An assortment of online entertainment available during the covid-19 crisis.
Click on the highlighted links to access the digital media.
-Cocktails with a Curator
A delightful set of free 15-20-minute talks, released on most Fridays at 5pm, on famous paintings and
art objects (and the times they came from) in the Frick collection, with an accompanying cocktail
TALKS AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING:
Bertoldo's "Shieldbearer" (available Aug. 7, 5pm)
Veronese's "Choice Between Virtue and Vice"
Veronese's "Wisdom and Strength"
Vermeer's "Officer and Laughing Girl"
Riesener's Commode and Secretaire
Holbein's "Sir Thomas Moore"
Gainsborough's "Grace Dalrymple Eliot"
Whistler's "Mrs. Frances Leyland"
Velazquez's "King Philip"
Boucher's "A Lady on Her day Bed"
Turner's "Harbor of Dieppe"
Constable's "White Horse"
Van Dyck's "Sir John Suckling"
Rembrandt's "Polish Rider"
Bellini's "St. Francis in the Desert"
-Travels with a Curator
A fascinating set of free 15-20-minute talks, released on most Wednesdays, on historically,
architecturally, and artistically important destinations, usually associated with artwork
in the Frick collection.
TALKS AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING include:
Ca' d'Oro, Venice
Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome
Lazienski Palace, Warsaw
Westminster Abbey, London
Mount of Quarantine, Jericho
Santa Maria delle Caarceri, Prato
Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon
San Severino Marche, Italy
Japanese Palace, Dresden
Santa Maria della Scala, Siena
Villa Barbaro, Maser
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
-"Self-portrait with two pupils" by Labille Guiard (1785), curator's discussion, 7.5min
-Digital Premiere-The Ninth Hour-The Beowulf Story, a rock noir performance (48.5min).
-Insider Insights - A Closer Look at Winslow Homer.
CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER
-YouTube Weekly Chamber Music Videos
Archive of chamber music videos updated each Tuesday. Archived and playable videos include:
"Throw Bach", a selection of numerous works by Bach and other baroque composers.
Mozart "Quintet in G minor for two violins, two violas, and cello."
Beethoven, "Septet in E-flat major for winds and strings"
"Three's a crowd", Brahms' "Trio in A minor for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano, Op 114"
-Summer Evening Concerts
Concert 4, Aug. 2-9
Geminiani Sonata in C major for Cello and Continuo, Op. 5, No. 3
Haydn Quartet in F major for Strings, Op. 50, No. 5, "The Dream"
Copland Appalachian Spring Suite for Ensemble
Concert 5, Aug. 9-16
Tartini Sonata in G minor for Violin and Continuo, "Devil's Trill"
Mozart Adagio and Fugue in C minor for String Quartet, K. 546
Mendelssohn Fugue in E-flat major for String Quartet, Op. 81, No. 4
Glinka Trio pathétique in D minor for Clarinet, Bassoon, and Piano
Concert 6, Aug. 16-23
Handel "Let the Bright Seraphim" from Samson for Soprano, Trumpet, Strings, and Continuo
Mendelssohn Andante and Allegro brillant for Piano, Four Hands
Franck Quintet in F minor for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello
-Metropolitan Opera nightly opera stream, a different opera each night). Free.
-Met Stars Live in Concert, a series of current live performances from around the world. Tickets $20.
Performances 1pm, available for on-demand viewing for 12 days.
Sunday, August 16 Robert Alagna and Aleksandra Kurzak in Eze, France
Saturday, August 29 Lise Davidsen in Oslo
Saturday, September 12 Joyce DiDonato in Barcelona
Saturday, September 26 Piotr Beczala and Sondra Radvanovsky in Barcelona
Saturday, October 10 Anna Netrebko in Vienna
Saturday, October 24 Diana Damrau and Joseph Calleja in Malta
Saturday, November 7 Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena in Switzerland
Saturday, November 21 Sonya Yoncheva in Berlin
Saturday, December 12 Bryn Terfel in Wales
Saturday, December 19 Angel Blue in New York City
-"Carousel", staged performance by NY Philharmonic 2013 2hrs 15.5min Until Sept. 8, 2020.
-NY Philharmonic Concerts in the Park, highlights of past concerts. 1hr 2.5min
Virtual Programs include:
-Daily Drop-In Meditation
Zoom classes, $5 donation encouraged.
ISRAEL FILM CENTER
Full-length films available for streaming, at a cost of $6 each, include:
The Tobacconist [Freud in Vienna 1938]
Here and Now [slums of Ashdod]
Outdoors [couple building a house in Galilee as their marriage falls apart]
Unsettling [talks with residents of a West Bank settlement]
Doubtful [working with juvenile delinquents in Beersheba]
A Mirror for the Sun [struggle for survival on Annapurna]
MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE
"Tehran Children" free Book Talk with Author Mikhal Dekel and Gal Beckerman
Tehran Children is the true story of Polish-Jewish child refugees who escaped the Nazis and
found refuge in Iran. 58min
Seminar Aug. 11, 2020, 2pm.
"Family Papers, A Sephardic Journey Through the Twentieth Century"
Register HERE for Zoom seminar.
Sephardic historian Sarah Abrevaya Stein uses the Levy family’s correspondence to tell the story of their sprawling
journey and a discussion of Sephardic experiences during the Holocaust. Suggested donation $10.
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