Music + Dance in Times of Covid-19

MARCH 2020

Opera houses, concert halls and companies in the performing arts film industry
are coming up with creative initiatives to get through the current health emergency.
Here, you will learn all about the latest live streams, donation campaigns and multiple activities
that bring music + dance directly to your homes and support the performing arts and cultural sector.


This page will be updated regularly to provide you with the latest news!

Free Streams + VOD

#UnitedWeStream from Berlin

Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg

Berlin clubs, RBB and ARTE team up for #UnitedWeStream and provide a daily livestream of DJ-Sets from 19:00 CET to 00:00. World-wide embedding possible;

30 days of free streams on Marquee TV

Marquee Arts

Marquee TV is offering FREE streaming for 30 days upon signing up to help support the performing arts while they are not able to have live performances.

Ballet and opera recordings from Opernhaus Zürich

Accentus Music

Accentus Music and the Opernhaus Zürich offer free streams of opera and ballet recordings by Accentus Music every weekend until June 2020.

Concert recordings from the Leipzig Gewandhaus

Accentus Music

Accentus Music and the Gewandhausorchester offer an online concert schedule consisting of Accentus productions en lieu of the cancelled concerts.

Enjoy the Wiener Symphoniker in these streams

Wiener Symphoniker

Together with takt1, the Wiener Symphoniker present some of their concerts as free streams. Christoph Waltz's production of Fidelio is available on or (outside Austria).

Free daily streams at Wiener Staatsoper

Wiener Staatsoper

Starting on 15 March 2020, Wiener Staatsoper will broadcast recordings of previous opera + ballet performances daily at 17:00 or 19:00 CET via its streaming platform.

Free Marquee TV streaming – what-to-watch list

Marquee Arts

Recommended productions: Betroffenheit, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Oscar Wilde Season, Midsummer Night's Dream, The Feeling of Going;

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra makes their GSOplay app free

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra will be available to all music lovers on GSOplay. The concerts can be enjoyed for free for anyone on the web or through this app.

Hope@Home – ARTE Concert shows daily livestream concerts of Daniel Hope

ARTE Deutschland TV

25 March - 7 April daily at 18:00: Daily living room concerts of violinist David Hope will be available livestreams on ARTE Concert, their Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Kilden Performing Arts Centre's digital concert halls are open

Kilden Performing Arts Centre

The Kilden Performing Arts Centre is closed at the time, but their digital concert halls are always open for everyone! Enjoy the music while staying safely at home!

Live on – Milyukov, Ramm & Kopachevsky

The Moscow Philharmonic Society

31 March 2020, 19:00: Pavel Milyukov (violin), Alexander Ramm (cello), & Philipp Kopachevsky (piano) play Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio, Op. 50 (In memory of a great artist);

Live on – Nikolay Lugansky (piano)

The Moscow Philharmonic Society

28 March 2020, 19:00: The program includes: Franck — Chorale No.2 in B minor; Franck — Prelude, Aria and Finale; Beethoven — Sonata for Piano No.23 in F minor ("Appassionata");

Members of the Wiener Symphoniker recorded music at home for you

Wiener Symphoniker

The Wiener Symphoniker's upcoming live events have been cancelled, but many members recorded pieces of music and uploaded them to the orchestra's Facebook page.

New World Symphony debuts a web-based series called NWS Archive+

New World Symphony

Michael Tilson Thomas will moderate discussions with NWS Fellows, alumni and guest artists about recorded performances from NWS' archives, available at

The Digital Concert Hall now free for everyone

Berlin Phil Media

The Berliner Philharmoniker invite you to visit the Digital Concert Hall free of charge for 30 days with the code BERLINPHIL.

Other Initiatives

The EC has launched the #creativeeuropeathome social media initiative

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The European Commission is asking all Creative Europe: Culture beneficiaries to use the hashtag #creativeeuropeathome on FB, Twitter and IG, when you post works of art and culture available to the general public.

Past Dates + Offers

Christoph Waltz's production of Fidelio at Theater an der Wien

VBW International

Though the premiere was cancelled, the opera was recorded last week during rehearsals and will be available on or (outside Austria) on 20 March at 19:00.

Denis Matsuev – Live without audience from Moscow

The Moscow Philharmonic Society

Moscow Philharmonic Society begins live broadcasts of concerts without an audience. 20 March 2020, 19:00: Denis Matsuev plays Tchaikovsky and jazz.

Live on – Andrey Gugnin & Boris Andrianov

The Moscow Philharmonic Society

26 March 2020, 19:00: The programme includes: Schumann – Fantastic Pieces, Rachmaninoff – Sonata for cello + piano, Piazzolla – The Big Tango.

Live on – Boris Berezovsky (piano)

The Moscow Philharmonic Society

23 March 2020, 19:00: Armchair Concerts – Live without an audience from Tchaikovsky Concert Hall; Boris Berezovsky plays Gershwin and Debussy.

Live on – Lukas Geniusas & Alexander Buzlov

The Moscow Philharmonic Society

21 March 2020, 19:00: Live from Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. Lukas Geniusas (piano) and Alexander Buzlov (cello) play Beethoven, Schubert, B.Tchaikovsky.

Live on – Moscow Soloists & Yury Bashmet

The Moscow Philharmonic Society

24 March 2020, 19:00: Armchair Concerts – Live without an audience from Tchaikovsky Concert Hall; Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra, conductor: Yury Bashmet;


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