May 1, 2020
Conductor Simon Rattle (Berlin Philharmonic) said that “If we are all… going to be get used to living more separately for a while, we are going to need music more than ever.”
Music creates a sense of belonging and participation. “People listen to music to regulate their mood, to achieve self-awareness, and as an expression of personal and collective identity and social relatedness.” Communal listening and communal singing are re-born during this pandemic and are pulling communities together. People in Spain have been filmed acting out with music, creating duos across apartment buildings. In Italy, citizens have been playing instruments and singing from their balconies during their lock down.
- Music for Hope – Invited by the city and cathedral Duomo of Milan, Andrea Bocelli offered an Easter night concert called “Music for Hope” – it was live streamed throughout the world.
- The Philadelphia Orchestra offers multiple ways to listen to its performances and recitals/master classes/panel discussions through their orchestra website. Listen to the Orchestra play Beethoven’s Symphonies 5 & 6.
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