Performance shows the music will #PlayOn.

The Colorado Symphony had to cancel upcoming performances due to the coronavirus outbreak, including a big celebration planned to celebrate the 250th birthday of one Ludwig Van Beethoven. But, that didn't stop the Colorado Symphony from putting on a show.

Almost 50 members of the orchestra recorded their parts of Beethoven’s "Ode to Joy" at home, then the parts were all mixed together to create an ensemble performance of the piece from Beethoven’s "Symphony No. 9." The result was a very beautiful rendition of the well-loved piece. Despite not being able to be in the concert hall, the music still played—and it was beautiful.

The touching compilation was shared on the Colorado Symphony YouTube channel and so far, the video has gotten over 100,000 views since it was posted on March 23. People truly love the performance and have shared rave reviews online. As they say, the piece is an ode to humanity and was done as a small way to show that the community is standing together, despite being physically separated.

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is an ode to humanity, to peace over desperation, to universal kinship and, of course, to joy.

We hope that this small tribute stands as a reminder that community is powerful and together, despite the anxiety and separation, we will come back stronger than before.


Take a look at the video below:

The Colorado Symphony shared another video recently, featuring the horn section playing "All By Myself", showing that they plan to keep these digital performers going. We love the music and appreciate the work and time put into making these awesome videos.

It certainly sounds like all these musicians are using this extra time at home to play and to stay connected to each other through their music. It's a very touching way to show solidarity and hope, and a dedication to working through whatever may come. 

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