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Group Play

Stuck at home, the world’s symphonies are using technology to play, together.

Rotterdam Philharmonic plays Beethoven’s 9th

I learned later that each of the Rotterdam musicians did their bit without practice.

Toronto Symphony Orchestra plays Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring
Orquesta Sinfonica de Castilla y Leon plays Beethoven’s 9th symphony
Jerusalem Street Orchestra plays Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Students at Berklee College of Music play Love Sweet Love
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Remote Teaching

Tyler is home from school. Boston University closed its dorms for the semester and his part time internship is on indefinite hiatus so he was forced to beat a strategic retreat back home.

As his fellow students rub their weary, time-shifted eyes to tune into yet another Zoom University class, there is also this perspective from the teacher’s point of view. What is it like to teach to an empty classroom?

“Welcome back from spring break,” Abrams booms, looking out at the rows of empty rust-colored seats. “To those of you in California, to those of you where it’s 3 am, you are my heroes, thank you for coming. It’s pretty lonely here in Boston. I miss having you in class. You have no idea how weird and empty this is.”

Remote Teaching and Learning in a Time of COVID-19

We live in interesting times. I still don’t know if that’s a blessing or a curse.