Streaming Salvation for the Sequestered--UPDATED 5/5!

Specific Live Streams (Scroll down for ongoing series):

  • Thursday, May 7 10pm EDT: The Noe Music Listening Club features composer Jake Heggie discussing and performing his music and that of his music heroes. Sign up here.

  • The Metropolitan Opera streams live performances for 25 hours. This week’s schedule is:

    May 6 Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin
    May 7 Strauss’s Capriccio
    May 8 Puccini’s La Bohème
    May 9 The Opera House
    May 10 Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana / Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci.

  • Through May 7, the Alexander String Quartet

  • San Francisco Opera is catching up with the Met with weekly Saturday broadcasts from its archives. The first, on May 9 at 10am PDT, is Boito’s Mefistofele: and Twitter, Instagram, and Spotify. Future Saturday broadcasts: Upcoming streaming titles will include Vincenzo Belllini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi (The Capulets and the Montagues) with Joyce DiDonato and Nicole Cabell, the 2012 Company premiere of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s Moby-Dick and Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia from 2011 starring Renée Fleming and Michael Fabiano.

  • Opera Philadelphia’s Digital Festival O features live recital by countertenor John Holiday Friday May 8 7pm EDT and the premiere of “We Shall Not Be Moved” May 10 2pm EDT, available through August 31. Also

  • Left Coast Chamber Ensemble’s virtual gala takes place May 9, 6pm PDT . The ensemble also performs its Sheltering Music concert of Beethoven, Robert Schumann, Elliot Carter, Jörg Widmann, and others on Monday June 1 7:30pm PDT.

  • Opera Philadelphia Digital Streaming Festival with four world premieres:

    We Shall Not be Moved (May 10)
    Barber of Seville (May 15)
    Sky on Swings (May 22
    Breaking the Waves (May 29.)

    All opera premiere 8pm EDT. Available on-demand for various lengths of time through August 31. and YouTube (address unspecified).

  • Pacific Opera's video-game-inspired interactive Magic Flute Watch Party/ Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 8pm EDT More Information:,, and

  • The Guggenheim announces Works & Process Virtual Commissions. Artists from a wide variety of genres create new works, less than 5 minutes long, while observing social distancing guidelines, that premiere every Sunday and Monday at 7:30pm EDT at,, and

    May 10 - Karma Styles and Omari Wiles

    May 11 - Gus Solomons, Jr.

    May 17 - LaTasha Barnes

    May 18 - Evita Arce.

  • American Pianists Association Awards finalists join with past competition winners for conversations and short performances on Sunday afternoons.

    May 10 - Kenny Broberg with 1981 Awards winner Jonathan Shames

    May 17 - Mackenzie Melemed with 2006 Awards winner Spencer Myer

    May 24 - Michael Davidman with 1981 Awards winner Sara Davis Buechner

    May 31 - Sam Hong with 1985 Awards winner Frederic Chiu.

  • London's famed Wigmore Hall releases one full-length concert per week featuring Warner Classics artists. Concerts available for 24-hours only starting 2:30pm EDT. This in addition to the dizzying array of concerts available 24/7 in the video library.

    May 11: The magnificent duo of Marianne Crebassa and Fazil Say in Debussy, Ravel, Satie…

  • San Francisco's Noe Valley Chamber Music is hosting live "Love Music Listening Clubs" on Zoom every other Thursday at 10pm EDT (7pm PDT). Register for free here: May 7 - Composer Jake Heggie (Dead Man Walking, Moby Dick, etc.) May 21 - Composer Nick Britell (Moonlight, If Beale Street Could Talk, Succession)

  • The 2015 world premiere broadcast of Max Richter's 8-hour Sleep performance is available for streaming until May 10th from the BBC. Thanks to John Atkinson for this one.

  • Music of Remembrance: Music inspired by the Holocaust. I have attended and reviewed some of these events and recommend them highly.

    May 4-10: Camp Songs. In a new dramatic realization conceived and directed by Erich Parce, American composer Paul Schoenfield's setting of defiant words that dissident Polish journalist Alexander Kulisiewicz dared to write as a prisoner in Sachsenhausen, with sarcastic humor and bitter irony that lay bare the fury seething beneath the camp's terrors.

    May 11-17: Veritas. Shinji Eshima's soulful musical reflection on the tragic consequences of religious intolerance, in a multimedia work incorporating vivid visual images of sculptor Al Farrow's works from his “Vandalized Doors” series.

    May 18-24: For a Look or a Touch. Composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer's pathbreaking musical drama illuminating the Nazi persecution of homosexuals through the story of two idealistic young men whose lives and love were torn apart under the Third Reich.

Ongoing Live Stream Series:

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Thanks for curating all these links, Jason. Difficult to believe it was 4 weeks ago that I spent a wonderful afternoon and evening enjoying music in your listening room.

Stay well.

