We’re Still Here! – A knock-out concert from Carnegie Hall’s Youth Ensembles

United StatesUnited States Live with Carnegie Hall – National Youth Ensembles: National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America / Carlos Miguel Prieto (conductor); NYO2 / Mei-Ann Chen (conductor); NYO Jazz / Sean Jones (bandleader and trumpet). Purchase College, Purchase, NY. Streamed on 24.7.2021 on Carnegie Hall’s YouTube channel. (RP)

Carlos Miguel Prieto conducting NYO USA © Chris Lee

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Marc Neikrug explores love and loss in A Song for Mahler at Chamber Music Northwest’s Summer Festival

United StatesUnited States Neikrug, A Song for Mahler: Jennifer Johnson Cano (mezzo-soprano), Kelly Markgraf (baritone), David Shifrin (clarinet), FLUX Quartet. Chamber Music Northwest, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, 6.7.2021. (Available for streaming through 31.8.2021 on 2021 AT-HOME Festival). (RP)

David Shifrin (clarinet) with the FLUX Quartet © Tom Emerson

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Carnegie Hall Selects: Leonard Bernstein leading the London Symphony Orchestra in Mahler’s ‘Resurrection’ Symphony

United StatesUnited States Mahler, Symphony No.2 ‘Resurrection’: Sheila Armstrong (soprano), Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano), Edinburgh Festival Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra / Leonard Bernstein (conductor). Ely Cathedral, Ely, August 1973. Streamed as part of Carnegie Hall Selects, 18-25.6.2021. (RP)

Leonard Bernstein conducting Mahler’s ‘Resurrection’ Symphony
(Ely Cathedral 1973)

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Harlem Chamber Players commemorate the Tulsa race massacre and Juneteenth with world premiere of TULSA 1921

United StatesUnited States Various, Pity These Ashes: Tulsa 1921-2021: J’Nai Bridges (mezzo-soprano), Lady Jess (violinist), Ashley Jackson (harp), Terrance McKnight (narrator), Dancers from the Harlem School of the Arts, Harlem Chamber Players / Amadi Azikiwe (conductor), The Herb Alpert Center, Harlem School of the Arts, New York, 10.6.2021. (RP)

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Pittsburgh Opera in 2020/21

Pittsburgh Opera announces 2021/2022 season

Pittsburgh Opera will be returning to larger venues in its upcoming season, beginning with Mozart’s The Magic Flute in November. During the height of the COVID pandemic, Pittsburgh Opera was able to combine live performances with limited, socially-distanced audiences and live-streams of each production. For the 2021/2022 season, the company will be returning to the Benedum Center and August Wilson African American Cultural Center, while also staging operas at its headquarters.

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