What’s streaming today? An ongoing list of arts and culture events to watch

What’s streaming today? An ongoing list of arts and culture events to watch

With many spaces moving digital, here is an ongoing list of what’s happening and when. 

[Note: All events are listed in Eastern time. Links subject to change.]

Sept. 25

ETHEL and Friends: Balcony Bar from Home
When: Sept. 25; 5 p.m.
Where: The Metropolitan Museum Facebook
Join the string quartet ETHEL for an evening of music from the Met’s Balcony Bar.

Nightly Met Opera Streams: “Tosca”
When: Sept. 25; 7:30 p.m.
Where: Met Opera website
The Metropolitan Opera continues its nightly offering of past opera performances. On Sept. 25, catch the Jan. 27, 2018, capture of Puccini’s “Tosca,” starring Sonya Yoncheva, Vittorio Grigolo and Željko Lučić. Conducted by Emmanuel Villaume.

Sept. 26

Met Stars Live in Concert
When: Sept. 26; 1 p.m.
Where: More info here
For $20 per recital, you can stream many of opera’s brightest stars in a series of 12 pay-per-view recitals set in fantastic locations around the globe. The performances will be streamed live via satellite and shot with multiple cameras. The Sept. 26 recital will feature Piotr Beczała and Sondra Radvanovsky in Barcelona.

Nightly Met Opera Streams: “Turandot”
When: Sept. 26; 7:30 p.m.
Where: Met Opera website
The Metropolitan Opera continues its nightly offering of past opera performances. On Sept. 26, catch the Oct. 12, 2019, performance of Puccini’s “Turandot,” starring Christine Goerke, Eleonora Buratto, Yusif Eyvazov and James Morris. Conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Farm Aid 2020 On the Road
When: Sept. 26; 8 p.m.
Where: Farm Aid website and YouTube channel
Farm Aid is celebrating its 35th anniversary with a three-hour-long concert event featuring more than 20 artists. Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Norah Jones, Neil Young and Dave Matthews are among the performers to be featured during the evening. The concert will also include stories from farmers across the country.

Sept. 27

Tobe Nwigwe: The Pandemic Experience
When: Sept. 27; 6 p.m.
Where: More information about tickets here
Houston-based artist and activist Tobe Nwigwe had international tours lined up for 2020 — until COVID-19 hit. Armed with the desire to reach audiences local and abroad, Nwigwe organized a livestream concert that viewers can access on any device. The goal in his music is “to make purpose popular,” as exemplified in his viral hit, “I NEED YOU TO (BREONNA TAYLOR)” that called for justice in Breonna Taylor’s murder.

Nightly Met Opera Streams: “La Bohème”
When: Sept. 27; 7:30 p.m.
Where: Met Opera website
The Metropolitan Opera continues its nightly offering of past opera performances. On Sept. 26, catch the April 5, 2008, performance of Puccini’s “La Bohème,” starring Angela Gheorghiu, Ainhoa Arteta, Ramón Vargas, Ludovic Tézier, Quinn Kelsey, Oren Gradus and Paul Plishka. Conducted by Nicola Luisotti.

Sept. 28

‘Romeo and Juliet’
When: Sept. 28; 2 p.m.
Where: Shakespeare’s Globe Youtube channel
Want to watch “Romeo and Juliet” but only have a quick 90 minutes to spare? The Globe Theatre’s “Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank” version of the play offers the perfect opportunity for students, families and busy theater lovers to brush up on this classic. Bonus: the Globe has also prepared materials to help teachers and families dive deeper into the production, which was filmed in 2019.

The play will be available to stream after its Sept. 28 premiere until February of next year.

Nightly Met Opera Streams: “Le Nozze di Figaro”
When: Sept. 28; 7:30 p.m.
Where: Met Opera website
The Metropolitan Opera continues its nightly offering of past opera performances. On Sept. 26, catch the Oct. 18, 2014, performance of Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro,” starring Amanda Majeski, Marlis Petersen, Isabel Leonard, Peter Mattei, and Ildar Abdrazakov, conducted by James Levine.

Watch Whenever

The Noël Coward Foundation’s “A Marvellous Party”
Judi Dench. Stephen Fry. Emma Thompson. Kate Burton. These are just three mega-stars appearing in the digital performance celebrating Noël Coward. The show benefits Acting for Others for viewers in the United Kingdom and the Actors Fund for those in the United States.

