Long Beach student plays cello on porch, bringing love of music to entire neighborhood

A Long Beach high school student is bringing his love of music to his entire neighborhood by playing the cello on his porch.

Liam Vallianos-Healy, who is about to graduate from Sato Academy, took to his porch to perform a Bach Suite solo concert.

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It's part of a hashtag campaign on social media. Music students nationwide play their instruments on their porch every weeknight at 5 p.m. Pacific time. Videos of their performances have been shared on Twitter, Facebook and Instragram using the hashtag #PorchConcert.

The campaign serves as a reminder that although the community is being asked to physically distance ourselves from one another during the COVID-19 pandemic, we can still connect with one another.

"Music doesn’t lend itself easily to ‘distance,'" Band Directors Talk Shop wrote in a posting about the campaign. "Music, by nature, lends itself to connection."

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