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Carnegie Hall and medici.tv Launch "Carnegie Hall Fridays"

Weekly Webcasts of Past Carnegie Hall Performances to be Made Available Free of Charge Starting Each Friday To Audiences Worldwide

Carnegie Hall and medici.tv announced today the launch of a new weekly streaming project: Carnegie Hall Fridays, through which a selection of 11 webcasts of past performances from the Hall will be made available for free to audiences worldwide.

From May 1 through July 11, concerts from Carnegie Hall and medici.tv’s archive of past live broadcasts will be put back online on both the medici.tv platform and carnegiehall.org beginning each Friday and made available throughout the weekend. Each program will remain available to watch on-demand, free of charge, for 72 hours, from Friday, 9 am CET (Paris time) to Monday, 9 am CET. In addition, medici.tv will host a watch party on its homepage each Friday at 4 pm CET (10 am in New York City).

This project is the latest addition to the long-running partnership between Carnegie Hall and the international streaming service, medici.tv. Since its first joint livestream in 2014, the collaboration has brought 38 performances from some of the world’s most celebrated artists to audiences worldwide. Over the past six seasons, these streams have reached over 9.2 million views, with audience members originating from more than 180 countries and territories around the world.

Carnegie Hall Fridays will launch this Friday, May 1 with Joyce DiDonato and Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s stunning performance of Schubert’s Winterreise, originally streamed live in December 2019. This re-broadcast and the ten that will follow in the series join other efforts that Carnegie Hall and medici.tv have organized since the Hall’s closure earlier this spring due to the global COVID-19 crisis. In early April, medici.tv and the Hall made its entire back catalogue of Joyce DiDonato master classes for young opera singers—a total of 15 programs originally broadcast between 2015 and 2019—available on-demand, free of charge for 72 hours. On Sunday, May 3, a 2017 concert performance of Handel’s Ariodante featuring Joyce DiDonato, Harry Bicket, and The English Concert will be put back online for free on-demand viewing for 48 hours.

Also in April, Carnegie Hall launched a new online series Live with Carnegie Hall with new original programming designed to connect world-class artists with musical lovers everywhere, features live musical performances, storytelling, and conversations that offer deeper insights into great music and behind-the-scenes personal perspectives. The series, which has included episodes curated by Emanuel Ax, Tituss Burgess, Angélique Kidjo, Ute Lemper, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, continues to stream twice weekly on Tuesday and Thursdays and is currently available for on-demand viewing on carnegiehall.org/live.

The Carnegie Hall Fridays series with medici.tv comprises 11 outstanding performances broadcast over the past six seasons and includes internationally-acclaimed artists such as Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim, Joyce DiDonato, Gustavo Dudamel, Valery Gergiev, Alan Gilbert, Philip Glass, Leonidas Kavakos, Evgeny Kissin, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Sir Antonio Pappano, Miriam Manasherov, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Kian Soltani, Michael Tilson Thomas, Daniil Trifonov, and Yuja Wang, as well as renowned ensembles such as the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Mutter Virtuosi, the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, the New World Symphony, the Münchner Philharmoniker, the Philip Glass Ensemble, the New York Philharmonic, and the National Youth Orchestra of the USA.

Programs subject to change

Friday, May 1st
Joyce DiDonato and Yannick Nézet-Séguin perform Schubert’s Winterreise (Original broadcast date: December 15, 2019)

Friday, May 8th
Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra perform Strauss, Saint-Saëns, Elgar, Wagner, and Tchaikovsky, with soloists Miriam Manasherov and Kian Soltani (Original broadcast date: November 8, 2018)

Friday, May 15th
Sir Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia play Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with soloist Martha Argerich, plus works by Verdi, Sibelius, and Respighi (Original broadcast date: October 20, 2017)

Friday, May 22nd
Anne Sophie Mutter and the Mutter Virtuosi perform Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, plus works by Bach and Previn (Original broadcast date November 18, 2014)

Friday, May 29th
Daniil Trifonov in recital, performing works by Beethoven, Schumann, and Prokofiev (Original broadcast date: February 9, 2019)

Friday, June 5th
Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela perform a selection of dances from around the world, including works by Ravel, Stravinsky, Brahms, Copland, Ginastera, and Bernstein (Original broadcast date: October 6, 2016)

Friday, June 12th
Michael Tilson Thomas and the New World Symphony play Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 5 with soloist Yuja Wang, plus Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique and works by Julia Wolfe, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Wagner (Original broadcast date: March 1, 2019)

Friday, June 19th
Valery Gergiev and the Münchner Philharmoniker perform Brahms’s Violin Concerto in D with soloist Leonidas Kavakos, plus Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 and works by Widmann and Enescu (Original broadcast date: October 26, 2019)

Friday, June 26th
Philip Glass and the Philip Glass Ensemble perform Music with Changing Parts, with Michael Riesman and students from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and San Francisco Girls Chorus (Original broadcast date: February 16, 2018)

Friday, July 3rd
Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic play Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with soloist Evgeny Kissin, plus works by Lindberg and Ravel (Original broadcast date, October 7, 2015)

Friday, July 10th
A selection of highlights from 4 seasons of broadcasts from around the world with Carnegie Hall’s national youth ensembles (Original broadcast dates: 2016-2019)

About Carnegie Hall
Since 1891, Carnegie Hall has set the international standard for excellence in performance as the aspirational destination for the world’s finest musicians. Carnegie Hall presents a wide range of performances each season on its three stages—the renowned Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, intimate Weill Recital Hall, and innovative Zankel Hall—including concert series curated by acclaimed artists and composers; citywide arts festivals featuring collaborations with leading New York City cultural institutions; orchestral performances, chamber music, new music concerts, and recitals; and the best in jazz, world, and popular music. Complementing these performance activities, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute creates extensive music education and social impact programs that annually serve close to 800,000 people in the New York City area, nationally, and internationally, playing a central role in Carnegie Hall’s commitment to making great music accessible to as many people as possible. For more information, visit carnegiehall.org.

About medici.tv

medici.tv is the global leader in classical music video streaming. For over 10 years, its exceptional selection of events streamed live and available on-demand has appealed to music lovers, professionals, and institutions throughout the world.

Heralded by The New York Times as “the closest thing to a classical Netflix,” medici.tv brings live classical music to passionate fans worldwide. Since its founding in 2008, it has captured the performances of leading classical artists, ensembles, and orchestras in great concert halls, festivals, and competitions the world over. As the largest online platform for classical music, it offers over 150 live performances throughout the year and the world’s largest VOD catalog of more than 2,600 videos of concerts, ballets, operas, documentaries, master classes, behind-the-scenes footage, and interviews, streamed in High Definition. medici.tv is available on all your screens–TV (via AirPlay or Chromecast), computer, tablet, and smartphone.

Photo of Joyce DiDonato and Yannick Nézet-Séguin at top of release © Chris Lee 2019 from the December 2019 performance which kicks off Carnegie Hall Fridays on medici.tv this Friday, May 1.


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