Yesterday a friend shared this beautiful piece of music. It’s a quintet for cello by Samuel Barber, entitled “Adagio for Strings.” In this version, it’s played by 278 cellists from 29 countries via Zoom. In the last movement, each player shares an image in memory of someone they’ve lost.

This is timely given the installation art on the lawn facing the White House, where COVID survivors have set up over 20,000 empty chairs to represent the 200,000 Americans who lost their lives to the virus.

Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” is a good way to remember those people.

Does anyone know if we’re doing something similar in Canada?

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