Music & Theater

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Free streaming links

We put together a list of music events that can be enjoyed via streaming during the Corona crisis for free. Some will be streamed live (and require you to be online at a specific time), others are streamed from archives. Enjoy!

Local Music Links

  • non-event at home Our partner Non-Event, a Boston-based concert series devoted to the presentation of the finest in experimental, abstract, improvised, and new music from New England and around the world, is presenting an ongoing series of online programs made in the era of sheltering at home.

    The format is flexible (like Non-Events in the outside world). Every Tuesday and Friday, they will share an audio recording, video, or livestream... more often than not, they'll post more than one work and/or performance per program.

    We urge you to donate directly to the artists (links provided below) and share these performances.
  • Boston Dance Theater Our partner Boston Dance Theater presents an ongoing online series of classes, performances and social events during these 'shelter at home' times.
  • BSO at Home
  • Boston Baroque Radio
  • Boston Artists Ensemble
  • Club Passim: Keep Your Distance Fest

Opera

Concerts

  • Digital Concert Hall Receive the Berliner Philharmoniker for a guest performance! On your television, computer, tablet or smartphone. Live or again and again in the archive. Free of charge until 31 March 2020 with the code BERLINPHIL
  • Elbphilharmonie The Elbphilharmonie and Laeiszhalle in Hamburg will be offering free live streaming and videos on demand of various concerts.
  • BR-KLASSIK CONCERT Classical concerts are posted daily on Bavarian Radio's classical music platform. They’re available on demand and free of charge.
  • SWR2 Konzert-Mediathek German broadcaster SWR2 offers a wide range of concerts online. Some of them can be downloaded free of charge, and many are available on demand for a year. Browse the website to find some beautiful musical treasures.
  • Concerts by the SWR Symphony Orchestra Concerts by the SWR Symphony Orchestra Südwestrundfunk is posting video recordings of past concerts by the SWR Symphony Orchestra on its website free of charge.
  • WDR Klassik WDR Klassik offers live streams and live television broadcasts on its website, in addition to all the recordings in its media library.
  • Hope@Home Violinist Daniel Hope spends this period of social distancing by performing chamber concerts from his living room in Berlin with specially invited guests. Every day at 18:00 (CET).

Electro

  • United We Stream Berlin Berlin's techno clubs are also surfing the wave of online music streaming: techno fans can watch live sets performed at a number of clubs, including the Watergate, the Tresor, the Sage Club, the Griessmuehle, the Rummels Bucht and the Salon zur Wilden Renate, on #UnitedWeStream channels. The shows can be streamed free of charge. Donations are requested.
  • BLITZ Music Club Berlin The BLITZ Club Berlin streams live DJ sets on its Facebook channel.

Selected Performances

  • ARTE Concert ARTE Concert presents the best of the music scene in all its diversity: from pop, rock, jazz, electronic and world music to classical music, opera and performance art. They’re all available free of charge for live streaming or video on demand from its media library!
  • Boilerroom TV Since 2010, Boilerroom.tv has built a unique archive; featuring over 4,000 performances, by more than 5,000 artists, spanning 150 cities, enabling everyone, regardless of where they live, to enjoy the freedom it stands for.
  • Pitchfork: The isolation check-in To help you keep track, Pitchfork is rounding up a daily slate of concert streams, digital gatherings, community support efforts, and other endeavors artists are undertaking to support everyone’s wellness. Check back to this page every day for new listings and recaps.

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