For a reminder of what’s streaming this week (July 13–19), click here. Also, don’t miss:
- The July 16–18 launch of Miró Quartet’s four-week Beethoven String Quartet cycle
- “Opera 101” talk with James Conlon, presented by Bangalore International Centre on July 17 at 9:00 a.m. ET; register here
- Minnesota Orchestra’s encore broadcast of Vänskä Conducts Mozart the Adventurer, designed for children in grades 3 to 6, on July 16 at 11:00 a.m. CT:
WHAT’S STREAMING: CLASSICAL (WEEK OF JULY 20–26)
Tuesday, July 21 at 7:00 p.m. ET:
Jen Shyu speaks and performs in virtual event
presented by the National Jazz Museum in Harlem
For the virtual edition of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem’s ongoing series “Jazz and Social Justice,” multilingual vocalist-composer-multi-instrumentalist-dancer Jen Shyu explores what it means for artists to share wisdom and experience in times of turmoil and transformation. Ms. Shyu will sing, play Taiwanese moon lute, piano, and percussion in her performance of past and present protest songs, and she will present excerpts from Living’s a Gift, her first work composed for a cappella choir, commissioned by American Composers Forum for the 6–8th grade choirs at Brooklyn’s MS 51 William Alexander Middle School. Following the music, Ms. Shyu will join series host Larry Blumenfeld, along with vocalist-composer Sara Serpa, Mimi Broderick (choir director at MS 51), and multi-instrumentalist Eden Girma.
WHERE TO WATCH: National Jazz Museum in Harlem’s Facebook
Thursday, July 23:
James Conlon discusses Wagner’s Ring cycle on LA Opera’s Coffee with Conlon
Previous episode of Coffee with Conlon (June 26)
Ahead of LA Opera’s July 25 back-to-back livestream of the complete Ring cycle (see below), Music Director James Conlon discusses Wagner’s epic saga on an episode of Coffee with Conlon. This LA Opera at Home series features Mr. Conlon discussing opera over a fresh cup of joe. As a bonus, viewers may submit questions in advance here.
Thursday, July 23; Friday, July 24; Saturday, July 25 at 5:30 p.m. PT:
Miró Quartet continues livestreamed Beethoven string quartet cycle with “Razumovsky” Quartets
After launching their livestreamed Beethoven string quartet cycle with Opus 18, the Miró Quartet turns to the three Opus 59 works, nicknamed the “Razumovsky” Quartets. The cycle continues the worldwide celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday and comprises 12 concerts over four weeks. The series is broadcast live from a private performance space modeled after Tuscan architecture in the Quartet’s home city of Austin, TX, and the video feed is professionally produced in real time, with multiple camera angles and high-quality sound.
WHERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS AND WATCH:
OurConcerts.live, at the following links…
Saturday, July 25, starting at 7:00 a.m. PT:
LA Opera marathon webcast of Wagner’s Ring cycle, conducted by James Conlon
Ten years after presenting the city of Los Angeles’ first complete staging of Wagner’s epic tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen, Music Director James Conlon and LA Opera invite online audiences to re-immerse themselves in these classic performances with a marathon audio stream of all four music dramas back-to-back.
WHERE TO LISTEN: LAOpera.org/LAOatHome
Sunday, July 26 at 3:00 p.m. ET:
Jonathan Biss performs as part of Opus 2020,
a special online event to benefit Spread the Vote
Jonathan Biss joins Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, Anthony McGill, Alisa Weilerstein, and Noah Bendix-Balgley on a recital program in support of Spread the Vote, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization devoted to voter empowerment. The organization helps eligible voters understand voter ID laws in their area and obtain a government-issued photo ID if needed to cast a ballot.
WHERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS AND WATCH: Opus2020.com
Minnesota Orchestra at Home
Recently on Minnesota Orchestra at Home:
“Create Your Own Theme Song,” an educational activity for children
Minnesota Orchestra at Home shares video, audio and educational materials through the categories of Watch, Listen and Learn, including videos from the Orchestra’s archives and newly created “mini-concerts” directly from the homes of Orchestra musicians. Stay tuned to the Minnesota Orchestra web site and social media channels for a steady stream of new content.
#ICYMI: In Case You Missed It
James Conlon’s pre-performance talks on Wagner’s Das Rheingold and Die Walküre
Ahead of LA Opera’s marathon audio-stream of Wagner’s complete Ring cycle (see above), James Conlon revives his popular talks given in conjunction with the original 2010 performances. Click above for the pre-performance talks for Das Rheingold and Die Walküre. The third and fourth installments—on Siegfried and Götterdämmerung, respectively—will appear next week.
WHERE TO LISTEN: LA Opera’s SoundCloud