BBC Two will broadcast Mozart’s Requiem from English National Opera on 14 November

English National Opera (ENO) is delighted to announce that BBC Two is to broadcast Mozart’s Requiem from English National Opera on Saturday 14 November at 7pm. Presented by Danielle de Niese, it has been performed and recorded specially for a lockdown television audience at the London Coliseum, with strict safety measures in place for the performers, crew and presenter.

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St John’s Smith Square’s 35th Christmas Festival with live audience and streamed live

St John’s Smith Square postpones live concerts throughout November but announces
35th Christmas Festival

Further to the Government announcement of new national restrictions, St John’s Smith Square will not be operating any public events between Thursday 5th November and Wednesday 2nd December inclusive.  SJSS are working to reschedule all concerts due to take place during this period to new dates in 2021. 

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Young Concert Artists announces 2020 events

Young Concert Artists announces 60th anniversary season

The 60th anniversary season of the Young Concert Artists opens on 21 October with a concert streaming live from Merkin Hall that will feature performances by an array of artists representing YCA’s remarkable history. The program will include solo and chamber works by Ravel, Bach, Handel and Higdon, as well as the world premiere of a partita for solo violin by YCA Composer Chris Rogerson. (Rogerson is represented by Young Concert Artists, Inc., and served as YCA Composer-in-Residence from 2010-2012. In 2016, he joined the Musical Studies Faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.)

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‘Man of the People’: The 15th International Malcolm Arnold Festival online in October 2020

The 15th International Malcolm Arnold Festival
‘A Man of the People’
17 – 18 October 2020
Live-streamed and FREE to view

‘A Man of the People’ is the theme of this year’s Malcolm Arnold Festival; the annual celebration packed with music, films and talks on this multi-faceted composer and his music. Available online for the first time, listeners will be able to join proceedings via the website portal over 17th – 18th October 2020: for more information click here.

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra announces a series of streamed performances

Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s streamed performances in October

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra continues its commitment to bringing world-class music to audiences at home throughout October, with four evening chamber concerts filmed at The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh and two lunchtime concerts live-streamed from St Andrews University.

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) today announces six further streamed concerts throughout October as part of its autumn Season, featuring music by Brahms, Handel, Coleridge-Taylor and Philidor.

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The King’s Singers Digital Tour and New Music Prize

The King’s Singers partner with IDAGIO for a digital concert series and launch The King’s Singers New Music Prize

The King’s Singers © Rebecca Reid

The King’s Singers Digital Tour

Following the success of ‘Back in Harmony in July 2020’, second only in popularity to Yo-Yo Ma’s summer concert, The King’s Singers will again partner with the streaming site IDAGIO in four 60-minute concerts entitled ‘The King’s Singers Digital Tour’. The series runs from October to December via IDAGIO’S Global Concert Hall. Tickets are Euro 9.90 and each concert will be available to view for 24 hours.

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The Metropolitan Opera (2020–)2021 season update

The Met in 2021

The Metropolitan Opera Cancels Its 2020–21 Season Due to the Ongoing Pandemic
while also Announcing Its Lineup for 2021–22 (for more information click here)

  • A full slate of performances is announced for 2021–22, including three contemporary Met premieres—the most since 1928—starting with the Opening Night presentation of Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, on September 27, 2021.
  • In addition to Fire Shut Up in My Bones, the 2021–22 season will feature five more new productions: the Met premieres of Matthew Aucoin’s Eurydice, Brett Dean’s Hamlet, and the original five-act French version of Verdi’s Don Carlos, and new stagings of Verdi’s Rigoletto and Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor.
  • Maestro Nézet-Séguin will conduct Fire Shut Up in My BonesEurydiceDon Carlos, and revivals of Le Nozze di Figaro and Tosca.
  • The Met’s Live in HD series of cinema transmissions will return with ten presentations, including all six new productions.

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Members of the public needed for Lost in Song and join a study to evaluate mood and general well-being

Call for participants for a study into the effects of virtual choral singing on mood and well-being

Brought to you by Limina Immersive, NHS Arden & GEM and Ex Cathedra, Lost in Song is a web-based application that has been specifically developed to lift spirits and provide an opportunity to experience the joys of choral singing from the comfort and safety of your own home. With songs arranged and performed by award-winning Birmingham-based choir Ex Cathedra, Lost in Song allows you to sing along with a choir, while enjoying 360 degree footage of natural landscapes from around the UK.

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