We may not be able to be together in person, but we can still share the beauty of classical music
The most important part of any classical concert is you: our audience. We’re disappointed that our spring concerts have been postponed, and we can’t wait until we can join together again to create music that moves our hearts and stirs our souls.
But until then, we have some suggestions for where you can find some of the world’s greatest music, right in your own home.
Now is the perfect time to explore something new
Are you curious about living composers? Does your bucket list include going to the opera? Have you wondered why people are so enamored with Mahler’s symphonies?
Now’s your chance!
We’ve brought together some fantastic streaming services from around the world— most of them completely free!— so that you can get your classical music fix.
Michelle Chavez, Redlands Symphony Operations and Special Projects Associate, shares her favorite pieces and a bit about her musical background.
From Beethoven's “Ode to Freedom” to Ralph Vaughan Williams' “Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra,” Trevor's favorite pieces are full of passion and fun.
From Chopin to Tchaikovsky, Mia Mercado, Patron Services & Administrative Associate, shares her 10 favorite classical songs.
Berliner Philharmoniker / Berlin Philharmonic
FREE with voucher code BERLINPHIL: https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/
The Berlin Philharmonic is known as the world’s greatest orchestra, and it has made its online Digital Concert Hall available at no cost for the duration of the crisis. (Normally priced at €14.90/month.)
FREE (account creation required): https://livefromorchestrahall.vkx.tv/
Hundreds of performances are available in the Detroit Symphony’s DSO Replay. Explore some of your favorite classics and discover some new ones.
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Over the past two decades, our big brother to the west has gained a reputation as the world's most exciting and innovative orchestra. Explore video and audio broadcasts of prior performances, interviews with artists, and more—all for free!
New York Philharmonic
Video and radio broadcasts from one of America's top orchestras, with new content uploaded each week.
Enjoy a collection of this fine orchestra’s radio broadcasts and award-winning albums. The playlists include Mozart symphonies, Beethoven concertos, John Williams film scores, Latin American masterpieces, and more
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
America’s most renowned chamber music series has made their online music library available for free—everything from baroque music to living composers. Some of their concerts even feature our own Ransom Wilson!
Los Angeles Opera
We're blessed to have one of the nation's best opera companies here in Southern California. Explore performances from their archives and tune in for their "Living Room Recitals" by some of our region's greatest artists.
The Metropolitan Opera
Each day, you can watch one of the Met’s legendary performances right on their homepage! Just scroll down past their cancellation announcement. Want to plan ahead? The calendar of performances is listed here.
Royal Opera House
Britain’s national opera and ballet company is presenting a schedule of broadcasts on their YouTube and Facebook accounts. Follow them to experience everything from Peter and the Wolf and Così fan tutte to The Metamorphosis. For the complete calendar, visit https://roh.org.uk and click through to the “News” section.
Wiener Staatsoper / Vienna State Opera
30-day free trial: https://staatsoperlive.com/
There’s a new opera streamed every day from the world’s most famous opera company. They’re giving 30 days for free. After that, you can continue to watch their performances for €16.90/month.
7-day free trial: https://www.broadwayhd.com/
Okay, it’s not classical music, but we know you love Broadway! BroadwayHD has more than 300 musical theater performances. The first week is free, after which you can pay $8.99/month to continue “attending” virtual performances on the Great White Way.
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