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AUGUST 3 – MONDAY
12:00 pm – Lunchtime with The Cleveland Orchestra, Franz Welser-Möst, conductor. Rossini’s William Tell: Overture, Sibelius’ Tapiola & Wagner’s Tannhäuser: Overture. WCLV 104.9 Ideastream & on the web.
7:00 – PianoCleveland Virtu(al)oso First Round, Session 5. Five contestants perform a 20-minute solo piano program: Andrei Iliushkin, Lorenzo Adamo, Byeol Kim, Jonas Aumiller & Priscila Navarro. Click here at start time.
7:30 pm – Bop Stop: Living Legacies. Music Settlement members Christopher Jenkins (violin/viola), Dianna White-Gould (piano), and Matthew Jones (tenor) present an evening of inspirational music, featuring the music of local Cleveland composers — including H. Leslie Adams, Hale Smith, and George Walker. Click here at start time. Free.
7:30 pm – Met Opera HD Archives: Mozart’s The Magic Flute, starring Ying Huang, Erika Miklósa, Matthew Polenzani, Nathan Gunn, and René Pape, conducted by James Levine. From December 30, 2006. Click here at start time.
AUGUST 4 – TUESDAY
12:00 pm – Lunchtime with The Cleveland Orchestra, Franz Welser-Möst, conductor. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 ‘Eroica’. WCLV 104.9 Ideastream & on the web.
7:00 – PianoCleveland Virtu(al)oso First Round, Session 6. Five contestants perform a 20-minute solo piano program: Abuzar Manafzade, Michael Lu, Michael Davidman, Anna Han & Martin James Bartlett. Click here at start time.
7:30 pm – Met Opera HD Archives: Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann, starring Erin Morley, Hibla Gerzmava, Kate Lindsey, Christine Rice, Vittorio Grigolo, and Thomas Hampson, conducted by Yves Abel. From January 31, 2015. Click here at start time.
8:30 pm – Sun Valley Music Festival (Sun Valley, Idaho): Strings and Mallets, featuring Si-Yan Darren Lee, cello, Marc Damoulakis, marimba & vibraphone, Ian Ding, vibraphone & Joseph Tompkins & Thomas Sherwood, marimba. Program includes Osvaldo Golijov’s Mariel for cello & marimba, Steve Reich’s Mallet Quartet, Mozart’s Overture to The Marriage of Figaro (arr. Moore), Handel’ Ombra mai fu (Xerxes, arr. Dishanger) & a Beatles Tune. Click here at start time (only available at the scheduled time). Free.
AUGUST 5 – WEDNESDAY
11:30 am – Virtu(al) Pianokids, 15-minute videos that give children ages 3-8 the opportunity to travel the world with hosts Admiral Emily & Captain Joe while they introduce listeners to the building blocks of music. Today: Virtu(al) Pianokids Live!. Click here at start time.
12:00 pm – Lunchtime with The Cleveland Orchestra, Franz Welser-Möst, conductor. Johann Strauss Jr.’s Waltz ‘Danube Maidens,’ Beethoven’s Adagio from String Quartet No. 15 ‘Holy Song of Thanksgiving,’ & Ode to Joy from Symphony No. 9 (Measha Bruggergosman, soprano, Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano, Frank Lopardo, tenor & René Pape, bass). WCLV 104.9 Ideastream & on the web.
7:00 – PianoCleveland Virtu(al)oso Announcement of the six finalists. Click here at start time.
7:30 pm – Met Opera HD Archives: Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra, starring Kiri Te Kanawa, Plácido Domingo, Vladimir Chernov, and Robert Lloyd, conducted by James Levine. From January 26, 1995. Click here at start time.
8:00 pm – WCLV Ovations: Best of ChamberFest Cleveland. Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A, K. 622 (from June 19, 2015), with Franklin Cohen, clarinet. 1st violins: David Bowlin, Jinjoo Cho, Diana Cohen, Alexi Kenney, Yura Lee, Amy Schwartz Moretti. 2nd violins: Masha Andreini, Eugene Ceremus, Aniela Eddy, Michael Ferri, Mari Sato. Violas: Hsin-Yun Huang, Yu Jin, Dimitri Murrath. Cellos: Julie Albers, Clive Greensmith, Peter Wiley. Bass: Nathan Farrington. Flutes: George Pope, Mary Kay Robinson. Bassoons: Gareth Thomas, Fernando Traba. Horn: William Caballero; and Brahms: Clarinet Trio No. 1 in B, Op. 8 (from June 16, 2018), with Alexi Kenney, violin, Oliver Herbert, cello, Roman Rabinovich, piano. WCLV 104.9 Ideastream & on the web.
