The Dover Quartet and a lively romp through Ligeti

Dover Quartet

United StatesUnited States Haydn, Ligeti, Dvořák – Dover Quartet (Joel Link, Bryan Lee, [violins], Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt [viola], Camden Shaw [cello]): Exclusively for Cal Performances at Home from Gould Rehearsal Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, 16.10.2020. Streaming 10.12.2020 to 10.3.2021 (click here). (HS)

Read more

The stars shine in Milan for La Scala’s season-opening spectacular

ItalyItaly A riveder le stelle: Soloists, Teatro alla Scala Orchestra, Chorus & Ballet / Riccardo Chailly & Michele Gamba (conductors). Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 7.12.2020. (RP)

Riccardo Chailly conducting the Teatro alla Scala chorus and orchestra
(c) Brescia e Amisano

Read more

VOCES8 and The Aeolians of Oakwood University celebrate the festive season in very different ways

Roderick Williams (baritone) & VOCES8 (c) Libby Percival/LFL

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Live from London Christmas – Solstice: VOCES8 (with Roderick Williams, baritone) and The Aeolians of Oakwood University directed by Jason Max Ferdinand. VOCES8 Centre, London, and Oakwood University Church (Seventh Day Adventist), Huntsville, Alabama, USA, livestreamed on 5.12.2020. (CC)

Read more

Filmed in Bergen, streamed from Berkeley, Leif Ove Andsnes takes a mild approach to piano classics

United StatesUnited States Various: Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), recorded at Håkon’s Hall, Bergen, Norway, 23.9.2020. Streamed by Cal Performances at Home, Berkeley, from 3.12.2020 to 3.1.2021. (HS)

Leif Ove Andsnes in Håkon’s Hall, Bergen, Norway

Read more

Jubilee celebrations in Oslo for the 125th anniversary of Norwegian icon Kirsten Flagstad’s birth

NorwayNorway Kirsten Flagstad Jubilee Concert: Soloists, Randi Stene (compère), Chorus and Orchestra of Norwegian National Opera / Kirill Karabits (conductor). Oslo Opera House, 30.10.2020 and reviewed when streamed on OperaVision (click here). (JPr)

Kirill Karabits and the Norwegian Opera Orchestra

Read more

Yo-Yo Ma delivers in ‘Songs of Comfort and Hope’ recital

Taiwan; Republic Of China (roc)Taiwan; Republic Of China (roc) Various: Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Kathryn Stott (piano), in recital at National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) Concert Hall, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on 14 November. Streamed by Cal Performances beginning 27.11.2020. (HS)

Yo Yo Ma (cello) and Kathryn Stott (piano)

Read more

Kirill Petrenko directs a magnificent performance of Shostakovich’s Eighth Symphony in Berlin

GermanyGermany Shostakovich: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Kirill Petrenko (conductor). 14.11.2020 performance from the Philharmonie Berlin and viewed as a livestream on the Berlin Philharmonic’s Digital Concert Hall. (GT)

Kirill Petrenko

Read more