How to watch concerts from home: the concerts and operas available to stream online during the coronavirus pandemic

An up-to-date round-up of the concerts, operas and recitals available to view online during self-isolation

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Ongoing

Budapest Festival Orchestra

In response to the worldwide restrictions on public concerts, the Budapest Festival Orchestra will now host chamber music concerts, which will be available to view online for free. The 'Quarantine Soirees' are all listed here.

 

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

As the Philharmonie Berlin is closed until 19 April, the Berlin Philharmonic's concerts will be available via its Digital Concert Hall, which is available free of charge for 30 days. Log in here, using the code BERLINPHIL.

 

Metropolitan Opera

The Met has launched 'Nightly Met Opera Streams', a free series of operas streamed on the Met Opera's website during the coronavirus closure. The week commencing 23 March will be entirely focused on Wagner operas, kicking off with Tristan und Isolde on Monday. See below for the schedule.

Thursday 19 March: Verdi La traviata
Friday 20 March: Donizetti La Fille du Régiment
Saturday 21 March: Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor
Sunday 22 March: Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin
Monday 23 March: Wagner Tristan und Isolde
Tuesday 24 March: Wagner Das Rheingold
Wednesday 25 March: Wagner Die Walküre
Thursday 26 March: Wagner Siegfried
Friday 27 March: Wagner Götterdämmerung
Saturday 28 March: Wagner Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Sunday 29 March: Wagner Tannhäuser

 

Pianist Boris Giltburg

The Israeli pianist has built a programme of regular live-streamed lunchtime concerts, which will be released every Monday and Wednesday. Occasional Friday performances of Beethoven will also be added. Videos will be released at 12pm UK time on Giltburg’s Twitter and Facebook pages (@borisgiltburg on Twitter and @giltburg on Facebook). 

 

 

 

London Symphony Orchestra

The LSO has launched ‘Always Playing’, a series of full-length concerts from its archive, which will be streamed live at the orchestra’s usual performance times: 7.30pm on Thursdays and 7pm on Sundays. 

 

Bavarian State Opera

From 23 March, the Bavarian State Opera will be streaming live Afternoon Concerts, with a mix of lieder, solo, chamber music and dance performances. Artists featured will include violinist Julia Fischer, baritone Christian Gerhaher and tenor Jonas Kaufmann. The concerts will be available for 14 days. 

 

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Musicians from the Boston Symphony Orchestra will be producing their own videos, which will be released through the orchestra's 'BSO at Home' platform on its website. They will share anecdotes and insights, giving informal performances while they stay at home during the pandemic.

Six weeks of daily recordings will be available at 10am through the 'BSO at Home' platform. See below for the schedule. 

23-29 March: Perfomances spotlighting the BSO's Music Directors past and present: Andris Nelsons, Seiji Ozawa, Erich Leinsdorf, Charles Munch, Serge Koussevitzky
30 March-5 April: Memorable moments with guest soloists of the 20th century (Van Cliburn, Isaac Stern, Rudolf Serkin, Leonard Bernstein, Doriot Anthony Dwyer)
6-12 April: Masterworks of the Classical Period (Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven)
13-19 April: BSO performances of musical landmarks of the 20th century (Copland, Shostakovich, Bartók)
20-26 April: Performances highlighting the French tradition and the BSO (Debussy, Ravel, Berlioz, Bizet)
27 April-3 May: A focus on the BSO and the Romantic Age (Tchaikovsky, Brahms and Strauss)

 

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

The Nordic orchestra has an online streaming service, which features concerts from the past year, including a performance of Britten's Peter Grimes, which the orchestra performed at the Royal Festival Hall in 2019.

 

Ashuelot Concerts

The chamber music series in New Hampshire is hosting livestreams every Wednesday and Saturday at 8pm EST. These will consist of talks and performances, with a Q&A via its YouTube channel at the end of each event. The schedule is listed below.

