30 Jun '17, 5pm

Turkish dog steals hearts at classical concert

ISTANBUL (AFP) – It’s that moment fans of classical music live for, an international orchestra playing a great masterpiece at full pelt. Until an unexpected guest star arrives. A stray, and rather loveable, dog. At the outdoor performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s Fourth Symphony in Turkey, the audience were raptly attentive as the Vienna Chamber Orchestra conducted by Ola Rudner tore through the nineteenth century German composer’s effervescent score. Get The Straits Times newsletters in your inbox Sign Up The music-loving canine, with the casual air of an experienced performer, ambled across the stage and stopped at the conductor’s podium on the stage at the remains of ancient Ephesus close to the Aegean city of Izmir. The dog stared at an adoring public – who by now had lost interest in anything else and burst into laughter and applause – before sitting down by the seat of...

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