Stray cat is star of symphony concert

Stray cat is star of symphony concert


norman lebrecht

February 18, 2020

The best bit is when the impurrtinent puss tries to get rid of the conductor.

This happened in Istanbul last weekend.

The band is the CRR Symphony Orchestra.

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  • V.Lind says:

    Sure it’s not the PURR Symphony Orchestra?

  • Yeşim84 says:

    Conductor is Cem Mansur! New music director of the CRR Symphony.

  • Hilary says:

    Utterly adorable.

  • takis says:

    A real diva, waiting in the last seconds of the video for her entrance to her coloratura aria.

  • allen says:

    someone should have grabbed ’em by the pussy … And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.

  • Cat lover says:

    What a great way to start a concert! Everyone was all smiles because of this cute, friendly kitty!

  • Caranome says:

    Program should have been this:

  • David K. Nelson says:

    I do believe our genial host has found the secret formula for yet-more clicks on Slipped Disc. Cat videos will do it every time.

  • Larry L. Lash / Vienna, Austria says:

    Having spent the last 45 years in the company of at least one cat, I had to forward this to some friends. Here are the replies:

    “That was really cute!!” – My friend Dee in San Diego

    “Thanks for this amazing Video!!” – Dr. Regina Tilzer, the world’s best veterinarian

    “What a cutie!! I love how unimpressed she is by everything. ‘What y’all looking at? I’m the star! Not whatever they’re doing behind me.’ And that no one seems to know what to do or how to pick a cat up! Hilarious. She has them in the palm of her paws.” – Franziska Löffler, head of the cat division at Vienna’s TierQuarTier

    “I don’t see what’s so funny.” – Sam (four-year-old tiger-striped feline companion)

  • Ed says:

    My cat loves Mozart´s flute & harp concerto. She has good taste.

  • John Rook says:

    Maybe it was Daniele Gatti in a previous incarnation.

  • Nick says:

    Really a touching moment! Such an independent animal.

  • christopher storey says:

    I don’t know what the purrpuss of this thread is, but it’s made my week !!