Back onstage: artists streaming



As artists and performing arts organisations begin to return to the stage, we will aim to share broadcast details as concerts are announced. You can also follow along on our social media channels: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


July 2020

1 July: Anna Prohaska at Ravenna Festival

Anna Prohaska sings Britten’s Les illuminations with Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra. The Ravenna Festival concert also features works by Wagner and Haydn.

3 July: Karina Canellakis & Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

Chief Conductor Karina Canellakis leads the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in “The Crazy Project,” a performance produced by AVROTROS. They interpret Shaker Loops by John Adams and Bluebeard’s Castle by Bartók.

3 July: Daniel Harding & BRSO

Daniel Harding conducts the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Britten’s Russian Funeral, Canzons of Gabrieli, Takemitsu’s Signals from Heaven, and Strauss’ Metamorphosen.

3 July: Nicky Spence & Music at the Tower

Tenor Nicky Spence and friends come together with Music at the Tower to raise funds for Help Musicians UK. Tune in to the Facebook livestream to explore folk songs by Vaughan Williams, Holst, Britten, Howells, Quilter, and more.

3 July: Magdalena Kožená & Simon Rattle at Festival d’Aix

Magdalena Kožená, with Simon Rattle at the piano, explores women of European literature and folklore in recital. Works by Debussy and Dvorak are performed alongside the Moravian songs of Janacek, lieder by Brahms and Strauss, and songs by Martinu.

7 July: Sergey Khachatryan at La Grange au Lac

Violinist Sergey Khachatryan joins pianist Lusine Khachatryan for a program of Mozart, Prokofiev, and Franck. They perform live from Évian, France.

7 – 30 July: Peter Whelan & Irish National Opera

Conductor Peter Whelan joins the Irish National Opera and the Irish Chamber Orchestra for an online re-imagining of Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio. The miniseries, created under lockdown, features a cast led by Claudia Boyle and will be released every Tuesday and Thursday through 30 July.

9 July: Iestyn Davies & National Centre for Early Music

As part of the York Early Music Festival, countertenor Iestyn Davies joins lutist Elizabeth Kenny for music by John Dowland. They also present readings and poetry by Robert Burton, Michael Drayton, Rose Tremain, Leo Tolstoy, and Dowland.

9 July: Bruno Philippe at Grange au Lac

Cellist Bruno Philippe joins Alexandre Kantorow, Liya Petrova, and Antoine Tamestit for a concert of chamber music at La Grange au Lac.

11 July: Lars Vogt & L’Orchestre de Chambre de Paris

Pianist and conductor Lars Vogt performs with L’Orchestre de Chambre de Paris in the courtyard and gardens of the Hôtel de Sully. They present an all-Mozart programme.

11 July: Karen Gomyo & Singapore Symphony Orchestra

Violinist Karen Gomyo takes part in the Singapore Symphony Orchestra’s digital season opening concert, joining Chloe Chua for Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins in D minor.

9-12 July: Daniel Barenboim & Emmanuel Pahud at Boulez Saal

Daniel Barenboim and Emmanuel Pahud have come together to curate a festival of new music at the Pierre Boulez Saal, Distance / Intimacy. A series of streamed events from 9 to 12 July will spotlight new works by ten composers who have engaged with this time of uncertainty and common reflection, creating pieces that deal with the juxtaposition of the distance and intimacy of the moment.

15 July: Duncan Ward & London Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Duncan Ward leads the London Symphony Orchestra in a concert at St. Luke’s, which is broadcast as part of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and dedicated to the people of Aix. Duncan also takes part in the digital festival as Music Director of the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra. Audiences can watch a panel on “creating in the Mediterranean” on 13 July.

17 July – September: Jennifer Johnston’s Bitesize Proms

Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston brings together 100 musicians over eight weeks for this virtual festival, which raises funds for the charity Help Musicians.

18 July: Ekaterina Semenchuk at Mariinsky Theatre

Ekaterina Semenchuk sings arias by Russian and European composers live at the Mariinsky Theatre.

20 July: Magdalena Kožená & Simon Rattle with BRSO

Magdalena Kožená and Simon Rattle join the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra for a livestream on BR-Klassik.

21 July: Eric Lu at 92Y

Pianist Eric Lu performs music of Schubert and Chopin at New York City’s 92Y.

31 July: Yannick Nézet-Séguin & Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal

Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal to kick off their Summer of Beethoven series on DG Stage.


June 2020

25 June: Giovanni Antonini & BRSO

Conductor Giovanni Antonini leads the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in music by Gluck, Haydn, and Kraus. They are joined by cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras.

