Around The Web

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

Performances and Livestreams

The National Arts Club: On Demand
Founded in 1898, The National Arts Club boasts more than 150 free programs to the public, including exhibitions, theatrical and musical performances, lectures, and readings. Current and archived videos are available and are updated weekly.

Christian Blackshaw: Live from Wigmore Hall
Pianist Christian Blackshaw performs live on Monday, January 25 at 2:30pm ET (7:30pm BST). This performance streams on the Wigmore Hall YouTube channel and includes works by Mozart and Schubert. Content is available for archived viewing 30 days after the livestream.

Staff Picks From Around the Web

HiHo Kids:
Kids Meet an Opera Singer

Curious kids meet–and interview–people with particular points of view.

Quarantine with The Sixteen:
Recipes for Isolation

Discover seven mouth-watering recipes recommended by members of the beloved UK-based choir.

JoAnn Falletta:

Explore an unscripted and surprising tall tale of Grammy-winning conductor, JoAnn Falletta.

Classical Music
and Animation

Enjoy examples of the relationship between classical music and animation aimed at audiences of all ages.

Selected Previous Staff Picks

Four Seasons

Discover the underlying narrative of one of the most familiar and beloved 18th century works.

Kaufman Music Center:
Bach Yard Playdates

Enjoy short interactive and exploratory episodes curated by acclaimed pianist Orli Shaham.

MET Opera:
Illustrated Synopses

Explore opera in a new way! Discover 14 cherished operas beautifully illustrated and easily digestible.

Calm Under Pressure

Explore why we choke under pressure and what we can do to avoid it. Lesson by Noa Kageyama.

The Woman Who Built
Beethoven's Pianos

Learn of the special relationship between Nannette Streicher and Ludwig van Beethoven.

Ella Fitzgerald:
Frosty the Snowman

Enjoy this animated retelling of Frosty the Snowman, sung by the incomparable Ella Fitzgerald.

Great Performances:
Fiddler on the Roof

The first documentary chronicling the blockbuster Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof.

Arts & Music

Family friendly exploration of how Art & Music go hand-in-hand through movies, crafts, and activities!

Ginger Smock:
First Lady of Jazz Violin

100 years after her birth, learn more of the incredible hidden contributions of jazz violinist Ginger Smock.

Royal Opera House:
Ballet Evolved

Through demonstrations, discover how barre work has changed considerably over the last 200 years.

Does it Swing?:
An Animated Jazz History

Enjoy this brief animation on the various musical influences that made jazz music what it is today.

Nadia Boulanger:
Meet the Master

Enjoy an interview with one of the most influential teachers of musical composition of the 20th century.

Forced Entertainment:
Table Top Shakespeare

Enjoy this audacious project retelling all 36 of Shakespeare's plays using everyday items on a table top.

Rising Tide:
The Crossroads Project

Stirring music by the Fry Street Quartet, blended with stunning visuals, marveling at the beauty of what makes life possible.

The Met Museum:
The Met Collection

Browse the Metropolitan Museum of Arts’ virtual collection of masks, musical instruments, and more!

Tate Kids:
Art and Music

From the Tate galleries, discover a recipe to create a 3D kinetic sculpture inspired by music that moves you!