The ranks of musical institutions and performers helping us all get through the current health crisis together are growing. Here’s are my latest finds.
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has now made its Replay archive of past concerts available for free. Enjoy high-definition recordings with fantastic sound in the comfort of your own home. Visit https://livefromorchestrahall.vhx.tv/browse to access the performances. There, you can set up a free account, but it is not mandatory. You can search the offerings by composer or time period.
Piano fans! Igor Levit is giving nightly live “House Concerts” on Twitter (twitter.com/igorpianist). See his Twitter feed for times and for other performances. Boris Giltburg (https://twitter.com/BorisGiltburg) will also be offering Twitter performances. [Added note: you don’t need a twitter account to see the concerts].
You also might want to check out the YouTube channel of Wigmore Hall, especially their Beethoven 250 Festival recordings.
Opera fans! The Teatro Regio in Turin is offering #operaonthesofa. Check out their website for details, or go to their YouTube channel to check out the playlist. The Vienna State Opera is also opening their archive of performances. To see the archive, you will need to set up a free account. They are also livestreaming a different performance each night. Livestreams begin at 17:00 or 19:00 CET (GMT +1), and those are available for 24 hours.
Also, check out WKAR’s schedule of livestream performances. You can find it at https://www.wkar.org/post/list-live-streaming-concerts#stream/0.
Off topic, but if you need some calm, and something a little different, I’d like to suggest the live cams at the Monterey Bay Aquarium or the National Aquarium. You can watch fish, penguins, birds, jellyfish (oddly mesmerizing—nature’s lava lamp), or just the beautiful bay. You can find a wide variety of animals and natural scenery on livecam at explore.org (I particularly recommend the Zen Cams). Add your own classical soundtrack if you’d like! Nature endures; spring is coming.