Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Music: Classical, performed by a flash mob: Ode to Joy from Beethoven's 9th Symophony

This one blew me away!  In the public square, Placa de Sant Roc (Catalonia, Spain?) with the contrivance of total spontaneity, in front of the Bank Sabadell and building both in the architectured way the various performers enter the scene and come in at just the right moments as Beethoven woud have himself loved, can he here from where he abides now, oh, I hope so, such a wondrous artistic creation, lived before us (I mean videod, of course).  We never see the camerpersons, some close by, some distant, and the Church at the other end of the square, did that too become a perch for a camera, and the kids conducting along with maestro.  The video itself is a work of art but we are not to be too aware of it, and the massed choir singing.  The orchestra, Orquestre Simfonica de Valles!  Thank you all.

On the 130th anniversary of the founding of Banco Sabadell we wanted to pay homage to our city by means of the campaign "Som Sabadell" (We are Sabadell).  This is the flashmob taht we arranged as a final culmination with the participation of 100 people from the Vallès Symphony Orchestra, the Lieder, Amics de l"Opera and Coral Belles Arts choirs.

The video has garnered 8,727,907 viewers as of the present count today.

-- Musikos, refWrite Backpage music newspotter, analyst, columnist

Hat Tip to Ruth Heidorn

YouTube (Jan9, 2k13)

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