Coronavirus Covid 19 is upending everything including the concert schedules. The Philadelphia orchestra got the directive they could not fill their concert hall for yesterday's concert. They decided to stream it live without audience. It streamed via Facebook Live. The concert was Beethoven Nos. 5 and 6. It was a "white heat concert" and thrilling. Certainly one of the best, if not the best No. 5 I ever heard. The picture and sound were superb. There was wonderful imaging and perspective of the audio, with the effect of the brass coming from the back over the strings. \n\nI have paid for my "ticket" on the honor system. I felt this was important as this crisis in my estimation will do great damage to our Orchestras' finances which are permanently on a "banana peel."\n\nThe concert has been put up on line this evening for viewing by anyone.\n\nThe Minnesota Orchestra also performed in Orchestra Hall tonight without an audience. It was broadcast by MPR which broadcasts all their concerts. However the quality is nowhere near other sites and there is only audio, no picture.\n\nI think all concerts are going to be cancelled for a while as artists are not going to put themselves at risk globe trotting to the time being I suspect.