On Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8:00 PM EDT (GMT -4), the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will feature pianist Hélène Grimaud performing Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto. Also on the program are Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5, and a new work, Divisions, a commemoration of World War I, written by Sebastian Currier. Ludovic Morlot will conduct. You can see the concert at www.dso.org/live or on Facebook Live (https://www.facebook.com/detroitsymphony).
In just two hours from now (10:45 EST, GMT -5), the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will present the Brahms Concerto for Violin, featuring Christian Tetzlaff, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, conducted by Carlos Miguel Prieto. You can see it at https://www.dso.org/live.
If you’ve already missed it, or if it doesn’t fit into your schedule, I’d like to mention that a $50 donation (or more) to the Detroit Symphony comes with a one-year subscription to Replay, the orchestra’s online library of concerts, which includes their last four seasons as well as the Brahmsfest, Mozartfest, and Frenchfest series of concerts, over 200 works to choose from, as well as artist interview and pre-concert lectures.
On Saturday, November 17 at 8:00 EST (GMT-5) the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will present a free live webcast of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. John Storgårds will conduct. The webcast will also feature violinist Pekka Kuusisto. The webcast can be seen at https://www.dso.org/live. Here’s the program.
George Antheil: Over the Plains
Daniel Bjarnason: Violin Concerto
By the way, you should really read George Antheil’s bio. It’s rare to find a composer who developed a radio guidance system for torpedoes (with actress Hedy Lamarr, no less; I am not making this up), and who was a friend of the poet Ezra Pound.
On Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 9PM EDT (GMT-4) the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra will present a live concert on its website. It is also viewable on the SPCO’s app for Apple and Android. Conductor Thomas Zehetmair and the orchestra will present the following program:
Jean-Féry Rebel: The Elements (this take on the creation of the world includes a movement, Chaos, which is strikingly modern even though it was written in 1737).
Claude Vivier: Zipangu
The concert will be added to the on-demand concert library thereafter (great collection, check it out), which is available on the website or via the SPCO app.
For more opera, visit operavision.eu where you can see these and more on demand:
Donizetti: La Favorite
Mascagni/Leoncavallo: Cavalleria rusticana/Pagliacci
Verdi: Aida, La Traviata, Il corsaro
Wagner: Götterdämmerung, Parsifal
Tomorrow, Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 8:00 PM EDT (GMT -4) the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will offer a live webcast. Jennifer Koh will be the featured violin soloist, and Peter Oundjian will conduct. You can see the webcast at dso.org/live. Here’s the program:
Roshanne Etezady: Diamond Rain (World Premiere)
Chris Cerrone: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra “Breaks and Breaks” (World Premiere) (read the composer’s notes on the piece in his May 22, 2018 News entry here)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, “Pathétique”
The webcast will begin an hour before the concert with interviews with composers Roshanne Etezady and Chris Cerrone. You can see the concert notes on the conductors and pieces here.
On Saturday, 19 May 2018 at 9 PM EDT (UTC-4), The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra will present a free live concert webcast that traces the transition from the Baroque to the Classical. You can see the concert here.
Here’s the program:
Charles Avison: Concerto Grosso No. 5 in D Minor (after D. Scarlatti)
Jan Dismas Zelenka: Sinfonia in A Minor for Orchestra
C.P.E. Bach: Sinfonia in E Minor, Wq. 178
The SPCO also has a great library of concert videos that you can access here. You should be able to see this concert there in a short while.