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The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra on stage

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

Music can bring great comfort in times like this. The concert hall may be closed, but this live-stream library is free and open to everybody. Enjoy the orchestra performing works by Beethoven, Brahms, and others, as well as superstar guests like Paul Brandt, Renee Fleming, and more.

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Location: Online ArchiveFree
Youth Singers, music connects us now and always

Youth Singers of Calgary

If young performers can’t be at Youth Singers right now why not get your fill by watching past performances on YouTube? And since we’re all finding ourselves with more time at home, they’ve ramped up posting to bring you new videos including popular hits, unique originals, and Broadway favourites.

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Location: YouTubeFree
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Monday Night Live with Marcus Trummer

Marcus Trummer offers up some music and good vibes that can take our minds off things for a bit. Tune in weekly each and every Monday night for a live streaming concert featuring performances by Trummer and special guests. It’s sure to be a good time.

Showtime: 7:00pm
Location: Facebook LiveFree
David Morrissey playing in his living room

Isolation Point Virtual Concert Series

The Mountain View International Festival of Song and Chamber Music Society is proud to present its online performance project, the Isolation Point Virtual Concert Series. These concerts are free to watch and you can donate to a fund to help as many local musicians as possible.

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Location: YouTubeFree
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#CanadaPerforms

#CanadaPerforms is a short-term relief fund launched by Facebook Canada and the National Arts Centre to help ease the financial strain for Canadian artists and authors impacted by COVID-19. Each day sees multiple streams to check out and local artists include Ellen Doty and Mariel Buckley. Don’t miss it.

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Location: Facebook LiveFree
Live events may be on hold for now, but the arts are limitless

AC@Home

While live concerts and performances are not possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, Arts Commons strives to bring the arts to life with education resources, mentoring opportunities, playlists, and live online performances. Join them to celebrate the transformative nature of the arts digitally.

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Location: Online ArchiveFree
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Isolation Station

The Isolation Station is the Calgary Folk Festival sharing their favourite songs, videos, live sessions, festival videos, and new content with you. Believing in the power of music to bring us all together, check out these staff curated playlists featuring old and new favourites. Check it out for your listening and viewing pleasure.⁠

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Location: YouTubeFree
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The Gift of Opera

Calgary Opera has collaborated with its emerging artists and resident conductor and repetiteur Kimberley-Ann Bartczak to create a series of short videos. Featuring musical selections that bring them hope and optimism, videos are released every Tuesday and Thursday for the next few months.

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Location: Stream OnlineFree
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Honens @ Home

Things have dramatically changed in the way we live, socialize, and enjoy life. For many, music is not an option—it is essential. That’s why Honens is gathering concerts you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home. And with new content added regularly, be sure to check back for more great music.

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Location: Online ArchiveFree
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Songsmith Sundays Podcast

Hosted by Calgary country-folk singer-songwriter Justine Vandergrift, in this first episode originally taped in October 2019, hear songs and stories from Vandergrift and guest Bill Bourne. Every Sunday, tune in for a new episode while you sip a coffee or brew from the safety of your home.

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Location: Online via SoundcloudFree
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Dancing with Darkness

Local musician Bruce Petherick offers a live 30-minute piano performance  to help you relax and sleep. Special event nights have included an evening of French piano music, an evening of re-interpreting melodies from Hamilton, and a listener’s request night that included pieces from Depeche Mode, Divynls, and Pink Floyd.

Showtime: 10:30pm
Location: Facebook LiveBy Donation
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Alberta Spotlight

A weekly online concert showcase shining a light on Alberta-made music, this online series presented by a bunch of amazing partners is meant to connect Albertans across the province with music during these times of physical distancing. Performers are announced weekly, so be sure to stay tuned!

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Location: Online ArchiveTip Your Performer
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Open Mic Nights

This open mic hosted by Jacky Tang welcomes all kinds of performances—singing, poetry, or playing your favourite instruments! What are you waiting for? Head to the containR with your mask, your instruments and gear, and get ready to share your creativity… from a safe distance!

Showtime: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: containR (1020 2nd Ave. NW)Free
A musician performing at Heritage Park's Music in the Plaza

Michela Sheedy

Multi-award winning Canadian country artist Michela Sheedy is cutting a new path, blowing up the airwaves, and is a regular on stages throughout Alberta. Heritage Park’s Music in the Park tradition continues with another summer of free Wednesday night musical performances.

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Latin Music Nights

#SunnySalsaWeds are back at the containR every Wednesday night for the whole summer! Hosted by DJ Henry and Springboard Performance, you are invited to listen to tunes, bring a dancing partner from the same household, and share your creativity… from a safe distance!

Showtime: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Location: containR (1020 2nd Ave. NW)Free
A graphic for Springboard Performance's Open Mic Nights

Open Mic Nights

This open mic hosted by Jacky Tang welcomes all kinds of performances—singing, poetry, or playing your favourite instruments! What are you waiting for? Head to the containR with your mask, your instruments and gear, and get ready to share your creativity… from a safe distance!

Showtime: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: containR (1020 2nd Ave. NW)Free
A musician performing at Heritage Park's Music in the Plaza

The Rodeo Riders

With smooth harmonies and great arrangements, Calgary’s kings of western music and cowboy comedy perform the best classic cowboy and western music. Heritage Park’s Music in the Park tradition continues with another summer of free Wednesday night musical performances.

A graphic for Springboard Performance's Latin Music Nights

Latin Music Nights

#SunnySalsaWeds are back at the containR every Wednesday night for the whole summer! Hosted by DJ Henry and Springboard Performance, you are invited to listen to tunes, bring a dancing partner from the same household, and share your creativity… from a safe distance!

Showtime: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Location: containR (1020 2nd Ave. NW)Free
A graphic for Springboard Performance's Open Mic Nights

Open Mic Nights

This open mic hosted by Jacky Tang welcomes all kinds of performances—singing, poetry, or playing your favourite instruments! What are you waiting for? Head to the containR with your mask, your instruments and gear, and get ready to share your creativity… from a safe distance!

Showtime: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: containR (1020 2nd Ave. NW)Free
A musician performing at Heritage Park's Music in the Plaza

Cabot’s Crossing

Cabot’s Crossing brings a Celtic repertoire that is firmly rooted in east coast with hard driving and energetic performance sure to have you singing and dancing along. Heritage Park’s Music in the Park tradition continues with another summer of free Wednesday night musical performances.

Questions?

Contact Calgary Arts Development’s communications team at 403.264.5330 ext. 211 or by email at events@calgaryartsdevelopment.com.

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