Saturday 21 March: Dvořák: Four Romantic Pieces Op. 75
Wednesday 25 March: Elgar: Violin Sonata, Part 1
Saturday 28 March: Elgar: Violin Sonata, Part 2
Wednesday 1 April: Smetana: From My Homeland
Saturday 4 April: Suk: Four Pieces
Wednesday 8 April: Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Part 1
Saturday 11 April: Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Part 2
Wednesday 15 April: Janáček: Violin Sonata
Saturday 18 April: Mozart: Violin Sonata No. 23, Part 1
Wednesday 22 April: Mozart: Mozart: Violin Sonata No. 23, Part 2

 

George Enescu International Festival

From 18 March, the George Enescu International Festival and Competition will be broadcasting online concerts and recitals recorded in recent years. Each concert stream will remain on the website for four days. This is currently an ongoing project, with no definitive endpoint.

 

London Mozart Players

The London Mozart Players have launched 'At Home with LMP', a new online streaming platform, complete with live performances and behind-the-scenes access and interviews. 

Live broadcasts will take place every Saturday, with guitarist Craig Ogden launching the 'Saturday Sessions' on Saturday 28 March. He will perform works including Scarlatti's Sonata in E and excerpts from Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez.

Future performances will include appearances from pianist Howard Shelley, saxophonist Jess Gillam and clarinettist Michael Collins.

 

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

As part of its 'RPO at Home' digital programme, musicians from the orchestra perform to audiences online from their own homes. 

 

Moscow Philharmonic Society

The Moscow Philharmonic Society is streaming 'armchair concerts without an audience' from the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow every evening at 4pm GMT. 

 

VOCES8

The ensemble has set up an initiative called '#LiveFromHome', featuring the music of Apollo5 and VOCES8. The ensembles will broadcast performances, interactive singing videos, live workshops and interviews with the team on a daily basis. The videos will be broadcasted on Facebook and Instagram Live.

 

Pianist Yulia Chaplina

During a difficult time, Russian pianist Yulia Chaplina has recorded a few short online performances of music she hopes will cheer everyone up! She has also started sending out a regular newsletter with links to these videos.

 

London Philharmonic Orchestra

The LPO's upcoming concerts, which have had to be cancelled, will be mirrored by playlists of the repertoire that was supposed to be performed. The conductors and performers will introduce each concert, with their own personal opinions of the music on the programme. This kicks off on Saturday 28 March with Edward Gardner introducing a concert of Sibelius, Dutilleux and Beethoven. 

 

Philharmonia Orchestra

In case you're deciding to pursue composition during this period of self-isolation, the Philharmonia Orchestra has a library of sound samples which are totally free to use. 

 

Igor Levit

The brilliant pianist is hosting popular nightly 'House Concerts' on his Twitter

 

Living Room Live

Created by composer Freya Waley-Cohen, violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen and pianist George Fu, Living Room Live is a platform for musicians to share videos and streams over the coming weeks and beyond. 

Every weekday evening, Living Room Live will host a mini concert online. The full schedule is available here

 

 

 

 

Academy of Ancient Music

The Academy of Ancient Music is uploading full-length HD concerts to its YouTube channel for the duration of the pandemic. ALl concerts are free to watch. The concerts are uploaded every Sunday and the programme is as follows. 

5 April: Beethoven and Witt (with Chen Reiss)

12 April: Handel's Messiah (with soloists from VOCES8)

19 April: Bach and Haydn (with Viktoria Mullova and James Hall)

26 April: Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro

3 May: The Art of the Lute (with Thomas Dunford)

 

St Mary's Perivale

Every day at 4pm, the West London church is streaming one of its 400+ concerts on its website, paying the musicians featured for their appearances. The upcoming performance details are available here.

 

Outside In Online Festival

From 6-11 April, 45 performances will be streamed for free as part of Outside In Online Festival. Artists include pianists Boris Giltburg, Anna Fedorova and Alexander Ullman, as well as bass player Misha Mullov-Abbado. 

 

Wynton Marsalis

Jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis is hosting weekly Zoom group sessions to connect with the music community. The full schedule of upcoming chats is available here

 

 

 

Watch back

Shanghai Symphony Orchestra

The Chinese orchestra performed a private live-streamed concert in its Chamber Hall, watched by over 900,000 people. There is a 15-minute clip available on the orchestra’s Facebook feed here.

