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25 September 2020, 08:34
A group of construction workers had been working tirelessly to get Ankara’s new concert hall ready. So the orchestra decided to thank them, in their own way...
To thank the labourers for their hard work, Turkey’s Presidential Symphony Orchestra took up their instruments for a charming socially-distanced performance (watch below).
Sporting high-vis jackets, hard hats and, of course, masks, the musicians played a Mozart’s ever-sprightly Eine kleine Nachtmusik (‘A Little Night Music’).
The orchestra shared the sweet moment on Twitter yesterday, describing it as a “concert of appreciation” for the workers. More than 100,000 people have already watched the video.
When the new venue is finished, it will have two halls with a capacity of 2,500 people, a backstage area and a VIP lounge, Anadolu Agency reports.
After a gruelling day at work, we imagine some live Mozart was a much-needed musical tonic...