Great Works by Musicians During COVID-19

COVID-19 has shaken up the music industry in unprecedented ways. Across all mediums, locations, and genres, musicians have taken to the interwebs to lift audiences across the world. Here are some notable performances, recordings, and writing put out by musicians in recent weeks. These only start to scratch the surface.

 

Live-streamed Performances

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s Songs of Comfort

Saturday Night Passover Seder featuring prominent actors, musicians, and more:

One World: Together at Home Concert by Global Citizen:

Trisha Yearwood & Garth Brooks Facebook Concert:

Recordings

#Playon: Colorado Symphony’s Ode to Joy:

Handel’s ‘Hallelujah Chorus’, from Royal Choral Society:

Amazing Grace– Virtual Choir Music Video – Life.Church Worship:

Parodies and humor help too, like Peter Hollens’ Quarantine Song:

Writing

These Adagio Days by flutist Laura Barron

New Music Box’s Pandemic Journal – How We Cope

 

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