John Atkinson

Technical Editor, Stereophile

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"It was 4 weeks ago that I spent a wonderful afternoon and evening enjoying music in your listening room." quoted J Atkinson.

It is a never-before health crisis worldwide. This is no joke. There is already half a million US citizens contracted the deadly virus with around a hundred thousand dead as of today. There is no cure drug for this fatal sickness in the foreseeable future.

The death & sick counts are ticking every second !

While you guys are getting so excited to get ready to view the virtual musical performances of the famous musicians, don't you know those musicians are risking their life in cross-contamination of the virus bigtime when getting so close together during the performances.

No more social gatherings that undoubtedly including live musical performances until the pandemic curves in the country level down, showing sign of the pandemic diminishing.

Musicians are human like you & me. Why let them exposed to the deadly virus simply because to please you viewers!!!! This is inhuman unfairness.

While total social shut down in already in force, excluding essential services, e.g. grocery, medication & a very few businesses only for a month now in my city. NO outdoor social gathering over 4 persons or a huge fine for offenders.

Mouth masking & 6-ft social distancing are a must for shopping in most most grocery stores in my city as an effort to stop human virus transmission.

Please behave & stay at home to save everybody's life including music performers.

Jack L

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No performance, no income for musicians. This a hard reality.

Anna Pedorova, my most liked concert pianist, "one of the world's greatest young pianists" per Chronicle. Honestly, I am still yet to view another concert pianist that can match her performance of Tchaikovsky First Piano Concerto: so powerful & yet so engaging. Maybe because she was born a Ukrainian Russian.

Because of the Pandemic, for the first time ever Anna played in an empty
Concertgebouw session without orchestra & audience. It was on Wed April 8 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Netherlands has taken this dead pandemic so seriously as early as April 8. Piano concert by a world famous pianist without any orchestra & audience. We can watch this concert in the YouTube.

How come you American musicians & audience take this deadly virus so easy???

No wonder so much pandemic fatalities in USA, up-counting every second!

Stay at home whoever we are to survive this deadly disease. No social gatherings including music performances.

We can always make it up later!

Jack L

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Live music is superior in almost every way to recorded or streamed.

Except, it's usually expensive.

Unless you're in the right place, it's almost always inconvenient.

And, going takes a huge amount of time, which is always in short supply.

All of the above conspire to make listening to live music difficult for many, especially kids. Not just now - even under what we all might consider normal conditions. Most kids don't have a ton of money and often can't go out during the school week.

At one time, people used to listen to live music via the radio. Not only during the 30's and 40's, but even in the 60's and early 70's. I recall listening to lots of now famous rock groups playing live on NYC and Boston radio stations. That sure was popular.

More people watch or listen to sports than can possibly attend games, for the reasons mentioned above. That seems to work for them.

So... If we as a society actually want kids to develop a greater appreciation of music and the live performance, perhaps these kinds of events should be emphasized and publicized all the time, not just during social distancing eras. However long this one might be.

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Thank you so much, really good stuff, enjoying the concerts from Berlin

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Thanks for compiling the links; a great help to retaining sanity and perspective amongst the pandemic panic. Stay well!

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Billboard has a daily list of online streams here:

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Grammy-winning producer RAC live-streams “Studio Hangs w/ RAC” on Amazon Music’s Twitch Channel this Friday at 3pm PST / 6pm Eastern. RAC will answer questions as well..RAC is André Allen Anjos, originally from Porto in Portugal and currently residing in Portland

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Each Thursday at 7:30 p.m. EDT, the NYPhil posts video of a past performance on Facebook. The first broadcast, on March 26, is of the 2017 performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, conducted by Music Director Jaap van Zweden.

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Hey Jason, I too send thanks for pulling this info together. I will refer to it as we continue to hunker down. Elbow Bumps to All, Dr. M.

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Boston's Grammy-nominated self-conducted chamber orchestra, A Far Cry, live streams performances from Criers' homes and continues to post more archival concert recordings on YouTube. The next live stream is Thursday night 7:30pm EDT at, with another Saturday at the same time. Monday 11am EDT brings a children's concert.

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Joshua Bell, Midori, Gil Shaham, Bela Fleck, Chris Thile, Jan Vogler (organizer), Yevgeny Kutik and many more. Starts Friday 6pm EDT.

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SFCOM has evolved into one of the finest music academies in the US. Performances on the SFCM YouTube channel and, with new live concerts every evening at 5, 5:30, and 6pm PDT. Guitar night March 28, jazz night March 31, other themed nights. Calendar here:

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David Tanenbaum, Marc Teicholz, and Judicael Perroy??? Sold!!! Thanks for pointing out JVS!

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Includes songs from his new album, "Trio," at 9pm EDT.

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Livestreamed from Dresser's home in place of the now-canceled performance at the SideBar in New Orleans. Friday, March 27, 8pm EDT. or Yes, someone does need to teach the bar's webmaster how to spell "klezmer."

