This week we have so many performers with Purchase connections, either those we’ve seen on PAC stages or those who graduated from Purchase!

Sanborn Sessions
Streaming on-demand
Sanborn Sessions are gatherings of the preeminent musicians of our time, exploring the essence of music and being a musician through song and conversation.
Here are two of our favorites:
-Watch David Sanborn with special guest Sting, plus PAC favorite Rob Mathes on mandolin, Geoffrey Keezer on keyboard, Billy Kilson on drums and Ben Williams on bass. Watch Sandborn Sessions featuring Sting
-This very special episode features multi-award-winning vocalist Cyrille Aimée, who also happens to be a Purchase alum. Watch Sanborn Sessions featuring Cyrille Aimée

National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America
Streaming on-demand
Meet the extraordinary young musicians of Carnegie Hall’s national youth ensembles—the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA), NYO2, and NYO Jazz—represent the future of the country’s orchestral and jazz traditions. After a three-week residency at Purchase College, this streaming event is the culmination of their training and music-making.
Watch NYO, NYO2, and NYO Jazz in concert on our very own Concert Hall stage

The Metropolitan Opera presents Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Starting July 28, 5pm
Streaming on-demand
Missing the free Met streams already?  Check out the operas they show in their free student streams, a different one each week.  This week’s video will be available for 48 hours starting at 5pm on Wednesday, July 28, through Friday, July 30, at 5pm.
Access Carnegie Hall’s student streams

Carnegie Hall Selects presents Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin
Now through July 30
Streaming on-demand
Experience a more modern interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin in this film from the 2007 Salzburg Festival. Daniel Barenboim conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and a cast led by Peter Mattei and Anna Samuil.
Watch it here until July 30 at 12 noon 

Jacob’s Pillow presents Ballet Hispánico
Online premiere July 29, 7:30pm
Digital Screening July 29 – August 12
A Festival favorite known for “piercing stereotypes” (The New York Times), their program celebrates five decades of lush and virtuosic dance and includes Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award winner Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Tiburones, a daring and insightful work that addresses the discrimination and stereotypes placed upon Latinx culture, Batucada Fantástica, comprised of three selected solos by Vicente Nebrada, and 18+1 by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano.
Watch Ballet Hispánico at Jacob’s Pillow

Caramoor presents The Knights, Jazz Festival, and Apollo’s Fire
July 30 – August 1
Live in-person
What a weekend!  Starting with The Knights orchestra on Friday at 8pm, followed by a Jazz Festival in partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center on Saturday at 1pm, and ending with Apollo’s Fire playing Baroque music on Sunday at 4pm.

Glyndebourne on Screen presents Verdi’s La Traviata
Sunday, August 1, until Sunday, August 29
Streaming on-demand
Russian soprano Venera Gimadieva portrays the iconic role of Violetta, alongside America tenor Michael Fabiano (a June 24 pick) as Alfredo.  The visual beauty of Tom Cairns’s opulent production aptly echoes the irresistible allure of this beloved opera. La Traviata was captured live at Festival 2014. Sung it Italian with English subtitles.
Watch now on the Glyndebourne You Tube channel

CMS presents Schubert Quintet in C Major
Monday, August 2, 7:30pm
Live stream, then on-demand for one week
Experience the peerless artistry of CMS with newly curated full-length HD concerts livestreamed from the Frederick R. Koch Foundation Townhouse. Program: Schubert Quintet in C major for Two Violins, Viola, and Two Cellos, D. 956, Op. 163 (1828) Featuring Arnaud Sussmann, violin; Paul Huang, violin; Matthew Lippman, viola; Nicholas Canellakis, cello; David Finckel, cello.
Watch and listen on the CMS website

Curtain Call’s Shakespeare on the Green 2021: Romeo & Juliet
July 29, 30, 31, and August 1, evenings at 7:30pm
Live in-person
Free performances at the Sterling Farms campus, 1349 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT
Tickets and more info on the Curtain Call website

The Jazz Forum presents Facebook Live Streams
Every Thursday, 7pm
No Facebook account is needed.  Always free to stream! July 29:  The Baker Street Trio + Ed Palermo / August 5:  Joe Dyson Trio.
Learn more on the Jazz Forum Arts website

 The International Festival of Arts & Ideas presents

Darrel Walls
Thursday, July 29, 5pm
Multi-Grammy-nominated Gospel songwriter and vocalist Darrel Walls brings a strong sense of rhythm and melody to the songwriting process in equal measure. Broadcasting live from the virtual stage.
Access the Darrel Walls Livestream

Stir the Style: A Storytelling Mashup
Thursday, August 5, 5pm
Award-winning writers, comedians and performers will take the stage for 10-minute performances, each bookended by the musical stylings of musical guest Fernanda Franco. Broadcasting live from the virtual stage. Access the Stir the Style Livestream

Culture Picks is a weekly feature celebrating the performing arts. The arts are back and there is so much to take in, both live and virtual. PAC staff member Coni Guhl is here to help you sort through it all. Each week we will post her curated selection of events featuring the artists you know and love from The PAC Center Series, plus a sampling of stellar local experiences. Enjoy!

All times are EDT unless otherwise noted.

Photo: Cyrille Aimée © Sanborn Sessions