Locked-down in Long Beach? No problem!

Photo courtesy: Long Beach Block x Block

Do you wonder how artists are satisfying their creative urges during the pandemic? Being naturally resourceful with creative minds, they’re relying on themselves to create opportunities for artistic expression. A number of Pacific Symphony musicians have turned to socially distanced al fresco chamber music and remotely recorded video projects. A group of Symphony musicians who are neighbors living in Long Beach started performing chamber music outside at each other’s houses, calling themselves Long Beach Block x Block. Pacific Symphony’s Dennis Kim masterminded a number of video projects including a mosaic video he calls “Concertmasters Coast-to-Coast” involving six concertmasters from across the country.

Writer Pete Lefevre speaks with all of them on the trials and tribulations of living an artist’s life in the times of coronavirus. Read his Voice of OC article here!

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