Montréal performances at home

Robyn Fadden

Robyn Fadden is a Montréal-based writer and editor who searches out city secrets, new bands, life-changing art and things to do with her perpetually active kid. Robyn has covered major events for HOUR, MUTEK, ARTINFO, CKUT 90.3FM and more.

This article was updated on May 27, 2020.

Keep the music alive by listening to some of Montréal's best artists courtesy of POP Montréal and other festival playlists. Watch the OSM and Orchestre Métropolitain in concert at home. Check out different performances, from circus to art. You might also learn a few things about dance from choreographer Sylvain Émard!

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Local sounds

Music festival POP Montréal continues to put together playlists and organize live concerts with musicians such as Martha Wainwright – follow them on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to catch the shows! Watch and listen to the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal performing some of its sold-out concerts. Relax and bask in the music of the Orchestre Métropolitain at home, including videos by conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin and orchestra musicians, and watch the orchestra in documentary Ensemble. Also discover Charlotte Cardin live from her living room on her Facebook page. Piknic Électronik Montréal moves online every Sunday for Piknic at home.

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Montréal playlists

Montréal's independent music scene is varied and abundant – and now's the time to support local artists even if you can't see them at a show. Start with our Montréal Indie 101 playlist and run from there. Check out more playlists by Montréal music festivals, including the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, Francos de Montréal, Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival, plus live sets and more from MUTEK. And Spotify itself has Montréal dialed in on its Montréal Chill playlist

Dance and performance

Known for creating high-energy outdoor dance performances with large groups of non-professional dancers, Montréal choreographer-dancer Sylvain Émard invites everyone to learn the simple steps to a new performance. Known for his Big Broadway Sing-Along, Nick Burgess takes over the Segal Centre for Performing Arts’s Facebook and Instagram every week with Broadway favourites you can sing along to! Flip Fabrique, a circus company, lets you watch two of its shows for free on its website. The Phi Centre's YouTube channel features the Poetry and Tea series, where you can hear Eliza McNitt, Jessica Brillhart and Peaches read texts on various topics. Cirque du Soleil is offering parts of its shows and other videos on its CirqueConnect platform. Les 7 Doigts have made available their Séquence 8 show online. The Festival Accès Asie moves online for its 25th edition up to May 31. And OFFTA is on from May 22 to 32 (yes, 32!); experience it online.

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Robyn Fadden

Robyn Fadden is a Montréal-based writer and editor who searches out city secrets, new bands, life-changing art and things to do with her perpetually active kid. Robyn has covered major events for HOUR, MUTEK, ARTINFO, CKUT 90.3FM and more.

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