Colorado Symphony Performs “Ode To Joy” Remotely [Watch]

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As musicians around the world grapple with how to keep the music going during uncertain times brought on by the spread of the novel coronavirus, the Colorado Symphony has raised the bar. As four-piece rock bands meet up for remote live streams, and songwriters debut new music from their living rooms, 49 members of the Colorado Symphony logged into Skype to perform Ludwig Van Beethoven‘s “Ode To Joy” from Symphony No. 9. While the video appears to show all of the members playing simultaneously, each musician actually recorded his or her own part separately to send off for post-production mixing. 

WATCH: The Colorado Symphony plays Beethoven’s ‘Ode To Joy’ from home

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If you’ve ever tried to have a jam session over video chat, you’ll need to step up your game after what the Colorado Symphony just made. “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,” the symphony orchestra wrote in the video description.

Try Not to Cry: Colorado Symphony Performs "Ode to Joy" Via Webcam


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Just last week, the Colorado Symphony announced that it would be postponing concerts in the months ahead in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. But today, March 23, the symphony released an online video with 49 of its musicians playing "Ode to Joy" from Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. The video is a testament to the importance of social distancing — and also the power of music.The orchestra's members recorded their parts separately, and they were mixed in post-production to create the sound of a full orchestra playing at once. The effect is stunning.

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Yes, everything is canceled right now. And that sucks. But the Colorado Symphony is making the best of it. Do yourself a favor today and watch horn players Michael Thornton, Carolyn Kunicki, Kolio Plachkov, and Matthew Eckenhoff cover “Don’t Stand So Close To Me” by the Police. Social distancing at its very finest. 


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