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Berlin Philharmonic has a subscription Digital Concert Hall:

https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/home

(It is also possible to purchase non-renewable "tickets")

 

La Jolla Music Society

SummerFest 2020 Streaming Package
Tune into The Baker-Baum Concert Hall from the comfort of your own home with the SummerFest 2020 Live Streaming Package!

General Admission is $90, which works out to $15 per program

https://ljms.org/subscribe/sf20-streaming/

 

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The Philharmonia Orchestra filmed a rather wonderful, physically distanced concert featuring Saint-Saëns' First Cello Concerto with Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. Two more such concerts are coming down the pike.

 

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Available Now: SF Symphony’s New Digital Series CURRENTS

A symphony orchestra is the center of the community in which it sits, a place where all the musical currents of a city come together. As these currents move forward and change, we discover and change with them. What does moving forward sound like?

The San Francisco Symphony presents CURRENTS, a new four-part video and podcast series, which shares the music and stories of Bay Area communities by highlighting classical music’s evolving relationship with vital influences and influencers. Curated and hosted by conductor Michael Morgan, in collaboration with musicians of the San Francisco Symphony, CURRENTS matches bespoke performances and candid, personal reflections by members of the Symphony and local musicians, personalities, and creators to reflect a synergy of perspectives. Curious patrons are encouraged to continue the cultural dialogue through CURRENTS Explore & Create, a series of video conversations and activities curated and hosted by conductor Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser.

Episode 1 is available now. CURRENTS: Enter the Pipa explores the dynamic role of Chinese musical culture in the Bay Area landscape, in performances of music by composer Bright Sheng with pipa virtuoso Shenshen Zhang and members of the SF Symphony. Future episodes, to be released every two weeks, will explore Jazz, Mexican, and Hip Hop cultures.

https://www.sfsymphony.org/CURRENTS


The first episode, Enter the Pipa, is quite professional in its presentation - recommended!

https://www.sfsymphony.org/CURRENTS/EnterthePipa

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16 hours ago, pherank said:

Available Now: SF Symphony’s New Digital Series CURRENTS

A symphony orchestra is the center of the community in which it sits, a place where all the musical currents of a city come together. As these currents move forward and change, we discover and change with them. What does moving forward sound like?

The San Francisco Symphony presents CURRENTS, a new four-part video and podcast series, which shares the music and stories of Bay Area communities by highlighting classical music’s evolving relationship with vital influences and influencers. Curated and hosted by conductor Michael Morgan, in collaboration with musicians of the San Francisco Symphony, CURRENTS matches bespoke performances and candid, personal reflections by members of the Symphony and local musicians, personalities, and creators to reflect a synergy of perspectives. Curious patrons are encouraged to continue the cultural dialogue through CURRENTS Explore & Create, a series of video conversations and activities curated and hosted by conductor Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser.

Episode 1 is available now. CURRENTS: Enter the Pipa explores the dynamic role of Chinese musical culture in the Bay Area landscape, in performances of music by composer Bright Sheng with pipa virtuoso Shenshen Zhang and members of the SF Symphony. Future episodes, to be released every two weeks, will explore Jazz, Mexican, and Hip Hop cultures.

https://www.sfsymphony.org/CURRENTS


The first episode, Enter the Pipa, is quite professional in its presentation - recommended!

https://www.sfsymphony.org/CURRENTS/EnterthePipa

This was, indeed, quite professional in its presentation. What an interesting series. Kudos to the San Francisco Symphony. Thank you for the recommendation, pherank!

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7 hours ago, Dégagé said:

This was, indeed, quite professional in its presentation. What an interesting series. Kudos to the San Francisco Symphony. Thank you for the recommendation, pherank!

Many free videos of the quarantine period are cobbled together and never really intended for public release, so it's kind of shocking how slick this presentation is.  😉
Fortunately the audio is excellent. I'm looking forward to the next episode (scheduled for August 6th).

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This NYT article describes some recent in-person performances in the time of Covid-19:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/21/arts/music/classical-music-jack-quartet.html

"BARONE Thursday’s concert was still something of a substitute. We were seated in lawn chairs within socially distanced, spray-painted squares on top of a parking structure, with the JACK players — Christopher Otto and Austin Wulliman, violins; John Pickford Richards, viola; Jay Campbell, cello — performing, amplified, from a platform in front. Yet there was the thrill of live music-making, and also what I’ve missed just as dearly: people. Sure, there were distracting sounds from audience members fumbling with their snacks. A man nearby was straight up reading The New York Times instead of watching. But the novelty of company made me giddy, even when someone’s cellphone went off during the opening remarks. It was familiar; we were together."

I know it's just me, but I actually don't miss "audience members fumbling with their snacks" and cellphones going off during a performance.

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 The San Francisco Symphony Plunges Into a New World

The virtual premiere of Nico Muhly’s “Throughline,” Esa-Pekka Salonen’s first presentation as music director, is testing the limits of pandemic music-making.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/28/arts/music/san-francisco-symphony-nico-muhly.html


'Orchestra performances, in the traditional sense, are rare these days. The coronavirus pandemic forced the closure of concert halls across the United States in March; few are open now, and none are operating at anything approaching capacity. The industry has been ravaged, but scattered alternatives are taking shape: small groups outdoors, and instrumentalists playing in empty or near-empty auditoriums for live or recorded streaming online.

This shift, from a season of subscription concerts to online programming, is why Mr. Salonen resisted even calling the San Francisco Symphony an orchestra during a recent interview.

“No matter how we spin it, we are not an orchestra,” he said. “We are a media house.”'

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Sadly, the world has not been able to mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth in a truly fitting way. However, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra has pulled concerts out of its video archive to present a digital Beethoven festival.

Symphony no. 1

Symphony no. 2

Symphony no. 3

Symphony no. 4

Symphony no. 5

Symphony no. 6

 

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IG post by Hilary Hahn:

Curious about this photo? Attend the virtual Women in Classical Music Symposium at the @DallasSymphony Nov. 8-11! I’ll be receiving the Award of Excellence & giving the keynote speech. My Mozart with the orchestra + @marinalsop.conductor is an add-on ticket. 🎟 link in bio The whole lineup is super. I would be so thrilled if men attended this, too. Women’s issues are men’s issues are non-binary issues are human issues.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CHUSRlkjZtJ/

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