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Concert Cancelled?  See One in Your Own Home!

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Due to the current health crisis, many concerts and other public events are being cancelled.  But you can still attend a concert in the comfort of your own home.  Casual dress code ok!

Check out the concert library offered by The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.  You’re sure to find a few favorites there: Jeremy Denk playing Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A Minor, Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony , or Haydn’s Symphony No. 6, Morning, just to name a few.  There is also a large selection of audio-only performances for your listening pleasure.

Opera fans will love Operavision’s library of great performances, including Carmen, Tosca, and The Barber of Seville, among others.  At the current time, there are plans to broadcast live performances of several of Mozart’s operas this month, though the schedule may change as the current situation evolves.  Here’s the current schedule.

March 19, 19:00 CET (GMT +1, 2:00 EDT) Così fan tutte
March 21, 19:30 CET Le nozze di Figaro
March 24, 19:30 CET Don Giovanni
April 3, 19:00 CET La clemenza di Tito
April 10, 19:00 CET Die Entführung aus dem Serail
April 17, 19:00 CET Il sogno di Scipione

In addition to the old standby YouTube, you can also watch performances on Arte, the Gothenburg Symphony, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, and BachTrack.com websites.

These are difficult times.  I hope the on-demand performances available at the above sites will add a soothing element to your day.

Be safe out there, folks! Wishing you all health and serenity.

3 thoughts on “Concert Cancelled?  See One in Your Own Home!

  1. Dear Chris,

    Thank you for all this, especially for the Mozart operas! You are amazing and I will miss seeing you, even though it was too few times in the past. Keep well and lots of good wishes in all the things you do and are!

    Love and hugs and kisses (thank goodness these are safe!). Inge

    On Fri, Mar 13, 2020 at 12:29 AM Catapulting into Classical wrote:

    > Chris Gallant posted: ” Due to the current health crisis, many concerts > and other public events are being cancelled. But you can still attend a > concert in the comfort of your own home. Casual dress code ok! Check out > the concert library offered by The Saint Paul Chamber” >

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  2. Great idea!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Timely post. For once I must say, thank God for the internet!

    Liked by 1 person

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