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27 April 2020, 13:18 | Updated: 27 April 2020, 14:28
The cellist’s special performance without an audience, taking place in a stunning ancient outdoor amphitheatre, is dedicated to ‘all the frontline workers around the world’.
Croatian cellist HAUSER is set to perform a special “concert without an audience” from Croatia’s iconic Pula Arena today (Monday 27 April) at 6pm BST (1pm ET).
HAUSER will take to the stunning outdoor stage – an ancient Roman amphitheatre that in more ordinary times dominates cultural life in Pula by housing 5,000-capacity concerts, operas, ballets and the annual Pula Film Festival – to give a special concert from his hometown, inviting those of us in coronavirus lockdown around the world to watch online from our homes.
The live-streamed concert, which HAUSER has called ‘Alone, Together from Arena Pula’, is dedicated to the “amazing efforts of all the frontline workers around the world” and pays tribute “to all that is good in humanity”.
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The concert will feature many of HAUSER’s most popular compositions, including from his recent debut solo album, Classic.
“At this time of unprecedented difficulty, the human spirit has shown its strength,” HAUSER, (full name Stjepan Hauser), says. “It is found in the ordinary people whose extraordinary work is saving lives, in the key workers on the frontline and in those of us who have just stayed home.
“Though we are forced apart, we have come together. We stand united while we keep our distance, and find hope in our humanity.”
HAUSER is encouraging fans to support the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund by donating here.
Croatia has seen 2,030 confirmed cases of coronavirus, with 55 deaths reported so far. Globally, the coronavirus death toll has surpassed the 200,000 mark, with over 20,000 deaths in the UK.
Watch HAUSER’s ‘Alone, Together from Arena Pula’ live from Pula’s beautiful outdoor amphitheatre at 6pm BST tonight – here in the video above, or via YouTube.