Brooklyn Art Song Society explores the mysteries of the night in all-Schubert digital recital

United StatesUnited States Brooklyn Art Song Society – Schubert II: Night: Andrew Fuchs (tenor), Daniel McGrew (tenor), Mario Diaz-Moresco (baritone), Jorell Williams (baritone), Michael Brofman (piano), Spencer Myer (piano). Brooklyn Art Song Society, Soapbox Gallery, Brooklyn. First streamed on 14.11.2020. (RP)

BASS – Schubert II: Night captured by resident artist Joan Chiverton

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Salonen era begins in San Francisco with video razzle-dazzle

United StatesUnited States Various – Throughlines: Soloists, San Francisco Symphony / Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor), produced by sfsymphony.org, available on demand. First streamed on 14.11.2020. (HS)

Esperanza Spalding, Peter Wyrick (l) and Barbara Andres (r)
in Nico Muhly’s Throughline

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Learn with Carnegie Hall is a treasure trove of past masterclasses and sound advice

United StatesUnited States Learn with Carnegie Hall: Weill Institute of Music, Carnegie Hall, New York. Streaming live each Wednesday and on-demand on Carnegie Hall’s website and its Facebook and YouTube channels. (RP)

Joyce DiDonato and Kayleigh Decker

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Ticciati, Rattle, and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin bring musical solace to a corona-blighted city

GermanyGermany Vaughan Williams, Purcell, Birtwistle, Mahler: Magdalena Kožená (mezzo-soprano), Andrew Staples (tenor), Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin / Robin Ticciati and Sir Simon Rattle (conductors). Live-streamed (directed by Jörg Thomas Mohr) from Philharmonie Berlin. 7.11.2020. (JPr)

DSO’s Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

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Ensemble Pi furthers the conversation on reparations through music and prose

United StatesUnited States Ensemble Pi, Reparations NOW!: Various composers: Airi Yoshioka (violin), Alexis Gerlach (cello), Allison Loggins-Hull (flute), Moran Katz (clarinet), Wayne Dumaine (trumpet), Bill Trigg (percussion), Idith Korman (piano & accordion), Damian Norfleet (narrator) / Trevor Weston and Raquel Acevedo Klein (conductors). The Center at West Park, New York. First streamed on 29.10.2020. (RP)

Ensemble Pi at The Center at West Park © Daniel Hess

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Claudia Boyle stars as Wexford Festival Opera 2020 concludes

IrelandIreland Balfe, Donizetti, Bellini, Rossini, Gounod, Verdi: Claudia Boyle (soprano), Pietro Adaíni  (tenor), Wexford Festival Orchestra / Francesco Cilluffo (conductor). From the National Opera House, Wexford, and broadcast in association with RTÉ Culture and RTÉ Player, 16.10.2020. (RB)

Claudia Boyle (c) Frances Marshall

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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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