Nagano leads nearly 1,000 amateur and professional musicians in flash mob at Berlin mall

Posted on: May 17, 2016

“Members of the German Symphony Orchestra have been joined by more than 900 amateur musicians in a spontaneous concert at a Berlin mall, entertaining hundreds of spectators” on Monday, states an unsigned ABC/Reuters report posted Tuesday (5/17). “Led by American conductor Kent Nagano, the ‘Symphonic Mob’ performance treated passersby to works by the likes of Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner and George Bizet, winning rave applause. Germany’s Berliner Zeitung newspaper reported that about 950 amateur musicians joined 50 members of the German Symphony Orchestra, which said the event was a ‘rousing success.’ A video posted to Instagram shows a section of Verdi’s ‘Va, pensiero’ from the opera Nabucco, a popular piece with large-scale choirs and orchestras. The mall was closed for Whit Monday, which is a public holiday and a major Catholic observance in Germany. Singers as well as musicians of all ages took part, filling the ground floor of the mall, while spectator seats on upper levels were completely filled.” Several news outlets include video of the event, including

Posted May 17, 2016