Subway Symphony

by Chossid December. 24, 2011 10092 views

Jan 1, 2012: ADDENDA: Go to this link please [youtube.com] to see Joshua Bell perform as part of Gene Weingarten's experiment for his story in The Washington Post [wpo.st]

I would like to think that I would have stopped to listen to him. How about you? I think we tend to stop to see the beauty that many others miss…..

You get off a train in a subway station and hear hauntingly beautiful music. You follow the subterranean strains, and come across a group or soloist playing. It's part of Music Under New York! Classical violinists, Cajun cellists, jazz ensembles, bluesmen, Latin guitarists, opera and folk singers are just a few of the MUNY performers in the subway and train stations contributing to the music culture of New York City. Since 1985, MTA Arts for Transit has managed the MUNY program presenting quality music to the commuting public. At present, more than 200 soloists and groups participate in MUNY providing over 150 weekly performances at 25 locations throughout the transit system.

The first 10 photos are a group that played wonderfully, especially the two woodwind players!

You can hear some of them HERE [mta.info]

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Felecia Eby 9 years ago

Excellent set Leah!

9 years ago Edited
Olga Helys 9 years, 1 month ago

So amazing
Thanks for these great actions, expressions

9 years, 1 month ago Edited
Antonio Gil 9 years, 1 month ago

Thanks for sharing what they were already sharing. Like a chain of goodwill.

9 years, 1 month ago Edited
Agnes Felber 9 years, 1 month ago

Oh how I love street musicians, everywhere! They always make my day, especially if their music is nice... and most I encountered produced excellent music! Thanks for this, Leah!

9 years, 1 month ago Edited
Finbarr 9 years, 1 month ago

Great shots !!

9 years, 1 month ago Edited
Nynke 9 years, 1 month ago

Oh... wonderful!!!!

9 years, 1 month ago Edited
Gerd Korts 9 years, 1 month ago

nice report

9 years, 1 month ago Edited
Masoud Ahmadpoor 9 years, 1 month ago

I like the sound of Okarina :)

9 years, 1 month ago Edited
Mallusatish Reddy 9 years, 1 month ago

Wonderful post,very interesting~!~

9 years, 1 month ago Edited
William Teh 9 years, 1 month ago

Very interesting shots...with life!

9 years, 1 month ago Edited
Mike Meliska 9 years, 1 month ago

Great find....

9 years, 1 month ago Edited
Eric J H Joyce 9 years, 1 month ago

Great post.

9 years, 1 month ago Edited
Darlene Foster 9 years, 1 month ago

Very cool! Saw this kind of thing in the subways of Paris, but never really thought of it happening in NY. Thanks for sharing!

9 years, 1 month ago Edited
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