia's Last Dance and Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 30. The video will remain on the website after the live broadcast.  

Upcoming featured artists will include soprano Héloïse Werner, soprano Ruby Hughes and pianist James Baillieu. The team behind Living Room Live has reached out to care homes across the UK, who will be sharing the streams in care homes.

 

Friday 27 March

Music Never Sleeps NYC

New York-based artists including pianist Jeremy Denk, composer Nico Muhly, mandolinist Chris Thile, violinist Gil Shaham and the Brentano Quartet will be taking part in a 24-hour music video livestream marathon event beginning at 6pm EDT on Friday 27 March. The event has been organised by cellist Jan Vogler. 

 

Global Lockdown Orchestra

British composer Ben Morales Frost has responded to the crisis and the huge number of musicians out of work by creating the Global Lockdown Orchestra, in which 521 musicians from across the world will perform a new piece of music in each performance. Musicians will be sent music on Saturday and have until Tuesday night to submit recordings, in a similar way to Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir. The orchestra's inaugural performance will be available to view on Friday 27 March at 8pm on Ben Morales Frost's YouTube channel.

 

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Herbert Blomstedt conducts the Leipzig orchestra in the music of Beethoven at 1pm in an Accentus production. The concert will be available to view for 24 hours after broadcast. 

 

Seattle Symphony Orchestra: Meet the Tuba

Principal tuba John Dicesare introduces the tuba to children in a livestream on YouTube and Facebook. The programme will be broadcast at 11am PDT. 

 

 

Saturday 28 March

Inside-Out Piano

To celebrate International Piano Day, Turner Sims concert hall in Southampton is hosting a free online family concert at 3pm. Pianist and composer Sarah Nicholls plays the Inside-Out Piano, a grand piano opened up so the audience can see right inside it.

 

London Philharmonic Orchestra

To kick off its series of digital offerings, the LPO's first 'playlist concert' will be introduced by Edward Gardner, who is set to take over the orchestra as principal conductor in September 2021. The intended programme (Sibelius's Third Symphony, Dutilleux's Le temps l'horlage and Beethoven's Symphony No. 5) will be available via the LPO's website in playlist form. 

 

Deutsche Grammophon Pianists

Deutsche Grammophon’s pianists are joining forces for World Piano Day via the record label’s YouTube and Facebook platforms. Pianists set to feature in the recital include Víkingur Ólafsson, Daniil Trifonov, Maria João Pires, Evgeny Kissin, Jan Lisiecki, Rudolf Buchbinder, Kit Armstrong, Simon Ghraichy and Joep Beving. The stream will begin at 3pm CET and will be available for a limited time afterwards.

 

Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony will present a rebroadcast of Dvořák's Symphony No. 8, conducted by music director Thomas Dausgaard. The stream will begin at 8pm PDT on YouTube and Facebook

 

 

Monday 30 March

On Site Opera

The New York opera company, which specialises in site-specific and immersive productions, will host a series of performances via livestream. All streams will begin at 12pm EST on the company’s website and Facebook page

Rameau’s Pygmalion
Staging from June 2014 at the Lifestyle-Trimco Mannequin Showroom

 

 

Thursday 2 April

The Violin Channel

30-minute living room livestream with Attacca Quartet cellist Andrew Yee (2pm). 

 

Friday 3 April

Art Saves Us

Starting on 3 April, a new concert initiative aimed at supporting NHS staff will be hosted on Zoom. Event access is £1, which goes towards supporting essential workers in the NHS. The first concert kicks off at 3pm UK time, and concerts will be held every Friday. The link to access the Zoom webinar is here

 

The Violin Channel

12pm: 30-minute living room livestream with violinist Augusta McKay Lodge

2pm: 30-minute living room livestream with cellist Amit Peled

4pm: 30-minute living room livestream with violinist William Hagen

6pm: 30-minute living room livestream with violinist Jeffrey Myers from the Calidore Quartet and violinist Siwoo Kim

 

Sofia Opera and Ballet

At 5pm, the Bulgarian ballet and opera company will stream a performance of Giselle.

 

 

 

Saturday 4 April

The Violin Channel

1pm: 30-minute living room livestream with violinist Min-Jeong Koh

3pm: 30-minute living room livestream with violinist Tomas Cotik

5pm: 30-minute living room livestream with violinist Marc Bouchkov

 

Sofia Opera and Ballet

At 5pm, the Bulgarian ballet and opera company will stream a performance of Don Quixote.

 

 

 

Sunday 5 April

The Violin Channel

2pm: 30-minute living room livestream with cellist Andrea Casarrubios

4pm: 30-minute living room livestream with the Telegraph Quartet

 

Sofia Opera and Ballet

At 4pm, the Bulgarian ballet and opera company will stream a performance of Attila.

 

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Starting at 3pm, the BSO will present Concert for our City: Now Streaming for All, a video stream of music by Tchaikovskty, Ginastera, Brahms and George Walker. It will be available to view on the orchestra's YouTube page

 

 

Monday 6 April

On Site Opera

The New York opera company, which specialises in site-specific and immersive productions, will host a series of performances via livestream. All streams will begin at 12pm EST on the company’s website and Facebook page

Mozart’s The Secret Gardener
Staging from May 2017 at the Westside Community Garden

 

The Violin Channel

2pm: 30-minute living room livestream with violist Luke Fleming

4pm: 30-minute living room livestream with pianists Gregg Kallor and Dasha Koltunyuk

6pm: 30-minute living room livestream with violinist Rachel Lee Priday

 

 

 

Tuesday 7 April

The Violin Channel

4pm: 30-minute living room livestream with violinist Nancy Zhou

6pm: 30-minute living room livestream with violinist Eric Sillberger

 

Southbank Centre

In celebration of the centenary of the birth of Ravi Shankar, the Southbank Centre is playing tribute to the Indian sitarist and composer across all its digital channels, with curated playlists, articles and exclusive videos. 

 

 

 

Thursday 9 April

Ivo Kahánek and the Pavel Haas Quartet

The 2020 BBC Music Magazine Award-nominated pianist Ivo Kahánek joins the Pavel Haas Quartet in a performance from Josef Suk's Hall of Rudolfinum in Prague. 

 

 

Friday 10 April

Philharmonia

On Good Friday, the Philharmonia Orchestra will stream a BBC broadcast from 1970 with conductor Otto Klemperer. It will remain online for six months after the livestream on the orchestra's YouTube page. For full details, click here, and for the trailer, click here.

 

Paavo Järvi and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen

Brahms's Requiem was premiered in Bremen Cathedral on Good Friday in 1868 with Brahms himself at the podium. Paavo Järvi and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen have returned to the very same cathedral to perform the Requiem again with soloists Valentina Farcas and Matthias Goerne. It will be streamed on the orchestra's YouTube channel at 10am CET, and will be available to watch for 48 hours afterwards. A live Q&A with Paavo Jävi will be streamed on 11 April.

 

Sheku Kanneh-Mason

The cellist goes live on Facebook at 5.30pm.

 

The Sixteen

The choir is streaming their 2018 performance of James MacMillan's Stabat Mater at the Sistine Chapel on Good Friday at 7.30pm. The link will go live on YouTube here. They will be accompanied by Britten Sinfonia and under the baton of Harry Christophers. 

 

The Violin Channel

4pm: 30-minute living room livestream with violinist Pavel Šporcl

 

Carly Paoli

Singer Carly Paoli will be broadcasting 'Music for Mercy', a concert from 2016 on her YouTube channel on Good Friday. Joining her on stage, Elaine Paige, The Tenors, Giovanni Caccamo and Andrea Bocelli. Tune in at 7pm. 

