Courtesy of the Houston Symphony

Performances around the United States

Attention all music lovers! Companies are going strong with virtual performances. Here is a list of upcoming performances to watch:

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: Have a hearty laugh with these feel-good operas that you can stream. You can stream each one for up to 23 hours.
Mon. Oct. 19- Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”
Tues. Oct.20- Lehar’s “The Merry Widow”
Wed. Oct.21- Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte”
Thurs. Oct.22- Rossini’s “La Cenerentola”
Fri. Oct.23- Verdi’s “Flastaff”
Sat. Oct. 24- Rossini’s “Le Comte Ory”
Sun. Oct. 25- Strauss’s “Der Rosenkavalier”

The Los Angeles Philharmonic has been pulling great performances, ranging from at home collaborations, solos, behind the scenes (or in this case on the stage) and archives. Here are a few categories on their website to choose from.
“Watch and Listen” Series- This series has the categories such as the following:
“Sound/ Stage”
“In Performance”

Recently, the New York Philharmonic announced on their official website that “all concerts and events through Jun. 13, 2021 are cancelled.” Though this is sad news, they are still offering a way to listen to music through their website, through which you can see the artists collaborate at home. Here is a list of what the NY Phil has to offer:
Virtual performance of Ravel’s “Bolero”
Elle Reid’s “Soundwalk”
NY Phil Bandwagon
Video Content Consisting of the Performances (This is where you can see different performances as well as the see the musicians and conductor in action).
Radio Broadcasts- In a similar fashion to the video content, you can stream the music — the concert is brought to you!

HOUSTON SYMPHONY: (If you are in southeastern Texas anytime soon)
Aside from having videos on their website, the Houston Symphony broadcasts their live performances every Sunday at 8 p.m. (Central Time) on Houston Public Media News 88.7.

The gravity defying leaps! The elegant spins! This month’s theme is ballet.
“Now More Than Ever: A film by Ezra Hurwitz (Choreography by Marcelo Gomes) for Ballet across America”
“Tiler Peck Honors Patricia McBride- 2014 Kennedy Center Honors”

Sat. Oct. 24- “Live from music hall: Bologne and Puccini”
Sat. Oct. 31- “Live from music hall: Autumn Celebration”
Sat. Nov. 21- “Live from music hall: You have the Right to Remain Silent”
Sat. Dec. 5- “Live from music hall: Mozart and Ravel”
Sat. Dec. 12- “Live from music hall: Holiday Pops”

Want to watch a movie instead? That’s cool too! Like Prime, Hulu and Netflix, AMC is now doing movies on demand — so you can watch new movies (and old) in the comfort of your home. The plus is that you can bring your own treats and drinks and can skip the trailers!

With these performances, whether they are streamed or not, you can always find something. My advice is to try something out. I highly suggest looking at the behind the scenes or snippets of the performances in order to get a feel. You’ll find something. Good luck!

Post Author: Karelia Alexander