LOTNY presents Monteverdi’s Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda and other gems from the Seicento

United StatesUnited States Monteverdi & Other Treasures from the Seicento: Summer Hassan (soprano), Michael Kuhn & Raúl Melo (tenors), Manami Mizumoto & Rebecca Nelson (violins), Majka Demcak (viola), Paul Holmes Morton (theorbo & guitar), Doug Balliett (bass instruments) / Elliot Figg (music director & harpsichord). The little OPERA theatre of ny, St. John’s in the Village, New York, 4.6.2021. Streamed by Musae live. (RP)

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Fresh and vital Kernis and Suk from The Cleveland Orchestra

United StatesUnited States In Focus / Episode Twelve, Celestial Serenades: Michael Sachs (trumpet), Yolanda Kondonassis (harp), Strings of The Cleveland Orchestra / Vinay Parameswaran (conductor). Performed in Severance Hall, Cleveland, recorded in spring 2021, broadcast 3.5.2021, and reviewed as a video stream. (MSJ)

Vinay Parameswaran conducts The Cleveland Orchestra (c) Roger Mastroianni

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Dazzling Philadelphia debut by the spectacularly talented Junction Trio

United StatesUnited States Various: Junction Trio (Stefan Jackiw [violin], Conrad Tao [piano], Jay Campbell [cello]). Benjamin Franklin Hall, American Philosophical Society & Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Philadelphia, 20.5.2021, and reviewed from a 22.5.2021 stream. (BJ)

Junction Trio (c) Shervin Lainez

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With ‘Three Divas’ (Pérez, Sierra and Leonard) the Met Stars Live in Concert series arguably leaves the best till last

FranceFrance Met Stars Live in Concert – Three Divas: Ailyn Pérez, Nadine Sierra (sopranos) and Isabel Leonard (mezzo-soprano), Pablo Sáinz-Villegas (guitar), Vlad Iftinca (piano). Livestreamed (directed by Gary Halvorson) from Royal Opera of Versailles, Palace of Versailles, France, 22.5.2021. (JPr)

Ailyn Pérez, Isabel Leonard and Nadine Sierra 

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