Musically Inclined Dog Sneaks Into Symphony Performance [Video]

Lori Ennis
by Lori Ennis
Sometimes it’s tough to get tickets to your favorite concerts. This Retriever decided he wanted front row seats and wandered right up on stage to get them–much to the delight of the musicians and the audience alike!

Famed Turkish pianist Fazil Say declared the wandering lab ambled up on the stage during a Vienna Chamber Orchestra performance in Ephesus, Turkey the cutest moment in classical music, and the audience’s response as the sweet dog cozied himself up to a violinist confirms it!

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The video has gone viral, though that’s no surprise as the dog’s candor and appreciation for fine music is admirable and adorable at the same time. The musicians never missed a beat as the dog ambled up on stage and then settled in for his own personal performance, and were still professional as they stifled their own laughs.

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Conductor Ola Rudner was in the middle of Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony No. 4 , and had no idea that he had a canine orchestra aficionado waiting to take center stage. For his part, the dog didn’t seem to be stage struck at all, settling in nicely and peering out to the adoring crowd.

Gotta love a dog who has an ear for beautiful music!

Lori Ennis
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