by Daniel Hathaway
As the governor’s two-week stay-at-home order takes effect at 11:59 pm tonight, this diary continues to develop during the COVID-19 crisis. We invite our readers to suggest online articles and links to live streams they’ve discovered that would be of interest to classical music fans in Northeast Ohio. Please submit your recommendations by email.
SUGGESTED ONLINE VIDEOS FOR TODAY:
If you missed Joshua Roman’s striking performances of J.S. Bach’s six solo cello suites, streamed live yesterday, the video is still available. Click here to watch.
The Cleveland Institute of Music is streaming archival recordings of performances every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Today at 6:00 pm, hear the CIM Orchestra, Carl Topilow conducting, in a performance of Brahms’ first symphony from September 15, 2017. View the printed program here.
Apollo’s Fire is offering “Music for the Soul, a video series for homebound music lovers. Currently posted: three videos from the Baroque orchestra’s 2015 Tanglewood debut, including excerpts from Telemann’s Don Quixote, J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, and Jeannette Sorrell’s arrangement of Vivaldi’s La Folia.
New York’s Metropolitan Opera has cancelled the rest of its season, but is offering streams from its HD archives. This week is completely devoted to Wagner. Tonight at 7:30 pm, you can enjoy a performance of Tristan und Isolde with Nina Stemme, Ekaterina Gubanova, Stuart Skelton, Evgeny Nikitin, and René Pape, conducted by Simon Rattle, from October 8, 2016. Click here to watch. The stream will be available for 20 hours. (For best quality, the company advises the use of one of its apps: Apple, Google.)
CONCERT LISTINGS UPDATES:
fp Creative has cancelled its events at Snap House Studios scheduled for March 26 and April 23.
The Music Settlement is closed at least until April 6, and BopStop until April 10.
The prolific avocational composer Stephen P. Griebling died in Akron on March at the age of 87. Read a remembrance by his daughter Margi Griebling-Haigh here.
Missing human company? Writing in The Lily, the revival by The Washington Post of the first newspaper “for and by women,” Caroline Kitchener gives eight tips for hosting “the perfect virtual hangout.” Read the article here.