Globe-trotting – Virtual Bach from Wales and Singapore

United StatesUnited States Bach: Brecon Baroque / Rachel Podger (violin & director), Brecon Cathedral, UK; Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Darrell Ang (conductor). Esplanade Concert Hall, Singapore. The concerts premiered online on 23 and 24.10.2020 respectively. (RP)

Darrell Ang (conductor) (c) Christine Bush

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Catharsis and regeneration with Schnittke and Beethoven in Cleveland

United StatesUnited States In Focus / Episode Two, Bronfman and Beethoven: Yefim Bronfman (piano), strings of the Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor), Recorded at the Severance Hall, Cleveland, on 15-16.10.2020, and reviewed as a livestream. (MSJ)

Yefim Bronfman, Franz Welser-Most & the strings of the Cleveland Orchestra
© Roger Mastroianni

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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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Diana Damrau and Joseph Calleja’s singing for Met Stars Live in Concert matches the splendour of the Palatine Chapel

ItalyItaly Met Stars Live in Concert – Diana Damrau and Joseph Calleja: Roberto Morschi (piano). Broadcast live (directed by Gary Halvorson) from Capella Palatina in Caserta, Italy, on 24.10.2020. (JPr)

Met Stars Live in Concert in Caserta’s Capella Palatina

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