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Watch / Listen “Live” This Week: 

Music

Lincoln Center- Metropolitan Opera $
Bellini’s Norma
Sunday September 20th 

Bellini’s Norma: Join in watching this riveting performance about warriors, priests and priestesses. Starring Sondra Radvanocsky, Joyce DiDonato, Joseph Calleja, and more, Carlo Rizzi leads this orchestra and chorus to tell this powerful story. This performance is available for $5 rent at 7:30pm on the Metropolitan Opera website. For more information click here. 

 

Chamber Music Society
Inside Chamber Music Plus III
Wednesday September 23rd 

Inside Chamber Music Plus III: Performance and discussion forum hosted by Bruce Adolphe. Participants can ask questions by filling out the form on the website. This video meeting will begin at 7:30pm. Click here.

 

Caramoor $
Amy Helm Livestream
Friday September 25th

Amy Helm Livestream: If you enjoy Americana, Country, Blues, and Gospel music, get a little bit of everything in this amazing performance by Amy Helm. In a collaboration with City Winery, Caramoor is opening up the fall season with her beautiful instrumental and storytelling. Tickets on sale for $10 starting September 21st at 10:00am. You will receive an access code when you purchase which will be sent to your email. The performance begins at 8:00pm. Click here for more. 

 

Dance

New York Live Arts
Our Labyrinth
Wednesday September 23rd 

Our Labyrinth: this dance piece can be streamed online 12:00pm to 4:30pm. Starring Nayaa Opong, Brian Henry, Huiwang Zhang, and Justin Hicks, this performance was created as a  meditation on change in the world today. Created by Lee Mingwei and Bill T. Jones, stream this dance piece online, click here for more. 

 

White Plains Library
Lunchtime Meditation
Wednesday September 23rd 

Health and Wellness: the library will be hosting a zoom virtual room from 12:00pm to 12:45pm. This small meet and greet will be a session led by multiple instructors on simple meditation techniques. This session is designed for adults but if your children are old enough and would like to take part they can learn as well. Click here. 

  

Theater / Film

Bethany Arts
Art in the time of covid
Saturday September 19th 

Art in the time of covid: In this zoom exhibit, artist teachers share their personal experiences with creating art during this era. They talk about challenges such as social justice, the pandemic, and politics. Join in to see the 2020 gallery show of New York state Art Teachers association. Show will begin via zoom at 2:00pm and will end at 3:00pm. Click here for more.

 

Harlem Stage
From the Archives
Thursday September 24th 

From the Archives- Jose James Yesterday I had the blues: “The singer he calls his musical mother, Billie Holliday.” Enjoy this beautiful piece by Jose James on the Harlem Stage at 7:00pm. This piece is only an hour long so should end at 8:00pm. Click here to access the page.  

 

Watch/ Listen Anytime: 

Song Kick
All day/ everyday 

Tune in to some great live stream concerts in the genre you love most. This website offers upcoming live performances from various artists in the month of September. Just go onto the website, click your favorite genre of music and see who will be online to perform that day. Click here.

 

Bands In Town
All day/ everyday 

This website (similar to Song Kicks) offers different genres and various artist’s performances. Live stream concerts at your disposal, enjoy all day tunes. This platform also offers recent news and gives you a live schedule on when concerts will take place. Click here.

 

Broadway Direct
All day/ everyday 

This website tells audience members just how and where to find their favorite Broadway performances online. From Youtube to Netflix it offers a broad way of viewing the shows you have missed during Covid-19. Sit back, relax, and enjoy some of New York’s finest. Click here. 

 

Dancing Alone Together
All day/ everyday 

This website “Create” gives audience members the chance to get up off their feet and dance with some great choreographers. Depending on the video you click, you will be able to learn different dance techniques, create your own dance routines, and if you want, you can share your performances with the world. Click here. 