 

Art Saves Us

At 3pm, the second event organised to support the NHS will be hosted on Zoom, with a mix of music, art and interviews. The line-up includes soprano Yao Hong, pianist Ivan Ilic and cellist Jiaxin Lloyd Webber. The link to access the Zoom call can be found here

 

Learn to play Elgar's Salut d'amour with Nicola Benedetti

Nicola Benedetti is hosting daily tutorials at 10am BST from 10-19 April on her YouTube channel to teach audiences how to play Elgar’s Salut d’Amour. Participants are then invited to email their performances to info@benedettifoundation.org or upload on social media using the hashtag #salutnicky by 5pm on Thursday 16 April. A winner will then be picked from those who have entered, followed by a live Q&A with Benedetti. 

Click here for more information, downloadable sheet music, videos of Benedetti performing the piece and Petr Limonov performing the piano part for you to play along with, and full details on how to submit your performance. 

This series is in conjunction with the release of Nicola Benedetti and Petr Limonov’s performance of Salut d’Amour, which will be released digitally as a single and on Benedetti’s upcoming album, which also features Elgar’s Violin Concerto with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski. 

 

 

Saturday 11 April

Paavo Järvi

Following on from his Good Friday performance of Brahms's Requiem with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Järvi invites young conductors from across the world to post questions on Facebook Live.

 

The Violin Channel

4pm: 30-minute living room livestream with violinist Kevin Zhu

 

 

Monday 13 April

On Site Opera

The New York opera company, which specialises in site-specific and immersive productions, will host a series of performances via livestream. All streams will begin at 12pm EST on the company’s website and Facebook page

Michi Wiancko’s Murasaki’s Moon
Staging from May 2019 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Astor Court

 

 

Wednesday 15 April

The Violin Channel

4pm: 30-minute living room livestream with violinist Lara St John

 

Sheku Kanneh-Mason

The cellist goes live on Facebook at 5.30pm.

 

 

Thursday 16 April

The Violin Channel

6pm: 30-minute living room livestream with violinist Sean Lee

 

Antonio Pappano

At 4pm, conductor Antonio Pappano explores the music of Respighi and his trilogy of Roman Poems. The first poem, Fontane di Roma, will then be performed by the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale de Santa Cecilia, who first commissioned and performed the piece in 1917. 

 

 

Friday 17 April

Jess Gillam Virtual Scratch Orchestra

Saxophonist Jess Gillam will launch her Virtual Scratch Orchestra on Friday 17 April with its debut performance on her Instagram, @jessgillamsax. Made up of video clips from musicians around the world, the orchestra will play Bowie's Where Are We Now?, which also appears on Gillam's debut album RISE. To take part, instructions on how to submit entries are listed below in the 'For musicians' section.

 

Sheku Kanneh-Mason

The cellist goes live on Facebook at 5.30pm.

 

National Youth Orchestra

At 5pm, the 164 musicians from the National Youth Orchestra will open their windows and perform Beethoven's 'Ode to Joy' in support of NHS staff and key workers across the UK. They are inviting all other musicians to join in. The sheet music can be downloaded here.

 

Monteverdi Choir & Orchestra

A performance of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo will be streamed on the choir's YouTube channel.

 

 

Sunday 19 April

PUSH The Opera

Singers from Belgium and the UK come together online to commemorate the heroes of the Belgian Resistance in World War Two. They will perform the Finale from PUSH, the opera that tells the story of Simon Gronowski, who was one of the 238 men, women and children who jumped off the train on the way to Auschwitz on 19 April 1943. 

 

 

Tuesday 21 April

The Violin Channel

6pm: 30-minute living room livestream with violinist Philippe Quint

 

 

Wednesday 22 April

Sheku Kanneh-Mason

The cellist goes live on Facebook at 5.30pm.

 

The Violin Channel

4pm: 30-minute living room livestream with violinist Bella Hristova

 

 

Thursday 23 April

Antonio Pappano

At 4pm, conductor Antonio Pappano explores the music of Respighi and his trilogy of Roman Poems. The first poem, Fontane di Roma, will then be performed by the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale de Santa Cecilia, who first commissioned and performed the piece in 1917. 

 

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

The Bergen Philharmonie Orchestra's live platform will be hosting a live performance by musicians from the orchestra, recorded from the Grieghallen concert hall, following social distancing measures. The concert begins at 7.30pm CEST and the programme is as follows:

Johan Halvorsen: Passacaglia
Melina Mandozzi, violin and Ilze Klava, viola

Antonin Dvorak: Terzetto in C major for two violins and viola Op 74
Dag Anders Eriksen, violin Chien-Yu Chu, violin, Yumi Sagiuchi Shultz, viola

Peter Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence
Melina Mandozzi, violin, Jutta Morgenstern, violin, Ilze Klava, viola, Berend Mulder, viola, Frida Fredrikke Waaler Wærvågen, cello, Agnese Rugevica, cello 

 

 

 

 

Friday 24 April

London Mozart Players and Joanna Lumley

At 10am, the London Mozart Players join forces with Joanna Lumley to release a narrated version of Saint-Saëns’s The Carnival of the Animals, with additional animated illustrations by Cat Fuller. The performance will be broadcast via the London Mozart Players’ ‘At Home with the LMP’ section of their website. 

 

Gabriel Schwabe & Nicholas Rimmer

At 8.30pm CEST, pianist Gabriel Schwabe and pianist Nicholas Rimmer will be featured on Takt1, performing Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata D821 and Chopin's Sonata for Cello and Piano. 

 

Monteverdi Choir & Orchestra

A performance of Monteverdi's Il ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria will be streamed on the choir's YouTube channel.
 
 

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra will be taking over the Violin Channel's Facebook and Instagram accounts for a two-day festival on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 April. The festival will feature Oprheus musicians in living room concerts, videos and activities from hom, interactive Q&As and full broadcasts of concerts.  

 

Exploring Creative Thinking

At 3pm, Music in Offices founder Tessa Marchington will host an Instagram Live event in which she will be joined by Kathleen Adler, founder and CEO of WildKat, to discuss creativity and the role of music and the arts in business environments. 

 

 

Saturday 25 April

The Metropolitan Opera At-Home Gala

40 leading Metropolitan Opera singers will come together virtually at 1pm EDT/6pm BST for a gala from their own homes across the world. Artists featured include Jamie Barton in Georgia, Joseph Calleja in Malta, Renée Fleming in Virginia, Jonas Kaufmann in Germany, Anna Netrebko in Austria, Bryn Terfel in Wales and Pretty Yende in South Africa. The performance will be available on demand on the Met’s website until 6.30pm EDT/11.30pm BST the following day. 

 

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra will be taking over the Violin Channel's Facebook and Instagram accounts for a two-day festival on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 April. The festival will feature Oprheus musicians in living room concerts, videos and activities from hom, interactive Q&As and full broadcasts of concerts.  

 

Czech Philharmonic Benefit Concert

The Czech Philharmonic will host a livestream event on Facebook at 7pm BST to support freelance musicians and to raise money for elderly people at risk in the Czech Republic. 

 

Cliburn at Home: Beatrice Rana

At 2pm CDT/9pm CEST, pianist Beatrice Rana’s performance from the 2013 Cliburn performing Clementi’s Sonata in B minor, Op. 40 No. 2 and Schumann’s Études en forme de variations. The performance will include a special video message from Beatrice Rana, and she’ll be in the comments section of the video answering questions. The video will also be shared on the BBC Music Magazine Facebook page. The video will then be made available on the Cliburn's YouTube page

 

 

 

 

Sunday 26 April

Pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard

At 6pm CEST, watch Pierre-Laurent Aimard performing works by Ligeti, Beethoven, Benjamin and Berg on Takt1

 

Monteverdi Choir & Orchestra

The Monteverdi Choir present 'Bach Cantata of the Week': 'Ich bin ein guter Hirt' streamed on the choir's YouTube channel.