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Some amazing musicians will perform in this festival that starts April 1.
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With their Carnegie Hall gig canceled, the New York Youth Symphony offers this movement from Mahler Symphony No. 1:

If you're watching this NOW, you may be able to catch the 2pm EDT live stream of the audience-less Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Alan Gilbert performing Brahms' First Symphony and Stravinsky's Histoire du sold, narrated by Stina Ekblad (Bergman's Fanny's and Alexander).

Catch this. Cuba's first totally online music festival, Tunturuntu pa 'tu casa', brings together pianist Roberto Fonseca with Eme Alfonso, David Blanco, Cimafunk, Daymé Arocena, Alain Pérez, and X Alfonso on Saturday March 28 at 5:30-6pm New York time (6:30-7 pm Havana time):

More to come.

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...Chick Corea's daily live workshops on FB:

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The LA Phil, music director Gustavo Dudamel, Classical KUSC (Los Angeles), and Classical KDFC (San Francisco) are teaming up remotely to present At Home with Gustavo, a unique series created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Different episodes will be broadcast four times a week in English and once a week in Spanish for a limited time. The show will be syndicated nationally through a partnership with PRX, and internationally online. See

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Wednesdays & Saturdays – times to vary (to be announced each week, along with artists)
@thecliburn Facebook (reposted after at and YouTube/thecliburn)
Relive some of the best moments of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, in a global watch party.

CLIBURN KIDS with Buddy Bray
Mondays & Thursdays – 11 a.m. CDT
@thecliburn Facebook, YouTube, Instagram +

Tuesdays, Fridays, & Sundays – 4 p.m. CDT
@thecliburn Facebook, YouTube, Instagram +

2. National Sawdust, Brooklyn’s home for music discovery, is excited to announce Live@NationalSawdust, a free digital home. Live@NationalSawdust initial releases will focus on the very first concert in the venue from October 2015, including performances by Philip Glass, Foday Musa Suso, Tanya Tagaq, Chris Thile, Nico Muhly, Nadia Sirota, Jeffrey Zeigler, Eve Gigliotti, Paola Prestini, Nels Cline, Glenn Kotche, and more.

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Jeremy Denk - Greene Space residency "Bach's Well-Tempered Lens"
Jeremy will curate three events, April 7, 27 and May 11, all centered around Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1. The first will feature Jeremy on his own playing and talking about several movements from the work, describing his journey as he prepared it, as well as some technical, musicological, cultural and philosophical reflections. The other two events will explore a variety of biographical pictures of Bach, and the last will invite a multi-disciplinary panel to look at how Bach's music teaches us to think through an idea, meditate on it, and dialogue with it.

Paola Prestini - Live@National Sawdust Performances from their past 5 seasons, as well as educational and professional development content
Monday's release Renée Fleming speaking about mental health s.

Wynton Marsalis - Skain's Domain Weekly Live Discussion
Wynton has been doing weekly Zoom group sessions with the music community, discussing how the current situation affects all of us, trying to offer insight, hope, realism, and his particular brand of wisdom.

ROCO - Anthem of Hope
ROCO has just released a "virtual orchestra performance" of Anthony DiLorenzo's 'Anthem of Hope' (initially commissioned in the wake of Hurricane Harvey), with its 39 musicians from across the U.S. and Canada each recording their solo parts in their homes, edited together to create one video - in honor of the first responders, healthcare workers, and heroes of the COVID-19 crisis. Also they have fantastic weekly broadcasts of past concert livestreams, which they've been doing for three years now (ahead of the flattened curve!), info here:

Violin Channel Livestreams

Cumbancha World Music artists and Lindblad Expeditions present Virtual Music Lounge every Thursday 4pm EDT.
Thursday April 2 | Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh from Ireland
Thursday April 9 | Yoyo Tuki from Rapa Nui
Thursday April 16 | Kobo Town from Trinidad
Thursday April 23 | Julie Fowlis from Scotland
Thursday April 30 | Ragga Gröndal from Iceland

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Wednesday, April 1

4:00pm: JLCO Master Class: Carlos Henriquez (Zoom and Facebook Live)

5:00pm: Jazz 101: A Beginner's Guide to Jazz with Seton Hawkins (Zoom)

Thursday, April 2

12:00pm: Lunch & Learn with Seton Hawkins (Zoom and Facebook Live)

7:30pm: Artist Livestream: Camille Thurman and Darrell Green (Facebook Live)

Friday, April 3

1:00pm: Jazz 101: A Beginner's Guide to Jazz with Seton Hawkins (Zoom)

2:00pm: Artist Livestream: Nduduzo Makhathini Modes of Communication Album Release (Facebook Live)

4:00pm: JLCO Master Class: Chris Crenshaw (Zoom and Facebook Live)

