Curbside performances by orchestral musicians in Las Cruces, New Mexico

Posted on: May 21, 2020

“A group of local musicians wants to bring their music to your neighborhood,” in Las Cruces, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas, writes Kate Bieri on Tuesday (5/19) at KVIA TV (El Paso, TX). “ ‘This has been a tough time for musicians,’ said Amalia Kelter Zeitlin, the executive director of Camerata Del Sol. ‘So many of us are employed by one of the symphonies.’ During a normal season, the Las Cruces violinist would normally be studying her repertoire for the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra. ‘For all of us who are employed by them, that could be hundreds to thousands of dollars lost,’ Kelter Zeitlini said.” Camerata Del Sol “is offering twenty-minute-long driveway and curbside performances throughout the pandemic. The group charges $50 for one musician, $120 for four musicians and $170 for a featured soloist accompanied by a quartet…. The violinist [said] she is optimistic that the country will have a much greater appreciation for the arts when the pandemic is over. ‘Music will definitely endure,’ said Kelter Zeitlin. ‘Not only that, but I feel like so much of the best music ever written was written during very difficult times.’ ”