What’s Streaming: Classical (Week of July 13-19)

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For a reminder of what’s streaming this week (July 6–12), click here.
In addition, don’t miss:

  • James Conlon’s lecture podcasts on Wagner’s Ring cycle, which appear here on July 10 in advance of LA Opera’s July 25 marathon webcast of all four music dramas conducted by Mr. Conlon
  • A new podcast that launched yesterday on Mahler’s 160th birthday, featuring commentary by Michael Tilson Thomas and Kent Nagano, among others:

Season 1 now available via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify


Tuesday, July 14 and Thursday, July 16 at 2:00 p.m. CT:
Tulsa Opera presents baritone Jarrett Logan Porter
and mezzo-soprano Kirstin Chávez

Left: Jarrett Logan Porter; Right: Kirstin Chávez, in performance at The Metropolitan Opera

Tulsa Opera’s Staying Alive video series keeps the music alive amidst the shutdowns by bringing to viewers at-home performances from the company’s featured artists every week. Next Tuesday, baritone Jarrett Logan Porter, who made his Tulsa Opera debut this past season as Dancaïre in Bizet’s Carmen, sings “In the Still of the NIght,” from Cole Porter’s Rosalie. This is followed two days later by a performance from mezzo-soprano Kirstin Chávez, who has made multiple appearances at Tulsa Opera. Next Thursday’s video features her in one of her signature roles, Carmen, singing the famous “Habanera” aria.
WHERE TO WATCH: TulsaOpera.com/StayingAlive

Thursday, July 16; Friday, July 17; and Saturday, July 18 at 5:30 p.m. PT:
Miró Quartet launches livestreamed Beethoven string quartet cycle,
presented by the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival via OurConcerts.live

Continuing the worldwide celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday, the Miró Quartet will come together in-person for a four-week, twelve-concert, livestreamed performance cycle of the composer’s sixteen string quartets and Grosse Fuge. The complete cycle, starting with the Opus 18 quartets next week, will be broadcast live from a private performance space modeled after Tuscan architecture in the Quartet’s home city of Austin, TX, and the video feed will be professionally produced in real time, with multiple camera angles and high-quality sound.
OurConcerts.live, at the following links…
Thursday, July 16

  • String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 18, No. 3
  • String Quartet No. 2 in G major, Op. 18, No. 2

Friday, July 17

  • String Quartet No. 5 in A major, Op. 18, No. 5
  • String Quartet No. 1 in F major, Op. 18, No. 1

Saturday, July 18

  • String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4
  • String Quartet No. 6 in B-flat major, Op. 18, No. 6

Minnesota Orchestra at Home

Recently on Minnesota Orchestra at Home, Associate Principal Cello Silver Ainomäe
Fratres, a solo work composed by fellow Estonian Arvo Pärt

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.
WHERE TO WATCH / LISTEN: MinnesotaOrchestra.org/AtHome and Minnesota Orchestra’s Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter

#ICYMI: In Case You Missed It

Stephen Hough performs Bach, Schumann, and Liszt

Presented by the Orquesta Sinfónica de Puerto Rico as part of its 2020 Festival Casals, pianist Stephen Hough performed a solo recital of the Bach-Busoni Chaconne in D minor, Schumann’s Fantasy in C major and “Träumerei,” and Liszt’s Funerailles and Mephisto Waltz No. 1.
WHERE TO WATCH: Orquesta Sinfónica de Puerto Rico’s Facebook

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