 

 

Monday 27 April

London Schools Symphony Orchestra

The orchestra will feature a recording of its concert from the Barbican from January on its Facebook page at 7.30pm. The programme is as follows:

With narrator Janet Suzman, conductor Sian Edwards, mezzo-soprano Fiona Kimm, soloists from Guildhall School, Collin Shay, Brenton Spiteri, Thomas Mole and the LSSO Chorus.
Penderecki: ‘Melodrama’ from Paradise Lost Milton Reading from Paradise Lost
Mendelssohn: Prelude to First Walpurgis Night
Marlowe: Reading from Doctor Faustus
Liszt: Mephisto Waltz No 1
Milton: Reading from Paradise Lost
Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust: Rakoczy March
Goethe: Reading from Faust
Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust Ride to the Abyss & Pandemonium
Marlowe: Reading from Doctor Faustus
Schnittke: Faust Cantata

 

Wigmore Hall at Home

Wigmore Hall is releasing one concert a week from its digital archive, each available for 24 hours.  At 7.30pm, a concert from 2018 will be rebroadcast, featuring countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński and pianist Michał Biel. Full programme can be found here.

 

 

Wednesday 29 April

Sheku Kanneh-Mason

The cellist goes live on Facebook at 5.30pm.

 

Violinist Fenella Humphreys

Fenella Humphreys' New Music Wednesdays returns at 5pm BST with a new work by Luke Styles, as well as Sally Beamish's The Lone Seafarer.

 

 

 

Thursday 30 April

Antonio Pappano

At 4pm, conductor Antonio Pappano explores the music of Respighi and his trilogy of Roman Poems. The first poem, Fontane di Roma, will then be performed by the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale de Santa Cecilia, who first commissioned and performed the piece in 1917. 

 

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

The Bergen Philharmonie Orchestra's live platform will be hosting a live performance by musicians from the orchestra, recorded from their various homes. The concert begins at 7.30pm CEST and the programme is as follows:

Craig Farr: Alrekr - the Towering, for five percussionists and electronics (commission, world premiere) 
Gard Garshol, Peter Kates, Håkon Kartveit, Manuel Hofstätter, Trond Dale, percussion, Trond Madsen, conductor, Craig Farr, electronics

Johan Svendsen: Octet for strings 
Melina Mandozzi, Dag Anders Eriksen, Hayato Naka, Hilary Foster, violin, Hans Gunnar Hagen, Rushana Brandanger, viola, Frida Fredrikke Waaler Wærvågen, Bodil Erdal, cello

 

Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra

The Czech orchestra will be hosting a livestream concert of chamber works by Felix Mendelssohn at 1pm EDT. The livestream will be available here.

 

 

 

Friday 1 May

Monteverdi Choir & Orchestra

A performance of Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea will be streamed on the choir's YouTube channel.

 

 

 

Saturday 2 May

Pianist Ji Liu

Ji Liu launches his 'Live for Love' sessions on Instagram Live, in which he performs contemporary piano music.

The first recital, held at 4.30pm UK time on Ji Liu's Instagram, will feature works by Philip Glass, Ludovico Einaudi, Michael Nyman and his own compositions. 

 

World premiere production of Semmelweis by Raymond J Lustig

At 1pm ET, an online stream of Semmelweis, a musical theatre work by New York-based composer Raymond J Lustig will become available and will remain online for a month. It follows the story of Hungarian doctor Ignác Semmelweis discovered the spread of a deadly disease in 1846 from the unclean hands of doctors to healthy mothers. He was ignored by the medical profession and rejected from the community, later being driven to an insane asylum where he died alone. Decades later, Semmelweis's discovery was reevaluated and accepted. 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 3 May

Bang on a Can Marathon

From 3-9pm ET, Bang on a Can present the Bang on a Can Marathon, streamed live here. 26 live performances will be joined together from the musicians’ homes across the US. 

Meredith Monk opens the concert with a solo singing performance at 3pm. Other featured performances include Steve Reich’s Vermont Counterpoint, performed by flautist Claire Chase, and John Adams’s China Gates, performed by pianist Vicky Chow. 

Four world premieres of works by Dai Wei, Shara Nova, Molly Joyce and Ken Thomson will be performed throughout the concert. 

Bang on a Can will also launch its new digital archive, CANLAND, on 1 May at 12pm ET. 

 

American Pianists Association

At 3.30pm ET, 2007 winner of the American Pianists Awards, Dan Tepfer, performs a live concert on the APA Facebook page

 

Monteverdi Choir & Orchestra

At 10am UK time, the Monteverdi Choir & Orchestra will broadcast their Bach cantata of the week: this week, 'Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal'. The link will be available here.

 

 

 

Monday 4 May

London Schools Symphony Orchestra

The orchestra will feature a recording of its concert from the Barbican from January 2018 on its Facebook page at 7.30pm. The programme is as follows:

With conductor Richard Armstrong and soprano Louise Alder.
Bernstein: Candide Overture
Barber: Knoxville, Summer of 1915
Holst: The Planets

 

Wigmore Hall at Home

Wigmore Hall is releasing one concert a week from its digital archive, each available for 24 hours.  At 7.30pm, a concert from 2018 will be rebroadcast, featuring Quatuor Ebène performing Beethoven, Brahms and Miles Davis. Full programme can be found here.

 

 

 

Tuesday 5 May

The Violin Channel

12pm: Livestream with cellist Alexander Ramm

4pm: Livestream with violinist Angelo Xiang Yu

 

Arthur Rubinstein Virtual PianoFest

From 5-21 May, at 4pm BST every day, the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition will be hosting a series of livestreamed recitals, broadcasts of classic archive performances and discussion-based events. 

Tonight's event:

Highlights from the 2014 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition: Gala Concert

 

 

 

Wednesday 6 May

The Violin Channel

12pm: Livestream with violinist Elena Urioste

 

London Sinfonietta: Sinfonietta Shorts Live

Every Wednesday at 3pm, join the London Sinfonietta for Sinfonietta Shorts Live, where you can hear world premieres of short five-minute solo works performed by the orchestra's musicians, following a discussion with the composer and performer. The livestreams will be saved to the London Sinfonietta's website hereThis week, a new week by Laura Bowler will be performed. 

 

Arthur Rubinstein Virtual PianoFest

From 5-21 May, at 4pm BST every day, the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition will be hosting a series of livestreamed recitals, broadcasts of classic archive performances and discussion-based events. 

Tonight's event:

Israel - The Next Generation: Tom Zalmanov and Illia Ovcharenko

 

 

 

Thursday 7 May

Arthur Rubinstein Virtual PianoFest

From 5-21 May, at 4pm BST every day, the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition will be hosting a series of livestreamed recitals, broadcasts of classic archive performances and discussion-based events. 

Tonight's event:

Israel - The Next Generation: Omer Gottesfeld and Yael Koldovsky

 

 

 

 

Friday 8 May

London Sinfonietta: Postcard Pieces

The Sinfonietta's Postcard Pieces asked people to send short compositions on the back of a postcard and hear it performed by one of the orchestra's principal musicians. The showcase of these works will be broadcast at 1pm. 

 

Arthur Rubinstein Virtual PianoFest

From 5-21 May, at 4pm BST every day, the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition will be hosting a series of livestreamed recitals, broadcasts of classic archive performances and discussion-based events. 

Tonight's event:

A Roman in London
Roman Rabinovich: Highlights from a live concert at Wigmore Hall

Yaron Kohlberg: with greetings from Cleveland

 

Baltic Sea Philharmonic

A new digital production featuring 108 musicians from the Baltic Sea Philharmonic performing an excerpt from the first movement of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7 'Leningrad' will be broadcast at 2pm Berlin time to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. 

The performance will be available to stream on the orchestra's Facebook and YouTube pages.

