Free Arts and Music Resources During COVID-19 Outbreak

In response to the number of events and performances that have been cancelled over the next few weeks, many organizations have come forward with resources to provide arts and music virtually. The list below includes documentaries, performances, and other programming from arts and music organizations around the world.

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ARTE – Franco-German collaboration that offers performances of many kinds as well as other cultural offerings

BR Klassik – Concerts, operas, interviews, and making-of features

france musique – Concerts. operas, documentaries

France.TV – Culture Box – Wide range of cultural programming

Greene Space – New York Public Radio’s repository of recent programs, concerts, interviews, and features

Library of Congress Digital Collections – Search under performing arts, for a wide range of media. Lots of documents, but also interviews, recordings and audio of performances

Opéra National de Paris – More to come, for now, there’s a replay of Manon

Philharmonie de Paris – Concerts, documentaries, and masterclasses

Public Broadcasting Service – Wide range of programming, but if you search classical or orchestra, you can find a few programs

Radiotelevisione Italiana – Wide range of cultural programming

RBB-Kultur -Mostly audio programs. Berlin State Opera posted their most recent performance of Carmen in video

Royal Swedish Opera – Concerts, operas, and new works

Social Distancing Festival – Might be useful for the one-off events that smaller organizations and individuals are putting together

Sweden Radio – Concerts by the Swedish Radio Orchestra and Choir, interviews, and features


92nd Street Y – Scheduled chamber music live streams

Bayerische Staatsoper – Chamber Music alternatives

Budapest Festival Orchestra – Quarantine Soirées, various concerts scheduled for Live Streaming from the orchestra’s rehearsal hall

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center – Live streams, concerts, lectures, masterclasses, Meet the Music series

Igor Levit – Nightly solo piano recitals from his home

Juventas New Music Ensemble – Live-streamed solo performances from the homes of the members of the ensemble, 8pm EDT every Wednesday, March 18 – May 20

New Music Box Counterstream – Audio dating back to 1999 on a variety of new music areas of interest

Wigmore Hall – Past live streams, interviews


Göttingen International Handel Festival – 10 Handel Operas from the past ten years streamed for free by NDR Kultur

Metropolitan Opera

Opera Houses of Emilia-Romagna – Live Streaming from opera houses in the region

OperaVision – Month of Mozartian works offered free on this EU-funded platform. From 11 March to 17 April, OperaVision will release six productions from four theaters

Rossini Opera Festival – Streaming selected performances from the past decade

Teatro Regio Torino – #operaonthesofa. Videos of this year’s season made available for free on Youtube

Vienna State Opera – Online streaming of past performances now free.

OperaSpace – Daily recitals beginning March 16 with Young Artist Programs across the US. (Washington National Opera, Arizona Opera, LA Opera, and more)


BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra – Past concerts, interviews, promotional videos

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra -Past concerts and interviews. CODE: BERLINPHIL for 30-day free access to their Digital archive

Cleveland Orchestra – Mostly promotional videos and interviews. Parents with young children will find the Music Explorers of interest

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Detroit Symphony Orchestra – Past concerts and interviews

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra -Past concerts and interviews

Helsinki Philharmonic -Past performances with program notes

Israel Philharmonic – Past concerts

Jacksonville Symphony -Scheduled live broadcasts

Konzerthuset Stockholm -Past performances by the Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Includes performances by other performers at the venue in Stockholm, Sweden.

London Symphony Orchestra -Concerts, excerpts of Movements

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra -Live streams of future concerts, past performances

New York Philharmonic

Philadelphia Orchestra – Audio of past concerts

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra -Past concerts

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra – Finale of this year’s BeethovenFest archived here


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