Henri has us all trapped indoors this weekend, so here are some exceptional streaming options that you can enjoy from your living room. Stay safe everyone!
LSO Summer Shorts: Naoko Keatley & Zeynep Özsuca
Violinist Naoko Keatley and pianist Zeynep Özsuca perform together in their third concert of our Summer Shorts 2021 series. Opening with Tonia Ko’s kaleidoscopic Plush Earth in Four Pieces, the duo will also perform Beethoven’s tender and expressive Violin Sonata No 10. Program Notes. ABOUT SUMMER SHORTS: Summer Shorts take place every Friday this August, as we throw open our doors on Old Street for short, 45-minute performances, with concerts at 11am and 1pm (live streamed). There will be opportunities to chat to the musicians and ask them your burning questions – about the music, their instruments, anything at all! Everyone is welcome, including families. See what else is on / Watch on YouTube
The 17th Chopin and his Europe International Music Festival presents Benjamin Grosvenor, piano Program: Brahms: 3 Intermezzi Op. 117 (No. 1 in E flat major, No. 2 in B minor, No. 3 in C sharp minor); Chopin: Piano Sonata in B minor Op. 58; Liszt: 2 Petrarch Sonnets; Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit Watch now on YouTube
Battery Dance presents the 40th Annual Battery Dance Festival
The Battery Dance Festival is New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival. Each year, the Festival draws a combined audience of over 12,000 in-person and over 35,000 virtual viewers. View the Festival schedule
OLD VIC: IN CAMERA and YOUR OLD VIC
Watch live performances from anywhere in the world with the globally live streamed OLD VIC: IN CAMERA series and enjoy pre-recorded performances on demand through Your Old Vic. Watch from home | The Old Vic (oldvictheatre.com)
Shakespeare & Company presents King Lear by William Shakespeare
Performed outdoors at the NEW SPRUCE THEATRE and streaming online, through 8/28
Directed by Nicole Ricciardi; Featuring Christopher Lloyd
“Nothing will come of nothing, speak again.” —King Lear King Lear – TheaterMania Streaming
Mark Morris Dance Group presents Dances to Piano Music
Streaming now through 9/2
The second collection of Summer Cinema with the Mark Morris Dance Group, Dances to Piano Music, features three of Morris’s early dances:
Canonic 3/4 Studies (1983)
A tribute to the art of piano accompaniment in the grand ballet tradition, set to compositions in 3/4 time arranged by Harriet Cavalli.
A dramatic narrative expressed as a serenade, lullaby and the “Erlkonig” ghost story set to three works by Franz Schubert.
Set to nine pieces by Chopin; dance vignettes reveal and revel in the music.
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Aspen Music Festival presents Aspen Festival Orchestra with Augustin Hadelich and Robert Spano
Aspen Festival Orchestra with Augustin Hadelich and Robert Spano
Livestream Sunday, August 22, 4pm MT
The astonishing violinist Augustin Hadelich and AMFS Music Director Robert Spano bring the 2021 season to a rousing close with Bruch’s First Violin Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.
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PBS presents Wicked in Concert: A Musical Celebration of the Iconic Broadway Score
Premieres Sunday, August 29, at 9pm on PBS
Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel — the originators of Broadway’s ever-so “Popular” duo Glinda and Elphaba — will venture back to the Land of Oz as the co-hosts of Wicked in Concert: A Musical Celebration of the Iconic Broadway Score. The concert special will feature a glistening roster of stars, including Mario Cantone, Gavin Creel, Ariana DeBose, Cynthia Erivo, Stephanie Hsu, Rita Moreno, Jennifer Nettles, Alex Newell, Isaac Powell, Amber Riley, Gabrielle Ruiz and Ali Stroker, performing selections from Stephen Schwartz’s beloved score including “The Wizard and I,” “Defying Gravity,” “Popular,” “Wonderful,” “No Good Deed,” “For Good” and “As Long As You’re Mine.”
“Wicked in Concert” is timed to celebrate Broadway’s return after over a year of closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Wicked” will resume performances at the Gershwin Theatre on Sept. 14, the same day as “Hamilton” and “The Lion King.”
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: Mark Morris Dance Group Sang Froid © Dan Rest