 

 

 

Saturday 9 May

Pianist Daniel Vnukowski

Every Saturday at 3pm EDT, pianist Daniel Vnukowski hosts a livestream recital on his Facebook page. He plays a Fazioli F308. 

 

Arthur Rubinstein Virtual PianoFest

From 5-21 May, at 4pm BST every day, the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition will be hosting a series of livestreamed recitals, broadcasts of classic archive performances and discussion-based events. 

Tonight's event:

Intermezzo with Arik: Professor Arie Vardi hosts Dr Alina Rubinstein on his celebrated TV show

 

 

 

Sunday 10 May

Christina Lawrie and Marcus Barcham Stevens

Pianist Christina Lawrie and her husband Marcus Barham Stevens - a violinist with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra - are performing regular concerts as part of their #ConcertFromOurLivingRoom series. At 4pm, they 

Previous concerts are available to view here. The pair will be performing every second Sunday on Lawrie's YouTube channel.

 

American Pianists Association

Every Sunday, as part of the APA's five-week series, tune in to hear one of the American Pianists Awards' 2021 finalists in conversation with a previous winner. At 3.30pm, 2021 finalist Kenny Broberg will feature alongside the 1981 winner Jonathan Shames on the APA's Facebook page

 

Aurora Orchestra

At 4pm, the Aurora Orchestra's 2019 BBC Proms performance of Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique will be broadcast on YouTube and later be available to watch again on the orchestra's website and YouTube channels. This is an orchestral theatre staging of Berlioz's work, performed entirely from memory. 

 

Arthur Rubinstein Virtual PianoFest

From 5-21 May, at 4pm BST every day, the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition will be hosting a series of livestreamed recitals, broadcasts of classic archive performances and discussion-based events. 

Tonight's event:

Israel - The Next Generation: Itamar Prag and Roni Levy

 

 

 

 

Monday 11 May

Wigmore Hall at Home

Wigmore Hall is releasing one concert a week from its digital archive, each available for 24 hours.  At 7.30pm, a concert from 2018 will be rebroadcast, featuring mezzo-soprano Marianne Crebassa and pianist Fazil Say performing Debussy, Satie and Ravel. Full programme can be found here

 

London Sinfonietta: Introduction to Contemporary Trombone

Every Monday at 5pm on the London Sinfonietta's YouTube channel, one of the orchestra's principal players introduces audiences to the nuances of contemporary instruments and performance. This week, Byron Fulcher introduces audiences to the contemporary trombone.

 

Arthur Rubinstein Virtual PianoFest

From 5-21 May, at 4pm BST every day, the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition will be hosting a series of livestreamed recitals, broadcasts of classic archive performances and discussion-based events. 

Tonight's event:

Israel - The Next Generation: Itamar Feinberg and Nabeel Hayek

 

 

 

Tuesday 12 May

Arthur Rubinstein Virtual PianoFest

From 5-21 May, at 4pm BST every day, the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition will be hosting a series of livestreamed recitals, broadcasts of classic archive performances and discussion-based events. 

Tonight's event:

Israel - The Next Generation: Natanel Grinshtein and Alona Milner

 

 

 

Wednesday 13 May

Arthur Rubinstein Virtual PianoFest

From 5-21 May, at 4pm BST every day, the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition will be hosting a series of livestreamed recitals, broadcasts of classic archive performances and discussion-based events. 

Tonight's event:

Israel - The Next Generation: Jonathan Senik and Tom Borrow

 

Kings Place's KPlayer

Every Wednesday at 7pm, Kings Place is streaming concerts and events from their archive.

Tonight's event:

Cape Verdean/Portuguese singer Carmen Souza (Women of the World Festival 2017)

 

Moravian Philharmonic

At 1pm EDT, members of the Moravian Philharmonic will present a series of works by composers including Glinka and Dvorák, as well as by contemporary composers such as Sergio Cervetti, Sarah Wallin Huff, Bill Sherill and Chen-Hsin Su. 

The concert is dedicated to those who have kept their upcoming concert tickets as a donation to the ensemble despite cancellations. 

 

 

 

Thursday 14 May

Arthur Rubinstein Virtual PianoFest

From 5-21 May, at 4pm BST every day, the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition will be hosting a series of livestreamed recitals, broadcasts of classic archive performances and discussion-based events. 

Tonight's event:

Panel: Israeli Music for Piano

 

Pianist Karol Beffa's Improvisations from Home

Karol Beffa has invited the public to submit themes for him to improvise on. He will be performing his improvisations at 12pm as part of the Beyond Words Live French Literature Festival.

 

 

 

Friday 15 May

Arthur Rubinstein Virtual PianoFest

From 5-21 May, at 4pm BST every day, the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition will be hosting a series of livestreamed recitals, broadcasts of classic archive performances and discussion-based events. 

Tonight's event:

Land of Milk & Honey... & Music: pianist Michael Tal performs a selection of commissioned piano works written for the Arthur Rubinstein Competition throughout the years.

 

 

 

 

Saturday 16 May

Pianist Daniel Vnukowski

Every Saturday at 3pm EDT, pianist Daniel Vnukowski hosts a livestream recital on his Facebook page, with a full HD version of the video available on his websiteHe plays a Fazioli F308. Today, he plays a tribute to Beethoven in celebration of the great composer's 250th anniversary.

 

Arthur Rubinstein Virtual PianoFest

From 5-21 May, at 4pm BST every day, the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition will be hosting a series of livestreamed recitals, broadcasts of classic archive performances and discussion-based events. 

Tonight's event:

Intermezzo with Arik: An interview with Alexander Korsantia, winner of the 1995 competition

 

 

 

Sunday 17 May

American Pianists Association

Every Sunday, as part of the APA's five-week series, tune in to hear one of the American Pianists Awards' 2021 finalists in conversation with a previous winner. At 3.30pm, 2021 finalist Mackenzie Melemed will feature alongside the 2006 winner Spencer Myer on the APA's Facebook page

 

Aurora Orchestra

At 4pm, the Aurora Orchestra's 2017 BBC Proms performance of Beethoven's Eroica Symphony will be broadcast on YouTube and later be available to watch again on the orchestra's website and YouTube channels. The orchestra plays entirely from memory, with the broadcast including a presentation on the symphony with Tom Service. 

 

Arthur Rubinstein Virtual PianoFest

From 5-21 May, at 4pm BST every day, the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition will be hosting a series of livestreamed recitals, broadcasts of classic archive performances and discussion-based events. 

Tonight's event:

 

The Violin Channel

1pm: 30-minute living room livestream with cellist Michael Katz

 

 

 

Monday 18 May

London Sinfonietta: Introduction to Contemporary Horn

Every Monday at 5pm on the London Sinfonietta's YouTube channel, one of the orchestra's principal players introduces audiences to the nuances of contemporary instruments and performance. This week, Michael Thompson introduces audiences to the contemporary horn.

 

Arthur Rubinstein Virtual PianoFest

From 5-21 May, at 4pm BST every day, the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition will be hosting a series of livestreamed recitals, broadcasts of classic archive performances and discussion-based events. 

Tonight's event:

Alexander Gavrylyuk: an archive concert

 

 

 

Tuesday 19 May

London Sinfonietta: Introduction to Contemporary Horn

Every Monday at 5pm on the London Sinfonietta's YouTube channel, one of the orchestra's principal players introduces audiences to the nuances of contemporary instruments and performance. This week, Michael Thompson introduces audiences to the contemporary horn.

 

Arthur Rubinstein Virtual PianoFest

From 5-21 May, at 4pm BST every day, the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition will be hosting a series of livestreamed recitals, broadcasts of classic archive performances and discussion-based events. 