 

Music

Gina Chavez: La Que Manda 

La Que Manda (The One Who Commands) is the newest and first all-Spanish EP released by the multi-talented singer-songwriter Gina Chavez. Chavez describes this EP as “an anthem to reclaim our bodies, our hearts, our voices, and show the world what we’ve known the whole time: we are La Que Manda”. Learn more here.

Kronos Quartet Peace Be Till

Last week, the Kronos Performing Arts Association released a film of an excerpt of Oakland-based composer Zachary Watkins’ Peace Be Till. The work features the voice of Dr. Clarence B. Jones, the former personal counsel, speechwriter, and advisor to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In this excerpt, Dr. Jones reads from Dr. King’s famous defense of nonviolent direct action – “Letter from the Birmingham Jail” (1963). Edited by Evan Neff, the film includes archival footage of the three 1965 protest marches for expanded voting rights from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Watch it here.

Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen for Two Violins, Two Violas, Two Cellos and Bass

Watch the beautiful performance of Strauss: Metamorphosen played by Bella Hristova and Arnaud Sussmann, Violin; Richard O’Neill and Mark Holloway, Viola; Dmitri Atapine and David Requiro, Cello and Xavier Foley, Bass now on the Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center Youtube channel. 

Broadway Sings

Daily performances featuring new arrangements of iconic pop songs. On Instagram IGTV, click to visit. 

Orpheus Songs of Comfort Playlist 

Head over to the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra website to enjoy some #songsofcomfort curated by Orpheus musicians and staff. Listen Now. 

 

Dance

Ces noms que nous portons (These Names That We Bear)
Dancer Taylor Stanley / Choreography by Klye Abraham

Backdropped by a rainbow of light, NYC Ballet principal dancer Taylor Stanley took to an empty Lincoln Center Plaza earlier this summer to perform a new solo choreographed Kyle Abraham. The piece is set to Erik Satie’s contemplative “Gnossienne No. 3.” In their joint statement, the artists elaborated that the collaboration “aims to aims to celebrate our queerness and our color in a way that hopefully stresses its importance, its fragility and its strength.” Watch it here. 

Paul Taylor Dance Foundation
Larry Keigwin 22 Rooms

This new digital creation experiments with Taylor dancers, as well as iconic songs from the mid-twentieth century, to show intimate life moments, inviting you into the living rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, and corners of the dancers’ homes. At our collective moment of physical isolation and virtual ties, Keigwin’s 22 Rooms reveals and accentuates our connections amid anxiety and loneliness. Watch it here.

Miami City Ballet A Dance for Heroes

A Dance for Heroes, a new work created to honor frontline workers. Choreographed by Durante Verzola, the work is inspired by and dedicated to the first responders and essential workers that have worked with uncompromising courage and grace throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Fully produced remotely. Learn more here and click through to MCB’s Facebook page to watch the work.

RUBBERBAND

Though their 2019-2020 season performance was cancelled, we hope to have them back in 2020-2021 with a new work. Learn more about this innovative dance ensemble on their You Tube channel, which features excerpts, films, interviews and more. Take a look.

 

Theater 

House Seats: The Fire This Time Festival

Founded by Kelley Nicole Girod in 2009, presents an annual selection of works from playwrights of African and African-American descent. In February, the program celebrated its 11th season with a new batch of plays, each under 10 minutes in length. Starting in August, you can stream seven pieces from the festival for free on the ALL ARTS app and website as part of their “House Seats” series. 

Encores! Archives Project

Get your musical theater fix at home with New York City Center’s Archives project. Watch here.

