The symphony flashmob videos: Spain and Denmark II
If you want students in a New York City public school classroom to see the wonderful Banco Sabadell flashmob performance of the fourth movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, you need a way to work around the Department of Education’s system-wide YouTube block. Fortunately, this video is now hosted on a family-friendly site called Wimp.com, which will open on school computers (click link above).
This is an informal performance by 100 musicians from the Valles Symphony Orchestra, and singers from the Cor Lieder Camera, Amics de la Opera and Coral Belles Arts choirs, as well as passersby in a plaza of the Catalan city of Sabadell, north of Barcelona.
The Copenhagen Philharmonic has filmed two flashmobs:
one is at Copenhagen Central Station, performing Ravel’s Bolero (also hosted at wimp.com)
and also a later performance of Grieg’s Peer Gynt, on a moving metro car. But this one is only hosted at the celebrity-gossip site PerezHilton.com, which is full of raunchy material and images that for some reason does not trigger the DOE’s content controls. Unfortunately, you have to be careful not to share the rest of the PerezHilton content with your students.
Still unavailable for screening in our schools, is a production of l’Association Française des Orchestres, in which 60 musicians perform a section from Bizet’s l’Arlésienne