Music + Dance in Times of Covid-19

June 2020

Opera houses, concert halls and companies in the performing arts film industry
have been coming up with creative initiatives since March 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!

Statements from the IMZ

We are here for our members

The IMZ is working intensively to best support its member organisations and you can reach the IMZ Team as usual – let's stay in touch!

Let's stay connected!

With performing arts films, our members bring music + dance to people’s homes – this can have a more positive, lasting impact than ever before!

Streams + VOD

Rachmaninoff: Sound of a Russian Soul – 22 Nov on Arte

Classic Arts Showcase

This film on Rachmaninoff from Peter Rosen Productions, Inc. features the tragic then uplifting story of the composer of the world’s most beautiful music.

Other Initiatives

Past Dates + Offers

Past Dates + Offers from March-May

#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.

14 days of free streams on Marquee TV


Marquee TV is offering FREE streaming for 14 days upon signing up to help support the performing arts while they are not able to have live performances.

A daily opera rendezvous on ARTE Concert


Starting on Monday, March 30th, ARTE Concert offers a daily opera rendezvous with production from opera houses all over Europe.

Arthaus Musik programs as streams at website of DOB

Arthaus Musik

True treasures and rarities for opera lovers will be streamed at the DOB website until 18 April. Take the chance and watch our legendary recordings.

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.

Be part of the #creativeeuropeathome initiative

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The European Commission is asking all Creative Europe: Culture beneficiaries to use the hashtag #creativeeuropeathome on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in posts about art + culture available to the general public.

Berlin Artists@Berlin Live


1-7 April 2020 daily at 21:00: Enjoy live music from SchwuZ Neukölln on ARTE Concert daily for a week!

Book your front row seat for the online #SpringForward20

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

As part of Creative Europe’s campaign #CreativeEuropeAtHome, Aerowaves will bring the international dance festival to your home on 24-26 April.

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.

Classical:NEXT is offering you one month free access to C:N NET


Register until 17 April using the following code: Fp2DVp4Q6P. Stay connected and network through the online community and directory, with contacts old and new.

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.

Creatives Unite: Artists & Creatives Community COVID-19 Resource Platform

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Creative FLIP is a Pilot policy project co-funded by the European Union. They want to gather in one place all initiatives/ information related to the cultural and creative sectors in the EU.

Dance Through It – Ballet Gala from the NT

Czech Television

A benefit event from National Theatre to support culture. It also highlights the mission of art and documents what life is like in difficult times.

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.

Digitale Kunsthalle presents Beethoven exhibition

Beethoven Jubiläums Gesellschaft

The digital show “BEETHOVEN. Welt.Bürger.Musik” of the Bundeskunsthalle Bonn provides a lively insight into the nature and work of Ludwig van Beethoven.

Easter@Philharmonie Festival: Episode 2

Berlin Phil Media

8 April at 20:00: The second episode of the Easter@Philharmonie Festival is coming up! This time, the focus is on the music of Gustav Mahler.

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).

Europe’s cultural and creative sectors call for EU budgetary measures

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Across Europe, almost all cultural activities have been cancelled or postponed indefinitely, millions of jobs are on the line. That's why UNIC sent this open letter to the European Parliament.

Fidelio’s yearly subscription now €50 off!

fidelio / KDV Klassik Digital Vertriebs GmbH

Stream unlimited classical music for just €99 instead of €149!

Finding Solace in Singing

Czech Television

A live broadcast from the State Opera to support pensioners in need. Starring opera singers Adam Plachetka, Pavel Černoch, Štefan Margita & many others.

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


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.

Helping With Czech Philharmonics live concert raised ~272.000€

Czech Television

The special benefit concert in support of the medical professionals persevering in their efforts to treat patients with COVID-19 can be streamed for free on Czech TV!

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

ARTE Deutschland TV

25 March - 26 April at 18:00: Daily living room concerts of violinist David Hope will be available livestreams on ARTE Concert, their Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Hope@Home – on tour!

ARTE Deutschland TV

The very successful Hope@Home concert series continues! Within the possibilities of current boundaries, the multitalented star-violinist goes “on tour”, still meeting with other musicians, but changing the settings to perform music in!

IMC starts #Culture2030Goal Campaign

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Its goal is the inclucions of culture in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. “[W]ith [...] the need to rebuild our societies tomorrow, culture should be at the heart of the response.”

International Arts Manager: 3 months for free!

International Arts Manager

There has never been a more important time for accurate, regular and reliable news. That’s why IAM is free for everyone for the next three months!

Kaiser Quartett – Corona Stresstest

Signed Media Produktion

Especially in times like these, music has to be part of people’s basic care. This is why Signed Media brings you the groovy Kaiser Quartett – this time from home and over the internet!

