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Violinists play in Prague square – then whole orchestra joins for awesome Mozart flash mob

December 19th, 2019

Technology has opened the door for people to share incredible experiences from all around the world.

With just a click of a button, you can upload amazing videos for everyone to enjoy, no matter where you are.Whether it’s a simple talent that someone performed in their bedroom or a bigger performance, it’s clear that the internet can help us all share in experiences. As just one example, this flash mob group performed in Prague, Czech Republic and stunned people with some classical Mozart.

Through a wonderful display of unity, they use music to bridge all kinds of cultural gaps!

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This flash mob took place in Prague as a result of a special cultural union.

More specifically, it was performed by the Azerbaijan Student Network, an organization that promotes cultural unity between Azerbaijan and European youths. On International Music Day, the Azerbaijan group put together an event to promote the first ever European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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At the beginning of the video, three musicians start playing on the street, namely a flautist, a violinist and a cellist. As it begins, they play a soothing melody before the video switches over to young Azerbaijani musician Atabek Ismailov, walking over with his instrument.

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Ismailov stops to listen to the three musicians before surprising them by taking out his instrument and playing Mozart.

As Ismailov takes the Tar (a guitar-like instrument) out of its case, the musicians stop playing and look confused. Without hesitation, he starts strumming the popular Mozart song, “Rondo Alla Turca.”

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When he starts playing Mozart right on cue, the other musicians smile and join in. The four talented players perform beautifully before more musicians start to appear and join in. Before long, a crowd starts to gather as well, curious as to who’s playing.

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Before long, there are loads of musicians playing—and some are even coming up the escalator just to join in on the flash mob!

Before long, additional musicians join in from the Prague Film Orchestra. As the video continues, more and more players keep pressing in as well and the crowd grows to meet them.

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Without a doubt, the players create quite a spectacle! Many on-lookers take out their phones to get personalized videos of the beautiful scene. The music is conducted by Jiří Korynta, who waves his hands up and down as the music is amplified through the town square.

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The video was unusually cinematic, with camera angles that give viewers a first-row seat to every instrument.

The directors of the video, Edgar Ortiz and Vishal Vittal, do a wonderful job of making viewers feel like they’re sitting right next to the musicians playing. As it turns out, internet viewers also loved the spontaneous Mozart performance, because it quickly went viral.

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As of print, more than 1.8 million people have watched these student musicians flawlessly playing Mozart!

While it’s no surprise that this impressive group went viral, other musicians were quick to chime in with their comments as well.

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“This was just simply AWESOME! Well organized and performed!!” Said one YouTube user.

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“Thank you for posting it. What energy, facial expressions and smiles of pure enjoyment. This got my attention immediately. The young kid with the Tar. Wow.” Said another.

These musicians are incredible—and it’s clear that they all knew their Mozart! To see these talented student musicians perform, be sure to watch the video below:

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