That moment when a DOG interrupts your live orchestral performance

27 June 2017, 15:42

By Maddy Shaw Roberts

What always makes classical music better? A glass of wine? A respectful audience? Clapping in the right place? Oops, no – sorry. The answer we were looking for was adorable fluffy animals.

The Vienna Chamber Orchestra was in the middle of performing Mendelssohn’s 'Italian' Symphony No.4, in the very picturesque ancient city of Ephesus in Turkey, when someone’s pet dog decided to join the party.

The fluffy labrador had a sniff around the strings section for a bit, and eventually decided to make a base at the leader of the first violins’ feet. He seemed to enjoy the orchestra’s performance, conducted by Ola Rudner at the IKSEV festival, although he did have a sneaky yawn at the end of the video.

We reckon this dog's got a pretty bright future ahead of him now... perhaps he could become the Vienna Chamber Orchestra’s new mascot?

Do you have any footage of your pets enjoying classical music? Send it our way!