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The orchestra has joined up with the retailer Argos to encourage Black Friday shoppoing.
Humour in advertising?
To celebrate Black Friday we commissioned the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to create the first ever orchestral performance made using household electrical devices – all of which feature in our Black Friday deals. An ensemble of eight musicians played Blue Danube Waltz on electrical appliances in place of their usual instruments – from a bassoonist playing a vacuum to a harpist playing a toothbrush. We hope you enjoy watching and listening as you browse our brilliant Black Friday deals at argos.co.uk.
Shades of Gerard Hoffnung.
Can they call on ACE to hoover up the mess?
Oh dear. They should have had their grant cut and not the WNO
I’m sure, based on past experience, that the sounds made by a hand-drier are of much greater significance than most of the pretentious rubbish played at the Huddersfield Festival.
Brilliant! British humo(u)r at its wackiest!
But why isn’t John Cleese conducting?
Malcolm Arnold composed for household appliances.
Years ago, Luciano Pavarotti appeared with Joan Sutherland in a Houston concert conducted by Richard Bonynge. The large venue was not a concert hall and had no formal dressing rooms for the artists. When Sutherland was performing, the sound of Pavarotti using a hair-dryer backstage was clearly audible onstage. While that was a sign of the times, we now have the time of the signs.
And why not. Gets RPO’s name out there, perhaps to new audiences, and helps them be less reliant on funding. I wish we had more of this stuff.