Maestro plays concerto with his distanced Mum

Maestro plays concerto with his distanced Mum


norman lebrecht

May 08, 2020

Marcelo Lehninger, at the Grand Rapids Symphony, is missing his mother – the pianist Sônia Goulart – who has been locked for two months in her apartment in Rio de Janeiro.

So they got together, after the fashion of the times.




  • Jeffrey Biegel says:

    Marcelo, this is absolutely beautiful!!

  • Ludo says:

    Very sweet Mother’s Day tribute 🙂

  • Emer Power says:



    Wonderful in so many way!

  • Eric B says:

    Very moving…

  • Mike says:

    Some people are really starving for attention. Why otherwise parade an intimate family contact?

    • Mike: you are right, the Grand Rapids Symphony needs attention. As a matter fact, any orchestra, any cultural organization needs attention, during this delicate moment, to find ways to survive and to keep connect with its audience. As per intimate family contact, I wish I could give my mom a tight hug right now, but we are 5,289 miles apart. Thanks to technology we were able to make music together (and with the orchestra), sending a message of love to all moms. Some of them, like mine, will spend Mother’s Day alone, confined in her apartment.
      Wishing you all the best. Please stay safe and healthy.

    • Barbara says:

      What a sourpuss. My family came but had to keep their distance. great to be able to make a tribute to all Mums in this way.