 

The orchestra also have another concert available here, featuring music by Bach, Schubert, Dvorák and Leroy Anderson. 

 

 

Pianist Garrick Ohlsson

Garrick Ohlsson’s concert at 92Y in New York is available to watch back on the venue’s website. The pianist performed sonatas by Beethoven and Prokofiev, as well as selected piano works by Chopin. 

 

Daniel Hope and Lang Lang

Konzerthaus Berlin hosted violinist Daniel Hope, pianist Lang Lang, mandolinist Avi Avital and singer Max Raabe, among others, for a chamber recital, which you can now watch back on YouTube.

 

Pianist and composer Eric Christian

Eric Christian has been performing every day this week on his Instagram (@ericchristian). He primarily plays original material, but also takes musical requests. 

 

Kuss Quartet

The German quartet performed a 'Solidarity with Freelance Musicians' benefit concert, which is now available to stream on its YouTube channel.

 

Third Coast Percussion

Third Coast Percussion recently performed a concert with music by Steve Reich, Gemma Peacocke and TCP member David Skidmore. This is now available to view on the ensemble's YouTube page. It kicks off at about the 31-minute mark.

 

 

Harpsichordist Steven Devine

On Early Music Day, Stephen Devine played a livestream recital at the National Centre for Early Music in York. The concert is still available to view on Facebook. Devine performed Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 Part 1. 

 

English National Ballet Philharmonic

Under the baton of music director Gavin Sutherland, 38 members of the English National Ballet's orchestra recorded an extract from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, which they all recorded at home via video link. 

The orchestra has also joined forces again for a virtual rendition of Glazunov's Raymonda to thank the NHS staff for the work they are doing during the coronavirus pandemic. 

 

Suntory Hall Organ Promenade Concert, Tokyo

The Suntory Hall's monthly free lunchtime concert has taken place since 1991. The venue's recent performance by Maki Tomita is now available to watch online (until 15 April). 

Programme:

JS Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C BWV545
Respighi: Prelude in A minor on a Chorale by JS Bach 'Ich hab mein Sach Gott heimgestellt'
Middlschulte: Passacaglia in D minor

 

Hedgehog for Nine Isolated Players

Composer Yshani Perinpanayagam has written a new work for her musician friends while they're all isolated at home. They usually all play in the same orchestra. 

 

Orchestra of St John's: Handel's Messiah

Watch a full performance of John Lubbock's new arrangement of Handel's Messiah, performed by the Orchestra of St John's, with accompanying soloists and choir. 

 

Recital Stream

A new project aimed at bringing live music to audiences in isolation, Recital Stream will be hosting solo and duo recitals in the coming weeks, all performing live from their living rooms. Recitalists include flautist Jonathan Slade, clarinettist Bixby Kennedy and violinist Sarah Jane Kenner. 

 

Violinist Isabelle Faust

An Accentus Production performance of Isabelle Faust performing Bach's Partita No. 2 in D minor and Sonata No. 3 in C from Leipzig's empty St Thomas Church. 

 

Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra

Musicians from the Qatar Philharmonic have joined up from their various homes to create a performance of Dvorák's New World Symphony, which is available to view on the orchestra's Twitter.

 

Orchestra of Opera North

With a conductor in an empty church in Stockholm and 40 musicians at their various homes across Yorkshire, the Orchestra of Opera North performs Strauss’s Also Sprach Zarathustra in a new film, available to watch here

 

 

Thursday 19 March

Guitarist Sean Shibe

The guitarist’s cancelled Leicester International Music Festival Lunchtime Concerts are going to be available to stream via his Twitter feed (@seanstshibe).
Thursday 19 March, 1pm: Scottish Lute Manuscripts
Friday 20 March, 1pm: Bach Lute Suite BWV996
Saturday 21 March, 1pm: Works by Sofia Gubaidulina and David Fennessy

 

 

Malmö Symphony Orchestra

Thursday 19 March’s concert will be replaced by a live broadcast on the orchestra’s streaming site. Mendelssohn’s suite from A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be performed by the orchestra alongside Mozart’s Symphony No. 36 ‘Linz’. 