Radio Plays

Visit the Spit & Vigor website for weekly readings of the Mary Shelley novel Frankenstein.  https://www.spitnvigor.com/radio-plays

 

Follow on Social Media

Music

Yo-Yo Ma Songs of Comfort Project

American cellist Yo-Yo Ma began his Instagram project #SongsofComfort in order to continue sharing music that brings him comfort in times of stress. In these times of great anxiety, stay home & stay healthy with the comfort of music. https://www.instagram.com/yoyoma/

Dance 

Free Paul Taylor Classes Online

Head over to the Paul Taylor Instagram page to watch or join a free live streamed dance class. https://www.instagram.com/paultaylordance/channel/ 

Ballet Hispánico 

Ballet Hispánico is broadcasting dance performances and classes on their Instagram for dancers who miss the studio. Take a look: https://www.instagram.com/ballethispanico/

#DanceWithDebbieAllen

American actress and dancer Debbie Allen has created a series of online dance classes for those looking for a little exercise while stuck at home. https://www.instagram.com/therealdebbieallen/channel/

The Kandake Dance Theater

Follow the Kandake Dance Theater Instagram and Facebook to see vintage pictures and videos every Throwback Thursday! https://www.facebook.com/thekandake/  &  https://www.instagram.com/thekandake/ 

Theater

#24ViralMonologues

The 24 Hour Plays created the hashtag #24ViralMonologues in order to keep theater lovers involved and entertained during quarantine. Check out the 24 Hour Plays Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/24hourplays/

 NO I IN QUARANTEAM 

The Gravity & Other Myths Circus team has put together yet another head turning social media project for their fans and fellow acrobatic community. Every week, the GOM team puts together a minute-long video full of crazy stunts done in the safety of quarantine. https://www.instagram.com/gomcircus/   

 

Great Reads with Even More Suggestions

Music

Billboard

https://www.billboard.com/news

NME: Music News 

https://www.nme.com/en_asia/news/music

The Best Classical Music Festivals You Can Enjoy Online This Summer

https://www.classicfm.com/music-news/coronavirus/classical-music-festivals-online-summer/

M-N: Music News 

https://www.music-news.com/

RollingStone: Journey Singer Arnel Pineda Performs Lockdown Rendition of ‘Open Arms’

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/watch-journey-frontman-arnel-pineda-sing-a-lockdown-rendition-open-arms-1061252/

Visual Arts

Visual Arts News

http://visualartsnews.ca/

ARTnews: Invisibility of Latinx Art in the Market 

https://www.artnews.com/

Smithsonian Magazine: Visual Arts 

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/tag/visual-arts/

APnews: Visual Arts 

https://apnews.com/hub/visual-arts

Dance 

Dance Spirit

https://www.dancespirit.com/dance-news/

PlayBill: Dance news 

https://www.playbill.com/category/dance-news 

Here’s Why COVID-19 Has Made Arts Education So Problematic

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2020-07-20/covid-art-school-students-university-online-classes-fall-2020

The New York Times: Dancing 

https://www.nytimes.com/topic/subject/dancing

Dance Magazine

https://www.dancemagazine.com/news/

Entrepreneur

https://www.entrepreneur.com/topic/dance

How We Use Our Bodies to Navigate a Pandemic

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/arts/dance/choreographing-the-street-coronavirus

12 Places To Watch Dance Online

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/07/arts/dance/stream-dance-online-virus.html?smid=em-share

Theater / Film

Performing Arts: NPR website for all your theatre related news 

https://www.npr.org/sections/performing-arts/

ArtsJournal: Arts, culture, ideas

https://www.artsjournal.com/ 

American Theatre: A Publication of Theatre communications group 

https://www.americantheatre.org/category/news/

The Theatre Times: The impact of Covid-19 on theatre community worldwide 

https://thetheatretimes.com/

The New York Times: Arts Theatre 

https://www.nytimes.com/section/theater

Insider: The 20 Best LGBQT Movies of All Time, According To Critics

https://www.insider.com/best-lgbtq-movies-of-all-time-according-to-critics

No Theater? No Problem. Plays and Musicals Switch to Streaming

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/theater/theater-streaming.html?smid=em-share

The Best Theater to Watch Online Right Now 

https://www.timeout.com/theatre/best-streaming-theatre-shows-how-to-watch-online