Last concert in Wuhan

This is the Israeli pianist Ammiel Bushakevitz performing to a packed house of 2,000 people in Wuhan’s Qintai Grand Theatre on January 9.

He tells us there were already rumours of a deadly virus in the city, but no-one took precautions, kept their distance or wore masks.

A few days later Wuhan went into total lockdown and an information blackout.

The rest is history.


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  • That was hardly the last concert in Wuhan. The local orchestra there is going to play Mendelssohn violin concerto and symphony no. 4 next week. They also have quite a few chamber concerts and recitals.

    A Chinese friend told me that of all the concert halls in major cities in China, Qintai Concert Hall in Wuhan has the best acoustics in his opinion.

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