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Philharmonic Picks – The Listen from Home Edition

Immerse, Unwind, Escape

As this pandemic continues to impact our daily lives, it doesn’t stop our need for culture and music – what we treasure about the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. During this time, we want to help you and our community to find ways engage, be inspired, and restored while practicing safe social distancing.

Below are some of our favorite picks to help you escape this current climate and temporarily quench your need for the arts.

We hope you share these ideas with friends and family and let us know if there is something we can do to better support you during this time.

Be moved by the music.

  • Be social with us. Connect with the Philharmonic on Facebook for a lineup of musician greetings, and special digital listening parties.  Details to be announced! Find us on YouTube for interviews with special guests, listening parties, and more.
  • Thanks to our partners at KCME, we’ve supersized our broadcasts, bringing you a lineup at 1:00 p.m. every Sunday.
  • Enjoy a live streaming performance by our friends down under at the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra or the Berlin Philharmonic in their digital concert hall.

Encounter an opera. 

  • Experience a world-class opera performance in your living room. The Metropolitan Opera is streaming performances nightly for free, at 7:30 p.m. EST.
  • You can also turn your living room into your personal box at the Wiener Staatsoper.
  • The Royal Opera House has announced a schedule of free broadcasts and live streams, including the upcoming Acis and Galatea, The Royal Ballet, 2010 – 3 April 2020, 7pm BST (12pm Mountain Time).

Run out of good books?

  • Scroll through 101 Best Audiobooks of All Time to find something fresh and engaging.
  • If page turning is more your style, check out Book Riot’s list of 50 Must-Read Books about Music featuring musical fiction and nonfiction works. Or find harmony in these fictional favorites suggested by The New York Times Match Book.
  • Staff suggestions:
    This is Your Brain on Music by Daniel J. Levitin
    A Life in Letters by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    The Orchestra Murders: A Cynthia Masters Mystery by Rena Fruchter

Refresh your space and your mind. 

  • Organize your space by practicing feng shui to freshen up your home energy. Click here to learn the basics.
  • Focus on your mental wellness and take a free course offered by CreativeLive.
  • Learn a new pose from Pranava Yoga, a local studio offering affordable online courses.

Other uplifting resources.

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