An orchestra performed Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture with PAPER BAGS

13 January 2017, 09:34 | Updated: 31 March 2018, 12:28

Who needs cannons when you’ve got paper bags?

Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture is known for its ringing chimes, brass fanfare finale and climactic bursts of cannon fire.

However, Sydney-based group TunED Up!, a group of teachers led by conductor Anthony Pasquill alongside alongside the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, didn’t have any cannons to hand… but they did have plenty of paper bags.

The week-long course focuses on music pedagogy ‘with a passion and desire to develop or expand music programs within their school community’.

> 5 truly explosive performances of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture

Talk about being resourceful – we’ll give these teachers 10/10 for their absolutely brilliant performance.