Museums, Shows and Serenity – at Home

Distrauct woman holding onto child - in the opera "Il Trovatore"

A number of museums and art institutions are currently offering ways to stay engaged, centered and cultured – from home.

Here are just a few options:

Seattle Symphony

“As our community comes together in this time of crisis, the Seattle Symphony will continue sharing performances that provide strength, comfort and joy. The musicians of the Seattle Symphony have generously volunteered to share free broadcasts with everyone during this time of uncertainty. All broadcasts can be streamed through the Symphony’s social media channels on YouTube and Facebook.”

Seattle Symphony Musicians
Brahms Piano Concerto, Carl Nielsen, SSO, Seattle Symphony, Thomas Dausgaard
Nielsen & Brahms Piano Concerto

 

Metropolitan Opera

The Metropolitan Opera offers a series of free opera streams.

Distrauct woman holding onto child - in the opera "Il Trovatore"
Anita Rachvelishvili as Azucena in Il Trovatore/ Image courtesy of the Met Opera NYC

 

Berlin Philharmonic

“The Philharmonie Berlin is closed until 19 April to help contain the coronavirus. But the orchestra will continue to play for you – in the Digital Concert Hall. The Berliner Philharmoniker invite you to visit their virtual concert hall free of charge. ‘We hope that through this initiative we can give pleasure to as many people as possible with our music. We already miss our public very much and hope that in this way we can remain in contact with our audience at least virtually,’ says Olaf Maninger, principal cellist and chair of the orchestra’s media board.”

Laptops, Tablets, Phones show the Berlin Philharmonic musicians

92nd Street Y

The 92nd Street Y offers some exciting online programs – including tonight’s show featuring Fleur Barron, mezzo-soprano, and Myra Huang, piano, performing songs by Gustav Mahler.

(Wed, Mar 18 from 7:30 – 9:30pm EDT)

Woman smiling at camera (Mezzo Soprano, Fleur Barron)
Fleur Barron

 

Museums

The hashtags #Museumathome & #MuseumFromHome bring you wonderful art:

And ways of exploring art: There are a number of tours you can take.

For instance, The Frick offers virtual web tours.

You can also:

 

“12 famous museums offer virtual tours you can take on your couch”.

– Or choose from the Google Arts & Culture’s 2,500 Museums to virtually attend!

And if you just need a moment of calm: