This page is a compendium of mostly free stuff so that I don’t have to keep sending emails to people event-by-event, and so that you, dear readers, don’t have to find those emails when you want them.
If a link to something that you saw here has disappeared, scroll down to the section for the venue/organization that put on the event for links to older but still online material.
Thursday November 26
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
- Barber: Adagio for Strings
- Copland/Towers: Fanfare for the Common Man / Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No 1
- Copland: Quiet City
Nov 26-27: The Early Modern Cooking Show (for US Thanksgiving)
8:00 Passions of the Soul (paid event)
Vienna State Opera
R. Strauss: Arabella
Friday November 27
2:00 pm: Death of England: Delroy (Available until November 28)
London Philharmonic (Available until December 2)
3:00 The midnight sun
PENDERECKI Sinfonietta No. 1
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 3
LOTTA WENNÄKOSKI Verdigris (London premiere)
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5
Hannu Lintu conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Saturday November 28
Daniel Hope Episode 27
Sunday November 29
Daniel Hope Episode 28
Recent But Still Available
Aisslinn Nosky performs works for solo violin at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. There is a suggested contribution of $10 but you can watch the stream free of charge. Available until November 28.
From Koerner Hall
- Dec 18, 8 pm: Royal Conservatory Orchestra plays Beethoven’s Eroica
- Jan 8, 7:30 pm: GGS Fall Opera: Kurt Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins and William Bolcom’s Lucrezia
Art of Time
Art of Time will be posting videos of past concerts for free viewing.
- To All a Good Night: Dec 17-20
- Lou Reed Tribute: Feb 4-7
- What is Sacred: Mar 28-31
- A Singer Must Die: May 6-9
A series of concerts will be available free presented by Music Toronto.
- Thu. Dec. 10 7:00 pm: Gryphon Trio: Beethoven
- Fri. Dec. 11 7:00 pm: Gryphon Trio: Beethoven
- Thu. Jan. 14 7:30 pm: St. Lawrence Quartet: Dohnanyi & Golijov
- Thu. Feb. 18 7:30 pm: St. Lawrence Quartet: Beethoven
- Tue. Mar. 16 7:30 pm: Vadym Kholodenko (piano): Schubert / Saaraiho / Scriabin / Rachmaninoff
- Thu. Apr. 15 7:30 pm: Castalian Quartet: Haydn / Brahms
Free Thursday evening viewing: These are streamed “live” as a watch party with a 6:30 pre-show and a 7:00 curtain for the main event.
They are available for 36 hours linked from their main page.
- Dec 3-4: The Tempest with Christopher Plummer
- Dec 10-11: Shaw’s Caesar and Cleopatra with Christopher Plummer
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Note that concerts by the GSO are not archived, at least not immediately, and so these must be watched when they are streamed.
- Dec. 3 at 12:00: Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite
- Dec. 3 at 12:00: Barber: Violin Concerto with Valery Sokolov
- Dec. 10 at 1:45 pm: Christmas with Nina Stemme (subject to change)
- Dec. 17 at 1:45 pm: Nina Stemme sings Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder; Elgar: Enigma Variations; Prelude & Liebestod from Tristan & Isolde
- Nov. 30: Christine Rice mezzo-soprano; Julius Drake piano: Britten, Musorgsky and Weill
- Nov. 30: Heath Quartet: Britten, James MacMillan and Thomas Adès
- Dec. 1: Roderick Williams baritone; Christopher Glynn piano
- Dec. 2: Kitty Whately mezzo-soprano; Simon Lepper piano
With the Victoria Symphony (available until Dec 11)
- Bach: Keyboard concerto in D Minor
- Bach: Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
- Grieg: Holberg Suite
Angela Hewitt plays the Bach Goldberg Variations in the Thomaskirche on the occasion of Leipzig’s award of its Bach Medal to her for 2020. Available until Feb. 15/21.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Tributes
London Symphony Orchestra
Schnittke Concerto Grosso No 1 for Two Solo Violins
Sasha Siem Ojos Del Cielo
Mozart Symphony No 41 K551, ‘Jupiter’
Ryan Wigglesworth conductor
From Wigmore Hall (London)
You will probably need to create an account to watch stuff from Wigmore Hall, but it’s free!
