A List Of Live Virtual Concerts To Watch During The Coronavirus Shutdown

By | May 3, 2020

Updated on May 3 11:45 a.m. ET.

This is a living document, updated every day until it’s no longer needed: LIVE LINK

As more festivals, performances and concerts are canceled due to the coronavirus shutdown, musicians of all stripes and sizes are taking to social and streaming platforms to play live for their fans.

NPR Music is compiling a list of live audio and video streams from around the world, categorized by date and genre, with links out to streaming platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Some will require registration or a subscription, but most will be free, often with digital tip jars and opportunities to directly support artists by buying music and merchandise.

Some artists are planning daily streams — like Ben Gibbard and Christine and the Queens.

If you would like a live concert to be considered for the list, please fill out this Google Form. Thanks!


May 4

CLASSICAL

The Metropolitan Opera: Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Met Opera

Virtually Gilmore: Jonathan Biss Time: 2 p.m. ET
Link: The Gilmore / YouTube

JAZZ

Jen Shyu’s Jazz Gallery Happy Hour Hang Time: 6 p.m. ET
Link: Jazz Gallery

ROCK

Pickathon Presents a Concert a Day: Israel Nash
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Twitch / Facebook

May 5

CLASSICAL

Lincoln Center at Home: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Time: 5:30 p.m. ET
Link: Lincoln Center

The Metropolitan Opera: Thomas’s Hamlet
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Met Opera

Virtually Gilmore: Igor Levit Time: 2 p.m. ET
Link: The Gilmore / YouTube

FOLK

Pickathon Presents a Concert a Day: Joan Shelley
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Twitch / Facebook

May 6

CLASSICAL

New York Virtual Opera Fest: The Reception
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

The Metropolitan Opera: Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Met Opera

LATIN

Lincoln Center at Home: M.A.K.U. SoundSystem
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: Lincoln Center

ROCK

Pickathon Presents a Concert a Day: Black Mountain
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Twitch / Facebook

May 7

CLASSICAL

The Metropolitan Opera: R. Strauss’s Capriccio
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Met Opera

New York Virtual Opera Fest: Beth Morrison Projects “Opera of the Week”
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Link: Beth Morrison Projects

Lincoln Center at Home: New York Philharmonic featuring Renée Fleming
Time: 5:30 p.m. ET
Link: Lincoln Center

Roman Rabinovich, piano
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: 92Y

New World Symphony Archive+: Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 and Feldman’s The Viola in My Life IV Time: 2 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

ROCK

Pickathon Presents a Concert a Day: Mac DeMarco
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Twitch / Facebook

Diet Cig, Mannequin Pussy, The Tuts and more
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

EXPERIMENTAL

Fire Toolz with Quicksails, Machine Girl and Woody
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Link: Twitch

May 8

CLASSICAL

Lincoln Center at Home: Reich/Reverberations
Time: 5:30 p.m. ET
Link: Lincoln Center

Carnegie Hall Fridays: Joyce DiDonato and Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Time: 10 a.m. ET
Link: Medici.TV Carnegie Hall

The Metropolitan Opera: Puccini’s La Bohème
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Met Opera

New World Symphony Fellows: Live from our Living Room Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

JAZZ

Cyrille Aimée
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook / Instagram

R&B / SOUL

Pickathon Presents a Concert a Day: Nathaniel Rateliff
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Twitch / Facebook

May 9

CLASSICAL

The Metropolitan Opera: Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Met Opera

JAZZ

DCJazzFest From Home: Melissa Aldana
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Facebook

COUNTRY / AMERICANA

Pickathon Presents a Concert a Day: Zephaniah OHora
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Twitch / Facebook

May 10

CLASSICAL

Opera Philadelphia Digital Festival: We Shall Not Be Moved
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

FOLK

Lincoln Center at Home: Celisse
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: Lincoln Center

HIP-HOP

Pickathon Presents a Concert a Day: Black Milk with Nat Turner
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Twitch / Facebook

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