7:30pm: Artist Livestream: American Pianists Association Celebration: Aaron Diehl and Adam Birnbaum (Facebook Live)

Saturday, April 4

7:30pm: Artist Livestream: American Pianists Association Celebration: Sullivan Fortner and Aaron Parks (Facebook Live)

Sunday, April 5

7:30pm: Artist Livestream: American Pianists Association Celebration: Emmet Cohen and Dan Tepfer (Facebook Live)

Monday, April 6

12:00pm: Lunch & Learn with Seton Hawkins (Zoom and Facebook Live)

1:00pm: Jazz 101: A Beginner's Guide to Jazz with Seton Hawkins (Zoom)

4:00pm: JLCO Master Class: Vincent Gardner (Zoom and Facebook Live)

9:00pm: Skain’s Domain (Zoom and Facebook Live)

Tuesday, April 7

12:00pm: Lunch & Learn with Seton Hawkins (Zoom and Facebook Live)

7:00pm: 2020–21 Season Listening Party

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Great work assembling all of this

Cookie Marenco
Blue Coast Music

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Shai Wosner
Schubert late sonatas, April 5
Benjamin Hochman
All-Mozart program, April 10
Marc-André Hamelin
CPE Bach, Debussy, Enescu, Fauré, Liszt, Scriabin, April 14
Pejda Muzijevic
CPE Bach, Antheil, Cage, Satie, Glass, April 17
Renana Gutman
Bach, Debussy, Fauré, Scriabin, Chopin, April 20
Julia Hamos
Schubert, Schuman, Bartók, April 23
Pamela Frank, violin + Stephen Prutsman, piano
All-Bach program, April 28
Angela Hewitt
All-Bach program, April 30


