04. March 2014 · Comments Off on Even I Didn’t Know About These · Categories: Read Online

… and I play in Symphony Silicon Valley!

Last Friday, the Pearl Avenue branch of the San Jose Public Library was the eighth and final location in which Victoria Morton and her string quartet performed as part of the program.

As the quartet entered the library with their instruments strapped to their backs, many of the library’s patrons continued going about their business.

Morton began tuning her viola in the back of the library, which started to attract attention.

When the four musicians lined up in the center of the library and began bowing their instruments, it was loud enough for the entire library to hear, but only a handful of people came over to watch the act.

However, when the performance was over, applause could be heard from all corners of the library as people went back to their work.

In the style of a flash mob, the quartet packed up their things and were out the door as soon as they were finished.

The entire event took the musicians about 15 minutes from parking their cars to driving away.

Morton said these flash mob performances are a great way to showcase a type of music the audience may have never heard live.

“I’m hoping that we can touch people enough that they would seek out more live performances of musicians,” Morton says, “and hopefully want to learn more about classical music.”

I read about it here. Cool!

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