 

 

Friday 20 March

Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, 10am

At 10am GMT, the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra will host a free live stream of a concert with interviews from Osaka Concert Hall. 

Haydn: Symphony No. 2
Mozart: Symphony No. 5
Stravinsky: Violin Concerto
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Aylen Pritchin (violin), Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra/Michiyoshi Inoue

 

 

Saturday 21 March

Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra

At 7.30pm local time, the orchestra will present a livestream of two past APO performances. The orchestra is joined by violinist James Ehnes for Bruch's First Violin Concerto, before embarking on Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony. It will be hosted on the Facebook event here, as well as on the orchestra's website.

 

21st Century Consort

Recorded at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, the 21st Century Consort will be streaming a concert of works by composers from the last century, including Tan Dun, Kati Agocs, Stella Sung and Berio. The concert will be streamed via the ensemble's YouTube channel at 10pm GMT on Saturday 21 March. The programme is below.

Tan Dun: Water Music
Kati Agocs: A la Claire Fountaine
Stella Sung: Dance of the White Lotus Under the Silver Moon
Berio: Circles

 

 

Sunday 22 March

London Symphony Orchestra

To launch its ‘Always Playing’ initiative, the LSO’s first full concert will be available at 7pm on Sunday. The programme will be released and the concert available to stream here.

 

 

Monday 23 March

Jess Gillam

Saxophonist Jess GIllam will be livestreaming a performance at 6pm on Instagram Live. You can find her on Instagram at @jessgillamsax.

 

 

Lise Davidsen

The soprano will be following on from Jess Gillam with a livestream at 7pm on Instagram Live, via her Instagram: @lisedavidsen.

 

Ola Gjeilo

Norweigian composer and pianist Ola Gjeilo will be completing the Decca livestream evening with a performance on his Facebook page at 8pm. 

 

 

Thursday 26 March

Pianist Jonathan Biss

Jonathan Biss will be performing to an empty concert hall with a live-streamed recital of Beethoven sonatas. 

 

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

From Accentus Productions, the Leipzig orchestra will stream a concert of music by Stravinsky and Robert Schumann, under the baton of Andris Nelsons.  The concert will be available to view on the orchestra's website for 24 hours. 

 

Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony will present a rebroadcast of Dvořák's Symphony No. 8, conducted by music director Thomas Dausgaard. The stream will begin at 7.30pm PDT on YouTube and Facebook

 

Living Room Live

Created by composer Freya Waley-Cohen, violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen and pianist George Fu, Living Room Live is a platform for musicians to share videos and streams over the coming weeks and beyond. The platform is launching tonight at 6pm on  livingroom-live.com, with George Fu performing Knussen's Ophelia's Last Dance and Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 30. The video will remain on the website after the live broadcast.  

Upcoming featured artists will include soprano Héloïse Werner, soprano Ruby Hughes and pianist James Baillieu. The team behind Living Room Live has reached out to care homes across the UK, who will be sharing the streams in care homes.

 

Friday 27 March

Music Never Sleeps NYC

New York-based artists including pianist Jeremy Denk, composer Nico Muhly, mandolinist Chris Thile, violinist Gil Shaham and the Brentano Quartet will be taking part in a 24-hour music video livestream marathon event beginning at 6pm EDT on Friday 27 March. The event has been organised by cellist Jan Vogler. 

 

Global Lockdown Orchestra

British composer Ben Morales Frost has responded to the crisis and the huge number of musicians out of work by creating the Global Lockdown Orchestra, in which 521 musicians from across the world will perform a new piece of music in each performance. Musicians will be sent music on Saturday and have until Tuesday night to submit recordings, in a similar way to Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir. The orchestra's inaugural performance will be available to view on Friday 27 March at 8pm on Ben Morales Frost's YouTube channel.

 

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Herbert Blomstedt conducts the Leipzig orchestra in the music of Beethoven at 1pm in an Accentus production. The concert will be available to view for 24 hours after broadcast. 

