The one silver lining of COVID-19 is that so many performances are now just one click away. Though companies are still putting new streams on their websites, there are a lot of archives being pulled; so just in case you missed a performance, you still have the opportunity to watch them now.
THE METROPOLITAN OPERA- POLITICAL WEEK:
Mon. Oct. 26- “Don Carlo”- Verdi
Tues. Oct 27- “Agrippina”- Handel
Wed. Oct. 28- “Simon Boccanegra”- Verdi
Thurs. Oct. 29- “Nixon in China”- Adams
Fri. Oct. 30- “Boris Godunov”- Mussorgsky
Sat. Oct. 31- “The Ghosts of Versailles”- Corigliano
Sun. Nov. 1- “Satyagraha”- Glass
DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA- WATCH AND LISTEN SERIES:
This can all be viewed on their official website: https://www.mydso.com/
James Gaffigan conducts the Dallas Symphony Orchestra with a beautiful rendition of Rachmaninoff’s “The Bells.”
Andrew Grams conducts the DSO with a careful selection of Tchaikovsky’s works, such as “Sleeping Beauty” and “The Nutcracker.”
John Storgards conducts the DSO with Haydn’s Symphony No. 94, “The Surprise” and Nielsen’s Symphony No. 5.
Through social distancing, the cellists of the DSO perform Schumann’s “Abendlied Op. 85, No. 12.”
Select members of the DSO perform J.S. Bach’s “Double Concerto” with Alexander Kerr as the Concertmaster and Nathan Olson as the Co-Concertmaster.
The D.O. is streaming Bizet’s operatic staple, “Carmen” now through Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
LOUISIANA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA:
The LPO is reaching out to people by having at home concerts and podcasts on the official YouTube page. Here are a few concerts coming up:
Tickets can be purchased for Suite Sundays on their website for $50. The package includes a private link to the concerts, a box of sweets and a limited edition 30th anniversary Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra wine.
Sun. Nov. 8 at 2:30 p.m. – Piano and composer Courtney Bryan performs with the LPO Chamber Players. They will perform the works of Handel and Dvorak.
Sun. Nov. 22 at 2:30 p.m. – Violist Catherine Matushek and Bassoonist Michael Matushek will perform viola and bassoon duets.
CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA:
Through the CSOradio Broadcasts, you can listen to performances every Sunday at 8 p.m. (it will be available online to listen to).
A few weeks ago, legendary rocker Eddie Van Halen passed away at 65 years old. Despite his passing, we are still finding more performances and songs that are posted at a rapid pace. Not too long ago, YouTube user Greg L. posted a video showing Van Halen’s last performance at the Hollywood Bowl in 2015, and it also features soundboard audio.
If you’re looking for more movement and want to be awe-stricken, there are a couple ballet performances to check out on YouTube:
The Kirov Ballet- Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” (Courtesy of Warner Classics)”
The Joffrey Ballet- Eifman’s “Anna Karenina” (Courtesy of the Joffrey Ballet)”. This gives the viewers a closer look at the making of the ballet.
JOSH HOMME- QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE:
This past year, Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age has been busy in the recording studio making new music with Queens of the Stone Age and touring. You can check him out on the QOTSA Instagram page as well as the Lollapalooza page.
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS:
ACL has been streaming quaint performances for years. This past week, they celebrated the music of Stevie Ray Vaughn.
Stay tuned for more upcoming shows!