24 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Dutch orchestra stages online performance

From Morning Report, 8:57 am on 24 March 2020

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With countries around the world banning public gatherings in a bid to curtail the coronavirus, outings to see your favourite musicans are off the agenda for now.

More and more stars are streaming gigs for isolated fans, from John Legend and Chris Martin's piano ballads to DJ D-Nice's nine hour Club Quarantine dance party.

Those have been largely solo efforts until now. An orchestra in the Netherlands decided to stage a very unique performance, all while staying at home.

The musicians of the Rotterdam Philharmonica Orchestra used their instruments and their webcams to play the finale to Beethoven's Ninth Symphany from their bed and living rooms.