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Picasso, pirouettes and music

Updated: Jun 28, 2020

From the Museu Picasso in amazing Barcelona, Spain – with soothing music, this immersive video tour explores the galleries as if you were strolling through them yourself. Picasso lived in Barcelona on and off and unlike many great artists for whom museums and tributes often don’t pop up until long after they’re gone, he saw the museum open during his later years. He donated over 900 of his works to the collection before his death.

Art museum visitors looking at paintings and photos in frames

The Dropkick Murphys followed up on their St. Patrick’s Day jam session with another great show from their hometown Boston – this one from Fenway Park on May 29. Bruce Springsteen joined in remotely for a few songs (at 1hr 56 min in) at the Streaming Outta Fenway” charity fundraiser. It was the first time a full concert has been played in an empty stadium. One perk: watching from home, everyone has the best seat in the house, literally.

Empty sports stadium seats

The San Francisco Ballet is highlighting favorite past performances, with a different innovative show posted every Friday at 3pm EDT. Their stage may be dark, but their history will always be up in lights. When founded in 1933, it was the first professional ballet company in the U.S. and staged the first full version of “The Nutcracker” in 1944 on Christmas Eve. Let’s hope the holiday tradition they started won’t have to be virtual this year!

Line of ballet dancers wearing ballet shoes doing pointe technique

The Boston Symphony Orchestra shares dozens of recorded performances from the over 250 concerts the BSO typically performs annually. With so many of America's more than 1,200 orchestras impacted by COVID-19, listening from home is the next best thing - and snacking doesn't have to wait until intermission...

Empty stage filled with orchestra chairs and sheet music on pedestals

Looking for a unique way to honor your graduates? Watch the star-studded party on YouTube’s livestream “Dear Class of 2020 that livestreamed on June 6. The “who’s who” featured Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Bill and Melinda Gates with speeches by former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and Lady Gaga. Lizzo, Camila Cabello, Korean pop band BTS and many more made sure these especially resilient grads got a memorable sendoff.

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