Multi-faceted saxophonist Steven Banks in recital for Young Concert Artists

United StatesUnited States Young Concert Artists’s ‘Come As You Are’: Steven Banks (saxophone), Xak Bjerken (piano), Zorá Quartet. Streamed from Merkin Hall, New York, on the YCA’s YouTube channel and Facebook page, 10.3.2021. (RP)

Steven Banks © Young Concert Artists

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A prize-winning concert from The King’s Singers and Cathedra

United StatesUnited States The King’s Singers New Music Prize Concert: The King’s Singers, St. Giles, Cripplegate, London; Cathedra / Michael McCarthy (conductor), Washington National Cathedral, Washington, DC. Streamed on 28.3.2021 and available on the Cathedral’s YouTube channel. (RP)

Cathedra at the Washington National Cathedral

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Chamber Music Northwest presents Fleur Barron and Julius Drake in Winterreise

United StatesUnited States Schubert, Winterreise: Fleur Barron (mezzo-soprano), Julius Drake (piano). Chamber Music Northwest, Portland, Oregon, and Razumovsky Academy, London. Livestream available to 5.3.2021. (RP)

Fleur Barron (mezzo-soprano) and Julius Drake (piano)

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HERE presents the premiere of No One Is Forgotten, an opera for radio conceived during the pandemic

United StatesUnited States Paola Prestini & Sxip Shirey, No One Is Forgotten: Soloists, Jeffrey Zeigler (cello) / Raquel Acevedo Klein (conductor). HERE Arts Center, National Sawdust, Brooklyn. Based on the Winter Miller play of the same name, and premiered on 24.2.2021. Available for streaming through 24.4.2021. (RP)

Photo from the original production of No One Is Forgotten,
with Sarah Nina Hayon (Lali) and Renata Friedman (Beng) © Paula Court

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Fabio Luisi returns to Dallas to conduct orchestral favorites and a world premiere

United StatesUnited States Various: Alessandro Taverna (piano), Leonidas Kavakos (violin), Dallas Symphony Orchestra / Fabio Luisi (conductor). Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas. Livestreamed on DSO’s NEXT STAGE Digital Concert Series, 17.2.2021. (RP)

Alessandro Taverna

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Love is in the air with the Brooklyn Art Song Society

United StatesUnited States Brooklyn Art Song Society – Schubert IV: Liebe: Lucy Fitz Gibbon (soprano), Blythe Gaissert, Kate Maroney & Devony Smith (mezzo-sopranos), Michael Brofman & Dimitri Dover (piano). Brooklyn Art Song Society, Soapbox Gallery, Brooklyn. Livestream available from 13.2.2021. (RP)

Blythe Gaissert © Tara Tomlinson

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John Holiday premieres Tyshawn Sorey’s Save the Boys for Opera Philadelphia

United StatesUnited States Tyshawn Sorey, Save the Boys: John Holiday (countertenor), Grant Loehnig (piano). Opera Philadelphia, Rittenhouse Soundworks, Philadelphia. Available on Opera Philadelphia Channel through 31.5.2021. (RP)

Countertenor John Holiday in Save the Boys

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Christopher Hahn, Pittsburgh Opera’s General Director, in conversation with Rick Perdian

This season was to be a celebration of Christopher Hahn’s twentieth anniversary with the Pittsburgh Opera. It was, but not as anyone could possibly have imagined a year ago. Hahn was appointed General Director of the Pittsburgh Opera in 2008, having served as Artistic Director since 2000. During his tenure, the company has been transformed. … Read more