Concerto for canines…in B flat minor.
Performers at the Sydney Opera House are used to cat calls and howls from the audience, but Saturday a new standard was set! The audience of 1,000 dogs and their owners yipped, yelped and yowled at the concert organized by American artist Laurie Anderson. Why did she do a concert for dogs? Says Ms. Anderson:
We didn’t want to do something that humans couldn’t hear too, so we chose a different bunch of things. A lot of dogs seem to enjoy classical music, frankly.”
While the dogs’ owners certainly enjoyed the show, we’ll never know what their four-legged friends made of it.
These pets were a tough crowd. There were plenty of barks, howls and yawns along with the occasional snarl as the Sydney Opera House witnessed a piece of canine musical history.