STRING QUARTET PLAYS FOR “PLANTED” AUDIENCE
Written by Brittany Styles on June 25, 2020
As a performer myself, it’s been a long 3 months of not being able to perform with my two bands, Pick6 and Nightcap. With the Coronavirus intruding on our lives, there are a lot of theatres, concert halls, and venues closed down. I think that’s why this story really gave me all the feels.
Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house had their reopening on Monday, the first performance on their stage since the Coronavirus lock down. They brought in an audience that didn’t have to worry about social distancing. Instead of people the UceLi Quartet played for 2,292 houseplants, one for each seat in the theatre. At this point, the idea of performing for houseplants sounds pretty good to me! At the end of the eight-minute concert, the sound of leaves and branches blowing in the wind resonated throughout the opera house like applause. Just, WOW!
All of the plants were donated to local healthcare workers as a thank you for their hard work during this Coronavirus pandemic! A win for everyone!