On Saturday night the Houston symphony played and livestreamed Mozart’s Prague Symphony under guest conductor Kensho Watanabe.
The musicians were masked and distanced, everyone having had a covid test on Tuesday.
Principal cello Brinton Smith thinks this was the first performance of a full symphony in North America since March.
A small group of masked, socially distanced guests was admitted. Smith says: ‘I’m so proud of everybody who made this possible, proving that there is a third way between being reckless and simply going into hibernation.’