Detroit Symphony plots a path forward in wake of coronavirus

Scott Strong misses his fellow musicians. He misses the sonic splendor of Orchestra Hall. He misses the applause. Going without live music for three months, he said, has been heartbreaking.

Now, as the summer unfolds, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra horn player might get some of it back soon — in one form or another.

Strong is among the DSO musicians who have been sidelined, frustrated and creatively restless — if not completely silenced — since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. But the French horn player, who’s also part of the DSO’s Innovation Committee, is growing optimistic he’ll be back in action in the weeks ahead.

“I can’t wait to make some music with someone I can see, instead of a microphone or camera,” he said, adding with a laugh: “I will say that recording yourself alone as a classical musician is one of the most miserable experiences.”

Like music and cultural sites around the globe, Orchestra Hall — the venerated Detroit venue built a century ago during a pandemic — has been shuttered the past three months.

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