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Classical Notes: October 18, 2012 Archive

German Orchestra creates Star Wars theme flash mob

Posted at 11:57 AM on October 18, 2012 by Brett Baldwin (0 Comments)
Filed under: Fun finds, In the media

Making the rounds at Classical MPR today is this little video gem.

Known for adept adaptations of 20th C. and contemporary music, the WDR Symphony Orchestra based in Cologne, Germany surprised passersby with a growing flash mob presentation of the theme from Star Wars.

A little bit of history on this particular orchestra: it was founded after World War II in 1947 by Allied occupation authorities.

More at their site: wdr.de. (Google Translate may be helpful)

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