 

Seattle Symphony Orchestra: Meet the Tuba

Principal tuba John Dicesare introduces the tuba to children in a livestream on YouTube and Facebook. The programme will be broadcast at 11am PDT. 

 

 

Saturday 28 March

Inside-Out Piano

To celebrate International Piano Day, Turner Sims concert hall in Southampton is hosting a free online family concert at 3pm. Pianist and composer Sarah Nicholls plays the Inside-Out Piano, a grand piano opened up so the audience can see right inside it.

 

London Philharmonic Orchestra

To kick off its series of digital offerings, the LPO's first 'playlist concert' will be introduced by Edward Gardner, who is set to take over the orchestra as principal conductor in September 2021. The intended programme (Sibelius's Third Symphony, Dutilleux's Le temps l'horlage and Beethoven's Symphony No. 5) will be available via the LPO's website in playlist form. 

 

Deutsche Grammophon Pianists

Deutsche Grammophon’s pianists are joining forces for World Piano Day via the record label’s YouTube and Facebook platforms. Pianists set to feature in the recital include Víkingur Ólafsson, Daniil Trifonov, Maria João Pires, Evgeny Kissin, Jan Lisiecki, Rudolf Buchbinder, Kit Armstrong, Simon Ghraichy and Joep Beving. The stream will begin at 3pm CET and will be available for a limited time afterwards.

 

Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony will present a rebroadcast of Dvořák's Symphony No. 8, conducted by music director Thomas Dausgaard. The stream will begin at 8pm PDT on YouTube and Facebook

 

 

Monday 30 March

On Site Opera

The New York opera company, which specialises in site-specific and immersive productions, will host a series of performances via livestream. All streams will begin at 12pm EST on the company’s website and Facebook page

Rameau’s Pygmalion
Staging from June 2014 at the Lifestyle-Trimco Mannequin Showroom

 

 

Thursday 2 April

The Violin Channel

30-minute living room livestream with Attacca Quartet cellist Andrew Yee (2pm). 

 

Friday 3 April

Art Saves Us

Starting on 3 April, a new concert initiative aimed at supporting NHS staff will be hosted on Zoom. Event access is £1, which goes towards supporting essential workers in the NHS. The first concert kicks off at 3pm UK time, and concerts will be held every Friday. The link to access the Zoom webinar is here

 

The Violin Channel

12pm: 30-minute living room livestream with violinist Augusta McKay Lodge

2pm: 30-minute living room livestream with cellist Amit Peled

4pm: 30-minute living room livestream with violinist William Hagen

6pm: 30-minute living room livestream with violinist Jeffrey Myers from the Calidore Quartet and violinist Siwoo Kim

 

Sofia Opera and Ballet

At 5pm, the Bulgarian ballet and opera company will stream a performance of Giselle.

 

 

Saturday 4 April

The Violin Channel

1pm: 30-minute living room livestream with violinist Min-Jeong Koh

3pm: 30-minute living room livestream with violinist Tomas Cotik

5pm: 30-minute living room livestream with violinist Marc Bouchkov

 

Sofia Opera and Ballet

At 5pm, the Bulgarian ballet and opera company will stream a performance of Don Quixote.

 

 

 

Sunday 5 April

The Violin Channel

2pm: 30-minute living room livestream with cellist Andrea Casarrubios

4pm: 30-minute living room livestream with the Telegraph Quartet

 

Sofia Opera and Ballet

At 4pm, the Bulgarian ballet and opera company will stream a performance of Attila.

 

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Starting at 3pm, the BSO will present Concert for our City: Now Streaming for All, a video stream of music by Tchaikovskty, Ginastera, Brahms and George Walker. It will be available to view on the orchestra's YouTube page

 

 

Monday 6 April

On Site Opera

The New York opera company, which specialises in site-specific and immersive productions, will host a series of performances via livestream. All streams will begin at 12pm EST on the company’s website and Facebook page

Mozart’s The Secret Gardener
Staging from May 2017 at the Westside Community Garden

 

The Violin Channel

2pm: 30-minute living room livestream with violist Luke Fleming

4pm: 30-minute living room livestream with pianists Gregg Kallor and Dasha Koltunyuk

6pm: 30-minute living room livestream with violinist Rachel Lee Priday

 

 

 

Tuesday 7 April

The Violin Channel

4pm: 30-minute living room livestream with violinist Nancy Zhou

6pm: 30-minute living room livestream with violinist Eric Sillberger

 

Southbank Centre

In celebration of the centenary of the birth of Ravi Shankar, the Southbank Centre is playing tribute to the Indian sitarist and composer across all its digital channels, with curated playlists, articles and exclusive videos. 

