We are very pleased that concerts are going ahead this autumn, but sad not to be able to share them with a live audience. Instead, they will be streamed on our YouTube channel each Wednesday at 7.45pm. We very much hope that you will join us then - as you would do in the concert hall. If that's not possible, the videos will be available to view after the premiere. To make them widely available, they are free to view but we'd be very grateful if you felt able to support our commitment to paying performers by making a donation.
I hope that we will be able to welcome audiences back in the new year. In the meantime, please enjoy our music online. Details of the concerts can be found on our What's On pages.
Please help us in supporting musicians during these difficult times by making a donation to YorkConcerts Online programme.
Our Beethoven 250 Online series launches on Tuesday 3 November with a talk in the Open Lecture series by Nicky Losseff. In Beethoven: Trauma and Recovery she looks at the major crises of the composer's life in the context of three works: the 'Eroica' Symphony; the song cycle An die Ferne Geliebte; piano sonata op. 110. The talk will be premiered at 6.00pm. On Wednesday 4 November at 7.45pm the renowned pianist and broadcaster David Owen Norris plays, and talks about, the 'Moonlight' and 'Appassionata' sonatas. For this entertaining and insighful presentation, he uses Broadwood pianos from the era of each sonata. If you are unable to join us for these premieres, they will be available to view on demand at any time afterwards.
Details of all our events marking the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth are in our special leaflet.