Posted on March 17, 2020

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Arts organizations around the world are getting creative in the ways in which they reach audiences in the wake of COVID-19 safety measures. Performances that were once scheduled to take place in theatres are now reaching audiences at every corner of the globe, through Livestreaming.

All Classical Portland is in awe of the organizations that have quickly adapted to these difficult circumstances, and continue to serve and inspire and audiences when they need it most. In this spotlight, you will find a list of some of our favorite upcoming live stream events, and we will update this spotlight on an ongoing basis. You may also refer to Classical Music Communication’s Live-streamed Concert Database and the Social Distancing Festival. If you have questions about these events, please contact the organizations directly. Thank you!

Special Events

MYS Virtual Hangouts: A weekly series on the MYS Youtube Channel hosted by Music Director Raúl Gómez, Tuesday through Friday at 4pm for the “MYS Virtual Hangout” with special guests including Johannes Moser, Nancy Ives, Kenji Bunch, Jen Arnold and more!

Opera and Vocal Music

Cappella Romana: Cappella Romana livestreamed Part 1 of the triumphant November 2016 performance at Stanford University’s Bing Hall in May 2020. This was the first time in the world that a full concert had been produced with the digital auralization of the acoustics of Hagia Sophia.

Andrea Bocelli: From the Duomo in Milan on April 12th, 2020, Andrea Bocelli presents Music for Hope available to stream worldwide on YouTube.

Metropolitan Opera: A nightly series of full-length works, available to stream online from 4:30pm PST. Streams will be watchable for free for 20 hours after the initial broadcast time. Find out more about the Met’s live streams on their website.

Solo, Chamber, and Orchestral Music

Oregon Symphony: Minute for Music. A couple of times every week, they’ll be sharing video content that was created for you, by your Oregon Symphony musicians. You may hear them play a favorite piece, they may share favorite music that perhaps you’ll enjoy as well, or it may simply be a “day in the life of…”

Amadeus Chamber Orchestra: A weekly series of live performances on YouTube. This week featuring Adam LaMotte and Janet Coleman. Wednesdays at 7pm.

BBC Symphony Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra Perform From Home During Lockdown.

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra’s Michael Bladerer and Daniel Froschauer performance of a unique rendition of a Reinhold Gliére Suite.

The Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center: A large number of previously recorded concerts from The Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center’s archives are now available to stream for free.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra: A large number of previously recorded concerts from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra are available to stream for free.

Seattle Symphony: All broadcasts can be streamed through the Symphony’s social media channels on YouTube and Facebook.


Pacific Northwest Ballet: Livestreamed rehearsals of the Pacific Northwest Ballet are available to anyone who signs up to receive the Livestream link.


Broadway Rose: Join host Dan Murphy for a weekly livestream featuring guests from past Broadway Rose productions, every Wednesday at 1pm on YouTube. Stream live and join the conversation in the comments, or catch the recording later – no ticket needed!

Living Room Concerts: A daily series of charming and personal mini-performances.