Full Free Shows are Streaming while Theaters are Closed
Updated: Dec 20, 2020
For limited amounts of time, full on musicals, operas, and concerts are streaming on different platforms. Sometimes for 24, 48 hours, or much longer, you can watch a performance you might never otherwise see, unless you see it on a big city stage, like in the Los Angeles Music Center, or on Broadway in New York. During the pandemic the performing arts community is struggling to keep performers and crews in your hearts and minds while theaters go dark. Often, these performances are linked to charitable organizations to support this community while they are out of work. Sometimes, it is just for the sake of broadcasting a live musical on a major network. Most important of all, it is so that young people who love performing arts are aware of these shows, to keep watching, listening, caring, and anticipating when major theaters will open back up. So I will keep recycling this post with fresh content as it comes and goes, and hopefully you catch your favorite show, or discover something new that you might appreciate.
Yale School of Music: Fall Aria Showcase featuring singers from the Yale Opera program.
Program & Translations PDF below.
This concert from PBS, Live From Lincoln Center - New York Philharmonic: Celebrating Sondheim expires: 12/31/22
This will stream live on NBC, December 9, at 8:00 PM and will probably be available for a few days to weeks. Also, you may to have link your cable/satellite provider for this one, if you don't catch it on regular TV.
OC's Pacific Chorale's "Tis the Season!" concert is a mix of cabaret performances and virtual choirs, premiere performances by the singers of Pacific Chorale, and guest appearances by the Southern California Children's Chorus and the students of Pacific Chorale Academy @Home. We hope this recorded rebroadcast of the concert brings cheer to your holidays!
Inland Master Chorale's holiday mini-concert includes "Carol of the Bellls," by Peter J. Wilhousky, "Candlelight Carol," by John Rutter, and "Tomorrow Shall be my Dancing Day," by John Gardiner , plus an opportunity to sing-a-long to some holiday favorites.