Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and a small live concert aboard a KLM aircraft (video)

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On 21 June 2013, orchestra Royal Concertgebouw took part in a world tour to celebrate the 125 years since its inception. The tournament will take place on 6 continents, and the first destination was São Paulo, Brazil. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is the official partner and will transport the orchestra and instruments to all destinations where the concerts will take place.

The partnership between KLM and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra debuted with a mini-concert on KL791 flight, at an altitude of 10 000 meters. An airplane is not a show room, but everything went according to plan, and the orchestra members managed, with some effort, to celebrate World Music Day with fragments from Mozart and Beethoven.


Among those who sang was And Liviu Prunaru, Romanian violinist born in 1969 in Craiova. Liviu Prunaru is at present concertmaster in the orchestra “Royal Concertgebouw” in Amsterdam and, at the same time, violin teacher at the “Menuhin Academy” in Gstaad (Switzerland). He played a "Guarneri" violin from 1676, which once belonged to the violinist Jan Kubelik.

The mini-show took place in one Boeing 777-300ER KLM aircraft equipped with Wi-Fi, and passengers were able to upload photo / video materials on different social networks.

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