1,000 Musicians Take Over Berlin Mall For A Flash Mob Orchestra

The “Symphonic Mob” was an opportunity for young music enthusiasts to perform alongside professionals in front of a large audience.

Fifty members of the Germany’s famous Symphony Orchestra teamed up with 950 amateur musicians to stage a spontaneous concert in a Berlin mall on Monday. The ensemble entertained hundreds of shoppers with the works Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner and George Bizet.

Renowned American conductor, Kent Nagano, led the performance on the ground floor of the mall, while over 1,500 spectators filled the halls and balconies on the upper levels.

The routine, which involved participants from all ages, was part of an initiative that provides young music enthusiasts a chance to play and sing alongside professional musicians. The first “Symphonic mob” was put together at the Foreign Ministry open day in Berlin in 2014. Since then, its popularity has only increased.

“You were fantastic and your abilities, musicianship, readiness to take part and enthusiasm made the 'Symphonic Mob' a total success,” the organizers wrote on their website. “Everyone involved had a huge amount of fun.”

Watch the 1,000-strong flash mob orchestra in the video above.

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