Well, it’s been quite a week already — the start of daylight savings time, crazy weather, and staying up entirely too late to watch the Oscars. For those of you who may have dozed off and missed the performance of the Oscar-winning original song “Naatu Naatu” from RRR at the 2023 Oscars, here it is. And once you’ve seen that, check out our other picks for this week and beyond.

Wigmore Hall presents
St Patrick’s Day Concert
On-demand starting on Friday, March 17, 4pm
Ailish Tynan soprano
Robin Tritschler tenor
James Baillieu piano
Relive this special St Patrick’s Day event, a lockdown performance originally streamed live from Wigmore Hall on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.  The concert celebrates the global Irish diaspora and the strong cultural and artistic bonds between Britain and Ireland. Ailish Tynan, Robin Tritschler, and James Baillieu join forces in a beautiful program of Irish poetry, folksongs, and translations.
Watch Wigmore Hall’s St Patrick’s Day Concert on YouTube

PBS presents
Great Performances at the Met:  The Hours
Premiering on PBS Friday, March 17, 9pm
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Great Performances at the Met opens season 17 with Great Performances at The Met: The Hours, a new opera from composer Kevin Puts, adapted from Michael Cunningham’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel and the 2002 Academy Award-winning film by librettist Greg Pierce, and inspired by Virginia Woolf’s “Mrs. Dalloway.” Renée Fleming returns to the Met after nearly five years to star in this production alongside Tony winner Kelli O’Hara and opera star Joyce DiDonato. Phelim McDermott directs the production with Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting. Christine Baranski hosts.
Learn more about “The Hours” on PBS.org

WQXR presents
Violinist Daniel Hope in Performance and Conversation
Live stream Tuesday, March 21, 11:15am
World-renowned violinist Daniel Hope is one of the most virtuosic and versatile musicians in classical music today. In addition to his concert and recording career, Hope has hosted television documentaries, and written books and movie scripts. He’ll be stopping by WQXR’s Greene Space, to talk with us about his projects and perform with pianist Maxim Lando. Hosted by Elliott Forrest.
Watch “Violinist Daniel Hope in Performance and Conversation” on YouTube

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presents
Late Night Rose: Ligeti & Brahms
Live stream Thursday, March 23, 9pm
Ligeti Trio for Violin, Horn, and Piano, “Hommage à Brahms” (1982)
Brahms Trio in B major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 8 (1854, Rev. 1889)
Gilles Vonsattel, piano; Stella Chen, violin & host; Sihao He, cello; David Byrd-Marrow, horn
Watch “Late Night Rose: Ligeti & Brahms” on the CMS of Lincoln Center’s website

A reminder for all Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center fans…
Good seats are still available to hear CMS artists Wu Han (piano), Wu Qian (piano), Bella Hristova, (violin), and Dmitri Atapine (cello) in Delight and Drama, a program of works for piano by Arensky and Brahms, right here at The Purchase PAC on Saturday, March 18.
Click to get tickets for CMS of Lincoln Center “Delight and Drama”

PBS presents
Great Performances:  The Magic of Spirituals
On-demand until Friday, March 24
Take a glimpse behind the curtain at opera legends Kathleen Battle and Jessye Norman’s famed concert at Carnegie Hall on March 18, 1990, featuring performance clips and new interviews with opera star Angel Blue, Met Opera General Manager Peter Gelb, and more.
Watch “Great Performances | The Magic of Spirituals” on PBS.org

PBS presents
Joni Mitchell: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song
Premiering on Friday, March 31, at 9pm on PBS
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Generations of Joni Mitchell fans across the country can jointly celebrate her music and recent honor with a tribute ceremony and all-star concert.  Among the performers featured are James Taylor, Brandi Carlile, Angélique Kidjo, Cyndi Lauper, Ledisi, Annie Lennox, Lucius, Herbie Hancock, Graham Nash, and Diana Krall. Like many singer-songwriters, Canadian-born Mitchell’s career began in coffee shops and nightclubs, but her first songs in the 1960s were the definition of exceptional, setting a new standard marrying music and lyrics. Winner of multiple Grammy Awards, Mitchell never pursued fame, but with such songs as “Both Sides, Now,” “Chelsea Morning,” “Big Yellow Taxi,” “Woodstock” and “The Circle Game,” she became a household name and her musical genius is an inspiration to her peers. Mitchell redefined the role of women musicians. She oversaw all aspects of her albums, including songwriting, arrangements, performance, production, and artwork.
Learn more about “Joni Mitchell: A Prize and More” on PBS.org


Culture Picks is a bi-weekly feature celebrating the performing arts. The PAC’s 2022-2023 season kicked off on October 8 and cultural connoisseur and PAC staff member Coni Guhl is here to shine the spotlight on artists that will be a part of it. Each post will feature her curated selection of video, audio, and things to read about one of our artists, plus an occasional recommendation about other performing arts experiences that you just can’t miss. Enjoy!

All times are EDT unless otherwise noted.

Pictured: The Hours. Kathleen Kim as Barbara and Renée Fleming as Clarissa Vaughan. Photo (c) Evan Zimmerman/Met Opera