Sunday, April 2, 2017

Beethoven - 9th Symphony, "Ode to Joy" Flash Mob

Well, Flash Orchestra.  I quite like this unexpected outbreak of music in the public square.  It seems that I'm not the only one who likes this - the video has over 28 Million views (!) on Youtube, and if you click through to YouTube you'll find that the conductor left a comment there.

This was filmed sometime around May 2012 by Sabadell TV during the 130th anniversary celebration of Banco Sabadell (Spain).

What is most fun to watch in the video is the reaction of the crowd - people in the outdoor cafe standing up to see better once they catch on that something really unusual is afoot, kids climbing light poles, people immersed in the moment in a way that is quite unusual.
A miracle is when the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. A miracle is when one plus one equals a thousand.


libertyman said...

That would be fun to see!

Murphy(AZ) said...

I love it when a plan comes together!