WATCH: Costa Almeria orchestra offers classical musical treat to raise the spirits during coronavirus confinement

ENCOURAGEMENT: “May music not stop, even in the toughest of times”, says British OCAL director Michael Thomas. CREDIT: OCAL [email protected]

THE OCAL Almeria city orchestra is offering an online musical treat to raise the spirits during these difficult times of enforced coronavirus confinement.


The orchestra is posting videos of home performances of beautiful pieces of music on its social media platforms with the idea of making the state of alarm ordeal more bearable.
Violinist Salvador Esteve got the ball rolling on Saturday and yesterday it was the turn of OCAL director, the British-born violinist and composer Michael Thomas.
OCAL invites other musicians to follow suit and upload their videos with the hashtag #LaOCALSeQuedaEnCasa, which they will then share.
“If we are all responsible with society soon we will be able to enjoy music together”, OCAL posted on its Facebook page, adding, “The fight against Covid-19 is everyone’s job.”
Michael Thomas added his own encouragement, commenting, “May music not stop, even in the toughest of times.”

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

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