The Cunningham Piano Company in King of Prussia has gathered musicians from all over the world to perform a virtual Mozart concert to show “the power of music in the face of adversity,” writes Celeste E. Whittaker for the Courier Post.
The company has created “The Cunningham Piano Online Ensemble,” consisting of 111 musicians and singers from 18 states and 9 countries, China included. The artist ranged in age from 9 to 72 and included members of the Philadelphia Orchestra and members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, among other notable artists.
The Mozart choral motet “Ave Verum Corpus” – meaning hail to the (one) true body – was selected by Hugh Sung, a pianist and Cunningham Piano Artist in Residence, and Rich Galassini and Tim Oliver, the company co-owners.
The majority of participants recorded their performances on their mobile devices and sent them to Sung. He then produced the final recording close to studio-level quality.
“We need this more than ever as we’re isolated from other people,” said Sung. “We need to understand all of our voices are important and when they’re blended together, something beautiful really happens.”
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