Do you think COVID will wipe out large-scale orchestral performances? Responses reflected the true geographic diversity of the community. Dimitri Musafia let us know what’s happening in Cremona, a place that was once the epicenter of the outbreak. Jean Dubuisson gave a glimpse at concerts in Belgium. Paul Deck weighed in on the U.S. regional orchestral situation, while Karen Allendoerfer and others talked about the community orchestra scene. And while many commenters disagreed about the outcome, all were hopeful that orchestras can return to their former large-scale glory.The Violinist.com discussion board came alive last week when the following question was posed:
Earlier this week, I wrote about some interim performance trends we’re seeing here in California, as well as in other parts of the U.S. Clearly, these are designed to be transitional stop-gap measures, not meant beyond this season. But as the New York Philharmonic and Boston Symphony officially cancelled their entire 20/21 seasons this week, on the heels of many other orchestras who have already done so, I can’t help but wonder about the future of our orchestras. And I want to hear from you.
Please choose the answer that best fits your thinking right now, and then share your thoughts in the comments.
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