There is also an archive of recent live streams including:
- Allan Clayton, tenor; James Ballieu, piano: Britten and Schumann songs (to Dec 24)
- Elias String Quartet; Robert Plane clarinet: Beethoven String Trio in C Minor; Bliss Clarinet Quintet (to Dec 24)
- 12 Ensemble: Bartók, Caroline Shaw, Dowland and Thomas Adès (to Dec 25)
- Nicky Spence tenor; Jess Dandy mezzo-soprano; Julius Drake piano: Janáček
- Tamsin Waley-Cohen violin; Huw Watkins piano: Beethoven, Knussen, Janáček
- Sarah Fox soprano; Kitty Whately mezzo-soprano; Alessandro Fisher tenor; Stephan Loges bass-baritone; Joseph Middleton piano: Schubert, Purcell, Brahms and more (to Dec 10)
- Lawrence Power viola; Ryan Wigglesworth piano: Brahms, Britten, Dowland (to Dec 10)
- Alice Coote sings Schubert’s Winterreise (to Dec 4)
- Mary Bevan soprano; Joseph Middleton piano: Wolf, Haydn, Schubert (to Dec 1)
- James Gilchrist tenor; Anna Tilbrook piano: Purcell, Schubert, Dove and Barber (to Dec 2)
- Stephen Islerlis with a program of works for Proust Day. Mainly French repertoire. Also includes Lucy Crowe soprano; Alina Ibragimova violin; Rachel Roberts viola; Simon Callow actor (narrator); Connie Shih piano; Alasdair Beatson piano. (to Dec 1)
- Stephen Islerlis with Connie Shih, piano: Works by Hahn, Saint-Saens, Ades, Chaminade, Faure and Franck (to Nov 30)
- Siobhan Stagg soprano; Jonathan Ware piano: Beethoven, Schubert, Debussy and Strauss (to Nov 30)
- Francesco Piemontesi, piano: Schubert & Liszt (to Nov 28)
There is a huge pile of stuff in their archive.
- Francesco Piemontesi, piano: Schubert Cycle
- Britten Gala
- Dame Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano; Julius Drake piano; Emily Berrington actor: Zemlinsky, Argento and Schumann
- Cédric Tiberghien piano: Armistice recital
- Andras Schiff: Beethoven Lectures/Recitals
From Koerner Hall
There are many concerts/recitals in their library including:
- Royal Conservatory Orchestra playing Mozart (Haffner Symphony) and Beethoven (Emperor piano concerto).
- Stewart Goodyear Recital, December 4, 2016 Bach / Beethoven / Goodyear / Chopin / Tchaikowsky
- Barbara Hannigan and Reinbert de Leeuw, November 10, 2017 Arnold Schönberg, Alban Berg, Anton Webern, Alexander Zemlinsky, Alma Mahler and Hugo Wolf
National Film Board
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
The GSO has a page with both their upcoming concerts and links to many previously archived ones.
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, All Saints Day concert. This concert remains available online. English subtitles can be turned on in the “CC” settings.
- Brahms: Trio for Cello, Piano and Clarinet
- Mozart: Dissonance Quartet No. 19 in C major
- Beethoven: String Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 3.
Hope@Home Next Generation
These concerts will remain available on arte.tv until the end of January 2021.
- Episode 26 with Antoine Villoutreix (Chasonnier, Guitar) and Jonas Müller (Accordion)
- Episode 25 with With Karolina Errera (Viola), Dominik Wagner (Contrabass) and Alina Pronina (piano)
- Episode 24 with With Lionel and Demian Martin
- Episode 23 with Caterina Lichtenberg, Mike Marshall and Alejandro Villegas Mazo (mandolins)
- Episode 22 with Garrick Ohlsson (piano) and Jake Heggie (piano/composer)
- Episode 21 with the New Century Chamber Orchestra
- Episode 20 with the New Century Chamber Orchestra
- Episode 19 with the New Century Chamber Orchestra
- Episode 18 with the New Century Chamber Orchestra
- Episode 17 with the New Century Chamber Orchestra
- Episode 16 with Toronto’s own Emily D’Angelo (mezzo) and Sophia Munoz (piano).
- Episode 15 with Stathis Karapanos (flute), Christopher Park (piano), and Christoph Eschenbach (piano).
