Online Resources: Music & Art

10 Best Virtual Museum Tours

​​Another great list, including Guggenheim, Smithsonian and the Louvre.

The Cape Playhouse: Free Online Theatre Classes

​​Theatre has the power to bring us together, even when we have to be apart. Join The Cape Playhouse's Facebook Live Broadcasts on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 1:00 PM for 30-minute masterclasses on everything from acting, to vocal performance, to sound design and effects, and more. Starts March 26th.

Free Streaming from The Met

A day after canceling upcoming performances due to concerns around the coronavirus, the Metropolitan Opera announced that it would stream encore presentations from the award-winning Live in HD series of cinema transmissions on the company website for the duration of the closure.

 

All “Nightly Met Opera Streams” will begin at 7:30 PMT and will remain available via the homepage of metopera.org for 23 hours. 

Seattle Symphony Live Broadcasts

The Seattle Symphony is continuing to share performances that provide strength, comfort and joy. The musicians of the Seattle Symphony have generously volunteered to share free broadcasts with everyone during this time of uncertainty. All broadcasts can be streamed through the Symphony’s social media channels on YouTube and Facebook.

Silk Road Home Sessions

The Silkroad collective has come together to develop a virtual concert mini-series in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Silkroad artists will be sharing short, musical performances live on Facebook and Instagram — bringing music of comfort and joy directly from their homes into theirs. Join in for an online watch party with friends and strangers from all corners of the world.

Recordings of all videos will be posted here. Scroll down for related videos.

NPR Music 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 will require registration or a subscription, but most will be free, often with digital tip jars and opportunities to directly support artists by buying music and merchandise.

Painting Workshop with Cynthia Packard

Free virtual painting workshop every Friday and Sunday at 1 PM, on Facebook Live.

Virtual Museum and Art Gallery Tours

The Guardian has put together ten of the world's best virtual museum and art gallery tours. The originals are out of reach for now, but you can still see world-class art – without the queues or ticket prices – with an online tour of these famous museums.

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