While museums around the world are shuttered due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Apollo’s usual weekly pick of exhibition openings will be replaced by a selection of digital initiatives providing virtual access to art and culture.
The Berlin Philharmonic launched its Digital Concert Hall back in 2008, so there is plenty of material available to watch on your computers, TVs, tablets or phones, all now accessible via a free 30-day subscription. There is an extensive archive of filmed concerts stretching back six decades which can be browsed by categories: from composer to conductor, from musical epoch to performance season. There are also documentaries and interviews with members of the orchestra and others who have performed at the Philharmonie, and even a handful of recent concerts put together as part of this year’s Easter@Philharmonie Festival, in which archival footage is presented alongside new recordings of orchestra members playing in the empty concert hall (while standing or sitting apart at a safe distance). Find out more from the Berlin Philharmonic Digital Concert Hall’s website.
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