Classical Movements keeps the chamber music playing—in a garden

Posted on: November 6, 2020

“Social distancing has affected every facet of life from work, to education, to entertainment,” writes Grace Arnold in Tuesday’s (11/3) Zebra (Alexandria, VA). “Classical Movements is countering that effect, introducing live classical music in a socially-distanced setting. As musicians perform underneath a pergola surrounded by lush foliage, the Secret Garden at The Rectory series is becoming the new social hub for all Alexandrians…. Classical Movements began its Covid-era live music endeavor on Saturday, June 20 of this year. While the concept of attending a live music concert might seem in the distant past or a dream of the future, Classical Movements has made it a reality…. Twenty-two outdoor programs will [occur] through December to celebrate the holiday season in a new but necessary way…. The wide range of musical genres accommodates all types of families, individuals, adults, and children. Over the course of [the] musical series, they will have engaged 112 professional musicians, of whom 45 were women and 31 musicians of color…. In order to make the experience as safe and comfortable as possible for the audience and performers, Classical Movements is limiting the number of audience members to 40 for the family programs and 45 for all other programs.”