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St. Olaf Instrumental Showcase: St. Olaf Orchestra, Norseman Band, St. Olaf Philharmonia, St. Olaf Band
November 29, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Thanks to stringent safety measures, and the extraordinary efforts of our students, faculty, and staff, St. Olaf ensembles have been able to resume rehearsing and recording music this semester. We’re pleased to highlight the work put in by our instrumental ensembles this fall in a concert highlighting recorded performances from the St. Olaf Orchestra, Norseman Band, St. Olaf Philharmonia, and St. Olaf Band.
This special performance will also feature interviews from conductors and students, and a live chat function so friends and family alike can come together and enjoy the accomplishments of the St. Olaf instrumental ensembles.
This performance recording was conducted without an audience. Stringent safety measures were followed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in adherence to current and emerging studies about aerosol transmission among musicians. String players and percussionists played six feet apart while wind players, brass players, and singers were spaced by nine feet. Performers, conductors and all involved personnel wore masks, and instruments were fitted with bell covers. Sessions lasted 30 minutes, separated by ventilation breaks of 30 minutes to allow proper air filtration. Surfaces were also sanitized.