The new online initiative run by Melbourne musicians hopes to help sustain local artists – and their audiences – who have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
A note from the publishers of Limelight, to update our subscribers, partners, artists, venues and community on our organisation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
All proceeds from the live stream will be evenly split between the artists and Festival.
Queensland Arts Minister Leeanne Enoch has announced $8 million of funding relief to help mitigate the impact of the coronavirus on small to medium arts companies.
The arts industry is responding as the ban on mass gatherings comes into effect, with calls for the government to support the industry and its workers.
More cancellations of concerts, theatre and ballet announced due to COVID-19, with an ASO team member in isolation.
The Prime Minister has advised against “non-essential” mass gatherings of more than 500 people, effective as of Monday, which will have a massive impact on the arts.
Authorities have described the case, which saw an audience member diagnosed with the coronavirus after Saturday’s Absolute Beethoven concert, as “low risk” for other patrons and staff.
The composer and violist has withdrawn from his upcoming engagement at the Adelaide Festival after being hospitalised with the coronavirus.
Businesses might be closed and the streets empty in China’s biggest city, but the music isn’t stopping, as Shanghai Symphony Orchestra musicians share videos of performances at home with their families.
The Lady of the Camellias, to be presented by QB, has been postponed due to the Coronavirus, while MSO's Chinese New Year concert was affected by fear of the virus.