Tonight's event:

Sara Daneshpour: An archive concert

 

The Violin Channel

2pm: 30-minute living room livestream with violinist Pavel Sporcl

 

 

 

Wednesday 20 May

Aurora Orchestra

At 7pm, the Aurora Orchestra presents 'Seeing is Believing', a 2011 concert from Kings Place in London with music by Nico Muhly and John Adams. The performance will be broadcast on YouTube and later be available to watch again on the orchestra's website and YouTube channels. 

 

Arthur Rubinstein Virtual PianoFest

From 5-21 May, at 4pm BST every day, the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition will be hosting a series of livestreamed recitals, broadcasts of classic archive performances and discussion-based events. 

Tonight's event:

Daniel Ciobanu: an archive concert

 

Kings Place's KPlayer

Every Wednesday at 7pm, Kings Place is streaming concerts and events from their archive.

Tonight's event:

Aurora Orchestra:
Nico Muhly: Concerto for six-string electric violin 'Seeing'
Byrd: Miserere mei, Deus
John Adams: Chamber Symphony
(Concert from 2011)

 

The Violin Channel

2pm: 30-minute living room livestream with violinist Kirill Troussov

 

Pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason

In support of the music education charity London Music Masters, pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason will be performing a recital online at 7pm on the LMM website. She will play Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 2 in A, Gershwin's Three Preludes and Chopin's Prelude in D minor.

 

 

 

Thursday 21 May

The Violin Channel

11am: Livestream with violinist Ning Feng

 

Arthur Rubinstein Virtual PianoFest

From 5-21 May, at 4pm BST every day, the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition will be hosting a series of livestreamed recitals, broadcasts of classic archive performances and discussion-based events. 

Tonight's event:

Szymon Nehring: An archive concert

 

 

 

Friday 22 May

The Violin Channel

11am: 30-minute living room livestream with violinist Ning Feng

2pm: 30-minute living room livestream with cellist Cristine Lamprea and pianist Nuno Marques

 

Philharmonia Orchestra

The Philharmonia Orchestra is hosting a livestream of its 2017 performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 3 under Esa-Pekka Salonen and with Michelle DeYoung as the soprano soloist, from London's Royal Festival Hall. 

During the performance, five players from the orchestra will host a Watch Party and will be available online to chat and answer questions during and after the performance. 

The concert will be available to stream at 7pm hereAfter the livestream, the performance will be available to watch on YouTube. 

 

Monteverdi Choir & Orchestra

At 5pm, a performance will be streamed on the choir's YouTube channel. It is the second of in the series of nine short films, titled 'Symphony No. 2: Expanding the canvas'. Link here.

 

Lang Lang Foundation

Every Friday at 12pm EST on IGTV on the Lang Lang Foundation's Instagram, a different musician will perform live in the foundation's Play It Forward Virtual Concert Series.

Today, 16-year-old Chicago-based pianist Joshua Mhoon will perform.

 

 

 

 

Saturday 23 May

Opera Holland Park

Opera Holland Park's annual open day will be held online with activities and events from 10am, including conducting masterclasses and prosthetics workshops. Full programme available here

 

Pianist Daniel Vnukowski

Every Saturday at 3pm EDT, pianist Daniel Vnukowski hosts a livestream recital on his Facebook page, with a full HD version of the video available on his website.He plays a Fazioli F308. Today's programme is as follows: 

King Fazioli Jam: An Improv Session

 

The Violin Channel

1pm: 30-minute living room livestream with pianist Christopher Park

 

London Mozart Players

The London Mozart Players have launched 'At Home with LMP', a new online streaming platform, complete with live performances and behind-the-scenes access and interviews. Live broadcasts take place every Saturday.

Tonight's performance: Coloratura soprano Christina Johnson

 

 

 

 

Sunday 24 May

American Pianists Association

Every Sunday, as part of the APA's five-week series, tune in to hear one of the American Pianists Awards' 2021 finalists in conversation with a previous winner. At 3.30pm, 2021 finalist Michael Davidman will feature alongside the 1981 winner Sara Davis Buechner on the APA's Facebook page

 

Aurora Orchestra

At 4pm, the Aurora Orchestra's 2015 BBC Proms performance of Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony will be broadcast on YouTube and later be available to watch again on the orchestra's website and YouTube channels. The orchestra plays entirely from memory. 

 

Monteverdi Choir & Orchestra

At 10am, performance of JS Bach's 'Sie werden euch in den Bann tun' BWV44 will be streamed on the choir's YouTube channel.
 
 
 
The Taiwan Symphony Orchestra is livestreaming its upcoming concerts to the world on its YouTube channel in 4K high definition. If you miss the livestreams, they'll all be available to view for 48 hours after each concert.
 
The concert begins at 7.30pm Taiwan time (12.30 CET/7.30 EDT).
 
Programme: 
Dvorák: Serenade in D minor, Op. 44
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C, Op. 48
Hsaio: Bang Chhun Hong (Longing for the Spring Breeze)
 
The livestream link will be available here.
 
 

 

 

 

Monday 25 May

London Sinfonietta: Introduction to Contemporary Oboe

Every Monday at 5pm on the London Sinfonietta's YouTube channel, one of the orchestra's principal players introduces audiences to the nuances of contemporary instruments and performance. This week, Melinda Maxwell introduces audiences to the contemporary oboe.

 

The Violin Channel

4pm: 30-minute living room livestream with members of the Catalyst Quartet

 

Nat West Symphony's Memorial Day Virtual Concert

To honour the service members, both past and present, the Nat West Symphony is hosting a concert at 7pm PT. The California-based orchestra's programme will include patriotic anthems including America the Beautiul and songs by Copland and Bernstein. 

Register for free here. Attendees are invited to submit the name of a service member, whose name will then be shared during the live event. 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 26 May

The Violin Channel

6pm: 30-minute living room livestream with violinist Charles Yang and pianist Peter Dugan

 

Belfiato Quintet

At 1pm ET, the Belfiato Quintet will livestream a performance of works by Herbert A Deutsch, Janáček and Pavel Haas from the Rudolfinum's Dvorák Hall in Prague.

The performance will be streamed on PARMA Live Stage, available here.

 

 

 

Wednesday 27 May

London Sinfonietta: Sinfonietta Shorts Live

Every Wednesday at 3pm, join the London Sinfonietta for Sinfonietta Shorts Live, where you can hear world premieres of short five-minute solo works performed by the orchestra's musicians, following a discussion with the composer and performer. The livestreams will be saved to the London Sinfonietta's website hereThis week, you can hear the premiere of a virtual 360-degree binaural experience by Shiva Feshareki. 

 

Kings Place's KPlayer

Every Wednesday at 7pm, Kings Place is streaming concerts and events from their archive.

Tonight's event:

Composer and saxophonist Cassie Kinosh with the SEED Ensemble with Shriley Tetteh, Theon Cross, Chelsea Carmichael, Sheila Maurice-Grey and singer Cherise Adams-Burnett. 

(Concert from 2019)

 

The Violin Channel

7pm: 30-minute living room livestream with violinist Francisco Fullana

 

 

 

 

Thursday 28 May

Janáček Philharmonic

At 1pm ET, members of the Janáček Philharmonic will livestream a concert of chamber works.

The performance will be streamed on PARMA Live Stage, available here.

 
 

At 2pm ET, violinist Miriam Davis will stream a performance of works by Bach, Cowie and Ysaÿe.

The performance will be streamed on PARMA Live Stage, available here.

 

 

 

 

Friday 29 May

The Violin Channel

4pm: 30-minute living room livestream with pianist Nathan Lee

8pm: 30-minute living room livestream with cellist Hee-Young Lim

 

Monteverdi Choir & Orchestra

At 5pm, a performance will be streamed on the choir's YouTube channel.

