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March 14, 2020 8:39 AM   Subscribe

What live performances or events (musical or non) are you looking forward to during self quarantine?

After cancelling upcoming performances the Met Opera will begin streaming hits from their archives. Which made me think of this article about 'bedroom music festivals' in China last month and WFMU's Yo La Tengo request a song fundraiser (which is only available live). I get that the operas are pre-recorded, but I know what I'll be doing Tuesday night at 7:30. Looking for other (non-TV) things to break up the days/nights during this upcoming period of isolation.
posted by lowest east side to Media & Arts (22 answers total) 44 users marked this as a favorite
Seattle Symphony is sharing free live broadcasts. The next one is today at 8pm Pacific time.
posted by mbrubeck at 9:02 AM on March 14, 2020 [1 favorite]

Vienna State Opera is opening its livestream archives, so that music lovers all over the world will still be able to enjoy opera and ballet.

Starting on Sunday, 15 March 2020, Wiener Staatsoper will broadcast recordings of previous opera and ballet performances daily via its streaming platform – worldwide and free of charge.

This online programme will even follow the originally planned schedule at the house, with a few exceptions only. Streams start at 7 p.m. or 5 p.m. CET respectively (for Die Walküre, Siegfried, Götterdämmerung) and remain available for 24 hours.
posted by mztreskiki at 9:19 AM on March 14, 2020 [2 favorites]

This is super specific but I'm putting it here just because: after the figure skating world championships were canceled, Ice Academy of Montreal (aka Gadbois skating) has announced they will have their skaters do a full performance of their programs on Monday and stream it shortly after.

This is a big deal in the world of ice dance as all the top teams, from several countries, train here. (Including the entire American team.) Streaming details TBD but you can follow any of the top skaters on Instagram and I'm sure they'll be sharing info shortly -- Papadakis & Cizeron, Hubbel & Donohue, Chock & Bates, Hawayek & Baker, Beaudry & Sorensen, Smart & Diaz, Soucisse & Firus, Lajoie & Lagha, Fear & Gibson. I could go on but I'll stop.
posted by BlahLaLa at 9:34 AM on March 14, 2020 [5 favorites]

The Metropolitan Opera is streaming encore presentations of their "Live in HD" operas every night, starting on Monday 3/16, at 7:30 PM, US Eastern time.
posted by madcaptenor at 12:17 PM on March 14, 2020 [1 favorite]

Here's a good thread on Twitter that aggregates a bunch of "live" shows and options for movies beyond the usual.
posted by k8lin at 12:42 PM on March 14, 2020 [3 favorites]

I know nothing about this particular artist, but this seems super interesting: Joey "La Neve" DeFrancesco from Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus. Saturday, March 14, 7:30pm EDT.
posted by pixiecrinkle at 2:48 PM on March 14, 2020

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is closed to visitors but its live web cams are still running during California daytime hours. They have sea otters! Some of the webcam pages have feeding times posted, if you want to tune in then for a better chance of seeing critters.
posted by mbrubeck at 5:37 PM on March 14, 2020 [1 favorite]

(Never mind about the big ice dance broadacst. It was just canceled.)
posted by BlahLaLa at 6:48 PM on March 14, 2020

The Dropkick Murphys are streaming a St Patty's Day show instead of playing live on Thursday.
posted by k8lin at 8:15 PM on March 14, 2020

The Dropkick Murphy's show is Tuesday. Your other Thursday.

Probably more niche, but vlogger-turned-musican Tessa Violet is doing a series of intimate little accoustic shows live on Youtube.
posted by Kyol at 10:36 AM on March 16, 2020 [1 favorite]

A dear friend of mine is the Artistic Director at Theater Wit--a longtime staple of Chicago's live theater scene. He is currently set up to livestream their latest production if you are willing to buy a ticket. If you're in town, they are also practicing theater distancing - selling half the house only for optimum human avoidance while still seeing theater live. They also have contactless ticketing and admission.
posted by tzikeh at 12:21 PM on March 16, 2020

Slate has a list.
posted by madcaptenor at 12:27 PM on March 16, 2020 [1 favorite]

Oops, missed this thread. Should have posted this here! Melbourne Symphony
posted by Coaticass at 12:38 PM on March 16, 2020 [1 favorite]

Columbus Museum of Art livestream

Wednesday, March 18
Stream starts at 12:30 pm EST
Where: Wherever you are
posted by pixiecrinkle at 7:15 PM on March 16, 2020

The Indigo Girls will stream a live performance and Q&A session on Facebook, this Thursday (March 19th) at 6:00 p.m ET.

More info about that and some other shows in this Rolling Stone article.
posted by mbrubeck at 8:13 PM on March 16, 2020

More streaming events and options are listed at the bottom of this report on the MSO concert in today's Guardian here.
posted by Coaticass at 2:19 AM on March 17, 2020

The Berliner Philharmoniker is free streaming their archive of 600 concerts, until April 20th I think.
posted by Pouteria at 5:03 AM on March 17, 2020

NPR has another list, specifically of music.
posted by madcaptenor at 2:43 PM on March 17, 2020

Ben Gibbard, of Death Cab for Cutie (and The Postal Service) plans to play music on live stream from his Seattle home studio, every day at 4pm Pacific, starting today. His YouTube channel has the recording of today’s stream.
posted by mbrubeck at 10:02 PM on March 17, 2020

Response by poster: NB Met Opera streams have attracted a ton of listeners so arrive early to hear it with everyone else.

Kind of related: on Friday, March 20 bandcamp is waiving their revenue share so artists get most of the profits from that day's sales.
posted by lowest east side at 5:50 AM on March 18, 2020

Response by poster: Igor Levit has been playing 'House Concerts' nightly from his home in Berlin.
posted by lowest east side at 4:53 PM on March 19, 2020

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