link roundup

Link roundup is a weekly list of fun, weird, and just plain interesting things that you might not have seen before, from all corners of the classical music internet.

Violins lined up in order of size, from smallest to largest
Westminster Suzuki Violins for The Patch

This week, in our roundup of the best stories from around the classical music internet, tiny violins! Plus a concert for potted plants, an illustrated adventure for kids, and the Boston Typewriter Orchestra. 

Pianist Lara Downs performs from home
NPR Music

Unsurprisingly, classical music content from around the web took on an extra dose of gravity this week. Here are a few of those posts, like a professor's viral musicology lecture, the #TakeTwoKnees challenge, and thoughts on how artists can respond to injustice.

You can't make this up. Anyway, it's been A Week -- who else needs some fun music news this Friday? 

Screenshot of video of Nicolas Baldeyrou playing Françaix's Clarinet Concerto
Nicolas Baldeyrou

Music students reimagine classical favorites for remote performances, scientists create a really, really, really loud sound, and a clarinetist enlists a little help from... himself. 

With concert halls closed and tours cancelled everywhere, what is a musician to do? For many, the answer is to continue to provide comfort and hope in any way they can. There are a ton of performances happening on porches, balconies, and in online spaces these days -- here are a few we love.