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#1960918 - 09/18/12 11:07 PM OT - "Random Act of Culture" in Philly's 30th St. Station
Rich Galassini Offline
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This past Saturday travelers in Philadelphia's 30th St. Station got a surprise from hundreds of singers, dancers, and instrumentalists. This flash mob sponsored by The Opera Co. of Philadelphia, was one of their "Random Acts of Culture". I am proud to say that my daughter was one of the singers involved in this event. Check it out:



You might notice that we provided the pianos.
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#1960945 - 09/19/12 01:10 AM Re: OT - "Random Act of Culture" in Philly's 30th St. Station [Re: Rich Galassini]
John Pels Offline
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You can never go wrong with Carmina Burana. It works its magic anywhere! It really needs a full orchestra though.

Enjoyed this Rich. Thanks for supporting their efforts.

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#1960968 - 09/19/12 03:03 AM Re: OT - "Random Act of Culture" in Philly's 30th St. Station [Re: John Pels]
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Wow! What a great idea. Fabulous! Additional superlatives escapes me at the moment. Thanks for posting that. The world could use more random acts of culture. grin
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#1961328 - 09/19/12 10:35 PM Re: OT - "Random Act of Culture" in Philly's 30th St. Station [Re: John Pels]
Rich Galassini Offline
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Originally Posted By: John Pels
You can never go wrong with Carmina Burana. It works its magic anywhere! It really needs a full orchestra though.


I totally agree John, but under the circumstances this was the closest they could get. Besides, if they had been able to arrange an orchestra they would not have chosen our pianos. smile

Originally Posted By: allthumbs
The world could use more random acts of culture.


Yes, it could!
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#1961347 - 09/19/12 11:23 PM Re: OT - "Random Act of Culture" in Philly's 30th St. Station [Re: Rich Galassini]
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That was fabulous! I'd love to see even a small version of that here!
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#1961523 - 09/20/12 11:53 AM Re: OT - "Random Act of Culture" in Philly's 30th St. Station [Re: Rich Galassini]
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Two pianos, three percussion and a tympani! Interesting instrumentation. Wish they could have focused on the instrumentalists more and the dancers and crowd less - still a great event. smile
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#1961966 - 09/21/12 07:12 AM Re: OT - "Random Act of Culture" in Philly's 30th St. Station [Re: Rich Galassini]
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This one was posted by Dan Silverwood in the Tuner/Tech forum and I thought I'd move it here for all to enjoy.

Another Random Act of Culture

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#1961995 - 09/21/12 09:14 AM Re: OT - "Random Act of Culture" in Philly's 30th St. Station [Re: Rich Galassini]
Rich Galassini Offline
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Wow!

Marty that was moving. The music was great but I thoroughly enjoyed the crowd, especially the little girl that climbed the light pole to see!

Thanks!
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#1962023 - 09/21/12 10:39 AM Re: OT - "Random Act of Culture" in Philly's 30th St. Station [Re: Rich Galassini]
Minnesota Marty Offline

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The little girl on the lamp pole was my favorite too!
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#1962194 - 09/21/12 05:04 PM Re: OT - "Random Act of Culture" in Philly's 30th St. Station [Re: Rich Galassini]
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Yep she was cute, conducting from way up there! smile
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#1962240 - 09/21/12 06:35 PM Re: OT - "Random Act of Culture" in Philly's 30th St. Station [Re: Rich Galassini]
pianoloverus Offline
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There is something about classical music flash mobs that I find actually thrilling. I don't know whether it's the generosity of the participants, the delight of the crowd from the oldest to the youngest, the realization that a random crowd can appear to be as awed by the music a I am, the idea that the greatest music can excite people, the fun of the surprise element, or...?

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