Gustav Mahler

Virtual Beethoven's Ninth

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
7:00 - 10:00 pm. Specific arrival times for instrument groups TBA.
Where: Elley-Long Music Center, Colchester, VT (See map)


Please see below for important details about participation and registration. All participants must register.

We are looking to do a virtual Beethoven 9 performance this year. It will only be a short segment and conductor Daniel Bruce will select a short (approximately 5 minutes or less) excerpt from the 4th movement focusing on the Ode to Joy sections. The idea is that we will bring in the orchestra in separate groups to Elley-Long and have LCATV do video/audio recordings. The recordings will then be sent to an audio engineer to put together the final product with the goal of broadcasting on New Year's day.

Musicians will be spread out on the floor (not the stage) and will be appropriately distanced, one to a stand. Strings will wear masks at all times. Winds/brass will utilize bell coverings and will pull up their mask when not playing.

Elley-Long has strict protocols to which we will adhere and we will also conduct temperature checks and symptom screening on site. This of course will also rely on everyone's appropriate participation: if you have been exposed, are symptomatic, or have any other risks identified in the Elley-Long protocol, you simply cannot participate.

This will be an orchestra-only event. There is no safe way to include chorus or vocal soloists.

All qualified string players are welcome. Winds/brass selection will be based on known ability and past participation in GMMF events.