A group of academics from Istanbul's Maltepe University Conservatory performed from their homes rather than in real life on April 15 to mark World Art Day amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Maltepe University House Band performed Sarabande by George Frideric Handel with various instruments including the piano, flutes and the violin.
Evde kaldığımız bugünlerde mesafeyi koruyalım, sanattan kopmayalım! Çünkü sanat birleştirir, iyileştirir ve güçlendirir. #DünyaSanatGünü ⠀— Maltepe Üniversitesi (@MaltepeEduTr) April 15, 2020
Maltepe Üniversitesi Ev Orkestrası gururla sunar... ⠀
Tamamını izlemek için ?? https://t.co/rzj9zETeeN pic.twitter.com/3FfBDiRMlQ
“In these days that we spend home, let’s keep our distance but not get cut off from art! Because art unites, heals and strengthens,” Maltepe University tweeted, along with a link to the performance.
The university also shared original footage of the performance on their social media accounts.
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