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.
SUGGESTED ONLINE VIDEOS FOR TODAY:
Trinity Cathedral has cancelled its Wednesday noon Brownbag Concerts for the rest of the season, including today’s program, which was to have featured Gabriel’s Horns. Watch YouTube videos of the band’s most recent performance on the series (November 14, 2019) here and here (Parts I & II).
Today’s archived performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music features the first movement of John Adams’ Shaker Loops. Click here at 6:00 pm to view. Performers include Nathaniel Heyder, Gloria Parn, and Maya Johnson, violins, Jerome McCoy, viola, Samantha Powell and Paul Maxwell, cellos, and Stephen Castiglione, double bass.
The third episode of Apollo’s Fire’s “Music for the Soul,” a video series for homebound music lovers, is scheduled for posting today. 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 Die Walküre, starring Deborah Voigt, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Stephanie Blythe, Jonas Kaufmann, Bryn Terfel, and Hans-Peter König, conducted by James Levine, from May 14, 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.)
CITYMUSIC CLEVELAND SPECIAL BROADCAST:
Although all of its March performances of “The New World Revisited” were eventually cancelled, CityMusic Cleveland had the program professionally recorded. Listen to a broadcast today at 8:00 pm on WCLV 104.9 FM Ideastream or on the web.
CONCERT LISTINGS UPDATES:
The Cleveland Orchestra has now cancelled all concerts and Severance Hall events through the end of May. Read the press release here.
INTERESTING READS:Oberlin alum John Bishop, who now heads the Organ Clearing House, has reposted his eloquent May 2017 Diapason essay, “Music in terrible times.” He considers how music matters, drawing on Shostakovich’s Seventh Symphony, Britten’s War Requiem, Marcel Dupré’s tenure as organist at St-Sulpice in Paris during World War II, Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time, and his own experiences. (Cleveland connection: Bishop helped install the Flentrop organ at Trinity Cathedral while still a student at Oberlin.)