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Live-streamed performances, resources, and activities we love from around the web, updated weekly.


Live Events This Week

Violin and Piano Recital from London
The London Symphony Orchestra presents a new "Summer Shorts" series on Friday, July 31 at 8:00am (1:00pm BST) featuring father-daughter duo Carmine Lauri, violin, and Francesca Lauri, piano. This concert premieres live on YouTube and is available for archived viewing anytime after its premiere. The musicians will perform works by Tchaikovsky, CC White, Paganini, Lili Boulanger, and more.

Met Opera Presents Verdi's Ernani
Watch a special rebroadcast of Verdi's esteemed opera Ernani on Saturday, August 1 at 7:30pm ET, available to stream for 23 hours. This 1983 performance is conducted by James Levine and stars Leona Mitchell, Luciano Pavarotti, Sherrill Milnes, and Ruggero Raimondi.

"Appalachian Spring" and More from Lincoln Center
Join the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for a concert from the archives on Sunday, August 2 at 5:00pm ET! Musicians will be performing Aaron Copland's powerful and moving "Appalachian Spring" alongside Geminiani's Sonata in C major for Cello and Continuo and Haydn's "The Dream" String Quartet. This video will be available to watch on demand for one week following the performance.

Digital Discovery: Members of Mwenso & The Shakes
Jazz singers Michael Mwenso and Vuyo Sotashe present a dazzling and intimate concert on Tuesday, August 4 at 6:00pm ET, as part of the Digital Discovery series from National Sawdust. This 30-minute program is available for archived viewing and includes both original duets and new arrangements.


Staff Picks of the Week

Marian Anderson
1962 Performance

Catch this captivating performance from 1962 along with historical details from the Kennedy Center.

Indian Classical Dance
Presented by The Met

Incredible dancers take to the stage in this digital premiere of Nrityagram: Samhāra Revisited.

Chanson Profonde
With Yo-Yo Ma

Sandra Boynton sings and animates the role of a forlorn cat, accompanied by cello and piano.

Find Out Where
Words Come From

This online etymology dictionary explains the origins of our words and how they originally sounded.


Selected Previous Staff Picks

Beethoven Rocks!
Multimedia Experience

Join the Kennedy Center in a fun exploration of the life and work of Ludwig van Beethoven.

Explore Space
With NASA at Home

Bring the universe into your home with virtual tours, family activities, podcasts, and more!

How to Understand
The Circle of Fifths

How is the Circle of Fifths used in music composition? Mark Newman uses visuals to help explain!

Tap-Dancing Noses At
The Royal Opera House

Don't miss this scene from Shostakovich's surreal and vibrant first opera, featuring tap-dancing noses.

Meet 7 of Austin's
Most Musical Cooks

Folk musicians and singer-songwriters share their stories and recipes from Austin, Texas.

The Math Behind
Van Gogh's Paintings

Natalya St. Clair shares the unexpected math behind Van Gogh's famous "Starry Night" painting.

Salsa Lessons
With Ballet Hispánico

Hop up and learn a salsa dance with Eduardo Vilaro, the director of Ballet Hispánico of New York.

Folk Music of
North Carolina

Explore a series of posts to learn how the roots of American music run deep in North Carolina.

Rite of Spring
Clap-Along Challenge

Test your rhythm skills with this Rite of Spring clap-along from the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Classical Music
For Reading

Create an atmosphere for reading in your home with Mozart, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, and more.

Radio Time Machine
Musical Exploration

A musical time machine to let you hear what played on the radio in different years and places.

Violinist Ray Chen Speaks
With Stanford Thompson

Ray Chen shares a special hour with Opening Our Ears: A Conversation with Stanford Thompson.

Daily Stretches
For Musicians

Violinists Elena Urioste & Melissa White share 10 essential, daily stretches for musicians.

Explore the Globe
With Atlas Obscura

Discover 19,800 curious places around the world, with travel tips, history, articles, and more.

Che Apalache
Performs "Latingrass"

Argentinian-American string band Che Apalache performs bluegrass with a unique twist.

Celebrating Women Composers
Presented by the BBC. In-depth BBC Radio features on women composers.