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Watch / Listen “Live” This Week:
Maureen’s Jazz Cellar
Friday, May 29th at 8pm
Livestream featuring Tania Grubbs on vocals and Jeff Grubbs on bass. Watch it on their Facebook page.
Gina Chavez Live(stream)
Every night, 8pm
Latin-Folk singer Gina Chavez presents nightly jam sessions and song building during quarantine. Listen here.
New York Philharmonic Facebook Broadcast
The New York Philharmonic will be uploading full videos of past performances every Thursday night on their Facebook page. Watch here.
Black Violin Masterclass Series
Every Tuesday & Friday, 2pm
Keep the music going at home with two brand new Black Violin master classes every week. Tune in here.
Sunday Connections with Krakauer & Tagg
David Krakauer and Kathleen Tagg will be live streaming with a weekly special guest about their music and past performances every Sunday. These live streams include live conversations and never before seen footage of their imaginative collaborations. Tune in on their Facebook or Youtube.
Live with Carnegie Hall
Every Tuesday and Thursday
Every week, Carnegie Hall will be live streaming performances by a number of talented artists while the Hall is closed. RSVP now to this week’s Carnegie Hall Livestream.
New York City Ballet 21st Century Choreographers
May 29, 8pm
The New York City Ballet’s digital spring season comes to a conclusion with a bang. The final evening of the series will feature recent works from Justin Peck (“Easy,” “The Times Are Racing”), Pam Tanowitz (“Bartók Ballet”), Alexei Ratmanksy (“Voices”), Gianna Reisen (“Composer’s Holiday”), Kyle Abraham (“The Runaway”) and Mauro Bigonzetti (“Oltremare”). The evening will be introduced by Peck (City Ballet’s resident choreographer) and will feature performances from Preston Chamblee, Indiana Woodward, Emily Kikta, Daniel Applebaum, Lauren Lovette, Taylor Stanley, Robert Fairchild, Brittany Pollack, Maria Kowroski, Tyler Angle, pianist Susan Walters and more. Visit the NYCB webiste to learn more.
Theater / Opera
National Theatre Live at Home
May 29- June 4
James Graham’s This House, a timely, moving and funny insight into the workings of 1970s British politics. Watch on YouTube. A new production to watch for free will be made available each week.
The Tony Awards
June 7, 6pm
Though the Tony Awards remain canceled, the show will go on — sort of. The recently launched streaming service Broadway on Demand is partnering with the American Theatre Wing and the Broadway League to present a “never-before-seen” celebration in a tip of the hat to the annual affair and the theatre community at large. It will be available to stream on the Tonys website and Broadway on Demand. The event will be directed by Lonny Price, with choreography by Sarah O’Gleby. https://www.tonyawards.com/
Watch/ Listen Anytime:
Emelin Theatre #HAPPYDISTRACTONS
Access live streaming events from Emelin artists, past and future, through Emelin’s #HAPPYDISTRACTIONS campaign. Follow them on Facebook or Instagram for what’s up next in music, dance, theatre, comedy, film, and family live streaming events. Note: while many of these streaming events are free, some have an associated fee or include a recommended donation for the artist. https://www.facebook.com/EmelinTheatre/
Fridays at 3pm CDT
Weekly livestream. Facebook link here.
Daily performances featuring new arrangements of iconic pop songs. On Instagram IGTV, click to visit.
Orpheus Signature Encore
The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra has recently shared a very special virtual performance of their signature encore on their YouTube channel. Watch Now.
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.
Watch the Kronos Quartet perform ’ANTENNAE: a fragment’ by Aleksandra Vrebalov for their digital world premiere now on YouTube.
Jazz Forum Club Live Stream
Every Saturday at 7pm, the Jazz Forum Club Facebook page will be live streaming an at home performance by a variety of Jazz artists. Watch most recent performances now.
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is regularly releasing online playlists of concerts and events from its archive.
Take the Stairs, album by Black Violin
Black Violin was scheduled to perform at The PAC on March 27th. You can’t hear them live right now, but you can check out their most recent album on Spotify. Listen now.
One Step, song by Black Violin
Also Check out the incredibly moving music video for the song One Step off of the Take the Stairs album. Watch now.
A ‘Work From Home’ playlist created by Columbia Artist on Spotify, featuring some of your favorite composers such as Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn. Listen now.
Boston Symphony Orchestra at Home
Every week, the Boston Symphony Orchestra is releasing a new online playlist curated by the BSO Artistic Administrator Anthony Fogg.
ABT Offstage: A 2020 Virtual Season
American Ballet Theatre will present a full season of programming to viewers and fans around the world with American Ballet Theatre OffStage: A 2020 Virtual Season. As the global health crisis has forced ABT artists out of the theater and into their homes, these online offerings will carry the artistry of ABT into homes everywhere with a slate of daily activities timed to align with ABT’s previously planned New York 80th Anniversary Spring Season, May 11-July 4, 2020. View them 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.
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.
New York Live Arts / Bill T Jones / Arnie Zane
New York Live Arts has posted three full-length performances from its back catalog online.
“Crying Man” Dance Performance
Get your dance fix with this performance of “Crying Man” performed by the Black Grace Dance Company. Watch now.
Theater / Opera
WNET All Arts Never in New York Series
Tristan und Isolde directed by Heiner Müller
This 1993 Bayreuth production was theater director Heiner Müller’s first opera. His minimalist approach downplays acting, which allows Wagner’s score to propel the drama. Though the story is Romantic, the music is considered a precursor to modern music, and it’s fitting that Müller directed it when questions about German unification signaled modernism’s decline. 3-part series. Watch it here.
The Metropolitan Opera
This week of Nightly Opera Streams offers a diverse tasting of operatic flavors. The following guide will help prepare you for the entire menu: click here.
Livestream your favorite Broadway performances anytime and anywhere with Broadway HD. Take a look.
Encores! Archives Project
Get your musical theater fix at home with New York City Center’s Archives project. Watch here.
Opera on the Couch
Opera Philadelphia has launched a You Tube playlist filled with video clips from their archive. Click to watch some of your favorite opera scenes.
Visit the Spit & Vigor website for weekly readings of the Mary Shelley novel Frankenstein. https://www.spitnvigor.com/radio-plays
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Alisa Weilerstein 36 Days of Bach
Join American classical cellist Alisa Weilerstein for her #36DaysofBach on Facebook! Each day for 36 days, Weilerstein will present one Bach movement on her Facebook page to continue sharing music while all concert halls and venues are closed during this global health crisis. https://www.facebook.com/pg/AlisaWeilerstein/posts/?ref=page_internal
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/
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 is broadcasting dance performances and classes on their Instagram for dancers who miss the studio. Take a look: https://www.instagram.com/ballethispanico/
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/
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/
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