Playing with a New Audience

I love this picture. I read about this on Axios this morning. I might have to watch and listen this morning.

In Barcelona, Spain, this string quartet is rehearsing at the Gran Teatre del Liceu for the first concert since the lockdown.

  • Instead of people, the UceLi Quartet played Giacomo Puccini’s I Crisantemi (Chrysanthemums) for 2,292 plants.
  • The concert also livestreamed for humans to watch, AP reports.

Spanish artist Eugenio Ampudia said he was inspired by nature during the pandemic: “I heard many more birds singing. And the plants in my garden and outside growing faster. And, without a doubt, I thought that maybe I could now relate in a much intimate way with people and nature.”

  • At the end of the eight-minute concert, the sound of leaves and branches blowing in the wind resonated throughout the opera house like applause.