AUGUST 6 – THURSDAY
12:00 pm – Lunchtime with The Cleveland Orchestra, Franz Welser-Möst, conductor. Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (arr. Benno Sachs) & Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 3. WCLV 104.9 Ideastream & on the web.
7:00 – PianoCleveland Virtu(al)oso Keys and Cocktails, remixed. A private evening with Yaron Kohlberg at the piano, showing us how to make cocktails? This donor-only event will be a fun way to learn more about the repertoire for the Final Round and get to taste some delicious cocktails in the process. Click here at start time.
7:30 pm – Oberlin Stage Left: Meet the Verona Quartet, Oberlin welcomes the winners of this year’s Chamber Music America Cleveland Quartet Award as the quartet in residence for 2020-2021. Ensemble members (including violist and Oberlin alumna Abigail Rojansky ’11), will talk with violin professor Sibbi Bernhardsson about their selections for this performance, which includes works by Beethoven, Adolphe, and Janáček (plus a little bluegrass!). Click here at start time. (Available later on demand).
7:30 pm – Met Opera HD Archives: Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, starring Kristine Opolais, Maria Zifchak, Roberto Alagna, and Dwayne Croft, conducted by Karel Mark Chichon. From April 2, 2016. Click here at start time.
AUGUST 7 – FRIDAY
12:00 pm – Lunchtime with The Cleveland Orchestra, Franz Welser-Möst, conductor. Bruckner’s Scherzo from Symphony No. 8 & Schumann’s Symphony No. 4. WCLV 104.9 Ideastream & on the web.
7:00 – PianoCleveland Virtu(al)oso Final Round, Session 1. Tamila Salimdjanova, Arseniy Gusev & Madoka Fukami perform 30-35 minute solo programs. Click here at start time.
7:30 pm – Met Opera HD Archives: Wagner’s Parsifal, starring Waltraud Meier, Siegfried Jerusalem, Bernd Weikl, and Kurt Moll, conducted by James Levine. From March 28, 1992. Click here at start time.
AUGUST 8 – SATURDAY
7:00 – PianoCleveland Virtu(al)oso Final Round, Session 2. Byeol Kim, Martin James Bartlett & Lovre Marušić perform 30-35 minute solo programs. Click here at start time.
7:30 pm – Ohio Light Opera Virtual Summer Festival: Virtual Performance: “Taking Light Opera Seriously!” – Looking Back and Moving Forward: Reflections from OLO Veterans, Available on demand after the broadcast. Click here at start time.
7:30 pm – Met Opera HD Archives: Handel’s Agrippina, starring Brenda Rae, Joyce DiDonato, Kate Lindsey, Iestyn Davies, Duncan Rock, and Matthew Rose, conducted by Harry Bicket. From February 29, 2020. Click here at start time.
8:00 pm – Cleveland Orchestra on the Radio, Franz Welser-Möst, conducting, Frank Rosenwein, oboe. Hindemith’s Kammermusik No. 1, Richard Strauss’ Oboe Concerto & Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique. From September, 2012. WCLV, 104.9 Ideastream or on the web.
AUGUST 9 – SUNDAY
3:00 pm – Duo MemDi: Igor Kalnin, violin (Luther College) & Rochelle Sennet, piano (U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). H. Leslie Adams’ Violin Sonata (1961), Brahms’ Sonata No. 3 & Tchaikovsky’s Valse-Scherzo, Op. 34. Virtual performance from Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. Click here at start time.
4:00 pm – Cleveland Orchestra on the Radio, Franz Welser-Möst, conducting, Michael Sachs & Jack Sutte, trumpets. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4, Matthias Pintscher’s Chute d’Étoiles (U.S. Premiere), Beethoven’s Große Fuge & Scriabin’s Poem of Ecstasy. From November, 2012. WCLV, 104.9 Ideastream or on the web.
