Bombast, lyricism, and harmonic inventiveness of Liszt by Leslie Howard at St Mary’s Perivale

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Exploring Liszt at the keyboard: A lecture-recital by Leslie Howard (piano) including Grosses Konzertsolo, S.176 and short excerpts from other works. Live-streamed (and available on YouTube) from St Mary’s Perivale, 25.10.2020. (JB)

Leslie Howard at St Mary’s Perivale

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Apollo’s Fire strikes sparks in a timely Ohio return

United StatesUnited States Resilience – Music for Troubled Times: Members of Apollo’s Fire/Jeannette Sorrell (conductor). October 2020 performance from First Baptist Church, Shaker Heights, Ohio, reviewed when live-streamed on 19.10.2020. (MSJ)

Members of Apollo’s Fire perform between clear separators (c) Apollo’s Fire

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The Vancouver Symphony leads off its digital concert season with James Ehnes

CanadaCanada Bach, Beethoven: James Ehnes (violin/director), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Otto Tausk (conductor). Orpheum Theatre and Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver, 16.10.2020 and now streaming. (GN)

James Ehnes (violin/director) & Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

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Opera Philadelphia opens digital season with Lawrence Brownlee & Friends

United StatesUnited States Lawrence Brownlee & Friends in Philadelphia: Lawrence Brownlee (tenor), Lindsey Reynolds, Sarah Shafer & Karen Slack (sopranos), Myra Huang (piano). Performance from Opera Philadelphia, Wilma Theater, Philadelphia, live-streamed first on 23.10.2020. (RP)

Lawrence Brownlee (tenor), Myra Huang (piano) & Sarah Shafer (soprano)
© Dominic M. Mercier

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A New Dark Age from three female composers is the Royal Opera’s requiem for the world we have lost in 2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom New Dark Age The Knife of Dawn and A New Dark Age: Soloists, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Jonathon Heywood (conductor, The Knife of Dawn), Natalie Murray Beale (conductor, A New Dark Age). Live-streamed from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 24.10.2020 (JPr)

A New Dark Age (c) Tristram Kenton

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