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Phoenix symphony, opera and chorale are keeping the music alive during COVID. Here's how

The Arizona Republic

Nicole Ludden

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While many people are isolating themselves to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, performing arts groups throughout metro Phoenix have had to leave concerts unperformed, sheets of music unsung and instruments unplayed.

As choirs, symphonies and orchestras have canceled performances and events due to the spread of COVID-19, the grandiose venues where they normally would showcase their year's work now sit eerily silent.

Not only have classical music groups taken a financial hit from lost ticket sales, but they're grappling with a difficult reality: They don't know when they'll be able to perform together again.

But fine arts groups throughout the Valley are finding ways to share their music from the safety of home. Here's how the Phoenix Symphony, Arizona Opera and Phoenix Chorale are coping and staying connected with their audiences