In this bewildering and uncertain time, where more and more people are self-isolating, quarantined, or working from home in locked-down cities for the foreseeable future, all of us need to find different ways to exercise our minds while cooped-up indoors. Enter, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
The MSO Performing 'An Alpine Symphony' - photograph by Daniel Auslebrook
From March 16th, until further notice, the much-loved MSO has promised to 'keep the music going' by live-streaming their planned concerts via YouTube, in response to the state government's ban on large gatherings.
The MSO's exceptional performances of pieces by Bach, Rimsky-Korsakov and more, will be live-streamed on their YouTube channel on the same dates for which they were originally scheduled (see the schedule here).
Rather than overdosing on news media to the point of considering agoraphobia as a lifestyle choice, or losing our minds re-watching Frasier for four weeks straight - giving Beethoven in bed a try might just give our brains the break they need.
Joyce Yang performs Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No.2 - photograph by Daniel Auslebrook