 

 

 

Thursday 9 April

Ivo Kahánek and the Pavel Haas Quartet

The 2020 BBC Music Magazine Award-nominated pianist Ivo Kahánek joins the Pavel Haas Quartet in a performance from Josef Suk's Hall of Rudolfinum in Prague. 

 

 

Friday 10 April

Philharmonia

On Good Friday, the Philharmonia Orchestra will stream a BBC broadcast from 1970 with conductor Otto Klemperer. It will remain online for six months after the livestream on the orchestra's YouTube page. For full details, click here, and for the trailer, click here.

 

Paavo Järvi and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen

Brahms's Requiem was premiered in Bremen Cathedral on Good Friday in 1868 with Brahms himself at the podium. Paavo Järvi and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen have returned to the very same cathedral to perform the Requiem again with soloists Valentina Farcas and Matthias Goerne. It will be streamed on the orchestra's YouTube channel at 10am CET, and will be available to watch for 48 hours afterwards. A live Q&A with Paavo Jävi will be streamed on 11 April.

 

Sheku Kanneh-Mason

The cellist goes live on Facebook at 5.30pm.

 

The Sixteen

The choir is streaming their 2018 performance of James MacMillan's Stabat Mater at the Sistine Chapel on Good Friday at 7.30pm. The link will go live on YouTube here. They will be accompanied by Britten Sinfonia and under the baton of Harry Christophers. 

 

The Violin Channel

4pm: 30-minute living room livestream with violinist Pavel Šporcl

 

Carly Paoli

Singer Carly Paoli will be broadcasting 'Music for Mercy', a concert from 2016 on her YouTube channel on Good Friday. Joining her on stage, Elaine Paige, The Tenors, Giovanni Caccamo and Andrea Bocelli. Tune in at 7pm. 

 

Art Saves Us

At 3pm, the second event organised to support the NHS will be hosted on Zoom, with a mix of music, art and interviews. The line-up includes soprano Yao Hong, pianist Ivan Ilic and cellist Jiaxin Lloyd Webber. The link to access the Zoom call can be found here

 

Learn to play Elgar's Salut d'amour with Nicola Benedetti

Nicola Benedetti is hosting daily tutorials at 10am BST from 10-19 April on her YouTube channel to teach audiences how to play Elgar’s Salut d’Amour. Participants are then invited to email their performances to info@benedettifoundation.org or upload on social media using the hashtag #salutnicky by 5pm on Thursday 16 April. A winner will then be picked from those who have entered, followed by a live Q&A with Benedetti. 

Click here for more information, downloadable sheet music, videos of Benedetti performing the piece and Petr Limonov performing the piano part for you to play along with, and full details on how to submit your performance. 

This series is in conjunction with the release of Nicola Benedetti and Petr Limonov’s performance of Salut d’Amour, which will be released digitally as a single and on Benedetti’s upcoming album, which also features Elgar’s Violin Concerto with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski. 

 

 

Saturday 11 April

Paavo Järvi

Following on from his Good Friday performance of Brahms's Requiem with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Järvi invites young conductors from across the world to post questions on Facebook Live.

 

The Violin Channel

4pm: 30-minute living room livestream with violinist Kevin Zhu

 

 

Monday 13 April

On Site Opera

The New York opera company, which specialises in site-specific and immersive productions, will host a series of performances via livestream. All streams will begin at 12pm EST on the company’s website and Facebook page

Michi Wiancko’s Murasaki’s Moon
Staging from May 2019 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Astor Court

 

 

Wednesday 15 April

The Violin Channel

4pm: 30-minute living room livestream with violinist Lara St John

 

Sheku Kanneh-Mason

The cellist goes live on Facebook at 5.30pm.

