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Meet the new first chair violinist of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra: A dog

He is a refined boy.


David Covucci

Internet Culture

Posted on Jun 29, 2017   Updated on May 23, 2021, 1:22 am CDT

Look. If we are being completely honest, for as much as we love dogs, they don’t have refined tastes. They eat poop, they sniff poop, they roll in poop, and if they had the ability to vocalize their thoughts, they would probably bring up poop at every opportunity.

“Hey, remember that poop,” a dog would say, again and again and again and again.

But one dog rises above the pack. In Ephesus, Turkey, there is a pup who enjoys the finer things in life. It listens to podcasts. It consumes brie, it cites Kant, and when the orchestra is in town, it goes to the show. It is: Orchestra Dog.

Watch as this stray sidles up next to the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, during their rendition of Felix Mendelssohn’s “Symphony No. 4.” The orchestra enjoyed it almost as much as the pup, as the video was tweeted out by Turkish pianist Fazil Say, who was playing with the orchestra.

Who’s a refined boy?

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*First Published: Jun 29, 2017, 2:19 pm CDT