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Neither big nor small, music ensembles struggle in a pandemic

Liz Player, founder of the Harlem Chamber Players ensemble: "I was hoping we would be able to somehow put together a relief fund. But we just don't have enough resources for that."

WHEN concert halls began shuttering in March, classical musicians were hit hard and quick. Huge opera companies furloughed orchestras and choruses; tiny groups like string quartets were threatened with collapse.

But what of the ensembles between big and small? Such groups have a modest...

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