What it’s like to safely play music for 1,500 people during the coronavirus pandemic

Members of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) with an audience of 1,500 at the National Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan. || PHOTO: Tey Tat Keng

In the words of Henry David Thoreau:

My eyes welled up with tears, and the music was blurry in front of me. I have been on concert stages since I was 11 years old, but the pandemic has taken all the opportunities away. Last night in Taipei, Taiwan, the National Concert Hall was the scene of the first live, public concert for me in eight months. Joining me were six fabulous musicians from the…

Wu Han

Wu Han (吴菡) is a Taiwanese-American pianist and co-artistic director of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) and Music@Menlo.

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