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Telling Tales by Muck + Rumble
Available until 11th Oct. 2020
To raise money for Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity, Muck + Rumble have created an interactive digital experience made up of new plays inspired by the quote 'A little bit of magic...' A link will be sent to those on our mailing list from 13th September - Roald Dahl Day and donations towards the charity will be asked for. All the new playwrights, directors, actors, producers and musicians have given their time and creativity for free as their donation to the charity!
Philharmonia Sessions: Family Concert
Available until 22nd Aug. 2023
Sing along to 'How Far I'll Go' from Moana, jump to the rhythm of Jessie Montgomery's Starburst, wander through a fairytale world with Ravel, or just lie on the sofa and chill while the sounds of George Walker’s gorgeous Lyric for Strings wash over you. This concert is captioned and British Sign Language interpreted.
Zoom in on The Fonteyn
Zoom in on The Fonteyn is an insightful series of online interviews and reflections held over Zoom, relating to The Margot Fonteyn International Ballet Competition. Over the 9-week series, we will hear from international dance professionals like Dame Darcey Bussell DBE, Sir Anthony Dowell, Stella Abrera, Marianela Nunez, Dame Monica Mason DBE, Mlindi Kulashe, and many more. They will discuss what they value in dance, preparing for your own performances, Margot Fonteyn, the person and the performer, dancing Frederick Ashton’s choreography and their own competition experiences.
The Seekers Podcast
Seekers, we need you! Join Alph, Betty and Gammo on their adventures through space, time and beyond in this playful, interactive podcast for ages 3-8.A podcast brought to you by The Wardrobe Ensemble and The Wardrobe Theatre.
36,000 humans have lost their lives in transit whilst trying to seek asylum in Europe. In Refugee Week 2019 Bearwood Action For Refugees launched a project to honour and remember them. Now you can share that experience online.
Sounds of the Forest
Collaborate in creating the first forest soundmap of the world! Visit a woodland and record your sounds of the forest.
In The Testing Tank. Part 1 - Deep Dive
A 3D sound trip into research, faith, doubt & nautical engineering. For home listening on stereo headphones. Please join us.
A two-day online festival that looks into the rituals of dancing and masking in times of social distancing. How do these rituals happen in online space? What are the solutions that can empower us and activate our bodies? How do we navigate through this switch between private and public space? What kind of knowledge and ideas can we extract from new media artists and dancers? Together, we will create an online experience that stays part of our memory as festivals do. Last few months, our movements and ways of communicating have been impacted by a global crisis. Distances between our bodies in public and private spaces have been regulated by new measurements. Our freedom of movement is on hold. Dancing became possible only in private, and suddenly it has a different meaning and context. It introduced another form of visibility, “performing” for the web camera on our online meetings, dates, events. In the beginning, it felt weird and awkward, but we are adjusting to it. Now it is time to emancipate the online body and get a deeper understanding of the new realness. It is time to unmute the body.
Satu Vänskä & Kristian Chong
Australia’s superstar violinist Satu Vänskä opening Melbourne Recital Centre's 2019 Great Performers Series. Well known as a member of the acclaimed Australian Chamber Orchestra, Satu also has a glittering career as a solo artist, breaker of boundaries, maker of magic. In this eclectic and sublime program, you will see why she is a national treasure to rejoice in. She was joined onstage by Australian pianist Kristian Chong.
SEMMELWEIS - Behind the work with composer Ray Lustig and Matt Gray
Join Ray Lustig, Composer and Matt Gray, General Director at The American Opera Project (AOP), for a conversation about Semmelweis, which is streaming on demand at www.doctor-semmelweis.com. Ray and Matt will talk about the history of Semmelweis, lessons for our time, and the development of the project. Several early workshops, directed by Matt Gray, were staged with AOP’s generous support.