25 June: James Gaffigan & Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

James Gaffigan conducts the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in Rameau’s Les Indes galantes Suite, Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony, and – with Christian Ihle Hadland – Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major.

24 June: Siobhán Stagg in Melbourne Digital Concert Hall

Joining from Berlin, soprano Siobhan Stagg is live in the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall with pianist Kunal Lahiry.  They showcase works by Lili Boulanger, chansons by Fauré and Debussy, and a song written during lockdown by Melbourne composer Dermot Tutty. Siobhan will donate her ticket proceeds from this performance to the Arts Wellbeing Collective, supporting Australian cultural workers.

22 June: Iestyn Davies at Wigmore Hall

Countertenor Iestyn Davies and lutist Elizabeth Kenny together explore music from the 16th to 19th centuries. They interpret works by Purcell, Dowland, Mozart, Schubert, and more.

22 June: Andrei Ioniță & “Die liebe Erde allüberall”

Cellist Andrei Ioniță, Artist in Residence at the Symphoniker Hamburg, takes part in the orchestra’s Internet project. He joins Martha Argerich, Michael Volle, and more to perform collages of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde, mixing music and new media art.

21 June: Andrea Mastroni for Teatro alla Scala

Bass Andrea Mastroni performs music by Beethoven, Schubert, and Rossini as part of the Teatro alla Scala’s Festival of Music.

21 June: Rosa Feola opens Ravenna Festival

Soprano Rosa Feola takes part in the opening of the Ravenna Festival, performing for both a live and online audience with Riccardo Muti and the Orchestra Giovanile Luigi Cherubini.

21 – 28 June: Lars Vogt’s Ghost Festival

Pianist Lars Vogt organises the Ghost Festival alongside 15 artist friends also to have performed at the Heimbach Festival. The eight concerts will be broadcast on various platforms, including Deutschlandfunk and IDAGIO. For full details, visit the festival website.

20 June: Yannick Nézet-Séguin & Nicola Benedetti with Philadelphia Orchestra

Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the Philadelphia Orchestra for HearNOW: An At-Home Gala, featuring performances by Nicola Benedetti, Wynton Marsalis, Steve Martin, Lang Lang, and more.

20 June: Dame Sarah Connolly Live from Covent Garden

Dame Sarah Connolly features in the second instalment of the Royal Opera House’s live concert series. She joins tenor David Butt Philip and soloists from the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House for Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde.

19 June: James Baillieu at Wigmore Hall

The recital sees pianist James Baillieu and tenor Allan Clayton perform Schumann’s Kerner Lieder plus songs by British composers: Vaughan Williams, Bridge, Quilter, and Britten.

19 June: Karina Canellakis & Netherlands Radio Philharmonic

Live at Tivoli Vredenburg, Chief Conductor Karina Canellakis leads the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in Puccini’s Crisantemi for string orchestra, Verdi’s String Quartet (arr.  by C. Hermann for string orchestra, Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll, and Brahms’s Serenade No. 2.

17 June: Iain Burnside at Wigmore Hall

Frequent collaborators Iain Burnside and Ailish Tynan perform a wide-ranging program of song, including works by Grieg, Ives, and Wolf alongside Herbert Hughes arrangements of Irish songs. They close with “Over the Rainbow,” recently a popular anthem to staff of the NHS working against the Coronavirus pandemic. Frequent collaborators Iain Burnside and Ailish Tynan perform a wide-ranging program of song, including works by Grieg, Ives, and Wolf alongside Herbert Hughes arrangements of Irish songs. They close with “Over the Rainbow,” recently a popular anthem to staff of the NHS working against the Coronavirus pandemic.

16 June: Alina Ibragimova & Kristian Bezuidenhout at Wigmore Hall

Violinist Alina Ibragimova and pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout present Beethoven’s ‘Spring’ Sonata of 1801 alongside Schubert’s Violin Sonata in A Minor. Violinist Alina Ibragimova and pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout present Beethoven’s ‘Spring’ Sonata of 1801 alongside Schubert’s Violin Sonata in A Minor.

15 June: Imogen Cooper at Wigmore Hall

Pianist Imogen Cooper pairs Schubert’s German Dances with two works by Beethoven, the Bagatelles Op. 119 and the Sonata No. 31 in A Flat. Pianist Imogen Cooper pairs Schubert’s German Dances with two works by Beethoven, the Bagatelles Op. 119 and the Sonata No. 31 in A Flat.

