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Watch / Listen “Live” This Week:
Live Streamed Show
Saturday November 28th, 3:30pm
Katriona Taylor, an international singer/ songwriter whose music is soulful and evocative leads this beautiful live Jazz performance. Featuring her band playing Latin and Soul songs with full HD pictures. Stream this performance online for free, although they suggest you donate if you can to support Katriona and the band. Click here to reserve tickets today.
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Wednesday December 2nd, 8:00pm
The London Philharmonic Orchestra is one of five symphony orchestras based in London, England. Founded by Tomas Beecham and Malcolm Sargent in 1932 this orchestra is well known in not only the UK but also around the world featuring in films like Lord of The Rings. Tomas Sondergard, a guest conductor, and Pekka Kuusisto, a Finnish violinist join together to create Bach Materia. Enjoy this symphony for free by registering online today. Click here for more information.
Chamber Music Society
New Milestones I: Transitions
Thursday December 3rd, 7:30pm
The Chamber Music Society is one of eleven constituents of Lincoln Center for the performing arts. They are stationed in Alice Tully Hall, the finest hall in the world for chamber music. Artists perform new recorded performances as well as recordings, interview clips, and material introducing the composers. This is a free online performance including a Q&A with the artists at intermission. Click here for more information.
Last Legs Dance Theatre
The Robert Wedderburn Story-Online Performance
Saturday November 28th, 2:00pm
The Last Legs Dance is based in the Olympus Theatre in Gloucester creating comedy and improvisation in a series of dance techniques. In this production the Last Legs Dance Theatre tells the story of political activist, Robert Wedderburn. Enjoy this two hour dance performance for free online today. Click here for more information.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre
Ailey All Access
Monday November 30th
In 2008 the U.S. Congressional Resolution designated the company as, “a vital American cultural ambassador to the world”. This company has performed for about 25 million people in 71 countries and is still growing. Enjoy exquisite choreography from these dancers, and get access to past performances all day long. The company will hold various other viewings if this day doesn’t work for you. Just click the link to access this free online stream. Click here.
Southern California Ballet
Wednesday December 2nd
It’s that time of year again! Break out your Santa hats and candy canes as you enjoy this modernized take on the Nutcracker. Southern California Ballet presents narrated show excerpts and provides activities in movement, and costume design. The whole family is welcome to this free online event. Click here for more information.
Theater / Film
North Coast Repertory Theatre
Sunday November 29th
The North Coast Repertory Theatre located in Solana Beach boasts an award-winning mainstage season. Whose mission is to create a platform for young artists and educate them in a live theatre also involved in education and outreach programs. Being the first theatre in the US to film a live stage performance for streaming this performance offers Necessary Sacrifices by Peter Ellenstein. This play is about two meetings between Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. You can stream this performance online for free, just click this link.
The Roustabouts Theatre
No Way Back
Monday November 30th
Local actors, directors, and playwrights come together to create the Roustabouts Theatre, dedicated to educating, entertaining, and inspiring audiences all around southern California. This theatre presents Jessica John in No Way Back, a compelling story of a family’s escape out of Iran. Stream this riveting performance online for free by clicking here.
The Coin Theatre Collective $
Zoom to Breathe
Thursday December 3rd, 8:30pm
The Coin Theatre Collective presents this fun comedical sketch show on zoom. This performance focuses on different ways people adapt to the world of isolation we are facing today. Creating this entertaining virtual landscape, enjoy this interactive event for just $10 per participant. All contributions go to support the Chickasha Community Theatre. Click here for more information.
Watch/ Listen Anytime:
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dancing Alone Together
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.
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 by 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.
This platform offers various streaming websites to view some great dance performances for free. Click, sit back and enjoy great techniques from various dance studios. Click 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 YouTube channel, which features excerpts, films, interviews and more. Take a look.
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.
Filmed On Stage
This platform offers free virtual streaming of various musicals worldwide. Enjoy all your favorites and more by clicking here.
Encores! Archives Project
Get your musical theater fix at home with New York City Center’s Archives project. Watch here.
Enjoy all your favorite Shakespeare plays and productions on this website. Some you can rent, buy or just stream on Youtube. Click here for more.
Visit the Spit & Vigor website for weekly readings of the Mary Shelley novel Frankenstein. https://www.spitnvigor.com/radio-plays
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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
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/
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