9 Performances Across the World you can Watch in your Pajamas

9 Performances Across the World you can Watch in your Pajamas
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From classical music to Broadway shows, here are nine virtual performances to binge on without leaving your bed

Sahana Iyer
March 24 , 2020
07 Min Read

With so much time on our hands due to the quarantine, you may have already scoured and watched through many (maybe even too many) shows on Netflix and Prime Video. Tired of the same comedy, horror, thriller and romance tropes? Why not try out some music concerts or even plays with the power of technology? These are nine virtual performances around the world that you can watch from the comfort of your bed.    

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Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1919, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra performs musical masterpieces all around the year at various venues. This March, they performed at Beethoven 250, a celebration for the legend who bears the festival’s moniker. You can find the finale of the same at their website. 

Berlin Philharmonic

The Berlin Philharmonic hold an impressive stock of musical numbers that are available for streaming. In fact, their website at the moment reads “The Philharmonie is closed—so we will come to you!”. You can use a special limited time code to access the performances. You can also take a virtual tour of their concert hall, all on their website.   

Vienna State Opera

Built in 1869, this opera house in Vienna, Austria is one of the leading ones in the world. Though they are not producing any new shows, they are streaming recorded performances of the past on their website every day at 5:30 and 7:30 pm IST. Every day is a different show.

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Broadway Shows

Ah, Broadway! The most revered theatre performances in the world are available on your screen at the click of a button. While you can stream some performances on Amazon, YouTube, and iTunes, you can also access all the shows on BroadwayHD. There is a fee of $8.99 USD every month, however now is the best time to make use of the one-month free trial. 

Royal Opera House: London, Globe Theatre, Donmar Warehouse

The Royal Opera House in London was established in 1946, becoming the nation’s first permanent home for theatre. The opera house is now releasing its performances on Marquee TV (don’t worry, there is a one month free trial), along with Globe Theatre (built by Shakespeare’s playing company) and Donmar Warehouse (a theatre in Covent Garden, London). You can find many more options on Marquee TV, a site for those who love arts and culture.

Metropolitan Opera: New York City

The Metropolitan Opera has a treat in store for the lovers of legendary German composer Richard Wagner. The opera house is kicking off stream season with an all-Wagner Week. The best part? The streams are absolutely free! You can check all the details on their official website.

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Instagram Lives

Celebrities have taken to their social media to lift the spirits at this time of quarantine. Many singers are using Instagram Lives as a platform to perform a virtual concert. You can tune into the instagrams of John Legend, Miley Cyrus, Declan Mckenna, Chris Martin, Keith Urban, Pink, Charlie Puth, Ben Platt and many many more to listen to their music live.

Virtual Choirs/ School Bands (RMHS Choirs, WA Madrigals Choir, SSCC Choir, BCC Choir)

Choirs have a hauntingly powerful voice as each person contributes to the final song. As schools shut down around the world, many high school choirs have kept their talents in tune (pun intended) online. The performances of Red Mountain High School Choir (RMHS Choir), Washington State University Choir (WA Madrigals Choir), Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSCC Choir) and the Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC), are available on YouTube to view and appreciate. 

The Social Distancing festival

If this sounds too specific, that’s because it is! The Social Distancing Festival was founded to showcase the work of various artists in the time of quarantine due to COVID19. The festival provides a platform for artists and viewers to come together. You can watch poetry, puppeteering, artwork, dance, music and anything else that falls under the umbrella or art. Check them out on their website.

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