NY Philharmonic is back, pandemic-style -- playing in the streets

New York (AFP) – Its fall season has been cancelled and its concert hall closed indefinitely, so New York’s Philharmonic is taking it to the streets.One of America’s oldest musical institutions, the famed symphony orchestra is playing outdoor pop-up shows, getting creative during the coronavirus pandemic that has kept concert halls closed and New Yorkers starved for live music.Each weekend, small ensembles play at surprise locations throughout the city, wearing T-shirts and masks in front of a pickup truck dubbed the “bandwagon.”Sometimes musicians get rained on or people just walk on by — bu…

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