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Turn your laptop into a concert hall. The entire world is alive with the sound of music … as well as theater and art! Streaming options will be added regularly. Keep checking back here for updates.

KUSC Culture Blog
KUSC is the largest non-profit classical music station in the country and the only classical radio station in the greater Los Angeles area. The station’s blog covers the arts and culture scene in the Southland with style, panache and absolute authority.

The Berlin Philharmonic’s Digital Concert Hall
The Berlin Philharmonic is offering free access for 30 days to their famous Digital Concert Hall. Just redeem the voucher code BERLINPHIL by March 31 to enjoy a rich library of great video streamed concert in high definition and with excellent sound. Each season, around 40 concerts are broadcasted live and they can also be viewed at a later date in the concert archive. The archive already contains hundreds of recordings with all the greatest artists of classical music. And there are also fascinating interviews, documentaries and bonus films.

Broadway and Beyond
Playbill magazine provides a list of online offerings about the Great White Way for those craving some lighter moments.

Boris Giltburg plays Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas
To celebrate Beethoven’s 250th anniversary year, previous Pacific Symphony guest artist Boris Giltburg will be learning and filming all 32 of the great composer’s piano sonatas over the course of 2020. Throughout the year, he’ll be writing about his experience. You can follow the entire project on his website linked above.

London’s Wigmore Hall 
The wonderful video library of Wigmore Hall’s past live streamed events is now is free of charge!

The Metropolitan Opera
Currently, the Met is streaming opera performances with some of the world’s greatest opera stars from its archive every night for free. You can link to the performance from the front page of their website, linked above.

NPR Virtual Concerts
NPR Music has compiled a list of live audio and video streams from around the world, categorized by date and genre, with links out to streaming platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Some require registration, but most are free.

Social Media House Concerts
The Russian-German pianist Igor Levit is hosting daily “house concerts” from Berlin, via his Twitter profile, linked above.

#SongsOfComfort with Yo-Yo Ma
The incomparable Yo-Yo Ma is presenting an online series called #SongsOfComfort. As he says, “In these days of anxiety, I wanted to find a way to continue to share some of the music that gives me comfort.” He includes such pieces as the Sarabande from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 3 and Dvorak’s “Going Home.”

Vienna State Opera
Vienna State Opera is now free streaming its archives that hold one brilliant opera treasure after another.

For the Music Enthusiast
Prefer to make your own music? For the first time, you can download free Moog and Korg synth apps to your smart phone or tablet! Let’s make some music.