Quarantined musicians play and sing from balconies in locked-down Italy
16 March 2020, 17:26
You can’t quarantine music – watch as Italy plays and sings from balconies in locked-down cities.
Italy is in lockdown, but that doesn’t stop the music.
Since the country was completely quarantined last week following the coronavirus outbreak, swathes of videos have gone viral across social media in which musicians, singers and music lovers share beautiful performances from their balconies.
Here are some of the best...
On Thursday night, the streets of Siena sounded like this
A lone trumpeter plays across deserted streets in Italy
Singing from the rooftops in Rome...
A guitarist in Pavia, Italy
Dopo esattamente 4 settimane di pausa forzata dalla chitarra per un piccolo incidentino alla spalla, ritorno finalmente a suonare, con grande emozione, giusto in tempo per #affacciatialle18. Ovviamente tocca a Bach ❤️ Mi raccomando #stateacasa e studiate #iostoacasa #andratuttobenePosted by Matilde Oppizzi on Saturday, 14 March 2020
Puccini from the rooftops of locked-down Florence
During Italy's quarantine, Italian tenor Maurizio Marchini wanted to do something to spread joy amid all the sadness in Florence.— Muhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) March 14, 2020
So climbed on to his balcony and serenaded the entire town.
Music for the neighbours
One sax-playing music teacher gave hope and joy to the world in a time of uncertainty...
Music teacher Alessandro Leo performs on a balcony in Italy, where more than 17,660 people have been infected by the coronavirus. Many who are in quarantined areas have tried to keep up morale by singing and eating on their balconies as a community. https://t.co/F0dSiDdlkc pic.twitter.com/lIIzIzzvjE— ABC News (@ABC) March 13, 2020
Hang in there, Italy...
Italian balcony opera house 😃#andratuttobene #joyofLife #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/EjY3gkDDKh— Hashtag #JoyofLife (@JoyHopeLife) March 14, 2020
... and thank you for the music.
Italia, ti vogliamo bene! Tutti insieme ce la faremo. Italia, te queremos! Todos juntos saldremos adelante.Posted by Íñigo Errejón on Friday, 13 March 2020