Yo-Yo Ma delivers in ‘Songs of Comfort and Hope’ recital

Taiwan; Republic Of China (roc)Taiwan; Republic Of China (roc) Various: Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Kathryn Stott (piano), in recital at National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) Concert Hall, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on 14 November. Streamed by Cal Performances beginning 27.11.2020. (HS)

Yo Yo Ma (cello) and Kathryn Stott (piano)

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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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Cal Performances’s Real Enemies: virtuosic music propels a disquieting dive into conspiracy theories

United StatesUnited States Darcey James Argue, Real Enemies: Secret Society band / Darcy James Argue (conductor). Produced exclusively for Cal Performances at Home (available on demand through 19.1.2021) and streamed first on 21.10.2020. (HS)

Cal Performances at Home’s Real Enemies

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Haunting arrangements of Haitian songs from Nathalie Joachim and the Spektral Quartet

United StatesUnited States Various, Fanm d’Ayiti: Nathalie Joachim (vocals, flute and electronics) and Spektral Quartet (Clara Lyon, Maeve Feinberg [violins], Doyle Armbrust [viola], Russell Rolen [cello]). Filmed for Cal Performances at Black Ensemble Theater, Chicago, reviewed as a live stream (14.10.2020) and available on demand through 12.1.2021. (HS)

Nathalie Joachim

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Easy-going Beethoven from the Tetzlaff Quartet for Cal Performances

United StatesUnited States Beethoven: Tetzlaff Quartet (Christian Tetzlaff, Elisabeth Kufferath [violins], Hanna Weinmaster [viola], Tanja Tetzlaff  [cello]). Recorded at b-sharp studio, Berlin, for Cal Performances, and available on demand through 6 January, 8.10.2020. (HS)

Tetzlaff Quartet

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‘Musical Passports’ – a streamed concert with Tessa Lark and Andrew Armstrong from Cal Performances

United StatesUnited States Bartók, Ysaÿe, Schubert, Grieg, Ravel, Tessa Lark (violin) and Andrew Armstrong (piano): Recorded at New York’s Merkin Hall for Cal Performances, 1.10.2020. (HS)

Tessa Lark in a recital presented by Cal Performances

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Lucas Meachem’s ‘I Left My Aria in San Francisco’ recital

United StatesUnited States Various composers, Lucas Meachem (baritone) and Irina Meachem (piano): Merola Opera Program Virtual Recital series, streaming from Mill City Museum, Minneapolis. 25.9.2020. (HS)

Lucas Meachem (baritone) and Irina Meachem (piano)
in Minneapolis’s Mill City Museum

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Aspen Music Festival: Hadelich handles both ends of the recital dance

United StatesUnited States Aspen Music Festival – Various: Augustin Hadelich (violin and piano), performance recorded at Hadelich’s home in Connecticut and presented virtually by Aspen Music Festival, 23.8.2020. (HS)

Augustin Hadelich accompanies himself

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