Royal Albert Home Series
The Royal Albert Home series delivers exclusive sessions straight from artists’ homes, archived for free on their website.

The London Symphony Orchestra: “Opening Concert”
The London Symphony Orchestra’s Always Playing series features a different full-length concert every Sunday and Thursday. On June 11, enjoy the LSO’s 2019/2020 season “Opening Concert,” featuring Emily Howard’s “Antisphere,” Colin Matthews’ Violin Concerto and Walton’s Symphony No 1.

Resistance Revival Chorus Rise Up Rally
The Resistance Revival Chorus’ weekly virtual showcase will present a special “all-message-music edition” of their program, which will be aimed at addressing the “deep wounds of racial injustice.” The evening will be co-curated by musical coordinator Nilusha Dassenaike and musical direct Abena Koomson-Davis. The evening will be hosted by rapid response director Zakiyah Ansari.

Sag Harbor American Music Festival’s “The Best Jams”
AFTEE and Sag Harbor American Music Festival present “The Best Jams,” a virtual jam session featuring local musicians that will support East End Pantries. Across the two-day jam series, musicians will include: Dante Mazzetti, Gene Casey, Hoodoo Loungers, Inda Eaton, Jake Lear, Joe Delia, Ludmilla Brazil, Mama Lee Rose, Nancy Atlas, Points East, Sara Hartman, The 2nd Hands and Winston Ire.

ALL ARTS Talks Recovery: The Wait for Justice 
A panel discusses the current state of racial injustice in the United States and the role arts and culture has played.

Moderated by Executive Director of RestorationART and the Billie Holiday Theatre and Vice President of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, Dr. Indira Etwaroo. Featuring British-born, Ghanaian playwright, radio host, international award-winning journalist and executive director of the Armah Institute for Emotional Justice, Esther Armah; associate professor of theater at Dartmouth College, former president of Black Theatre Association, award-winning writer and founder of International Summit for Black Theater, Dr. Monica White Ndounou; American poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, actor, director, singer and songwriter, Carl Hancock Rux; and WQXR Host, Artistic Advisor for The Harlem Chamber Players and board member of the Bagby Foundation and the MacDowell Colony, Terrance McKnight.

“Antigone in Fergusson”
ALL ARTS presents an encore broadcast of Theater of War Productions’ “Antigone in Fergusson,” filmed at Harlem Stage.

“Inspired by the murder of Michael Brown, it includes themes of injustice, resistance, and the value of a life,” writes Harlem Stage. “As the nation rages against yet another murder of a Black man and centuries of injustice, we must ALL insist that Black Lives Matter.”

Watch on the ALL ARTS broadcast channel. Watch anytime on ALL ARTS and Harlem Stage.

Royal Albert Home: Kaiser Chiefs
enjoy an exclusive set performed by the Kaiser Chiefs, the Indie Band known for hits such as “Oh My God,” “I Predict A Riot,” “Everyday I Love You Less and Less,” “Never Miss A Beat” and “Hole In My Soul.”

“Laughter in Lockdown”
Comedians Dave Attell, Judd Apatow, Ray Romano, Wanda Sykes, Pete Holmes, Mo Amer and more are coming together for some laughs and to raise money for comedy workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay tuned to the NY Laughs YouTube channel after the event for more videos to be added. over time.

Royal Albert Home: Imogen Heap
Enjoy an exclusive set performed by Grammy Award-winning artist Imogen Heap. For this set, fans have chosen the setlist.

The 1599 Project: “Henry V”
Irondale’s original four-hour performance “The 1599 Project” has been reimagined as a four-part series that you can stream online. Enjoy an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Henry V.” Each play featured in this series was written in 1599, a plague year in London in which theatres were forced to undergo major changes. In this series, Irondale explores parallels with the pandemic’s impact on today’s theatre community.

ALL ARTS Talks Recovery: The Artists
Join ALL ARTS for the second entry into our ALL ARTS Talks Recovery series, focused on how the art world is grappling with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Moderated by ALL ARTS artistic director Jörn Weisbrodt, this edition will focus on artists and feature ALL ARTS resident artist Taylor Mac, Paola Prestini of National Sawdust, Aszure Barton of Aszure Barton & Artists, and Du’Bois A’Keen.