 

Join the National Youth Orchestra's socially distanced performance of Holst's The Planets

Following on from the #NYOdeToJoy project, in which the orchestra invited people from across the UK to pick up their instrument and play Ode to Joy together but apart. Over 40,000 people took part.

At 5pm on 29 May, the National Youth Orchestra has invited the UK to take part in another playalong performance of 'Jupiter' from Holst's The Planets.

Scores are available to download here. There is also a five-part arrangement for musicians who are able to perform with others in lockdown.

 

 

Saturday 30 May

Pianist Daniel Vnukowski

Every Saturday at 3pm EDT, pianist Daniel Vnukowski hosts a livestream recital on his Facebook page, with a full HD version of the video available on his website. He plays a Fazioli F308. Today's programme is as follows: Stories of Immigration with special guests.

 

London Mozart Players

The London Mozart Players have launched 'At Home with LMP', a new online streaming platform, complete with live performances and behind-the-scenes access and interviews. Live broadcasts take place every Saturday.

Tonight's performance: Baritone Roderick Williams

 

Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra's 'Sofa Concerts'

The Taiwan Symphony Orchestra is livestreaming its upcoming concerts to the world on its YouTube channel in 4K high definition. If you miss the livestreams, they'll all be available to view for 48 hours after each concert.

The concert begins at 7.30pm Taiwan time (12.30 CET/7.30 EDT).
 
Programme: 
Mozart: Serenade No. 10 'Gran Partita'
Dvorák: Serenade for Strings in E, Op. 22
 
The livestream link will be available here.

 

 

Philharmonic Society of Orange County's 2020 Virtual Gala

At 7pm PDT, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County will host a concert with performances from violinists Ray Chen, Philippe Quint and and Pinchas Zukerman, violinist Conrad Tao and cellist Alisa Weilerstein. The link will be available here.

 

Michael Aquilina Chamber Music Festival: Melbourne Digital Concert Hall

Highlights from this weekend's festival (running on both Saturday and Sunday) include Schubert's Trout Quintet, Strauss's Four Last Songs and a late-night jazz performance of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring.

Festival passes and single tickets are available.

 

Sunday 31 May

The Self-Isolation Choir

A virtual performance of Handel's Messiah will be streamed globally at 7.30pm BST, with funds going to supporting the fight against COVID-19 and to support musicians who have lost income. 

The Self-Isolation choir will be joined by an orchestra as well as soprano Carolyn Sampson, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston, tenor Alexander Sprague and bass Ashley Riches. 

If you'd like to take part, the video tutorials are still available on YouTube.

 

American Pianists Association

Every Sunday, as part of the APA's five-week series, tune in to hear one of the American Pianists Awards' 2021 finalists in conversation with a previous winner. At 3.30pm, 2021 finalist Sam Hong will feature alongside the 1985 winner Frederic Chiu on the APA's Facebook page

 

Aurora Orchestra

At 4pm, the Aurora Orchestra's 2016 BBC Proms performance of Anna Meredith's Smatter Hauler and Brett Dean's Pastoral Symphony will be broadcast on YouTube and later be available to watch again on the orchestra's website and YouTube channels. 

 

Virtual Benedetti Sessions Grand Finale Concert

The Benedetti Foundation recently launched the Virtual Benedetti Sessions, which has provide three weeks of free, regular online music tuition for young musicians, university-level students, teachers, adult learners and amateur musicians.

The grand finale concert of the Virtual Benedetti Sessions will take place on Sunday 31 May at 4pm BST on the Benedetti Foundation's YouTube channel

 

St Martin-in-the-Fields Keep Our Doors Open Digital Concert

Comedians Hugh Dennis, Mel Giedroyc and Arthur Smith will be joining St Martin-in-the-Fields's evening concert at 7pm, along with St Martin's Voices, The Amanzi Quartet and the Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir, all of whom will be performing. 

 

Michael Aquilina Chamber Music Festival: Melbourne Digital Concert Hall

Highlights from this weekend's festival (running on both Saturday and Sunday) include Schubert's Trout Quintet, Strauss's Four Last Songs and a late-night jazz performance of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring.

Festival passes and single tickets are available.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 3 June

Aurora Orchestra and Angela Hewitt

At 7pm, Aurora Orchestra's 2019 Kings Place performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22 with pianist Angela Hewitt will be broadcast on YouTube and later be available to watch again on the orchestra's website and YouTube channels. 

 

Kings Place's KPlayer

Every Wednesday at 7pm, Kings Place is streaming concerts and events from their archive.

Tonight's event:

In a concert from 2019, Angela Hewitt joins the Aurora Orchestra in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22 and solo works by Bach.

 

Opera Holland Park: Verdi's Un ballo in maschera

Opera Holland Park's 2019 production of Verdi's Un ballo in maschera with the City of London Sinfonia will be streamed live on OHP's YouTube channel and website at 7.30pm, to mark what would have been the opening of the company's 2020 season.

The cast includes Anne Sophie Duprels, Matteo Lippi, George von Bergen, Rosalind Plowright, Benjamin Bevan, John Savournin and Ross Ramgobin. 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 4 June

The Violin Channel

1pm: 30-minute living room livestream with violinist Rhiannon Banerdt and pianist Matthew Graybill

 

 

 

Friday 5 June

Monteverdi Choir & Orchestra

At 5pm, a performance will be streamed on the choir's YouTube channel.

 

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

On Friday 5 June, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra will perform its first concert since lockdown, under the baton of music director Daniel Harding. 

Although there will be no audience, the performance will be filmed and broadcast live on Berwaldhallen Play and Swedish radio station P2 at 7pm CET. 

Featuring mezzo-soprano Ann Hallenburg and members of the Swedish Radio Choir, there will be 50 musicians on stage, for a performance of Mahler, Purcell, Bach and Sibelius, with readings of three poems by Tomas Tranströmer.

Programme:

Sibelius: Symphony No. 4
Mahler: 'Der Einsame im Herbst' from Das Lied von der Erde
Purcell: Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary
Bach: 'Erbarme dich' from St Matthew Passion

 

Hastings International Piano

The winner of the 2018 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition Fanya Lin will perform a programme including Robert Schumann's Fantasie Op. 17 and Liebermann's Gargoyles Op. 29. The recording will be broadcast here and on the Hastings International Piano Facebook page

 

 

 

Monday 8 June

The Violin Channel

1pm: 30-minute living room livestream with pianist Christopher Park

 

BBC Radio 3 Special Broadcasts from Wigmore Hall

The live concert series from Wigmore Hall has relaunched on BBC Radio 3 and with a livestream hosted on the Wigmore Hall's YouTube channel and website. Each livestream will begin at 1pm.

Today's programme:

Steven Isserlis (cello), Mishka Rushdie Momen (piano)

Beethoven: Cello Sonata in F, Op. 5 No. 1
Robert Schumann: 3 Romances Op. 94
Fauré: Cello Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 109

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 9 June

Orchestra of St Luke's Online Festival: Bach at Home

Every Tuesday at 12pm EDT from 9 June until 30 June, the Orchestra of St Luke will host a digital festival on its website. The festival will include archive video performances, interviews, discussion panels, essays and recordings of orchestra members at home.

Today's programme:

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2
Orchestra of St Luke's
(Filmed and recorded in February 2020)

Brandenburgs
Paul Taylor Dance Company
(A production released in 2012)

Bach: Cello Suites Nos 1, 3 and 4
Bach: Violin Partita No. 2
Pieter Wispelwey (cello)
(Filmed and recorded in May 2020)

Bach: Violin Sonata No. 1
Jesse Mills (violin)
(Filmed and recorded in May 2020)

Pieter Wispelwey: JS Bach 6 Suites for Solo Cello (documentary)
With contributions from Bach researchers Laurence Dreyfus and John Butt
(Recorded in 2012)

 

BBC Radio 3 Special Broadcasts from Wigmore Hall

The live concert series from Wigmore Hall has relaunched on BBC Radio 3 and with a livestream hosted on the Wigmore Hall's YouTube channel and website. Each livestream will begin at 1pm.

