The Philharmonic played at the Shed this week after not playing indoors for 400 days. You had to be vaccinated. When we entered, we showed our card, an ID and had temperature checks with masks on, and we were good to go. It was seamless.
Chairs were spaciously placed away from each other. Fred and I had two chairs together, separated from other small groups. The show was only 50 minutes long. The group of musicians was smaller than normal.
The conductor was Esa-Pekka Salonen. It was a serious performance without a lot of fanfare. Yet sitting there, hearing live music brought my senses to life.