by Daniel Hathaway
As 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.
TODAY’S LIVE STREAMS:
Piano Cleveland will present the second in its series of Quarantine Concerts from Steinway Gallery Cleveland tonight at 7:30 pm. Yaron Kohlberg will perform the “Intermezzo” from Brahms’ Six Pieces for Piano, Op. 118, the “Prelude” from Rachmaninoff’s Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3, and J.S. Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring in an arrangement by Dame Myra Hess. Bassoonist Mackenzie Brauns will play Bach’s a-minor Partita, BWV 1013. Join the stream here at concert time.
New York’s 92nd St. Y series continues today at 7:30 pm with Jonathan Biss performing Beethoven’s last three piano sonatas. Click here for the live stream at concert time (program notes are available on the landing page).
OTHER ONLINE STREAMS AND ASSETS:
Poet Emily Dickinson sheltered in place at her home in Amherst, Massachusetts most of her life. Andrew Rindfleisch’s setting of I Sing to Use the Waiting seems appropriate for today’s situation. Scott MacPherson leads the Cleveland Chamber Choir in the six-minute piece from a performance in 2019. Watch and listen here .
The third episode of Apollo’s Fire’s “Music for the Soul,” a video series for homebound music lovers, has been posted. The latest program finds the Baroque orchestra on the road in New York, Chicago, and the UK.
The Budapest Festival Orchestra continues its Quarantine Soirées series at 2:45 pm (7:45 pm Central European Time). The program is listed on the linked web page.
This is Wagner week for the HD archive streams from New York’s Metropolitan Opera. Tonight at 7:30 pm, the featured work is Siegfried, with Deborah Voigt, Jay Hunter Morris, Gerhard Siegel, Bryn Terfel, and Eric Owens, conducted by Fabio Luisi, from November 5, 2011. 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:
Cleveland Chamber Choir has cancelled its May 2 collaboration with BlueWater Chamber Orchestra.
CityMusic Cleveland has cancelled its “Beethoven in Jeans” concerts scheduled for May 7-10.
Getting outdoors is not only permitted but encouraged these days, and Northeast Ohio’s four carillons can add bells to your al fresco perambulations. Read an Ideastream story about the McGaffin carillon in University Circle and the carillonneurs and bells of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and the Church of the Savior in Cleveland Heights and St. Christopher’s-by-the-River Episcopal Church in Gates Mills. For more on the music from one of our local towers, here’s a 2018 ClevelandClassical interview with University Circle bell master George Leggiero on the 50th anniversary of the McGaffin instrument.