Local Live Performances to Enjoy from Virtually Anywhere

We may not be able to hold our phone lighters above our heads as we sway in time to the beat at the Cat’s Cradle or PNC Arena, but there are still many live performances available.
by Katherine Poole

Secure the best seat in your house and enjoy live performances—just not in the venues you’re accustomed to. NC Live—a state-wide coalition of performance venues—is working to determine best practices to ensure safe reopening of facilities, so we’re all on the same page when it’s time to get out and listen again. Our local NC Live team includes: Carolina Theatre of Durham, Coastal Credit Music Park at Walnut Creek, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Durham Performing Arts Center, Koka Booth Amphitheatre, PNC Arena and Red Hat Amphitheater. Gathered here is a resource guide to visit and bookmark, so you can stay up on virtually everything.


Tune in to the symphony’s YouTube channel to experience a multitude of mo- ments and movements in their creative series: Our Home to Yours, Get to Know Our Guest Artist and Together Through Mu- sic. The symphony is also offering their music education program free of charge. ncsymphony.org


The state’s premier opera company is sharing highlights from their perfor- mance archives as well as digital interviews with artists. For these links and updates on the upcoming season, sign up to receive their newsletter. ncopera.org


The Piedmont Council of Traditional Music is offering online workshops and jam sessions for bluegrass enthusiasts. Sign up for their email list or follow on social media for updates, including how they’ll be taking this year’s Bluegrass festival part-virtual. pinecone.org


Plié along with Carolina Ballet. The company offers live Instagram barre and ballet classes for all levels along with streaming interviews with corps dancers. Every Tuesday the Ballet releases a new online performance from their archives. Past videos include Robert Weiss’ Stravin- sky Pas De Deux and selections from The Nutcracker. carolinaballet.com


Sing along with NC Theatre (NCT): See snippets from past productions of Kinky Boots, West Side Story and Annie. Or, check out Star Gazing—a fun retrospec- tive of the constellation of notables that have shone on the NCT stages over the last 35 years. nctheatre.com