Today's programme:

Hyeyoon Park (violin), Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)

Szymanowski: Myths Op. 30
Franck: Sonata in A for violin and piano

 

 

Wednesday 10 June

BBC Radio 3 Special Broadcasts from Wigmore Hall

The live concert series from Wigmore Hall has relaunched on BBC Radio 3 and with a livestream hosted on the Wigmore Hall's YouTube channel and website. Each livestream will begin at 1pm.

Today's programme:

Paul Lewis (piano)

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor OP. 27 No. 2 'Moonlight'
Schubert: Fantasy Sonata in G D894

 

 

 

Thursday 11 June

Orchestra of St Luke's Online Festival: Bach at Home

At 6.30pm, the Orchestra of St Luke's will host a discussion with Bernard Labadie about the nature of Bach's genius, interspersed with performances by members of the orchestra.

 

BBC Radio 3 Special Broadcasts from Wigmore Hall

The live concert series from Wigmore Hall has relaunched on BBC Radio 3 and with a livestream hosted on the Wigmore Hall's YouTube channel and website. Each livestream will begin at 1pm.

Today's programme:

Adam Walker (flute), James Baillieu (piano)

Mozart: Andante in C K315
Mozart: Rondo in D K184
Dutilleux: Sonatine for flute and piano
Anne Boyd: Goldfish through the summer rain
Knussen: Masks Op. 3
Messiaen: Vocalise-étude
Poulenc: Sonata for flute and piano

 

 

 

Friday 12 June

The Violin Channel

3pm: 30-minute living room livestream with Ulysses Quartet cellist Grace Ho

 

Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra's 'Sofa Concerts'

The Taiwan Symphony Orchestra is livestreaming its upcoming concerts to the world on its YouTube channel in 4K high definition. If you miss the livestreams, they'll all be available to view for 48 hours after each concert.
 
The concert begins at 7.30pm Taiwan time (12.30 CET/7.30 EDT).
 
Programme: 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
 
The livestream link will be available here.
 
 

BBC Radio 3 Special Broadcasts from Wigmore Hall

The live concert series from Wigmore Hall has relaunched on BBC Radio 3 and with a livestream hosted on the Wigmore Hall's YouTube channel and website. Each livestream will begin at 1pm.

Today's performers: Roderick Williams (baritone), Joseph Middleton (piano)

Full programme available here.
 
 
 
 

Friday 12 June

 

Royal Opera House

London’s Royal Opera House has launched ‘Live from Covent Garden’, a series of three performances which will be broadcast live from the Royal Opera House, hosted by director of music Antonio Pappano and BBC presenter Anita Rani. 

The first concert will take place at 7.30pm on 13 June and will feature works by Britten, Handel, Butterworth and Mark-Anthony Turnage, with guest artists including soprano Louise Alder and tenors Toby Spence and Gerald Finley. 

The concert will be broadcast live for free on YouTube and Facebook. 

There will be two subsequent concerts on Saturday 20 June and Saturday 27 June, which will be available to view live and on demand for £4.99, featuring ballet and opera from the Royal Opera House. 

 

 

 
 

Sunday 14 June

Bang on a Can Online Marathon

From 3-9pm ET, Bang on a Can will present 25 live performances from musicians' homes across the wolrd, incuding ten world premieres of newly commissioned works. The Marathon will begin with a performance from Rhiannon Giddens and will conclude with an appearance from Terry Riley, live from Japan. Other artists involved are Nico Muhly and Conrad Tao. In between performances, Bang on a Can founders Julia Wolfe, Michael Gordon and David Lang will interview composers and performers. The link will be available here.

 

 

Monday 15 June

BBC Radio 3 Special Broadcasts from Wigmore Hall

The live concert series from Wigmore Hall has relaunched on BBC Radio 3 and with a livestream hosted on the Wigmore Hall's YouTube channel and website. Each livestream will begin at 1pm.

Today's programme:

Imogen Cooper (piano)

Schubert: 12 Deutsche Ländler D790
Beethoven: Bagatelles Op. 119
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat Op. 110

 

 
 
 
 

Tuesday 16 June

Orchestra of St Luke's Online Festival: Bach at Home

Every Tuesday at 12pm EDT from 9 June until 30 June, the Orchestra of St Luke will host a digital festival on its website. The festival will include archive video performances, interviews, discussion panels, essays and recordings of orchestra members at home.

Today's programme:

Bach: Goldberg Variations 
Pierre Hantaï (harpsichord)
(A recording from June 2019)

Bach: Bist du bei mir
Amanda Forsythe (soprano)
(Filmed and recorded in May 2020)

Bach: Violin Partita No. 3
Krista Bennion Feeney (violin)
(Filmed and recorded in 2014)

Bach: Harpsichord Concerto No. 1
JC Bach: Harpsichord Concerto 
Jean Rondeau (harpsichord)
(Released in 2017 on Warner Classics)

Bach: St John Passion 'Zerfliesse, mein Herze'
Amanda Forsythe (soprano)
(Recorded in 2016)

Junction (performed to works by Bach)
Paul Taylor Dance Company
(Released in 1966)

 

BBC Radio 3 Special Broadcasts from Wigmore Hall

The live concert series from Wigmore Hall has relaunched on BBC Radio 3 and with a livestream hosted on the Wigmore Hall's YouTube channel and website. Each livestream will begin at 1pm.

Today's programme:

Alina Ibragimova (violin), Kristian Bezuidenhout (piano)

Schubert: Violin Sonata (Sonatina) in A minor D385
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Op. 24 'Spring'

 

 

 

Wednesday 17 June

Kings Place's KPlayer

Every Wednesday at 7pm, Kings Place is streaming concerts and events from their archive.

Tonight's event:

Aurora Orchestra performs works by Louise Farrenc in a concert from 2019.

 

The Violin Channel

2.30pm: 30-minute living room livestream with Ulysses Quartet violist Colin Brookes

 

BBC Radio 3 Special Broadcasts from Wigmore Hall

The live concert series from Wigmore Hall has relaunched on BBC Radio 3 and with a livestream hosted on the Wigmore Hall's YouTube channel and website. Each livestream will begin at 1pm.

Today's performers: Ailish Tynan (soprano), Iain Burnside (piano)

Full programme available here.
 
 

Thursday 18 June

BBC Radio 3 Special Broadcasts from Wigmore Hall

The live concert series from Wigmore Hall has relaunched on BBC Radio 3 and with a livestream hosted on the Wigmore Hall's YouTube channel and website. Each livestream will begin at 1pm.

Today's programme:

Michael Collins (clarinet), Michael McHale (piano)

Saint-Saëns: Clarinet Sonata in E flat Op. 167
Weber: Grand Duo Concertant in E flat Op. 48
Poulenc: Sonata for clarinet and piano

 

 

Friday 19 June

BBC Radio 3 Special Broadcasts from Wigmore Hall

The live concert series from Wigmore Hall has relaunched on BBC Radio 3 and with a livestream hosted on the Wigmore Hall's YouTube channel and website. Each livestream will begin at 1pm.

Today's performers: Iestyn Davies (countertenor), Elizabeth Kenny (lute)

Full programme available here.

 

 

 

Saturday 20 June

Royal Opera House

London’s Royal Opera House has launched ‘Live from Covent Garden’, a series of three performances which will be broadcast live from the Royal Opera House, hosted by director of music Antonio Pappano and BBC presenter Anita Rani. 

The programme will be available to view on YouTube and Facebook live and on demand for £4.99, featuring ballet and opera from the Royal Opera House. 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 23 June

Orchestra of St Luke's Online Festival: Bach at Home

Every Tuesday at 12pm EDT from 9 June until 30 June, the Orchestra of St Luke will host a digital festival on its website. The festival will include archive video performances, interviews, discussion panels, essays and recordings of orchestra members at home.

