Nothing can stop the musicians of the Colorado Symphony from playing — and charming the pants off Denver (which is totally acceptable when we're shut in and can Porky Pig it as much as we like).
The nonprofit orchestra had already released a moving online rendition of Ludwig Van Beethoven's "Ode to Joy." Now four of its horn players — Michael Thornton, Carolyn Kunicki, Kolio Plachkov and Matthew Eckenhoff — have joined forces (from an appropriate distance) to play a hilarious, and dare we say "horny," version of "Don't Stand So Close to Me," by the Police.
The message is on point: Indeed, don't stand so close to each other. But do watch this. It's incredibly comforting.
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The two online performances — "Ode to Joy" and "Don't Stand So Close to Me" — are both branded under the hashtag #PlayOn. That raises a question: What song will be next?
Will it be more pop fodder? Something joyful? Something morose?
Whatever the musicians choose to play, these videos are some of the most anxiety-reducing things being made right now, and we can't wait for the next one.
There is another one coming, right?