92Y’s highly popular online concerts – experienced by more than half a million viewers worldwide – continue in April with five live streams and three recitals from 92Y’s archives. Additional programs are planned through the end of the month and beyond. All of the content is free.
Sunday, April 5 (7:30 pm EDT)
A rebroadcast of pianist Shai Wosner‘s May 2018 recital at 92Y. Wosner has been cited by the San Francisco Chronicle for his “agility and insight” and his “characteristic combination of dexterity and interpretive subtlety.” His program includes two of Schubert’s sublime late sonatas: the Sonata in G Major, D. 894, Op. 78 (“Fantasie”) and the Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960. For the occasion, Wosner will introduce the works via video and record an encore at his home.
Friday, April 10 (7:30 pm EDT)
Pianist Benjamin Hochman, a favorite of 92Y audiences, will perform a live streamed concert from his home. The all-Mozart program includes the composer’s Fantasia in C Minor and a pair of sonatas: No. 14 in C Minor and No. 12 in F Major. Hochman’s playing has been praised by The Boston Globe as “elegant, polished, and heartfelt.”
Tuesday, April 14 (7:30 EDT)
Marc-André Hamelin, known as "one of the greatest living pianists" (Gramophone), streams a characteristically elegant program from his home, with the timely inclusion of Liszt's Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude [God's blessing in solitude].The repertoire also includes C. P. E. Bach, Enescu, Fauré, Scriabin, and six selections from Debussy's Preludes, Book II.
Friday, April 17 (7:30 pm EDT)
Pedja Muzijevic’s upcoming concert at 92Y has been replaced by a live stream from the pianist’s home. Muzijevic’s program includes a pair of sonatas by C. P. E. Bach, along with Philip Glass‘s Mad Rush, John Cage’s proto-minimalist In a Landscape, selections from American composer George Antheil’s La femme 100 tête, and Satie’s Embryons desséchés. Muzijevic has been cited by The New York Times for his “refined” and “vibrant” playing.
Monday, April 20 (7:30 EDT)
Israeli-American pianist Renana Gutman, lauded by The New York Times for her “passionate and insightful” performances, will stream a live concert from her home. She will perform Bach’s French Suite No. 6 and Chopin’s 24 Preludes, Op. 28, plus works by Debussy, Fauré, and Scriabin.
Thursday, April 23 (7:30 EDT)
Pianist Julia Hamos, whose playing has been described by The Independent as "warmly seductive," performs Schumann's Symphonic Etudes and Bartók's 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs. She is then joined in this live streamed home concert by partner Benjamin Hochman in Schubert's Fantasia in F Minor for piano four-hands.
Tuesday, April 28 (7:30 pm EDT) brings a rebroadcast of violinist Pamela Frank and pianist Stephen Prutsman‘s all-Bach recital, recorded at 92Y in early March. The program comprises five of Bach’s Sonatas for Violin and Keyboard, each work a rich, evocative exploration of the resources of the instruments. The combination of Pamela Frank’s lithe, focused sound with Prutsman’s “earnest and sensitive” playing (The New York Times) ensure an ideal pairing.
Thursday, April 30, 2019 (7:30 pm EDT)
Angela Hewitt's Bach Odyssey will continue with a re-broadcast of her May 2019 recital at 92Y, in which she played all seven of Bach's Toccatas. Says Hewitt, “The seven Toccatas are rarely played all together in one concert but it’s a great experience for the listener to hear how the young Bach showed off not only his touch (the word Toccata comes from the Italian “toccare”– to touch), but also his skill at improvisation."
As noted, additional streaming concerts are planned; please watch this space for updates.
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Sunday, April 5 (3pm EST): Shai Wosner, piano
SCHUBERT: Sonata in G major, D. 894, Op. 78 ("Fantasie")
SCHUBERT: Sonata in B-flat major, D. 960
Friday, April 10 (7:30pm EST): Benjamin Hochman, piano
MOZART: Fantasia in C Minor, K. 475
MOZART: Sonata No. 14 in C Minor, K. 457
MOZART: Sonata No. 12 in F Major, K. 332
Tuesday, April 14 (7:30pm EST): Marc-André Hamelin, piano
C.P.E. BACH: Rondo in C Minor, Wq. 59/4
ENESCU: Choral and Carillon Nocturne, Op. 18, Nos. 6 and 7
FAURÉ: Nocturne No. 6 in D-flat Major, Op. 63
SCRIABIN: Fantasie in B Minor, Op. 28
LISZT: Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude
DEBUSSY: selections from Préludes, Book 2
 4. «Les fées sont d’exquises danseuses»: Rapide et léger
 5. Bruyères: Calme
 6. Général Lavine – eccentric: Dans le style et le mouvement d'un Cakewalk
 7. La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune: Lent
 11. Les tierces alternées: Modérément animé
 12. Feux d’artifice: Modérément animé
Friday, April 17 (7:30 pm): Pedja Muzijevic, piano
C.P.E. BACH: Sonata in C Minor, Wq. 65/31
ANTHEIL: Selections from La femme 100 tête
SATIE: Embryons desséchés
CAGE: In a Landscape
C.P.E. BACH: Sonata in G Major, Wq. 55/6
Monday, April 20 (7:30pm EST): Renana Gutman, piano
BACH: French Suite No. 6 in E Major, BWV 817
DEBUSSY: Rêverie
FAURÉ: Nocturne No. 6 in D-flat Major, Op. 63
SCRIABIN: Selected Preludes, Op. 11
CHOPIN: 24 Préludes, Op. 28
Thursday, April 23 (7:30pm EST): Julia Hamos, piano
SCHUBERT: Fantasia in F Minor, for piano four-hands, D. 940 (with Benjamin Hochman, piano)
SCHUMANN: Symphonic Études, Op. 15
BARTÓK: 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs, Sz. 71
Wednesday, April 28 (7:30 pm): Pamela Frank, violin + Stephen Prutsman, piano
BACH: Sonata in F Minor, BWV 1018
BACH: Sonata in E Major, BWV 1016
BACH: Sonata in C Minor, BWV 1017
BACH: Sonata in B Minor, BWV 1014
BACH: Sonata in G Major, BWV 1019
Thursday, April 30 (7:30 pm): Angela Hewitt, piano - Bach Odyssey VIII: The Toccatas
BACH: Toccata in C Minor, BWV 911
BACH: Toccata in G Major, BWV 916
BACH: Toccata in F-Sharp Minor, BWV 910
BACH: Toccata in E Minor, BWV 914
BACH: Toccata in D Minor, BWV 913
BACH: Toccata in G Minor, BWV 915
BACH: Toccata in D Major, BWV 912
BACH: Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 903

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11 AM to 8 pm, time zone not stipulated.
Includes Del Sol String Quartet, Manhattan Chamber Players, and Melody Fader.

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Each opera available for 23 hours on the Met website.
Thursday, April 2
Verdi’s Don Carlo
Starring Marina Poplavskaya, Roberto Alagna, Simon Keenlyside, and Ferruccio Furlanetto, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. From December 11, 2010.
Friday, April 3
Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles
Starring Diana Damrau, Matthew Polenzani, and Mariusz Kwiecien, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. From January 16, 2016.
Saturday, April 4
Verdi’s Macbeth
Starring Anna Netrebko, Joseph Calleja, Željko Lučić, and René Pape, conducted by Fabio Luisi. From October 11, 2014.
Sunday, April 5
Bellini’s Norma
Starring Sondra Radvanovsky, Joyce DiDonato, Joseph Calleja, and Matthew Rose, conducted by Carlo Rizzi. From October 7, 2017.