Syzygy Ensemble performs 'Dare to Hope'
Award-winning contemporary music group Syzygy Ensemble invites you to reflect on an age of political and environmental turmoil – and dare to hope. Inspired by the poetry of Yeats, Irish composer Greg Cafferey conjures serene, bucolic landscapes reminding us of the precious greenery of the natural world. This atmosphere of hope is equally visible in the sublime intimacy of Caerwen Martin’s The Beauty of Now. Combined with John Psathas’s exuberant Island Songs and Ka Nin Chan’s monumental work Our Finest Hour, these soaring works are a vibrant source of inspiration. Syzygy Ensemble is one of the finest new music ensembles in Australia, lauded for its virtuoso precision, innovative programming and the ability to connect viscerally with audiences.
Zola Jesus with Penny Quartet
On Monday 14 November 2016, American musician Zola Jesus made her debut appearance in Melbourne Recital Centre’s beautiful Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, offering a world exclusive performance with a distinctly Australian bent. Teaming up with Melbourne's Penny Quartet, this specially-commissioned concert features old and new works, including a world premiere.
Live Baroque Music "To Survive Melancholy"
A weekly series of mini recitals played on the harpsichord by Pawel Siwczak, from his home in London. Live Every Friday at 7.30pm (BST) and available to watch any time after an event. Duration 15-20min. In collaboration with Bach Club, Pawel Siwczak, concert artist, harpsichordist and a teacher at the Royal Academy of Music, each week chooses one or two works from baroque repertoire, introduces them and then performs live. The title of the series is inspired by a piece that Johann Jakob Froberger wrote in 17-century in London “Pour passer la melancholi” (original spelling) and which so adequately captures the moods of many of us during these days of isolation. The previous episodes featured works by the above mentioned Froberger, John Blow and Nicolaus Bruhns, Johann Sebastian Bach, Louis Couperin and François Couperin. Future episodes will include music by Scarlatti, Frescobaldi, Byrd, Sweelinck, CPE Bach and more!
Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 (Mosaic)
We're so excited to bring Pacific Symphony into your home, with this latest Quarantine Clip - 34 Pacific Symphony musicians perform Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 - IV. "Allegro con brio," from their homes. This is social distancing at its finest! This mosaic piece was recorded alongside our previously recorded version of Beethoven's Seventh, from last December. We'd like to give a special shout-out to one of our cellists, Laszlo Mezo, for his help in putting this together. Look forward to more mosaic-style performance content in the future!
Distance-sing with Alex Patterson
As our Choir can’t meet up in person, our wonderful Conductor Alex Patterson has kindly created a video class for everyone to follow at home. We hope you enjoy singing the ever-cheerful ‘Bring me Sunshine’ – and please share your singing videos with us on social media by tagging @NottmPlayhouse and #Distansing!
Grasping the Wind
Music for times of loss. Music can be such a powerful tool for us to deal with loss, grief, heal and remember - a message necessary for many at this moment of crisis.
Watch with delight as renowned Australian pianist Simon Tedeschi assumes the persona of the musical wunderkind himself, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, on this journey into the music behind the man. Joined by his wife and muse, Constanze, this performance gives audiences an introduction to Mozart’s music, from variations on ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’ to his major compositions. Little music lovers will meet all the instruments in the ensemble along the way, and discover some of Mozart’s best known and loved classical music.
Simone Lamsma plays Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1
Sacred Songs - The Secrets of Our Hearts
Available until 12th March 2021
Award-winning British choir Tenebrae, under the direction of Nigel Short, is one of the world’s leading vocal ensembles, renowned for its passion and precision. Normally before Easter, Tenebrae would be preparing for one of its busiest periods in the musical calendar. But as the world finds itself engulfed in one of the biggest health emergencies of modern history, Tenebrae, like many other artistic groups, has been forced to cancel its busy Easter season. Around the world, audiences are unable to attend and hear live music. In this performance, filmed exclusively for BBC Music, Tenebrae once again breaks new ground in a programme of music for Easter, with all 20 of its singers filmed and recorded separately as they isolate themselves in their own homes.
