The NC State Department of Music will present a live online premiere event and panel discussion on Thursday, November 12 at 6pm ET with composer Lisa Bielawa; Department of Music faculty Dr. Peter Askim, director of orchestral studies; and Dr. Nathan Leaf, director of choral activities for NC State and artistic director of Concert Singers of Cary. The link to join the event will be posted at https://music.arts.ncsu.edu/brickyard-broadcast. After the discussion, viewers will enter the VR Brickyard environment built by the NC State University Libraries to experience the world premiere of Brickyard Broadcast, performed by the NC State orchestras (Raleigh Civic Symphony and Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra), the NC State choirs (State Chorale, Vox Accalia and Singing Statesmen), and the Concert Singers of Cary. Following the VR experience of the performance, audience members can join Askim, Leaf and Bielawa again for a question and answer session.
Brickyard Broadcast uses technology and interactivity to reinterpret the North Carolina State University Brickyard, the university’s beloved and iconic gathering area outside of D.H. Hill Jr. Library, as a virtual space in which the musical performance will unfold. Hundreds of audio recordings are being integrated into the work, created over the course of the fall 2020 semester by individual student and community musicians playing and singing in isolation. Jason Evans Groth, Digital Media Librarian; Colin Keenan, University Libraries Specialist; and Kyle Langdon, University Library Specialist and Audio Engineer; along with Ian Boyd, NC State University Library Specialist and Sarah Hassan, NC State University Libraries Pentair Fellow, have created the VR environment.
For more information, visit https://music.arts.ncsu.edu/brickyard-broadcast/
--Christina Jensen, Jensen Artists
YPC Alumna Jordan Reynoso's "Grown": Now Streaming
“Just Songs” (Unplugged) is a new series of original songs written and performed by Young People’s Chorus of NYC talent and inspired by the significant issues of social equity facing our communities. This week, we’re featuring “Grown,” from New York City born-and-bred artist, JORDAN. Inspired by the nostalgic feeling of looking at old photos, JORDAN's song sheds a light on those transitional moments in life to which we can all relate.
Play the song here: https://ypc.org/ - songs
--Young People’s Chorus of New York City
Bruce Lamott to Retire as Director of Philharmonia Chorale
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale (PBO) announced that Bruce Lamott, director of the Philharmonia Chorale, is retiring after 23 years.
Lamott first performed with PBO in 1989 as continuo harpsichordist for Handel’s Giustino and became Chorale director in 1997; he has led the Chorale for nearly its entire lifespan, honing its 24 voices into an instrument in and of itself, matching the caliber of the Orchestra. In 2015, PBO updated its name to Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale to reflect the Chorale’s excellence and equal role in music-making within the institution. The Chorale has been endowed since 2007, another affirmation of its worth and superior artistry, and the Robert and Laura Cory Chorale Director chair was established in 2011.
While concert halls remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Music Director Richard Egarr will take over Lamott’s duties, leading both the Orchestra and Chorale in the first season that live performances are allowed to resume. An international search for Lamott’s replacement will begin during that time.
For more information, visit https://philharmonia.org/
--Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale
SF Girls Chorus Presents Vivaldi's Juditha Triumphans
The San Francisco Girls Chorus (SFGC) joins forces with Ars Minerva on Friday, November 20 at 7:00 p.m. with a unique video project that combines excerpts from Antonio Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans alongside arias by women composers of the Baroque era.
Rather than a virtual approximation of a more traditionally staged performance, this presentation will adapt carefully-curated selections from Juditha Triumphans into a virtual production and documentary featuring video clips, artwork and movement edited by One to One Box videographer Mike Axinn. SFGC Artistic Director Valérie Sainte-Agathe and Ars Minerva Stage Director and Artistic Director Céline Ricci welcome Bay Area harpsichordist Corey Jamason as guest artist in a program that also features Barbara Strozzi’s Cosi non la voglio and Mercé di voi as well as Isabella Leonarda’s O dilecto O amatissime Jesu. This virtual performance will be livestreamed on YouTube and is free to watch with a suggested donation of $25.
For more information, visit http://www.sfgirlschorus.org/
--Brenden Guy PR
“The Crossing Votes: 2020” Features Four New Films
Grammy-winning new-music choir The Crossing has released “The Crossing Votes: 2020,” a series of four new short films continuing the ensemble’s commitment to reporting and responding to the times in which we live.
