Even Covid-19 cannot stop Aspen from celebrating Robert Spano, albeit virtually


United StatesUnited States Aspen’s 2020 Virtual Festival Opening: Renée Fleming (soprano), Michelle DeYoung (mezzo-soprano), Kelley O’Connor (mezzo-soprano), Yefim Bronfman (piano), Robert McDuffie (violin), Nancy Goeres (bassoon), Michael Rusinek (clarinet), Elizabeth Pridgeon (piano), Brian Locke (piano), Robert Ainsley (piano). Various locations, 5.7.2020. (HS)

Renée Fleming at the Aspen season virtual opening

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Vale of Glamorgan Festival 2020 online during lockdown


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Vale of Glamorgan Festival 2020

Huw WATKINS – Invention [Huw Watkins (piano); Suite for harp Anne Denholm (harp)] CLICK HERE

John Luther ADAMS – Two dances [Anne Denholm (harp)]; The dream of the hermit thrush; The dream of the canyon wren [George Barton (percussion), Siwan Rhys (piano)] CLICK HERE

Mark BOWDEN – for Michael Harrison [Alice Neary (cello), David Adams (piano)]; Four memos: Exactitude [David Adams (violin), Robin Green (piano)]
David John ROCHE – Tremolo Study 4 [David John Roche (guitar)]
Maja PALSER – A cry [Robin Green (piano)]
Mared EMLYN – Perlau yn y glaw; [Anne Denholm (harp)]
Steph POWER – Dreamtides [Matthew Jones (violin), Annabel Thwaite (piano)]
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An operatic take on The Halloween Tree delights at InsightALT 2020


United StatesUnited States Theo Popov, The Halloween Tree (concert version): Soloists, American Lyric Theater Chamber Orchestra, MasterVoices / Geoffrey McDonald (conductor). American Lyric Theater, Ailey Citigroup Theater, New York, 23.2.2020. (RP)

The Halloween Tree (c) American Lyric Theater

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A provocative approach to Beethoven and Olli Mustonen’s new Sextet at BTVN WOCHE 2020


GermanyGermany BTVN WOCHE [4] – Beethoven and Mustonen: Meta4 (Antti Tikkanen, Mina Pensola [violins], Atte Kilpeläinen [viola], Tomas Djupsjöbacka [cello]), Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Janne Saksala (double bass), Olli Mustonen (piano). Kammermusiksaal Hermann J. Abs, Bonn, 9.2.2020. (MB)

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Distinguished Beethoven from the Elias Quartet


GermanyGermany BTHVN WOCHE [3] – Beethoven: Elias Quartet (Benjamin Navarro, Duncan Grant [violins], Simone van der Giessen [viola], Marie Bitlloch [cello]). Kammermusiksaal Hermann J. Abs, Bonn, 8.2.2020. (MB)

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Beethoven chamber music provides an evening of delights in Bonn


GermanyGermany BTVN WOCHE [2] – Beethoven: Adam Walker (flute), Lucas Macías Navarro (oboe), Vicente Alberola (clarinet), Guilhaume Santana (bassoon), José Vicente Castelló (horn), Daniel Sepec (violin), Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Tomas Djupsjöbacka (cello), Janne Saksala (double bass), Olli Mustonen (piano). Kammermusiksaal Hermann J. Abs, Bonn, 7.2.2020. (MB) Read more

Meta4’s stimulating celebration of Beethoven 250 in Bonn


GermanyGermany BTHVN WOCHE [1] – Beethoven: Meta4 (Antti Tikkanen, Mina Pensola [violins], Atte Kilpeläinen [viola], Tomas Djupsjöbacka [cello]). Kammermusiksaal Hermann J. Abs, Bonn, 6.2.2020 (MB) Read more

Much to enjoy as Mitsuko Uchida and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra play Mozart


AustriaAustria Salzburg Mozartwoche [5] – Mozart: Chiara Tonelli (flute), Alexi Kenney (violin), Béatrice Muthelet (viola), Frank-Michael Guthmann (cello), Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Mitsuko Uchida (piano, conductor). Grosser Saal, Mozarteum, Salzburg, 27.1.2020. (MB)

Mitsuko Uchida (c) Richard Avedon

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