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Rolex's "Perpetual Music" Concerts Support Musicians During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Rolex Testimonee Sonya Yoncheva
Rolex Testimonne and Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva (Image: Rolex)
By Annie Darling
By Annie Darling
September 21, 2020
The music concerts in Italy, Germany and France can be streamed via medici.tv until the end of October

The pandemic’s severe impact on cultural life has raised urgent debate about how to protect one of the world’s most high-profile industries. In a bid to help, Rolex is launching an exciting new initiative to support musicians and singers affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Three concerts, which the watchmaker has dubbed "Perpetual Music", will be held in Italy, Germany and France, from August 21 to September 3.

Over 100 artists whose work and lives have been adversely affected over the past several months will participate in what is the latest in a series of initiatives that Rolex has spearheaded as part of its long-standing commitment to the world of music.

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Rolex Testimonee Juan Diego Flórez
Rolex Testimonee and Peruvian opera singer Juan Diego Flórez (Photo: Courtesy of Rolex)
Rolex Testimonee and Mexican tenor Rolando Villazón
Rolex Testimonee and Mexican tenor Rolando Villazón

During these difficult times, when musicians have suffered both the loss of audience and income, our aim is to provide them the opportunity to perform with renowned artists at prestigious venues with the finest acoustics

—Arnaud Boetsch, Rolex director of communication and image

Rolex Testimonees Juan Diego Flórez, Rolando Villazón and Sonya Yoncheva, all of whom have supported this exciting project from the start, will also perform and show their support for the arts.

French violinist Renaud Capuçon will join the proceedings in Paris, and also participated in organising this initiative. 

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Rolex predicts that these three concerts will reach hundreds of thousands of people in over 180 countries through a free streaming service that will be available on the medici.tv platform until the end of October.

“During these difficult times, when musicians have suffered both the loss of audience and income, our aim is to provide them the opportunity to perform with renowned artists at prestigious venues with the finest acoustics,” says Arnaud Boetsch, Rolex director of communication and image. “Significantly, this gift of time and exposure is in keeping with the company’s pursuit of excellence and its long-term commitment to foster the work of those who aim to reach the pinnacle of their profession.”

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