Czech Phil splits in half to limit quarantine riskmain
The Czech Philharmonic has taken the unusual step of dividing into separate, no-contact groups as Covid cases spike across the country.
We decided to take precautions and divide the orchestra into two halves which will not be able to meet. This will prevent the whole orchestra going into quarantine should that be necessary. We thus had to change the programme of the Opening Concert. More: https://t.co/bDRNYyHhKA pic.twitter.com/bO57ZSzOpJ
— Czech Philharmonic (@CzechPhil) September 16, 2020
The orchestra’s opening concerts are dedicated to former chief conductor Vaclav Neumann, whose centenary falls on 29 September.