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Bringing music to the people

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — The Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra is used to the public coming to them to see them perform music, but public health concerns have banned large gatherings and forced venues to close.

As a workaround, the orchestra is bringing music to the people, performing small concerts for residents of senior living facilities to safely listen to two of their musicians perform live music.

“The idea came from videos that we saw of people singing to each other in Italy through open windows,” said Mike Lewis, the Executive Director of the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra, “and we thought we could do something like that. Where would we find people that we can sing to them through their windows or maybe sitting outside on a porch?”

They performed at Heritage Green Assisted Living and Memory Care in Lynchburg on Friday.

They plan on doing more mini concerts for other senior living facilities throughout the Lynchburg area, if they are able to safely.

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