Week 4
Monday, April 6
Verdi’s Aida
Starring Anna Netrebko, Anita Rachvelishvili, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Quinn Kelsey, Dmitry Belosselskiy, and Ryan Speedo Green, conducted by Nicola Luisotti. From October 6, 2018.
Tuesday, April 7
Puccini's La Fanciulla del West
Starring Deborah Voigt, Marcello Giordani, and Lucio Gallo, conducted by Nicola Luisotti. From January 8, 2011.
Wednesday, April 8
Verdi's Falstaff
Starring Lisette Oropesa, Angela Meade, Stephanie Blythe, Jennifer Johnson Cano, Paolo Fanale, Ambrogio Maestri, and Franco Vassallo, conducted by James Levine. From December 14, 2013.
Thursday, April 9
Wagner's Parsifal
Starring Katarina Dalayman, Jonas Kaufmann, Peter Mattei, Evgeny Nikitin, and René Pape, conducted by Daniele Gatti. From March 2, 2013.
Friday, April 10
Gounod's Roméo et Juliette
Starring Diana Damrau, Vittorio Grigolo, Elliot Madore, and Mikhail Petrenko, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. From January 21, 2017.
Saturday, April 11
Donizetti's Don Pasquale
Starring Anna Netrebko, Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecien, and John Del Carlo, conducted by James Levine. From November 13, 2010.
Sunday, April 12
Mozart's Cosi fan tutte
Starring Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Kelli O’Hara, Ben Bliss, Adam Plachetka, and Christopher Maltman, conducted by David Robertson. From March 31, 2018.

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Friday 3 April 2020 (TODAY): Monteverdi Vespro della Beata Vergine
Friday 10 April 2020: Monteverdi L’Orfeo
Friday 17 April 2020: Monteverdi Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria
Friday 24 April 2020: Monteverdi L’incoronazione di Poppea

All broadcasts will be available to watch for an initial period of 12 weeks.

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This superb chorus from Oregon performs ancient religious music authentically. The scholarship puts it in a class by itself. Their recording, Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia, is a Billboard #1 hit. Years ago, I attended the concert and previewed it for Stanford Live, the performing organization of Stanford University.

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SXSW 2020 will see the light of day after all, albeit online rather than on the ground in Austin. Many films scheduled to show at the canceled festival will stream for free on the platform over 10 days, likely in late April.

Amazon Prime Video is teaming with the event to launch a so-called film festival collection. Filmmakers who had been scheduled to screen films at the fest were notified Thursday morning and will be able to opt in. Some, who already have distribution with an Amazon rival, will likely choose to forgo the virtual festival. Those who opt in will see their films play exclusively on Prime Video in the U.S. for the 10-day virtual fest, which Amazon will likely launch in late April. The online event will be available in front of the Prime Video paywall and free to U.S. audiences.

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Saturday April 4th at 9am EDT:

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On Fridays at 3pm EDT, Louisville Orchestra Music Director Teddy Abrams joins Daniel Gilliam as a regular co-host of WUOL Classical Louisville's “In This Together.“ Also streaming live on the station's Facebook page, the live radio show is “a weekly segment to help bring us closer together with music and conversation when we need to be apart." Last Friday's first episode featured three special guests: violinist Tessa Lark, bassist Michael Thurber and Lonnie Ali, wife of the late legendary Louisville boxer Muhammad Ali. Yours truly (JVS) reviewed one of Lark's recordings for the print issue of

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14 half-hour episodes of live musical performance by leading classical artists, interspersed with English and German talk. Hosted by British violinist Daniel Hope, Hope@Home streams live, daily, at noon EDT (6pm Berlin CET) on the ARTE Concert website, where each episode will then be archived for 90 days; on DG’s YouTube channel, where selected highlights will subsequently be available; and on Daniel Hope's Facebook page.

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Julia Bullock was one of the guests. Please see for this absolutely beautiful performance by Julia and her hubby.

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Total sensory overload :-) .......

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San Francisco Performances is one of the great performing arts series of the greater Bay Area. A CD ARCHIVE SERIES OF PAST PERFORMANCES AVAILABLE FREE ONLINE

Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Original SFP performance, April 29, 2006, 8pm | Herbst Theatre
AVAILABLE ONLINE: Thursday, April 9, 2020

Trio Mediaeval
Original SFP performance, March 25, 2007, 7pm | Herbst Theatre
AVAILABLE ONLINE: Thursday, April 16, 2020

Sérgio and Odair Assad, guitars
Original SFP performance, November 20, 2005, 7pm | Herbst Theatre
AVAILABLE ONLINE: Thursday, April 23, 2020


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...thank you, Jason.

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Most appreciated Jason. Now we can say Covid19 has become part of Stereophile editorial! Just kidding...

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April 9 at 21.00 hrs (9pm) CET or 3pm EDT.

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From Czech violinist Pavel Sporci on The Violin Channel

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Kicks off his Greene Space residency with a deep dive into Bach’s life and four of the most fascinating moments from Book 1 of his most iconic work, The Well-Tempered Clavier. Yes, I know it's piano on The Violin Channel. I only work here.

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Odes to Joy in the form of arias and song by San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows. Some of these artists are destined to become the stars of tomorrow.