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!

Konserthuset Play

Konserthuset Stockholm / Stockholm Concert Hall

Stay at home, the music is brought to you: Konserthuset Play offers a great archive of top quality videos. As always: all for free, no login needed.

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 – Dmitry Masleev

The Moscow Philharmonic Society

5 April 2020, 19:00: Live without an audience from Tchaikovsky Concert Hall – Dmitry Masleev (piano) plays Fauré, Debussy, Tchaikovsky & Glinka.

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 – Lukas Geniušas / Anna Geniushene

The Moscow Philharmonic Society

6 April 2020, 19:00: Piano duet Lukas Geniušas and Anna Geniushene play Schubert, Brahms and Gavrilin.

Live on – Milyukov, Ramm & Kopachevsky

The Moscow Philharmonic Society

29 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 – 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.

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").

Live: EUROPAKONZERT from the Philharmonie Berlin

EuroArts Music International

1 May 2020 at 11:00: The Berliner Philharmoniker’s European Concert under the baton of Kirill Petrenko in chamber music formation will be broadcast live.

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.

Moment Musical with Albrecht Mayer

C Major Entertainment

Moment Musical – A series of high-quality chamber music productions at Berlin’s historic Meistersaal am Potsdamer Platz – Session Three with Albrecht Mayer.

Moscow Philharmonic resumes live streams!

The Moscow Philharmonic Society

Dear music lovers, on 7 August, the Moscow Philharmonic opens the doors of the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall and resumes live streams!

Music From Home – powered by Music Traveler

Music Traveler Productions

Many musicians are left without income. Music Traveler is building “Music From Home”, where we help musicians to monetise their digital performances.

Music sector joins together to call for EU to address current crisis

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Music is one of the first sectors hit by the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. It will also be one of the last. Liveurope calls for sustainable public support to the music industry.

New World Symphony debuts web-based series

New World Symphony

On the new series called NWS Archive+, Michael Tilson Thomas will moderate discussions with NWS Fellows, alumni and guest artists about recorded performances from NWS’ archives.

Now Europe needs culture and culture needs Europe

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

REMA’s open letter to members of the European Commission addresses the many problems of the cultural sector – the live performance sector in particular – as it is heavily hit by the crisis.

PARS Media + NAXOS present Live Concerts from Schinkel Pavillon

NAXOS Audiovisual Division

From 30 Marc until 11 May, every Friday + Monday at 20:30 a concert will be recorded and live streamed via the VOD platform takt1 and on Naxos’ Youtube channel.

Radio Orpheus collects offers from all over Russia

Russian State TV and Radio Music Centre / Orpheus Radio

During the COVID period, radio Orpheus (Russia) launched the “Classics TV” project – a unique platform accumulating classical concerts offered by various concert halls.

Read Culture Action Europe’s Joint Letter to the DG EAC

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

On behalf of European cultural networks, platforms and organisations, Culture Action Europe wrote a joint letter to the Commissioner Gabriel and Members of Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture.

Stream premium classical music for free with Idagio


As an exclusive benefit, IMZ Members get 30 days of free access to IDAGIO Premium+ and its 2 million tracks. Just send an e-mail to to request your voucher code!

The Berlin Phil Series: “An American in Berlin”

Berlin Phil Media

Our series of online concerts from the empty Philharmonie now features American music.

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.

The Music Critic with John Malkovich

Music Traveler Productions

Most evil music critiques written about some of the greatest works of music are narrated by John Malkovich, followed by the performance of the works.

The Musical Solidarity Project: Va pensiero

Riddle Films

Israeli-Italian Soprano Nofar Yacobi is inviting musicians and singers from around the world to join a performance of Verdi's “Va pensiero” from Nabucco.

UNESCO ResiliArt debate Artists and Creativity beyond Crisis

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The Arts and Culture are immensly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, as music halls, cinemas, theatres and museums are mostly closed worldwide. ResiliArt encourages artists to show that they can't stop being creative!

Watch Liebermann’s historical opera productions

Arthaus Musik

From 13-27 April, the streaming of Krzysztof Penderecki’s first opera Die Teufel von Loudun staged by legendary Rolf Liebermann will be available.

We play for Austria – Online Concert on fidelio!

fidelio / KDV Klassik Digital Vertriebs GmbH

International opera stars performed LIVE or via stream in the ORF RadioKulturhaus. Available on until 26 April.

Welcome to the Easter@Philharmonie Festival!

Berlin Phil Media

4 April 2020, 19:00: Easter@Philharmonie Festival can be attended exclusively in the Digital Concert Hall! Access is free. Join us!


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