13 June: Louise Alder & Toby Spence Live from Covent Garden

The Royal Opera House kicks off its series of three live concerts from Covent Garden with performances by Louise Alder, Toby Spence, and Gerald Finley. Works by Britten, Handel, and Butterworth, plus a world premiere by Royal Ballet Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor, are featured on a broadcast hosted by the BBC’s Anita Rani. The Royal Opera House kicks off its series of three live concerts from Covent Garden with performances by Louise Alder, Toby Spence, and Gerald Finley. Works by Britten, Handel, and Butterworth, plus a world premiere by Royal Ballet Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor, are featured on a broadcast hosted by the BBC’s Anita Rani.

13 June: Daniel Harding, Andy Staples & Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Daniel Harding leads a unique performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni featuring tenor Andrew Staples and more. Daniel Harding leads a unique performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni featuring tenor Andrew Staples and more.

13 June: Daniel Harding & l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France

Daniel Harding conducts the orchestra in works of Stravinsky, Messiaen, and Berg on ARTE.

12 June: Joseph Middleton at Wigmore Hall

Pianist Joseph Middleton and baritone Roderick Williams perform a program called Woman’s Hour, inviting the audience to consider the question ‘Should a man be singing these songs?’ and provide feedback during the lunchtime broadcast. The duo perform songs by Schubert, Brahms, Clara Schumann, and Robert Schumann. Pianist Joseph Middleton and baritone Roderick Williams perform a program called Woman’s Hour, inviting the audience to consider the question ‘Should a man be singing these songs?’ and provide feedback during the lunchtime broadcast. The duo perform songs by Schubert, Brahms, Clara Schumann, and Robert Schumann.

11 June: James Baillieu at Wigmore Hall

Pianist James Baillieu and flutish Adam Walker explore the flute chamber repertoire with works by Mozart, Janáček, Anne Boyd, Oliver Knussen, and more. Pianist James Baillieu and flutish Adam Walker explore the flute chamber repertoire with works by Mozart, Janáček, Anne Boyd, Oliver Knussen, and more.

7 June: Thomas Søndergård & Royal Danish Orchestra

Thomas Søndergård conducts the Royal Danish Orchestra with The Royal Opera Choir, Ann Petersen, Simon Duus, Nina S. Clausen, Cecilie Hjortsberg, and Lars Bo Ravnbak in a program of Nielsen, Mozart, Verdi, and more. Thomas Søndergård conducts the Royal Danish Orchestra with The Royal Opera Choir, Ann Petersen, Simon Duus, Nina S. Clausen, Cecilie Hjortsberg, and Lars Bo Ravnbak in a program of Nielsen, Mozart, Verdi, and more.

5 June: Daniel Harding & Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Music & Artistic Director Daniel Harding conducts the Swedish Radio Symphony and Choir in a program titled “Music for the Solitude of the Soul.” Tune in to listen to Sibelius’ Fourth Symphony, Purcell’s Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary, Mahler’s Der Einsame im Herbst (with Ann Hallenberg), and Erbarme dich from Bach’s Matthew Passion. Krister Henriksson narrates. Music & Artistic Director Daniel Harding conducts the Swedish Radio Symphony and Choir in a program titled “Music for the Solitude of the Soul.” Tune in to listen to Sibelius’ Fourth Symphony, Purcell’s Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary, Mahler’s Der Einsame im Herbst (with Ann Hallenberg), and Erbarme dich from Bach’s Matthew Passion. Krister Henriksson narrates.

4 June: Simon Rattle & Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Sir Simon Rattle joins the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra for Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and Mozart’s Serenade in B-flat major, K. 361 “Gran Partita.” Sir Simon Rattle joins the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra for Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and Mozart’s Serenade in B-flat major, K. 361 “Gran Partita.”

4 June: James Gaffigan & Stavanger Symphony Orchestra

Conductor James Gaffigan leads the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra in Fauré’s Pelléas et Mélisande, Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir d’un lieu cher (with Sonoko Miriam Welde), Buene’s Miniatures for ensemble, and Wagner’s Siegfried-idyll. Conductor James Gaffigan leads the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra in Fauré’s Pelléas et Mélisande, Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir d’un lieu cher (with Sonoko Miriam Welde), Buene’s Miniatures for ensemble, and Wagner’s Siegfried-idyll.

2 June: Lucy Crowe at Wigmore Hall

Celebrating 20 years of performances together, Lucy Crowe and Anna Tilbrook curate a program of English song alongside selections by Schumann and Berg’s seven early songs. Celebrating 20 years of performances together, Lucy Crowe and Anna Tilbrook curate a program of English song alongside selections by Schumann and Berg’s seven early songs.

Photo by Antoine Julien

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