Cellist Camille Thomas performs in Paris museums for the duration of lockdown

Melissa M. Munoz

Past spring, when the to start with collection of lockdowns have been happening all-around the earth due to the coronavirus pandemic, artists all over the world — singers, drummers and even full bands — took to their balconies and rooftops to share songs in an outpouring of music and solidarity. […]

Past spring, when the to start with collection of lockdowns have been happening all-around the earth due to the coronavirus pandemic, artists all over the world — singers, drummers and even full bands — took to their balconies and rooftops to share songs in an outpouring of music and solidarity.

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Between the performers elevating our spirits was Franco Belgian cellist Camille Thomas, who performed a series of concert events on the rooftop of her apartment building in Paris, France, for her neighbors and enthusiasts on the internet. Now, as France faces a different lockdown owing to a surge in instances, Thomas is taking her COVID-19-protected performances to one more platform bereft of spectators — museums like the Palace of Versailles. 

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“I felt that the loneliness … I was emotion so lonely also without the need of the general public, without the need of the authentic sharing of the new music.”

Camille Thomas, cellist

Thomas mentioned she came up with this strategy again in March when museums have been shut and she was observing the placing photographs of iconic art venues empty of readers. “I felt that the loneliness of this image was really talking immediately to my heart because I was sensation so lonely also without the community, with no the serious sharing of the songs,” Thomas advised The Earth. “So I began to call some museums in Paris.” 

At the time, taking part in in museums was unattainable. But when lockdowns eased, Thomas was ready to produce her idea even more. “I thought it was the only way for me to keep on making splendor and sharing songs with the world,” she mentioned.

And though Thomas cannot perform for a reside audience, she has been playing her Stradivarius cello solo at some of Paris’ most striking artwork venues such as Palace of Versailles’ Queen’s Theater, Le Musée des Arts Décoratifs — which occupies the most northwestern wing of the Palais du Louvre, the Museum of Natural Record and other venues that are shut due to the fact of France’s COVID-19 lockdown.

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“We are all concentrated on health and fitness and trying to keep safe. But art is the meals of our soul, and we also need to have this to endure,” Thomas says. “So I believe it really is the role of artists to consider in other ways to build this food items for the soul and to aid humanity to go by way of this horrible period of time.”

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