“Biter”
The sixth installment in the Brick’s archival streaming series is Spencer Thomas Campbell and Ryan William Downey’s 2015 production of “Biter (Every Time I Turn Around).” Described as “a sincere slapstick gore-fest examination of personal prisons and animal urges,” this production is sure to thrill.

“You Live, You Learn”: A Night with Alanis Morissette
The cast of the Broadway musical “Jagged Little Pill” got together with Alanis Morissette for a special livestream event. Featuring performances and conversations, the evening will also see Diane Paulus, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Tom Kitt. Donations made during the steam benefit the Actors Fund.

Harlem Stage 2020 Gala
Harlem Stage held its 2020 gala on a digital stage this year. The event was hosted by award-winning actors LaChanze and Tamara Tunie, as well as award-nominated Celia Rose Gooding. The online affair featured new and archival musical performances by Nona Hendryx, Jason Moran, José James, Jason “Timbuktu” Diakité and others. Special appearances were made by Joy Reid, Bill T. Jones, Claire Danes, Hugh Dancy, Fab 5 Freddy and Tate Donovan.

“ALL ART Talks: Arts in Recovery”
A live virtual conversation between arts and culture leaders grappling with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Moderated by former president of Brooklyn Academy of Music Karen Brook Hopkins and featuring Brooklyn Museum director Anne Pasternak, Harlem Stage managing director James King, Tony Award-winning producer of “Hadestown” Dale Franzen, director of AEA Consulting and chair of the Global Cultural Districts Network Adrian Ellis, and artistic director of American Repertory Theater at Harvard University and Broadway director Diane Paulus. Available on Facebook and the ALL ARTS homepage.

Take Me To The World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration
Hosted by Raúl Esparza, “Take Me To The World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration” streamed live on Broadway.com and the Broadway.com YouTube channel on the 50th anniversary of the Broadway opening of “Company.” The event was a fundraiser for Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP). Performers included Meryl Streep, Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Mandy Patinkin, Christine Baranski, Donna Murphy, Kristin Chenoweth, Sutton Foster, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kelli O’Hara, Aaron Tveit, Maria Friedman, Iain Armitage, Katrina Lenk, Michael Cerveris, Brandon Uranowitz, Stephen Schwartz, Elizabeth Stanley, Chip Zien, Alexander Gemignani and, from the cast of Pacific Overtures at Classic Stage Company, Ann Harada, Austin Ku, Kelvin Moon Loh and Thom Sesma.

Post Malone: Nirvana Tribute
Post Malone will go grunge for a Nirvana tribute. The livestream, set to take place on YouTube, will raise money for the United Nations Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, established to support the work of the World Health Organization.

“Hal Fischer and Erin O’Toole Talk ‘Thought Pieces'”
Photographer and art critic Hal Fischer talked with San Franciso Museum of Art (SFMoMA) curator Erin O’Toole about the exhibition “Thought Pieces: 1970s Photographs by Lew Thomas, Donna-Lee Phillips and Hal Fischer.” Presented as part of SFMoMA’s “Museum from Home” programming, the conversation invites viewers to consider San Francisco from a ’70s vantage point.

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“Worldwide Concert for Our Culture: 2020 Jazz at Lincoln Center Gala”
This year’s Jazz at Lincoln Center gala went digital. The streamable event includes performances from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Baqir Abbas, Dianne Reeves, Makoto Ozone and more. Drawing together artists from around the world, the event was billed as a “first of its kind” global experience. Though the gala concert is free, the organization welcomes donations from those who are able. “Our entire ecosystem has sustained devastating losses,” Jazz at Lincoln Center stated, continuing, “but this concert is a very important way to stay alive and sustain our ability to fulfill and further our mission.”

The fifth edition of “Viral Monologues”
“The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues” series released its fifth round of plays — with Broadway royalty Tony Shalhoub, Larry Owens and Stephanie Hsu, among others. The popular project teams an actor with a writer, and within 24 hours, the duo craft a wholly original monologue. This batch of 23 writers matched with performers on April 13 at 6 p.m., and the resulting pieces began to roll-out April 14 at 6 p.m. You can watch the premieres on the organization’s IGTV or on the “24 Hour Plays” website once they are posted.

All times listed in Eastern.

Reporting contributed by Edir Coronado, Joe Harrell, Jake King, Annie Seminara, Britt Stigler and Elizabeth Svokos.