for those stuck at home...
This might be a nice way to pass the time!
(The Philharmonie is closed – so we will come to you! Redeem the voucher code BERLINPHIL by 31 March and receive free access to all concerts and films in the Digital Concert Hall.)
Also, I saw a post about the theatre, and of course it applies to our slice of the world, too...perhaps we can all consider this:
"If you have tickets to a live theatre event and shows have been cancelled due to the virus - please consider donating money to the theatre instead of asking for a refund. This is the kind of thing that kills arts organisations. Thousands of theatre professionals’ jobs are at stake."
I'm gaming, Assassin's Creed, FIFA, watching Netflix... plenty of stuff to pass the time.
Our university has a license to the Berlin Phil content. Very high quality stuff. Incredible selection.
The Bavarian State Opera will be adding free view-on-demand videos throughout the next weeks via their site:
Berlin Phil is free online now.
I'm always misunderstood! *sob*
To Anita's great suggestion for people holding tickets for events which have been cancelled, it is important to insist that if you are not going to ask for a refund tell the organization that you are not asking for a refund in order to continue to support the group during this hard time that your ticket price help pay everybody's salary including the musicians, not just the artistic director or the general manager.
I stopped at a usually crowded Chinese Buffet for lunch yeaterday and there was very few people there, the same at our local mall, and it just seems so surreal and reminiscent of an episode from the Twilight Zone.
At the same time, it's encouraging that so many people are heeding the recommendations for reducing transmission.
In an attempt to reduce the impact of the coronavirus pandemic the UK Government's latest wheeze is to enact in the next week an emergency law isolating in their own homes everyone in England aged 70 years or more (which includes yours truly). This is intended to last over a period of four months. It seems arrangements will be made to have groceries and essential medications delivered to the home imprisoned.
They worried about the Spanish Flu killing the young and fit disproportionately. Do they want a repeat of that now? Then they will insist the old work and pay them less on the grounds that they don't work as well as the young. And revoke their pensions.
Did you have a bad night Gordon? Are you suggesting they're leaving the schools open to provide Covid-19 with a rich feeding ground, so as to cull the young and work the rest of us to death?
@Xuanyuan, my point was, if they isolate the old, the death rate of the young will be the elevated one.
Young people are at less risk due to their healthier immune systems, if the old are not isolated, the death rate of the old will be higher than if the young aren’t isolated.
Yes, I know, but I was being ironic.
I’m incapable of detecting irony lol. Sorry, I’m bad at social things but still trying to improve! I don’t have many friends Irl.
British irony can be a bit convoluted! I was fooled too at first
Some of us, mea culpa, can never accommodate the way in which the written word is so different from face to face communication. If I feel that people are friendly, I write as though having a friendly conversation. I only become formal when someone demands it.
As I write, my orchestras and other ensembles in the UK have cancelled all rehearsals and forth-coming concerts (3 before middle of April) until further notice. The likelihood, from what I've heard, is that most of the programme content we have been working on for the last few weeks will be used in concerts when things get back to normal - which could well be late summer or in the Autumn (Fall).