Megan Garber of The Atlantic recounts the history of flash mobs (it started out as an experiment to demonstrate the connectivity of the internet), how they have evolved over time to serve different purposes, and how this particular manifestation came about.
This is of course not the first time that flash mobs have been organized to bring classical music to the public. We saw previously the toreador’s song from Bizet’s opera Carmen performed in a department store and the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah performed in a shopping mall food court.
I love things like this. It takes work but it not only brings great music to the street, it just lifts everyone’s spirits.