A year of arts adventures in Weston-super-Mare
A documentary following a series of extraordinary community arts projects in Weston-super-Mare.
Silent Films with Live Music
Resound a Silent puts music to films that either have no original score, or the original score has been lost. We are streaming silent films with live music 5 nights a week. Mon - Fri 8pm GMT
#NSOAtHome: Jennifer Higdon - Amazing Grace
Members of the viola section Clare Yang, Anthony Parce, Chris Farrell, and Daniel Reinker were planning to perform viola quartets and octets at the American Viola Society Festival with their colleagues this June in Knoxville, Tennessee. Sadly that event has also been postponed so we thought we would share this arrangement of Amazing Grace by Jennifer Higdon, produced by Andrew Dunn. Sending everyone a little grace this week. Stay safe everyone and stay tuned for more viola content to come!
Soundstage unites beloved writers and actors to craft scripted audio experiences of new plays and musicals. It’s theater for your ears, and you can enjoy it on the go, at home, or, really, from anywhere: now, theater is wherever you are.
Made with Music Virtual Mini-Gigs
Captioned gigs in a range of genres - short sets aimed at families with young children - for adults & children to enjoy together
Royal Albert Home
Artists present exclusive sessions from their homes to yours
Cries and Whispers: Isolation Broadcast #1
The first in our broadcast gig series, Cries and Whispers features spellbinding string music by Britten, Shostakovich and Gesualdo. This show was recorded in March 2020, just days before the lockdown, in front of a packed house at The White Hotel nightclub in Salford. Little did we know at that point that it was to be the last time we performed live for quite a while…
Concert for Our City: Streaming for All
BSO at Home, Concert for our City: stream starting Sunday, April 5th at 3PM EST Concert for Our City was videotaped live during a full-house performance at Symphony Hall on February 16. The concert was part of a series of free BSO musical offerings in February during the time the orchestra would have been on an East Asia tour, February 6-16. The planned tour was canceled due to increasing concerns over the spread of COVID-19.
MSO Live | Stravinsky Double Bill
We will #keepthemusicgoing. Throughout the ban on public events, the MSO will continue to perform for you. Hosted by MSO Cybec Assistant Conductor and Assistant Principal Cellist, Nicholas Bochner. In this extraordinary performance, filmed live at Hamer Hall in 2019, Sir Andrew Davis guides the Orchestra through two of Stravinsky’s acclaimed works – one wild, riot-inducing and revolutionary, the other a lyrical, little-known masterpiece.
Mahler's Symphony No. 5.
Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 5. Recorded September 19, 2017
Lincoln Center have teamed up with a remarkable group of artists who will bring world-class performances and diverse musical perspectives straight from their homes to yours.
Lang Lang with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Lang Lang joins the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for a magnificent evening of Mozart.
What does anxiety sound like?
An interview with celebrated folk musician Keaton Henson, discussing his orchestral work Six Lethargies, chronicling the different stages of anxiety and trauma.
Yoel Levi Conducts Mahler
Former ASO Music Director Yoel Levi returns for a special program with violinist Pinchas Zukerman and capped by Mahler's exuberant monument to springtime, the Symphony No. 1.
Journey into interstellar space with a performance of Beethoven’s Fifth, First Movement by the Philharmonia Orchestra, London - featuring principal conductor, Esa-Pekka Salonen. This experience is inspired by content on Voyager's Golden Record and is a collaboration between Daydream, the Philharmonia Orchestra, NASA, and NASA JPL.
Mahler's Third Symphony
Experience a full performance of Gustav Mahler's Third Symphony, conducted by our Principal Conductor, Esa-Pekka Salonen. Recorded live in Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall.
The Lullaby Project
Soothing, bitter or even bawdy, there's much more to the lullaby than sending a child to sleep. This online collection of lullabies, is a tribute to the wonderful performers appearing at the Howard Assembly Room in Leeds.