The weekend is coming, time for some concerts!
I just found a new website, bachtrack.com. It lists concerts available on demand (orchestra concerts, operas, dance performances). You can also look for upcoming events, read reviews, and access their database on composers and performers.
Clicking here will take you directly to the page that lists on-demand video concerts. At the time I accessed the website many events were from the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra website, itself a purveyor of a good number of concerts (RSPOPlay.se), as well as the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (gsoplay.se/en).
Increasingly, orchestras are making available recordings of their performances, some via radio stations. They are usually available for only a short period of time. You can hear performances by the San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Opera on kdfc.com’s on-demand page. The Cleveland Orchestra also makes performances available for a short time via radio station WCLV. Don’t miss the Boston Symphony Orchestra and special guest stars on WGBH. New York’s WQXR has an archive of live concert recordings and videos and also hosts an archive of performances from Carnegie Hall.
Or, hey, check this out: the Toronto Symphony Orchestra will provide free access to the Naxos Music Library as part of its Beethoven On Demand program. Sign up for their free TSO E-Mail Club to obtain access. And don’t miss their super podcasts (conversations with Itzhak Perlman, instrument mishap stories and more!).
Have a great music-filled weekend!
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