For Are We Europe: Sounds of Solidarity

Every Easter, Bach's St. Matthew Passion becomes the main occupation for classical musicians across the Netherlands. The monumental oratorio that immortalizes the last days of Jesus features in hundreds of concerts across the country.

But in March, it became clear there would be no Passion concerts this year, and no work for classical musicians. "I found it unsettling to suddenly be without a job, not knowing when I’ll be able to play concerts again," said Eva Traa, a Dutch violinist based in Amsterdam…

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