oregon symphony does mannequin challenge

It’s a fad that’s sweeping YouTube – and we’re the first orchestra to do it! It’s a cool idea, and some of us were really imaginative with our poses (others, like me, not so much). Check it out and share with others!

and now for something completely different…

A dog reacts to a taste of lemon:

what might have been

If you’re still smarting about Joshua Bell’s decision to change his program from Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto to the Brahms, then you can take solace in this amazing performance by Hillary Hahn with Mariss Jansons and the Berlin Philharmonic from Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Japan. To see the whole concert you’ll need to be a subscriber to Medici.tv, but it’s only about $16US for 30 days, so you can watch your fill and cancel your subscription if you like.

Or…

Watch it for free in five parts on YouTube – here’s part I: