Even though, as a public health precaution, Pacific Symphony has temporary suspended live concerts in Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Pacific Symphony will stay in touch with our audience online, offering up culture and entertainment.
Music Director Carl St.Clair will be recording a series of “Carl@Home” videos, sharing favorite YouTube videos, recordings and more.
Our “Quarantine Clips” will offer highlights from Pacific Symphony concerts and recordings on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
Stay tuned to our social media channels for more online info from your Pacific Symphony. We’ll see you in Cyber-Space!
In the meantime, here is a listing of streaming music and culture for your online enjoyment …
Streaming Music, Opera and Theater
The Berlin Philharmonic’s Digital Concert Hall: The Berlin Philharmonic is offering free access for 30 days to their famous Digital Concert Hall. Just redeem the voucher code BERLINPHIL by March 31 to enjoy a rich library of great video streamed concert in high definition and with excellent sound. Each season, around 40 concerts are broadcasted live and they can also be viewed at a later date in the concert archive. The archive already contains hundreds of recordings with all the greatest artists of classical music. And there are also fascinating interviews, documentaries and bonus films.
Broadway and Beyond: Playbill magazine provides a list of online offerings about the Great White Way for those craving some lighter moments.
Boris Giltburg plays Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas: To celebrate Beethoven’s 250th anniversary year, previous Pacific Symphony guest artist Boris Giltburg will be learning and filming all 32 of the great composer’s piano sonatas over the course of 2020. Throughout the year, he’ll be writing about his experience. You can follow the entire project on his website linked above.
London’s Wigmore Hall wonderful video library of Wigmore Hall’s past live streamed events is now is free of charge!
The Metropolitan Opera: Currently, the Met is streaming opera performances with some of the world’s greatest opera stars from its archive every night for free. You can link to the performance from the front page of their website, linked above.
NPR Virtual Concerts: NPR Music has compiled a list of live audio and video streams from around the world, categorized by date and genre, with links out to streaming platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Some require registration, but most are free.
Social Media House Concerts: The Russian-German pianist Igor Levit is hosting daily “house concerts” from Berlin, via his Twitter profile, linked above.
#SongsOfComfort with Yo-Yo Ma: The incomparable Yo-Yo Ma is presenting an online series called #SongsOfComfort. As he says, “In these days of anxiety, I wanted to find a way to continue to share some of the music that gives me comfort.” He includes such pieces as the Sarabande from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 3 and Dvorak’s “Going Home.”
Vienna State Opera Vienna State Opera is now free streaming its archives that hold one brilliant opera treasure after another.
For the Music Enthusiast
Prefer to make your own music? For the first time, you can download free Moog and Korg synth apps to your smart phone or tablet! Let’s make some music.
Museum Virtual Tours
For the visual art lovers in our audience, we’re including a list of some of the best art galleries in the world that you can visit virtually. From Paris to New York to Amsterdam, you can see priceless works of art from the world’s most famous artists.
Louvre Museum, Paris
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Uffizi Gallery, Florence Italy
People Magazine also offers a listing of 12 famous museums that offer virtual tours.