SANTA MONICA HIGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA DEDICATES A VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE OF BEETHOVEN'S FIFTH FINALE TO ALL ESSENTIAL SERVICE PERSONNEL
June 18, 2020
High school students everywhere are facing cancelled end-of-year gatherings, graduations, and more, but the Santa Monica High School Symphony Orchestra decided to pivot and perform a portion of their international tour repertoire virtually. The students dedicated the Beethoven Fifth Symphony's triumphant finale to health care professionals and essential workers who are risking their lives to keep everyone safe.
Recreating a symphony performance without the ability to gather was a challenge the students gladly shouldered. The award-winning orchestra's students recorded their individual p...