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With many arts organizations and concert halls closing their doors due to concerns from the coronavirus, there has been a surge in performances offered for free online during the closures. Here is our updated list of great performances and concert libraries that you can enjoy from home.
If you enjoy the performances below, please consider making a donation to the organization as if you had bought a concert ticket to the event. Many organizations rely on ticket sales and individual giving and could use the support in a time where ticket sales are nonexistent due to the spread of COVID-19.
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Tuesday, March 17
1:45 p.m. central — Budapest Festival Orchestra Quarantine soirée: Music from W.A. Mozart and Robert Schumann.
6:30 p.m. central — Metropolitan Opera: Puccini's La Bohème (from April 2008). Will remain viewable for 20 hours after air time.
7:00 p.m. central — Choir!ntine: EPIC Social Distan-Sing-Along!: Choir! Choir! Choir! hosts a sing-along on Facebook Live.
Wednesday, March 18
1:45 p.m. central — Budapest Festival Orchestra Quarantine soirée: Music from Michael Haydn and Felix Mendelssohn.
6:30 p.m. central — Metropolitan Opera: Verdi's Il trovatore (from October 2015). Will remain viewable for 20 hours after air time.
6:30 p.m. central — 92nd Street Y: Listen to mezzo-soprano Fleur Barron and the pianist Julius Drake perform Beethoven and Mahler.
Thursday, March 19
6:30 p.m. central — Metropolitan Opera: Verdi's La traviata (from December 2018). Will remain viewable for 20 hours after air time.
Friday, March 20
6:00 p.m. central — The Greene Space: The Well-Tempered Clavier's Greatest Hits; Bach's Well-Tempered Lens with Jeremy Denk.
6:30 p.m. central — Metropolitan Opera: Donizetti's La Fille du régiment (from April 2008). Will remain viewable for 20 hours after air time.
Satuday, March 21
1:30 p.m. — Bavarian State Ballet: Jewels.
6:30 p.m. central — Metropolitan Opera: Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor (from February 2009). Will remain viewable for 20 hours after air time.
Sunday, March 22
6:30 p.m. central — Metropolitan Opera: Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin (from February 2007). Will remain viewable for 20 hours after air time.
The Berlin Philharmonic is offering a month of free access to its Digital Concert Hall with code BERLINPHIL. The code is redeemable until March 31.
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Watch hundreds of archived videos and livestreams in their Watch & Listen library.
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra has a free online concert library, with audio recorded by Classical MPR. Browse past performances and watch with a free account.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Watch videos from the DSO's extensive video library, which they have made free for the next month.
Vienna State Opera
The Vienna State Opera is offering a free 30 day trial for their video library.