“The Crossing Votes: 2020” includes two world premieres, written for the project – Robert Maggio’s Democracy and Ayanna Woods’ Shift – plus Nicholas Cline’s she took his hands (2017) and David Lang’s stateless (2019), all addressing issues in the national discourse leading up to Election Day. All four films premiered at 5:38am ET, representing the 538 electoral votes, on the morning of their release on the choir’s Facebook, YouTube Live, and website.
View all four films now at https://www.crossingchoir.org/2020
--Katy Salomon, Morahan Arts and Media
Shai Wosner Named 2020–23 Resident Artist of Peoples’ Symphony Concerts
Pianist Shai Wosner commences his three-year term as Resident Artist of Peoples’ Symphony Concerts (PSC) on Sunday, November 15 at 2:00 p.m. ET, the opening concert of PSC’s virtual 120th anniversary season.
This program serves as a passing of the baton from 2017–20 Resident Ensemble the Dover String Quartet to Mr. Wosner, who joins the ensemble in a performance of Dvorák’s Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81. He also performs Brahms’s Intermezzo Op. 116, No. 2.
For more information, visit http://shaiwosner.com/ or https://www.pscny.org/
--Shuman Associates News
Music with a View Presents Violist Sarah Greene
Please join us on Sunday November 8, 2020, at 2pm for the Music with a View Concert No.3 sponsored by IN.LIVE.
The featured Guest Artists will be Sarah Michelle Greene, violist, accompanied by Steven Greene, pianist. in two gorgeous Romantic works for Viola and Piano: Cesar Franck's Sonata in A major, and York Bowen's Sonata No.1 in C minor.
This concert will be professionally audio-video recorded and livestreamed on the newest high-tech live stream platform, based in Silicon-Valley, IN.LIVE.
Tickets are just $15 each, for unlimited views, available at this direct link:
You may also purchase a subscription for the Music with a View Concert Series presented by Sheridan Music Studio here: https://sheridanmusicstudio.com/events-purchase-tickets
--Sheridan Music Studio
What's Streaming: Classical (Week of November 9–15)
Monday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. ET
Shai Wosner joins Orion Weiss in duo-piano recital for Music Mondays.
Tuesday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m. CT
Tulsa Opera LIVE presents Tobias Picker in conversation with James Robinson.
Tuesday, November 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET
Wu Man and Aga Khan Master Musicians at Dartmouth College.
Wednesday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m. GMT
Stephen Hough performs Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto with Liverpool Philharmonic.
Friday, November 13
Jennifer Koh concludes Bach & Beyond series with new album on Cedille Records.
Saturday, November 14
NPR Music’s AMPLIFY with Lara Downes features Helga Davis.
Friday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m. ET
Wu Man and Aga Khan Master Musicians at Freer and Sackler Galleries.
Friday, November 14 at 5:00 p.m. PT – Sunday, November 29 at 12:00 p.m. PT
James Conlon leads LA Opera virtual production of pioneering Black composer Joseph Bologne’s The Anonymous Lover.
Sunday, November 15 at 1:00 p.m. ET
Swarthmore College’s Zoom Tunes with Wu Man.
Sunday, November 15 at 2:00 p.m. ET
Shai Wosner commences three-year artist residency at Peoples’ Symphony Concerts.
--Shuman Associates News
YPC Now Streaming
HEROES: "A Rainbow Tomorrow"
Through music, YPC's choristers bring a powerful and positive message to life. In “A Rainbow Tomorrow,” the children use their voices and some very special visuals to illuminate the importance of human connection and harmony.
JUST SONGS (UNPLUGGED)
This week on “Just Songs” (Unplugged), we are debuting YPC alumna Nia Drummond’s song, “A Matter of Time.” A moving and soulful performance, Nia puts all of her passion into her first original composition, which is a reflection on the year we have been living.
Just Songs is a YPC commissioning program that amplifies voices of first-time and emerging songwriters to inspire our choristers to understand and access today’s world through music. In Just Songs (Unplugged), YPC talent performs acoustic versions of their songs and talks about the issues of social equity facing our communities today.
--Young People’s Chorus of New York City
Sibling Duo Sheku & Isata Kanneh-Mason
Princeton University Concerts (PUC) continues to take advantage of the unprecedented access to musicians that the virtual concert format allows.
On Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 3PM (EDT), 21-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason joins his older sister, pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason, for the duo’s Princeton debut recorded live from their family home in Nottingham, England for PUC's next Watch Party, free for community viewing (RSVP recommended).
--Dasha Koltunyuk, Princeton University Concerts