Livestreams & Virtual Concerts
With venues and bars on lockdown across the city, there are plenty of things you can watch from the safety of your couch. Thanks to everyone from Sound City to Liverpool Philharmonic for sharing some musical joy during these troubled times. We’ve listed a selection of the live-streamed events and virtual concerts we’ll be getting involved with. Plus one on the guest list, no problem!
The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra stream a number of their concerts online via their social media channels.
Each Tuesday night at 7.30pm enjoy videos from contemporary artists who regularly perform at the Hall. Don’t miss The Real Thing, Irish Sea Sessions and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark introduced by the artists themselves where possible.
Thursday nights at 7.30pm and Sunday afternoons at 2.30pm showcase video from our archives of past performances by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as chamber music concerts by musicians from the Orchestra. Audiences can watch these streams at the same time with fellow music lovers around the world, and join in the conversation!
Follow their Facebook page for updates on their latest live performances and enjoy a magnificent masterpiece performed in your very own living room.
In addition to this, the team regularly post updates to their Spotify channel, whilst their Youtube account is full of past performances, and their website is updated with previously unreleased recordings every Friday.
The Museum of Liverpool was due to screen the documentary film Daughters of the Windrush to mark Windrush Day but as the museum is currently closed they have partnered with Blackburne House to co-host an online screening instead. If you’re interested in the screening of the film please register your interest on Eventbrite.
Image: Daughters of the Windrush © Hambi Haralambous
Liverpool Arab Arts Festival, the UK’s longest running annual festival of Arab arts and culture, returns in July, connecting artists and audiences from across the UK and beyond in a digital festival. Featuring artist-in-residence, Lisa Luxx; cultural and social activist, playwright, and performance poet Dayna Ash; renowned Arabist Tim Mackintosh-Smith; award-winning, Palestinian-American author, poet, translator, artist and educator, Ibtisam Barakat; an exploration of Writing the Palestinian City, and a celebration of Arab Cinema, the festival will be online, for the first time in its history, from 9-18 July. Find out more here.
They say music is good for the heart and the soul and we couldn’t agree more! That’s why Liverpool International Music Festival is introducing its LIMF Academy Living Room Sessions.
Throughout April, seven of our super talented Academy alumni performed their songs live, bringing music directly to people’s homes.
Launched on Tuesday 14 April, LIMF Academy Lockdown Collabo Series will see collaborations between two Academy artists (past and present). The artists have been challenged to make, mix and release a track using the wonderful world of the web over a 48 hour period. Keep an eye on the LIMF Academy Instagram page to follow this amazing journey of music experimentation.
Music is in our DNA in Liverpool – from celebrating our triumphs on the world stage to intimate underground acoustic sets – no matter what you’re into, music is the beat of our city’s rhythm. During this difficult time, our partners at Greenhouse have put together a series of playlists featuring our very own Liverpool International Music Festival artists. Check out their playlists on the LIMF Facebook and Twitter accounts and watch this space for news on live performances.
In April, we joined forces with Bido Lito! to do a series of livestream bedroom gigs called Friday Night Live.
The message of Guest House is simple; we want to support artists no matter where they are or what they are doing. A place where we can enjoy, discover and give back to the artists who excite us in one way or another. It costs just £4.99 of your hard-earned cash every month in order to support the artists that the fine folks at Sound City bring to you via Guest House. Visit the Sound City website to find out more.
The Baltic Triangle-based internet radio station has wasted no time in setting its hosts up to broadcast from their homes, in a period of frenzied activity. The result is a packed schedule broadcasting 6 days a week, with shows covering all kinds of genres and even more planned. Check out our interview with Melodic Distraction here or see what’s on this week here.
No matter what your musical tastes, the University of Liverpool broadcast a variety of concerts live via their website year round. Don’t worry if you miss the live broadcast, you can still view event recordings post event on their website.
The department of Music at the University have also developed an activity pack for younger children called Listen and Learn which contains activities for younger listeners who to keep them engaged during the live streams of lunchtime concerts. Previous concerts and the link to download the activity pack are available here.
Sadly the 10th and final edition of Threshold Festival won’t be taking place as planned, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of its organisers. The team hosted an e-festival on Saturday 4 April, featuring live-streamed performances, highlights from the last decade, a chat with the Threshold team and an online gallery of visual art from artists who were due to exhibit at the festival.
Did you miss this first time round? Catch the recorded event on the Threshold Facebook page.
Liverpool based Getintothis have been championing the finest new sounds since 2007 – news, opinion, reviews and a commitment to keeping it loud. Like many other organisations across the city, they are not letting coronavirus get the better of them. In fact, they are making the best of the current situation by hosting their new interactive streaming chat show – check out their Facebook page for more details.
Rolling Stone Interview: Special Edition Series
Even internationally acclaimed publishers such as Rolling Stone Magazine are finding themselves adapting during the coronavirus pandemic. As such, they have released a Special Edition Interview Series. Interviews so far include an in-depth video chat with Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters!
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