 

 

Thursday 16 April

The Violin Channel

6pm: 30-minute living room livestream with violinist Sean Lee

 

 

Friday 17 April

Jess Gillam Virtual Scratch Orchestra

Saxophonist Jess Gillam will launch her Virtual Scratch Orchestra on Friday 17 April with its debut performance on her Instagram, @jessgillamsax. Made up of video clips from musicians around the world, the orchestra will play Bowie's Where Are We Now?, which also appears on Gillam's debut album RISE. To take part, instructions on how to submit entries are listed below in the 'For musicians' section.

 

Sheku Kanneh-Mason

The cellist goes live on Facebook at 5.30pm.

 

 

 

Tuesday 21 April

The Violin Channel

6pm: 30-minute living room livestream with violinist Philippe Quint

 

 

Wednesday 22 April

Sheku Kanneh-Mason

The cellist goes live on Facebook at 5.30pm.

 

The Violin Channel

4pm: 30-minute living room livestream with violinist Bella Hristova

 

 

Wednesday 29 April

Sheku Kanneh-Mason

The cellist goes live on Facebook at 5.30pm.

 

 

 

Looking ahead

Gstaad Menuhin Festival and Academy

The Swiss festival - running from 17 July to 6 September - will also be running a digital platform on which audiences can watch concert highlights and backstage interviews. Videos are already available to view, including masterclasses from pianist András Schiff and violinists Sol Gabetta and Patricia Kopatchinskaja, who performed at last year's festival.

 

 

For musicians

Jess Gillam Virtual Scratch Orchestra

To participate in a virtual performance of Bowie's Where Are We Now?, visit Jess Gillam's websit to download the parts and video yourself playing your part or playing along to the click track (using headphones, so only you can be heard). Send the video to info@jessgillamsax.co.uk with a line saying 'I give Universal Music Group permission to use this video'. The deadline is Friday 10 April at 6pm. 

 

Gareth's 'Home Malone' Choir Series

Choirmaster Gareth Malone invites singers to join his national choir. You can watch previous rehearsals on Decca Records's YouTube page here

 

Black Dress Code

The clothing site for musicians will be acting as a platform musicians to upload digital performances and be paid by viewers. Send videos to richard@blackdresscode.com.

 

The Self-Isolation Choir

With a finale concert on 31 May, the Self-Isolation choir is open to all singers from across the world. There will be hourlong online weekly rehearsals for each part. Those who join after the start date (31 March) can catch up on previous rehearsals online. For more info, please visit theselfisolationchoir.com.

 

Music lessons from Nicola Benedetti

Every day at 12pm BST, The Benedetti Foundation hosts a lesson or workshop on its Instagram via IGTV and its Facebook page. It will be then be available to watch on Facebook afterwards. Sessions so far include violinist Elena Urioste discussing yoga, meditation and the role of wellbeing in performance; games and songs with cellist David Munn; and a live samba session from percussionist Patrick King. 

On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, Nicola Benedetti will go live across all her social media channels to discuss music and share insights. 

 

Learn to play Elgar's Salut d'amour with Nicola Benedetti

Nicola Benedetti is hosting daily tutorials at 10am BST from 10-19 April on her YouTube channel to teach audiences how to play Elgar’s Salut d’Amour. Participants are then invited to email their performances to info@benedettifoundation.org or upload on social media using the hashtag #salutnicky by 5pm on Thursday 16 April. A winner will then be picked from those who have entered, followed by a live Q&A with Benedetti. 

Click here for more information, downloadable sheet music, videos of Benedetti performing the piece and Petr Limonov performing the piano part for you to play along with, and full details on how to submit your performance. 

This series is in conjunction with the release of Nicola Benedetti and Petr Limonov’s performance of Salut d’Amour, which will be released digitally as a single and on Benedetti’s upcoming album, which also features Elgar’s Violin Concerto with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski. 

 

 

This list will be updated daily. If there are any we have missed, please contact freya.parr@immediate.co.uk.

 

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