7:00 – PianoCleveland Virtu(al)oso Awards Ceremony, including encore pieces recorded especially for the occasion. Click here at start time.
7:30 pm – Met Opera HD Archives: Mozart’s Don Giovanni, starring Hibla Gerzmava, Malin Byström, Serena Malfi, Paul Appleby, Simon Keenlyside, and Adam Plachetka, conducted by Fabio Luisi. From October 22, 2016. Click here at start time.
NORTHEAST OHIO ON-DEMAND STREAMS
NEW! Apollo’s Fire has posted Episode 13 of its Music for the Soul series. Cleveland’s Baroque Orchestra has performed Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 30 times in more than 15 cities. Both parts are now available, with selections from performances in different venues with English subtitles. Watch here.
Akron Symphony’s Radio Hour currently features the orchestra’s performance from January 20, 2018. Daniel Hege leads the Orchestra in Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 and two Hungarian Dances, and Gabriela Martinez is featured in Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Click here to listen.
Baldwin Wallace Virtual Concert Series: Surrounded by Sound. Videos to be posted several times each week.
Burning River Baroque: 64 videos of individual works from past concerts. See the Scheduled Events for special live streamed performances.
Canton Symphony: Video of their Carmina Burana collaboration with Neos Dance Theatre.
ChamberFest Cleveland – 133 videos of individual works and seasonal playlists from seasons 3-7 (2014-2018).
CityMusic Cleveland: 48 videos including full concerts and excerpts.
Cleveland Chamber Choir; 22 videos of individual pieces from past concerts.
Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival. In lieu of this year’s cancelled Festival, director Armin Kelly is offering nine videos featuring Czech classical guitarist Petra Poláčková, “a particularly popular regular at our Festival who was scheduled to join us once again this June. These videos were shot within the last fourteen months at various times and underwritten by my company, Guitars International.” Watch the performances here.
Cleveland Opera Theater: Puccini’s La Bohème (complete). 8 videos, only 1 full-length (La Bohème). See the Scheduled Events for weekly repeating online events.
Cleveland Orchestra: On-demand podcasts in its new “On a Personal Note” series are available here.
No Exit new music ensemble: 32 videos of individual pieces from past concerts.
Oberlin Stage Left episodes are archived here after their initial broadcasts.
Ohio Light Opera is hosting a 2020 Virtual Festival, beginning on May 23 with a full performance of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Ruddigore from 2015. Once posted, videos will remain available throughout the summer.
Piano Cleveland: 110 videos of excerpts from the semifinal and final rounds of the Cleveland International Piano Competition. See the Scheduled Events for the live stream of the Thursday evening Quarantine Concerts.
Quire Cleveland: 254 videos of individual works from past concerts.
Music & Art at Trinity Cathedral: 14 videos of past Brownbag Concerts, including the annual Messiah Sing.
West Shore Chorale: videos of past concerts.
Western Reserve Chorale: video of “The Esterhazy Legacy” from the Maltz Performing Arts Center. (March 2019).
Youngstown State University will stream archived videos of performances by Cliffe College faculty and students on its YouTube channel. Click here to watch a sampling from concerts by saxophonist James Umble, vocalist Rosie Bresson, pianist Caroline Oltmanns, guitarist François Fowler, and cellist Kivie Cahn-Lipman, with gallery talks by visual artists mixed in.
Youngstown Symphony: Conductor Randall Craig Fleischer introduces the Youngstown Symphony’s Virtual Concert Hall in an episode featuring violist Michael Strauss in a movement from J.S. Bach’s C-Major Suite and Alan Hovhannes’ Chahagir, and bassoonists Mackenzie Brauns and Arleigh Savage in a selection from Eugene Bozza’s Duettino. Watch here.
NATIONAL AND WORLDWIDE STREAMED EVENTS
UPDATED! Click here to view the August 3 update of a comprehensive list from Musical America.
The League of American Orchestras has compiled a list of live streams, videos, and digital learning events offered by its members during the pandemic. Click here to visit “Symphony Spot.”
VAN Magazine (Berlin) has curated a schedule of individual events as well as a list of organizations that are offering free access to their video-on-demand archives.