- Episode 14 with Martina Biondi (Cello) und Leonie Rettig (Piano)
- Episode 13 with Sarah Willis (Horn) und Haeree Yoo (Horn)
- Episode 12 with Max Prosa and Sascha Stiehler
- Episode 11 : With baritone Douglas Williams and pianist Jacques Ammon — A program of Rogers & Hammerstein
- Episode 10 : With singer Max Mutzke and pianist Marialy Pacheco
- Episode 9 : With actor Ben Crystal, actor and pianist Helen Collyer and bagpiper Colin Brown
- Episode 8 : With actor Sharon Brauner and pianist Harry Ermer
- Episode 7 : With pianists Florian Christl and Daniel Ciobanu
- Episode 6 : With pianists Alina Pronina and Cosima Soulez Larivière, and harpist Marion Ravot
- Episode 5 : With Cellist Friederike Herold and pianist Ron Maxim Huang
- Episode 4 : With jazz guitarist Joscho Stephan and pianist Jacques Ammon
- Episode 3 : With pianistin Marie-Sophie Hauzel and cellist Constantin Heise
- Episode 2 : With Yuniet Lombida (saxophone), Niklas Lukassen (bass) and Sarah Willis (horn)
- Episode 1 : With pianist Marie Sophie Hauzel
Many of the Hope@Home and Hope@Home on Tour concerts remain available on YouTube. They are listed in the directory of past concerts below.
One that was very special was broadcast on July 4. It was the first time Hope had been able to travel outside of Germany and it was with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra which he leads. In honour of the date, it was a program of American, or American-associated, music including music from Bernstein’s West Side Story and the first movement of Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings (because he was a big hit in NYC).
Hope@Home on Tour:
- August 2: Ep 27 With Kirill Gerstein and Matthias Goerne at the Beethoven Haus in Bonn
- July 4: Ep 19 With the Zurich Chamber Orchestra in Oetikon am See: Bernstein / Tchaikovsky / Grieg / Gershwin
- May 30: Ep 8 with Kirill Gerstein at the Gedächtniskirche in Berlin
- May 24: Ep 6 with Rea Garvey at the Mendelssohn Remise in Berlin
Hope@Home series from Daniel Hope’s Living Room in Berlin
- Hope@Home 2 with Max Raabe and Christoph Isreal (piano) (no sound until the 2′ mark, and gap(s) elsewhere)
- Hope@Home 4 with Christoph Israel and Barrie Kosky (director)
- Hope@Home 7 with Christoph Israel and violinist Amihai Grosz
- Hope@Home 8 with Christoph Israel and trumpeter Till Brönner
- Hope@Home 11 with Christoph Israel and Christian “Flake” Lorenz
- Hope@Home 13 with Christoph Israel and Michael Metzler
- Hope@Home 14 with Christoph Israel and actress Katja Rieman
- Hope@Home 16 with Jacques Ammon (piano) and Ekhart Runge (cello)
I will share the link to the live streams with appropriate people as these become available.
- Adrianne Pieczonka & Michael König, COC Orchestra, Debus; Thurs Dec 3 at 8 pm (Sarah)
- James Ehnes and Stewart Goodyear play Beethoven Friday Dec 11 at 8 pm (Deb)
- James Ehnes and Stewart Goodyear play Beethoven Sunday Dec 13 at 3 pm (Deb)
- Khalil & Braun Sunday Mar 21, 2021 at 1:00 pm (Deb)
- Joshua Hopkins TBA [Original date Apr 17 at 8 pm] (Deb)
- Jordi Savall Trio TBA [Original date Apr 22 at 8 pm] (Sarah)
The festival has a $10/month subscription ($11.30 with tax) available for access to much content both from their library and new productions.
To access this you have to create a Stratford online account.
Note that much of this will be free as part of the Thursday evening watch parties, but you have to plan to be there when the shows are available.
These are ticketed concerts for which links will be sent by the Tafelmusik Box Office as previously arranged. Some dates have changed from those in the original season announcement.
- A Tafelmusik Christmas: Thursday Dec 10 at 8 pm
- Close Encounters Divertimento: Thursday Jan 7 at 8pm
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
TSO online programming is on pause as the current lockdown prevents them assembling to record. When they return, there will be online concerts available at $20 each.
Opera Atelier is offering tickets to their live streamed productions at $25 through the Koerner Hall box office. Something Rich and Strange will stream on Saturday, December 12 at 7:00 pm. Their production of Handel’s The Resurrection will be streamed on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm. Each production will be available for one week afterward the initial broadcast.
Miro Quartet Beethoven Cycle
For serious Beethoven fans: the Miro Quartet series of the complete quartets streamed earlier this year for the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival is available again until the end of 2020. Tickets are $15US per concert or $100US for the series. I watched the whole festival when it first aired, and it is very good!