Right now, staying home is one of the best ways to protect your health and support your community. But that doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to your favorite hobbies.
Whether you’re a longtime art-lover or a casual fan, art and music can be a source of inspiration and comfort and can bring our community together during this time. That’s why we’re sharing tips for enjoying the arts at home – including links to live music, expansive digital art galleries, and broadcasts of classic operas, ballets, and Broadway shows.
Here are some of the highlights:
- Jazz, Opera, Strings (and More). With so many performances moving online, it’s hard to keep track. Fortunately, NPR Music is tracking all live audio and video streams from around the world. This resource is updated every day, categorized by date and genre, and includes streaming links for easy access.
- A World of Art. Explore a global art gallery at home with Google’s Arts and Culture Featuring thousands of museums – the Musée d’Orsay, the Met, the Guggenheim, The British Museum and the Palace of Versailles, to name a few – it’s a treat for art-lovers. Each piece is accompanied by historical descriptions, and you can browse freely between similar locations and styles using the Connections tool.
- The Shows Must Go On. At the beginning of April, Andrew Lloyd Webber announced a new YouTube channel that will air classic Broadway performances every Friday. They’ll only be available for 48 hours at a time, so be sure to mark your calendar.
- A Night at The Opera (at Home). Using the hashtag #OurHouseToYourHouse, the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden is airing full ballets and operas – like Peter and the Wolf and Mozart’s Così fan tutte – on its YouTube channel. It’s a rare opportunity to enjoy great performances at home. (Remember to turn on video captions for the full experience.)
- In Sarasota. We’ve always been proud of our community’s vibrant art scene, and that hasn’t changed. The Ringling Museum offers online viewing of 45,000 artworks, sculptures and historical exhibits. Educational talks are regularly posted on the Ringling’s YouTube channel. The Asolo Repertory Theater is offering online streaming of “Into the Breeches,” a live performance from March 2020. Meanwhile, fans of the Sarasota Orchestra can enjoy the sounds of past seasons online.
At The Glenridge, keeping our members healthy and safe is paramount. To learn more about our commitment to quality, compassionate healthcare, contact our team today or call 941-552-5369. Check out our other blog posts to learn more about our Sarasota senior living community and ways we’re staying busy during this time.