As lockdown number two comes st(r)eaming around the corner, we are revising our plans once more. Whilst we’re hugely disappointed that we can’t welcome people back into our building just yet, many of the things we had planned for November and December can, and will, still happen. And those that can’t happen just now will still happen, but just not yet!
We will continue our planned musical exploration around the world through concerts which will now be live streamed through our new Stoller Hall Broadcasts programme.
Having already started in the UK with the British Horn Society we will hop over the channel to Europe, with Murray McLachlan’s recital of Beethoven Piano Sonatas, celebrating the renowned German composer in Beethoven’s 250th birthday year. Once you’ve booked your virtual seat here you will be able to watch live from 7.30pm on Wednesday 18 November.
You can catch up on previous live streams through our Broadcasts content hub. The British Horn Society this weekend was brilliant, and the two concerts performed on Sunday are available to watch here. The fabulous live stream we did with Tasmin Little and Martin Roscoe just a couple of weeks ago is also still available to watch here, as well as our tremendous Birthday Concert. Not to forget, of course, the Song Festival which was bang on theme, with the stunningly beautiful recital by Roderick Williams and Christopher Glynn, themed around …. you guessed it…. Songs of Travel!
We will keep going, and we will bring you the finest music from our beautiful space. And we will welcome audiences back in person again just as soon as we are able to.
In the meantime, we continue to plan for our future seasons, and we continue to connect with our audiences and communities, to try and support one another through what is possibly the toughest time our industry has faced.
If you are able to make a donation to help us, every penny donated goes to the entire industry. Your incredible support is helping us to provide recording, rehearsal and filming space for performers and young musicians during lockdown. It is also ensuring we’re all still here, ready for you again as soon as we are able to open the doors once more. Donate here.
For now, though, stay well, stay safe. Watch out for announcements about more virtual, online, around the world travels – on our website and social media channels. You can also sign up to our mailing list here.
Photograph: Sara Porter Photography