The virtual performances give these hard working medical professionals a chance to express themselves through classical music.
Medical orchestras are not a new phenomenon. Masko says that the concept has exploded over the last couple decades, but that the sphere’s fast growth had led to fragmentation and that few ensembles knew about each other or were in close contact. That’s changed now with everyone forced online.
“Medical musicians around the country are discovering each other and many are reconnecting with old friends,” Masko says. “We’ve had that happen through our ensemble already.”