FILE PHOTO: Musicians of the Ukrainian Radio Symphony Orchestra wear protective face masks as they take part in one of the first rehearsals after an easing of lockdown measures imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Kiev, Ukraine May 15, 2020. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
KIEV (Reuters) – The symphony orchestra of Ukrainian radio held its first concert recording for TV, radio and online platforms since coronavirus lockdown measures were partially eased in early May.
The musicians wore protective masks to match their black-tie outfits. Although two of them usually share one music stand, they had to follow social distancing rules and this affected the orchestra’s performance, art director Volodymyr Sheyko told Reuters.
“It is difficult now as they don’t feel each other’s shoulder, they don’t feel a friend’s elbow. Some connections were broken because of the distance and also because of the masks because some unconscious messages are expressed on…
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