WATCH: In Isolation, But In Unison, The Colorado Symphony Performs ‘Ode To Joy’

March 23, 2020

It's tough to perform or rehearse as a group when you're practicing social distancing. But the Colorado Symphony managed to do just that -- dropping an epic cut of their musicians performing Beethoven's "Ode To Joy" from various locations.

"Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is an ode to humanity, to peace over desperation, to universal kinship and, of course, to joy," The Colorado Symphony posted on its YouTube account. "We hope that this small tribute stands as a reminder that community is powerful and together, despite the anxiety and separation, we will come back stronger than before."

The Colorado Symphony has had to postpone all of its performances through May 11 because of the state's mandate limiting gatherings to no more than 10 people. Dates for rescheduled performances will be announced at a later date.

If the coronavirus crisis is over by the summer, the symphony plans to perform Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on July 26.

The symphony was inspired by the Rotterdam Philharmonic's own video of the Ode to Joy posted on March 20.

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