Always wanted to watch an orchestra but did not know where? Now you can watch the French Orchestra do a virtual performance, one of their best performances till date, if we may say so ourselves, from your home. Read on to know more. By Amitha Ameen

 

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The National Orchestra of France has found a way around the coronavirus pandemic. In a show of unity of epic proportions, the musicians recorded themselves playing at home alone but together online.

 

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While France and the rest of the world struggle to #flattenthecurve around the global crisis, members of the orchestra came together and performed French composer Maurice Ravel’s Bolero. Each of the performers recorded their pieces at home separately and compiled all of the clips to create one single video.

In the video, the musicians are seen playing their parts in perfect harmony and sync. The virtual performance was a shorter version of the original, which is about 15 minutes. The musicians hope to keep the world connected with their music.

“While waiting to see you again, in the delicate period we go through, the musicians of the National Orchestra of France wished, despite the distance, to play together to offer and share with everyone what they know best to do: music,” read the post on the orchestra’s official Instagram page.

But this isn’t the first, a similar kind of recording of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy was done by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring was performed by Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

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