Virtual Concerts while Social Distancing!

Just like that, our lives have changed because of COVID-19.

Governments across the globe urge their citizens to enact social distancing. We must follow these warnings and do our best to stay at home to prevent the spread of the virus.

Social distancing effects all of us both economically and emotionally. But, thanks to many artists and organizations, we can enjoy some virtual concerts during this time and feel better!

Artists use social media to reach out to their fans with virtual concerts

With hashtags like #togetherathome and #instaband, artists like Coldplay, John Legend,  and Keith Urban with lovely Nicole Kidman as his backup vocalist have already made our social distancing days more fun. And, it looks like many more artists are joining the trend and offering virtual concerts from their homes to ours. 

The connection between Music and Mood

When we listen to music, we usually find ourselves moving, singing, or dancing. We exercise with music. All these movements help release endorphins and serotonin in the brain, and we feel better and more positive right after, which is what we need during these difficult times.
 
 
Social Distancing and Dancing
Jukeboxy Music
 
So, let’s enjoy these free concerts in the next couple of days in the comfort of our homes and in our pajamas, or we can pretend like we are going to a concert and dress up, too! 
 
Wishing everyone better days ahead. 
Stay safe and healthy! 

List of Virtual Concerts 

March 19

CLASSICAL

Metropolitan Opera: Verdi’s Il Trovatore
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Met Opera

Vienna State Opera: Falstaff
Times: 1 and 3 p.m. ET
Link: Wiener Staatsoper

Malmö Symphony Orchestra with Robert Trevino
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Link: Malmö Live

Nadia Sirota’s Living Music: Timo Andres, Nathalie Joachim, Gabriel Cabezas
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook Live

Piano Cleveland: Yaron Kohlberg and Natsumi Shibagaki and Irwin Shung
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Piano Cleveland

Eldbjørg Hemsing
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

R&B/SOUL

Dalex
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

HIP-HOP

Common
Time: 5:30 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

POP

Niall Horan
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

ROCK

Pedro the Lion
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: Twitch

Waxahatchee & Kevin Morby
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Eric Slick
Time: 4:11 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Low Cut Connie
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Marc Broussard
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

FOLK

Indigo Girls
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Renee Goust
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

Sonia De Los Santos
Time: 10 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Bandits on the Run
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

ELECTRONIC

SOFI TUKKER
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

EXPERIMENTAL

Claire Rousay
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

March 20

URBANO

Sech
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

ELECTRONIC

Ultra Virtual Audio Festival: Major Lazer, Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix, Above & Beyond, and more
Time: 5 p.m. ET
Link: SiriusXM

FOLK

Gaelynn Lea
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

The Honey Badgers
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

HIP-HOP

Fat Tony
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

CLASSICAL

Metropolitan Opera: Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Met Opera

Beethoven Evening with German National Youth Orchestra
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Link: Digital Concert Hall

Jacksonville Symphony performs Give My Regards to Broadway
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Jacksonville Symphony’s website

Vienna State Opera: Tosca
Times: 1 and 3 p.m. ET
Link: Wiener Staatsoper

Jeremy Denk: Bach in the Greene Space
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: The Greene Space

Third Coast Percussion
Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Link: TCP YouTube

ROCK

Psychostick
Time: 5 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Ben Gibbard: Live from Home
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Links: YouTube / Facebook

Ron Gallo + Chickpee
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Mal Blum
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Crowdcast

March 21

CLASSICAL

Metropolitan Opera: Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Met Opera

Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake
Time: 1:30 p.m. ET
Link: Bavarian Staatsoper

Vienna State Opera: La cenerentola
Times: 1 and 3 p.m. ET
Link: Wiener Staatsoper

For the full list, visit NPR’s website which has a list of virtual concerts up until April 11th. 

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Source: NPR