Today's programme:

Bach: Goldberg Variations arr. Bernard Labadie
Bernard Labadie (piano)
(Filmed and recorded in June 2019)

Works by Bach family
Pedja Mužijević (piano)
(Filmed and recorded in May 2020)

The Musical Offering BWV 1079: Ricercar a 3
Robert Wolinsky (harpsichord)
(Filmed and recorded in June 2020)

Bach: Cello Suite No. 2
Myron Lutzke (cello)
(Filmed and recorded in May 2020)

Bach Today
Orchestra of St Luke's and Paul Taylor Dance Company
(Filmed and recorded in January 2019)

 

BBC Radio 3 Special Broadcasts from Wigmore Hall

The live concert series from Wigmore Hall has relaunched on BBC Radio 3 and with a livestream hosted on the Wigmore Hall's YouTube channel and website. Each livestream will begin at 1pm.

Today's programme:

Benjamin Baker (violin), Timothy Ridout (viola)

Mozart: Duo for violin and viola in B flat K424
Sibelius: Duo for violin and viola in C
Martinu: 3 Madrigals for violin and viola
Johan Halvorsen: Sarabande con variazione (on a theme of Handel)

 

 

 

Tuesday 23 June

BBC Radio 3 Special Broadcasts from Wigmore Hall

The live concert series from Wigmore Hall has relaunched on BBC Radio 3 and with a livestream hosted on the Wigmore Hall's YouTube channel and website. Each livestream will begin at 1pm.

Today's programme:

Guy Johnston (cello), Melvyn Tan (piano)

Beethoven: 7 Variations on 'Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen' from Mozart's The Magic Flute
Schumann: Fantasiestücke OP. 73
Chopin: cello Sonata in G minor Op. 65

 

 

 

Thursday 25 June

The Violin Channel

2.30pm: 30-minute living room livestream with Ulysses Quartet violist Colin Brookes

 

BBC Radio 3 Special Broadcasts from Wigmore Hall

The live concert series from Wigmore Hall has relaunched on BBC Radio 3 and with a livestream hosted on the Wigmore Hall's YouTube channel and website. Each livestream will begin at 1pm.

Today's performer: Angela Hewitt (piano)

Full programme available here.

 

 

 

Friday 26 June

BBC Radio 3 Special Broadcasts from Wigmore Hall

The live concert series from Wigmore Hall has relaunched on BBC Radio 3 and with a livestream hosted on the Wigmore Hall's YouTube channel and website. Each livestream will begin at 1pm.

Today's programme: 

Mark Padmore (tenor), Mitsuko Uchida (piano)

Schubert: Winterreise

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 27 June

Royal Opera House

London’s Royal Opera House has launched ‘Live from Covent Garden’, a series of three performances which will be broadcast live from the Royal Opera House, hosted by director of music Antonio Pappano and BBC presenter Anita Rani. 

The programme will be available to view on YouTube and Facebook live and on demand for £4.99, featuring ballet and opera from the Royal Opera House. 

 

 

 

Tuesday 30 June

Orchestra of St Luke's Online Festival: Bach at Home

Every Tuesday at 12pm EDT from 9 June until 30 June, the Orchestra of St Luke will host a digital festival on its website. The festival will include archive video performances, interviews, discussion panels, essays and recordings of orchestra members at home.

Today's programme:

Dance collaboration: Varone, Trusnoev and Cerutti
Sarabande from Cello Suite No. 5
(Filmed and recorded in May 2020)

Bach-inspired world premieres
Musicians from the Orchestra of St Luke's
(Filmed and recorded in May 2020)


 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 1 July

Kings Place's KPlayer

Every Wednesday at 7pm, Kings Place is streaming concerts and events from their archive.

Tonight's event:

Aurora Orchestra performs Iain Farrington's arrangement of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde for a sixteen-person orchestra, with soloists Sarah Connolly and Andrew Staples.

 

Tanglewood 2020 Online Festival

In lieu of its usual summer festival, Tanglewood is launching a new digital series of audio and video streams, including new content which will be recorded at Tanglewood's Linde Center in June and July, featuring artists who had been scheduled to perform at this year's festival. 

Saturday evenings will feature 'Great Performers in Recital' video streams, including Joshua Bell, Gil Shaham and Yo-Yo Ma. 

On Wednesday evening, Tanglewood will present 'Recitals from the World Stage', a series of concerts recorded in venues across the world. Artists featured will include the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Paul Lewis and the Danish String Quartet. 

 

 

 

Looking ahead

Gstaad Menuhin Festival and Academy

The Swiss festival - running from 17 July to 6 September - will also be running a digital platform on which audiences can watch concert highlights and backstage interviews. Videos are already available to view, including masterclasses from pianist András Schiff and violinists Sol Gabetta and Patricia Kopatchinskaja, who performed at last year's festival.

 

 

For musicians

Jess Gillam Virtual Scratch Orchestra

To participate in a virtual performance of Bowie's Where Are We Now?, visit Jess Gillam's websit to download the parts and video yourself playing your part or playing along to the click track (using headphones, so only you can be heard). Send the video to info@jessgillamsax.co.uk with a line saying 'I give Universal Music Group permission to use this video'. The deadline is Friday 10 April at 6pm. 

 

Gareth's 'Home Malone' Choir Series

Choirmaster Gareth Malone invites singers to join his national choir. You can watch previous rehearsals on Decca Records's YouTube page here

 

Black Dress Code

The clothing site for musicians will be acting as a platform musicians to upload digital performances and be paid by viewers. Send videos to richard@blackdresscode.com.

 

The Self-Isolation Choir

With a finale concert on 31 May, the Self-Isolation choir is open to all singers from across the world. There will be hourlong online weekly rehearsals for each part. Those who join after the start date (31 March) can catch up on previous rehearsals online. For more info, please visit theselfisolationchoir.com.

 

Music lessons from Nicola Benedetti

Every day at 12pm BST, The Benedetti Foundation hosts a lesson or workshop on its Instagram via IGTV and its Facebook page. It will be then be available to watch on Facebook afterwards. Sessions so far include violinist Elena Urioste discussing yoga, meditation and the role of wellbeing in performance; games and songs with cellist David Munn; and a live samba session from percussionist Patrick King. 

On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, Nicola Benedetti will go live across all her social media channels to discuss music and share insights. 

 

Learn to play Elgar's Salut d'amour with Nicola Benedetti

Nicola Benedetti is hosting daily tutorials at 10am BST from 10-19 April on her YouTube channel to teach audiences how to play Elgar’s Salut d’Amour. Participants are then invited to email their performances to info@benedettifoundation.org or upload on social media using the hashtag #salutnicky by 5pm on Thursday 16 April. A winner will then be picked from those who have entered, followed by a live Q&A with Benedetti. 

Click here for more information, downloadable sheet music, videos of Benedetti performing the piece and Petr Limonov performing the piano part for you to play along with, and full details on how to submit your performance. 

This series is in conjunction with the release of Nicola Benedetti and Petr Limonov’s performance of Salut d’Amour, which will be released digitally as a single and on Benedetti’s upcoming album, which also features Elgar’s Violin Concerto with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski. 

 

The Exhale Project

27 April-10 May

Originally planned to be a musicians’ retreat in Switzerland, violinist Gwendolyn Masin’s Exhale Project will now be hosted online. Created for professional musicians and students alike, the course will include a series of masterclasses in yoga, Alexander Technique, psychotherapy and Feldenkrais. A portion of the participation donation will be donated to charity. 

 

 

This list will be updated daily. If there are any we have missed, please contact freya.parr@immediate.co.uk.

 
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