Watch Top Performances Online

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Watch Top Performances Online

Enjoy concerts from the comfort of your home

Just because you can’t make it to the concert hall doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy great music! Many organizations across the world are making performances available for free or reduced cost, and we have gathered a list of a few resources to help you get started.

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If you know of any additional orchestras, operas, jazz bands or artists that are offering live steams or have made their concert archives available online, send the information over to info@wcmusic.org and we will add them to the list!

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Classical

milwaukee symphony orchestra

The MSO has launched a new weekly streaming program, Musical Journeys, which will feature new episodes every Friday afternoon for you to enjoy on demand, on any audio-enabled device.

Hosted by Music Director Ken-David Masur and featuring interviews with Milwaukee Symphony musicians, these recordings are hand-curated by Maestro Masur from the orchestra’s extensive audio archive.

 

Philadelphia symphony orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra and Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin performed BeethovenNOW: Symphonies 5 & 6 concert to an empty Verizon Hall for live broadcast on Thursday, March 12 on Facebook Live, making the performance available online. You can also experience the Philadelphia Orchestra On Demand.

 

seattle symphony

The musicians of the Seattle Symphony have generously volunteered to share free broadcasts with everyone during this time of uncertainty. All broadcasts can be streamed through the Symphony’s social media channels on YouTube and Facebook.

 

the Greene space

Watch essential conversations and intimate performances, streamed live from New York

 

chamber music society of lincoln center

Watch listen and interact with the Chamber Music Society’s digital recordings, music videos and live streams.


Opera

metropolitan opera

The Met’s series of free opera streams, “Nightly Met Opera Streams” start at 7:30 pm ET, and will begin with Bizet’s Carmen, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and starring Elīna Garanča and Robert Alagna. Due to unprecedented demand and web traffic, we recommend you access the stream through the Met Opera on Demand apps for Apple, Amazon, and Roku devices and Samsung Smart TV. The performances will remain available for 20 hours.


Jazz

jazz at lincoln center

JALC will intensify efforts to make available digital concerts, educational programs and other music and video to those who are isolated, sequestered, and in need of community.

 

Joe’s Pub Live!: The Public Theater’s Joe’s Pub

 Facilitating social connectivity during this time of physical distancing, Joe’s Pub remains dedicated to supporting performing artists at every stage of their careers through sharing concerts with audiences each Thursday, Friday & Saturday night at 8PM Eastern.


Digital Concert Archives

milwaukee symphony orchestra

Committed to providing ways for you to enjoy music until we’re able to gather together again in a concert setting, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra has made their planned performance of Beethoven’s Fifth available online for free, with no log-in or password required.

 

88nine

88Nine has new programming, available on their airwaves 24/7, to help you learn, dance and connect.

 

young people’s concert play

Welcome to a library of educational concerts available for on-demand streaming, along with a host of interactive features to help you get even more out of the concert experience

 

berlin philharmonic

The Digital Concert Hall is now free for everyone. Use code BERLINPHIL before March 31 to access hundreds of artists, concerts and films.

 

saint paul chamber orchestra

The  Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra has made past performances available online with a free account.

 

detroit symphony orchestra

Several of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s previous concert seasons are now available to watch free for the next month.

 

Melbourne symphony orchestra

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra invites you to join the MSO YouTube channel to enjoy free MSO live streams over coming days and weeks.


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