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Guitarist and vocalist Jorma Kaukonen, founding member or Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, performs live from the Fur Peace Ranch spreading the message to Stay in Peace! April 11 8pm EDT
Jake Shimabukuro LIVE taking requests from Hawaii! Friday, April 10th 9pm EDT
MQA's British Music Embassy sessions of artists scheduled to perform at SXSW are now available in HD Video encoded with MQA Audio Audio-only versions are available on Tidal.
‘Et Misericordia,'the fourth movement from Kim André Arnesen's Grammy-nominated Magnificat album on 2L, can be streamed in HD video with MQA sound:
The Metropolitan Opera's free Nightly Streams continue Each stream is available for 23 hours.
Monday, April 13 Dvořák’s Rusalka
Tuesday, April 14 Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov
Wednesday, April 15 Puccini’s La Rondine
Thursday, April 16 Rossini’s Le Comte Ory
Friday, April 17 Puccini’s Madama Butterfly
Saturday, April 18 Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur
Sunday, April 19 Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier
The NY Philharmonic offers two new Facebook broadcasts
Live From Lincoln Center with Kurt Masur and Emanuel Ax
Plus New Interview with Alec Baldwin April 9 7:30pm EDT
Karen LeFrak’s Sleepover at the Museum April 13 12pm EDT

Also, New Content Now Available on NY Phil Plays On Julia Adolphe’s Unearth, Release
We Are NY Phil @ Home
MPressFest features the label's artists Sat. April 24 4pm EDT
Seattle Symphony rebroadcasts Robert Schumann's Symphony No. 2 and more April 9 10:30pm EDT, Saturday April 11, 11pm EDT, Sunday April 12 5pm EDT. and Tiny Tots clips also coming April 11 2pm EDT.
Composer Lisa Bielawa partnerswith NYC's Kaufman Music Center to develop Broadcast from Home, a new large-scale work designed to help create community during the isolation of the COVID-19 crisis. Based on testimonies from the public, submitted via, the project will culminate in a series of 20- to 30-minute participatory musical performances for an unlimited number of singers and instrumentalists.
Bayerische Staatsoper, Wiever Staatsoper, and the Met are streaming good Friday music from Wagner's Parsifal.
Musical America's dizzyingly complete list of classical music streams through April 14 can be found here:

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Sunday April 12 3-3:30pm EDT
@miguelzenon (Facebook Live) and @miguelzenonmusic (Instagram)

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Tom Gillett, aka Sam Tellig, writes that BBC3 is streaming Imogen Cooper's 70th birthday recital of the final three Schubert piano sonatas on demand through the end of April. Use the BBC3 app to search for "In Concert" and other offerings.

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Livestream Sunday April 12 1pm EDT

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Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 5pm EDT
Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 5pm EDT.
Tune via Zoom. No music experience necessary.

Music on the Rebound and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) present The World Wide Tuning Meditation. Led by IONE, Claire Chase, and Raquel Acevedo Klein.

A sonic gathering with a legacy of bringing communities together through meditative singing. Anyone from anywhere in the world is invited to join in via Zoom to sing together from their personal phone or computer. No music experience is necessary. The last performance on Saturday, April 25 will also be included in Basilica Hudson's 24-HOUR DRONE Sound and Music Festival, moved completely online with web-based programming in place of its previously scheduled weekend.

Oliveros’ The Tuning Meditation consists of four steps:

1. Begin by taking a deep breath and letting it all the way out with air sound. Listen with your mind's ear for a tone.

2. On the next breath using any vowel sound, sing the tone that you have silently perceived on one comfortable breath. Listen to the whole field of sound the group is making.

3. Select a voice distant from you and tune as exactly as possible to the tone you are hearing from that voice. Listen again to the whole field of sound the group is making.

4. Contribute by singing a new tone that no one else is singing. Continue by listening then singing a tone of your own or tuning to the tone of another voice alternately.

Tickets: Free. RSVP Here to receive Zoom call-in information.

Information Link:

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MORE Cartoon Logic by Jeff Sanford’s Cartoon Jazz Band. A glorious rollicking collection of both big band and small group tracks from the glory days of Jazz in the 20’s… oh and some brand new stuff as well. Mostly Raymond Scott compositions, but some Fletcher Henderson and Charlie Shavers thrown in too!

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Sorry I've fallen behind, everyone. Needed to re-ground after Art's death.

April 25. 1pm EDT. Live stream performances from 40 opera great, co-hosted by Peter Gelb and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, with YN-S providing piano. Available until April 26 6:30pm EDT. Lord only knows how some of these huge voices will sound over iPhone. Artist are based between New York, South Africa, and Latvia. A tremendous line-up, with the potential for numerous technical snafus.

