Happy New Year and welcome to our weekly newsletter with recommendations for streamed concerts, opera and dance. Bachtrack continues to be your trusty guide to live events still happening, as well as a portal to online performances with our library of nearly 1,000 “live-streamed” or “on demand” events. We publish reviews covering the best of both worlds.
Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Live from Rome, Daniele Gatti and baritone Markus Werba join the Orchestra and Chorus of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in a pair of concerts celebrating the Austrian musical landscape, from Haydn to Beethoven and Mahler.
A Choral Odyssey
Join The Sixteen and Sir Simon Russell Beale on a voyage of choral discovery, exploring iconic buildings and the unique stories that bind them to their choral heritage, from Byrd at Hatfield House to Purcell at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.
Live from around the world
The orchestra’s principal Ng Pei-Sian stars in Shostakovich’s dark First Cello Concerto
Peter Maxwell Davies depicts George III in his monodrama Eight Songs for a Mad King
Orchestre de Paris
Ariane Matiakh conducts an impressionist programme of Fauré and Strauss
Jennifer Johnston joins the orchestra for Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
A programme full of orchestral colours, from Copland’s Quiet City to Ravel’s Ma mère l’Oye
Royal Stockholm PO
Enjoy the heavenly pleasures of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, led by Alan Gilbert
What now for 2021?
Many arts leaders have shared their thoughts with us over this pandemic year. Our director David Karlin reflects on what’s happened and what’s coming up.