This never happens when I give money to street musicians

What do you have to do to get a full orchestra to show up in the middle of downtown and start playing Beethoven? I guess when you’re in Barcelona, you drop a coin into a busker’s hat. (I like how the little girl stood there practically the whole time. But she disappeared at the very end!)

The closest I’ve ever come to something like this was when I visited St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna on a weeknight.


I went in with my wife and a heard a choral selection. And I thought, “That’s pretty tacky. Why play a recording in such a magnificent structure?” Then I walked farther in and saw a full chorus and orchestra rehearsing for the Sunday service.

I’ll admit, that was pretty cool.


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