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Watch members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra come together for virtual performance

They performed sections of the suite from Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring.

They performed sections of the suite from Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring

Members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra came together, virtually, to perform for music lovers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. (cnstntnrg/YouTube)

It has been a particularly tough couple of weeks for classical musicians as the COVID-19 pandemic has forced companies like the Calgary Philharmonic and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra to temporarily lay off their orchestra, conductors and other full-time staff. 

To brighten the mood, members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra banded together on Sunday, March 22 to deliver a special performance to music lovers quarantined at home.

The TSO's principal double bass player, Jeff Beecher, helped round up a virtual orchestra to perform the final three sections of the suite from Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring. Each member played their respective parts and Beecher later edited it all together. 

Watch the moving performance below. 

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