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San Francisco's Noe Valley Chamber Music is hosting live "Love Music Listening Clubs" on Zoom every other Thursday at 10pm EDT (7pm PDT). Register for free here:
April 23 - Grammy-nominated tenor Nicholas Phan on the music of Lili Boulanger
May 7 - Composer Jake Heggie (Dead Man Walking, Moby Dick, etc.)
May 21 - Composer Nick Britell (Moonlight, If Beale Street Could Talk, Succession)
Live@NationalSawdust. Sat. April 25, 4:30pm EDT: The Universe in Verse, conceived by the brilliant Maria Popova of Brain Pickings, including other luminaries like Patti Smith, Amanda Palmer, Neil Gaiman, Elizabeth Gilbert, Eve Ensler, Tim Ferriss, Jad Abumrad... See and

MQA is doing more HD Video broadcasts with MQA Audio.
Singer-songwriter Dominique Fils-Aime:

British Music Embassy sessions in HD video with MQA Audio:
Jazz tuba player Theon Cross:

Jazz bassist Daniel Casimir and vocalist Tess Hirst.

‘Et Misericordia’ is the fourth movement from Kim André Arnesen's Grammy-nominated Magnificat album released by Norwegian label 2L.

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra’s Bergenphilive ( offers new and archival concerts conducted by Chief Conductor Edward Gardner or guest conductors. April 23 at 7.30pm CEST offers a new digital chamber music series, ‘Close up – at a distance’, featuring orchestra musicians in one-hour performances on Thursday evenings, when the orchestra would have performed. The first concert will feature works by Johan Halvorsen (composer and Chief Conductor of the orchestra in the late 1800s), Dvorak and Tchaikovsky. See:

The 2015 world premiere broadcast of Max Richter's 8-hour Sleep performance is available for streaming for the next 20 days from the BBC: Thanks to John Atkinson for this one.

The Cliburn Competition at Home continues.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 – 7 p.m. CDT (US Central) / 5 p.m. PDT (US Pacific)
featuring 2017 Cliburn Bronze Medalist Daniel Hsu.
Cliburn Competition Final Round Quintet
(Originally broadcast Thursday, June 8, 2017)
FRANCK Piano Quintet in F Minor
with the Brentano String Quartet
SATURDAY, APRIL 25 – 2 p.m. CDT (US Central) / 9 p.m. CEST (Central European)
featuring 2013 Cliburn Silver Medalist Beatrice Rana.
Cliburn Competition Preliminary Round I Recital
(Originally broadcast Friday, May 24, 2013)
CLEMENTI Sonata in B Minor, op. 40, no. 2
SCHUMANN Études en forme de variations, op. 13
SATURDAY, APRIL 25 – 2 p.m. CDT (US Central) / 9 p.m. CEST (Central European)
featuring 2013 Cliburn Silver Medalist Beatrice Rana or or

Music of Remembrance: Music inspired by the Holocaust. I have attended and reviewed some of these events and recommend them highly.
The Boys of Terezín,” which will be available April 20-26. This 51-minute documentary, produced for MOR by award-winning filmmaker John Sharify, tells the inspiring story of the teenage prisoners who created a secret journal every week for almost two years under the noses of their Nazi captors.

April 27 - May 3: Vedem. American composer Lori Laitman and librettist David Mason’s stirring oratorio based on the stories and words of those very boys from Terezín, describing their lives in the camp and expressing the dreams for a better world.

May 4-10: Camp Songs. In a new dramatic realization conceived and directed by Erich Parce, American composer Paul Schoenfield’s setting of defiant words that dissident Polish journalist Alexander Kulisiewicz dared to write as a prisoner in Sachsenhausen, with sarcastic humor and bitter irony that lay bare the fury seething beneath the camp’s terrors.

May 11-17: Veritas. Shinji Eshima’s soulful musical reflection on the tragic consequences of religious intolerance, in a multimedia work incorporating vivid visual images of sculptor Al Farrow’s works from his “Vandalized Doors” series.

May 18-24: For a Look or a Touch. Composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer’s pathbreaking musical drama illuminating the Nazi persecution of homosexuals through the story of two idealistic young men whose lives and love were torn apart under the Third Reich.
Early Music Vancouver has some lovely clips of live performances available on YouTube. Subscribe to their channel here:

Don't miss the NY Philharmonic's Mahler Festival through April 30:

Seattle Symphony broadcasts Piazzolla's The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, : Thursday (7:30 p.m. PDT), Saturday (8 p.m. PDT) and Sunday (2 p.m. PDT). and

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Tuesdays and Thursday at 2PM ET. In response to this unprecedented time, we invite you to join us for an entirely new original online series: Live with Carnegie Hall. Tune in for unforgettable episodes that feature some of the world’s finest artists as they share behind-the-scenes stories, excerpts from past performances, and live musical moments. Thursday 4/23 installment hosted by Emanuel Ax.

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Hey Jason, Julie M. here. Thanks for all this. Mind if I add/contribute a few to the cause?

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