5 performances and events to stream live (and later)

5 performances and events to stream live (and later)

We’ve rounded up a selection of concerts and events to stream this week. Have a favorite performance that we missed? Email us suggestions at allartsinfo@wliw.org.

Ben Gibbard: Live from Home

For two weeks straight, Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard played concerts from his home. And while the show has switched to a weekly format as of April 2, the musician will continue to stream an intimate acoustic set for the foreseeable future. “I know you are all freaked out right now,” Gibbard wrote in a post announcing the series. “I am, too. And while I’m proud that we’re all doing the necessary things at the moment to help flatten the curve, I know it has left us incredibly isolated.” The streams will be available on YouTube or Facebook, where you will be able to chat with fellow fans. Song requests welcomed.

WQXR’s Midday Masterpieces: Timmy Chooi

Violinist Timothy Chooi will take the digital stage to perform an hour-long concert featuring selections from “classical music’s most beloved composers.” The performance — which will be livestreamed 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. April 1 — was originally scheduled to be performed at the Greene Space in Lower Manhattan as part of “WQXR’s Midday Masterpieces.” Viewers can tune into the venue’s website, Facebook and YouTube pages to catch the concert.


Feinstein’s/54 Below is diving into its archives to stream select performances as special events on YouTube. The institution said in an announcement that they aim to “provide a moment in time and a space for our audiences to come together as a community” through their livestreams, all of which are collected under the title “#54BelowAtHome.” The live events have already featured Joe Iconis, George Salazar and Julia Mattison, among others. The lineup continues April 1 with a throwback to the opening night concert of “Melissa Errico: Funny, I’m a Woman with Children.” You can find the whole lineup here.

Dance and Stuff

BFFs Jack Ferver and Reid Bartelme — the masterminds behind the prolific podcast “Dance and Stuff” — are taking their show live March 31. While it’s unclear what the event might look like, the caption accompanying the post says they “hope you’ll join with some questions.” And if you miss the live, their podcasts feature some of the dance world’s most illustrious creatives. A recent episode of note is the duo’s coverage of how the COVID-19 outbreak has affected dancers, during which Ferver and Bartelme speak with members of the dance community from all over the world.

Boston Ballet

If “Dance and Stuff” piques your interest, you might want to continue the show with the Boston Ballet’s curated playlist of dance features and behind-the-scenes videos. While the company’s current run of “Carmen” is postponed, they have shared a host of offerings on their online portal. Selections include a peek into how dancers are staying in shape away from the barre, dress rehearsal footage of Jorma Elo’s “Carmen,” interviews about performing the company’s repertoire and dispatches from the Boston Ballet musicians. The company’s YouTube page also has a playlist full of insights into “Carmen,” Helen Pickett’s “Petal” and George Balanchine’s “Serenade.” Be sure to mark your calendars now for when performances of “Carmen” resume in August.