Germans are giving concerts in swimming pools

Germans are giving concerts in swimming pools

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norman lebrecht

July 23, 2020

The town of Ammerbuch, near Tübingen, has emptied an outdoor swimming pool and reconditioned it as a distanced concert venue.

Cellist Jürgen Gerlinger gave the first recital. There are plans for more. Full report here.

photo (c)Christoph Schmidt / dpa

Comments

  • Corona Times says:

    They’re giving a concert, distanced, in an empty swimming pool but *famous* singers can gather in rehearsals and on stage like nothing is going on in the world? I’m confused …

  • Byrwec Ellison says:

    Brings back fond memories of Long Beach Opera “staging” Ricky Ian Gordon’s “Orpheus & Euridice” on the water in an Olympic-sized swimming pool.

    https://www.longbeachopera.org/gallery/repertoire/2008_Orpheus_and_Euridice/179

  • Herbie G says:

    Nothing new about this. By the sound of them, virtually all Russian recordings made during the 50s and 60s were made in gargantuan municipal swimming pools!

  • Dennis says:

    The entire world is stark raving mad.

    Do humanity a favor and just flood the pool.

  • buxtehude says:

    Swimming pools should be for swimming. especially excellent ones like that pictured.

  • VIolinaccordion says:

    I can’t breathe

  • Alan Abrams says:

    An ideal venue for Tchaikovsky’s 3rd —
    The “Poolish” Symphony.

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