We’re working on a special post this week, so there will be a delay while we prepare it. To make up for it, we’ve got a sensational tidbit to keep you occupied in the meantime.
Starting on September 28th, there will be a series of lectures which you can stream live from anywhere in the world. Anywhere! Just think about that for a moment. You can relax at home in your pajamas while watching fabulous musicians discuss and perform beautiful music. This is something that cannot be missed!
In two days, Bruce Adolphe of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will be giving a lecture on Haydn’s Quartet in F Major, Op. 50, No. 5, “The Dream”. He’s a great narrator, but more importantly, he explains a lot about that particular piece of music, as well as its history and non-musical context. For instance, Adolphe once attributed some of Mozart’s stylistic choices to events that were taking place in his life just then, which is a fascinating idea.
The lecture will be streamed live on September 28th at 6:30 pm EST. The perfect time to cozy up and learn something new and interesting. Just visit this page when it’s time and you’ll be able to stream the lecture live. We’ll be watching, too!
Adolphe will be lecturing weekly from now until October 19th. His lectures will be held on Wednesdays at 6:30, so if you’re not doing anything then, tune in! Over the course of the next few weeks, he’ll discuss a Mozart quintet, a Schubert quintet, and a trio by Ravel.
As a sidenote: it’s easier to understand the musical discussion if you’re somewhat familiar with the piece. Listen to Haydn’s quartet here.
Bonus note: If you search online, you can find plenty of live stream concerts. The Proms (a huge classical music festival) has already ended, but you can rewatch what was once live streamed here. At medici.tv, you can also listen to live streamed concerts that have ended. But they don’t stick around forever – for instance, this concert will be there for only a couple weeks.
Besides that, there’s an upcoming live stream concert on October 6th which looks interesting. Over at the Chamber Music Society, you’ll be able to stream lots of concerts – the earliest one coming up is a Late Night Rose concert on October 13th.
We’ll keep you informed about upcoming concerts!
~ Maggie and Cammi