LOOKING AT THE FUTURE WORLD WITH COVID-19

The lucky “window opportunity” timewise which we enjoyed during our Animato Chamber Orchestra Tour 2021 allowed us to profit from the low level Covid-19 infection rate in the visited countries and made it possible to give five public concerts as planed with relative few restrictions until to just after the termination of our Animato Tour in Berlin by end of October 2021.

The following rocket-like increase of the Covid-19 infection rate in November 2021 prompting already a number of partial lockdowns in the visited countries had already a negative effect on the public classical concert season 2021/22.

In addition, the appearance of a mutated and more dangerous virus (omicron) and the still not sufficient vaccination degree of most European countries let expect that the Covid pandemic will stay with us for a non-foreseeable future still.

We have drawn from our positive experience with our first Animato Chamber Orchestra Tour two tentative conclusions assuming the continuation of a Covid pandemic still active at the time when we would like to start a new Animato Orchestra activity model:

– The model of an Animato Chamber Orchestra Tour has stood its test and provides apart from the experience already gained in a Covid pandemic a lower exposure to negative impact from a still existing pandemic compared to a much larger romantic orchestra of 90+ orchestra members.

– In view of the different degree of infections/vaccination existing in different European countries and regions we might concentrate our geographical range of the tour to one or two countries with which we have already gained know-how, have contacts and partners as well performance experience in their classical concert halls. For the time being these countries would be Austria which will further simplify and in doing so reduce the risk exposure of being hit by Covid infection which might not only lead to a cancellation of a concert but stop the whole ongoing Animato Tour as well.