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Evidence and experts to help you understand today’s public health news—and what it means for tomorrow.

Mar 30, 2021

The pandemic halted all in-person performing arts in the last year: a “big hole to crawl back out of,” says Marin Alsop, music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Alsop talks with Josh Sharfstein about what’s been lost during a period of “emotional stasis,” but also how the pandemic, alongside the Black Lives Matter and Me Too movements, offer the chance for much-needed change for and modernization of the orchestral performing arts.

KEYWORDS: pandemic response; unemployment; community mental health