With so many concerts, arts events and city-wide shutdowns over the past few weeks, so many artists, athletes and community figures are taking to social media to help lift spirits. The Toronto Symphony Orchestra with the help of technology came up with an ingenious way to to entertain, practice together and maintain their chops.
On March 22, the TSO entertained classical music lovers on YouTube,Twitter and Instagram with a beautiful interpretation of Aaron Copeland’s “Appalachian Spring.”
The musicians record their individual parts of “Appalachian Spring” from the comforts of self-isolation. The clips are then edited together, and the result is a beautiful symphonic experience.
Introduced as “A spring offering from the @TSOmusicians to brighten your days,” the virtual concert was initiated by Jeffrey Beecher, the TSO’s Principal Bass, who gets singled out on social media with a congratulations for the achievement.
Like all slated performances around the city, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra has cancelled all of their shows from March 16 until March 26, following directions from provincial and Toronto health officials.
The TSO’s spring-themed song bridges the distance, lifts spirits and brightens the day with hope that COVID-19 will be vanquished and daily routines can be resumed.
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