Beethoven’s anthem could be heard across the two provinces
Many musicians in Drenthe and Groningen participated in an effort initiated by musicians in Germany to play Ode to Joy on Sunday evening. As reported by RTV Drenthe.
Musicians broke the silence of the past few days in several places on Sunday evening. At 18:00 windows were opened, balconies turned into stages, and gardens into festival grounds as hundreds of musicians all started playing Ode to Joy at the same time.
Via social media, musicians called each other to participate in the initiative, which started in Germany. “How quiet it is around us. No concerts, no performances, no music lessons. The current situation has brought society to a complete standstill,” the call said. “Play our beautiful music and prove that we are all there!”