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Classical 101

A Classical Music Flash Mob with Superstar Cred

Above: video from Monday's flash mob with performances by Renee Fleming, Yo-Yo- Ma, and members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Lyric Opera of Chicago In a nod to the increasing openness and whimsicality of the global classical music scene, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, soprano Renee Fleming and members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Lyric Opera of Chicago orchestra created a flash mob Monday with students from three of Chicago's schools in the food court of Chicago's Thompson Center Monday, according to a report from Chicago's WBEZ. The performance was part of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's community-building Citizen Musician venture. So, Columbus, when are we going to have a classical music flash mob in the Cap City? Read more: Yo-Yo Ma, Renee Fleming Lead Classical Music Flash Mob (WBEZ)