Think classical music sounds best in a hallowed concert hall with plush seats and pristine acoustics?
Meet the Multi-Story Orchestra, an ensemble that gives summer performances on the seventh floor of a parking garage in south London.
Founded in 2011, the group’s previous car park concerts included pieces by Brahms and Shostakovich, Sinfini Music reports.
Watch the ensemble prepare a new piece by composer and Multi-Story Artistic Director Kate Whitley and poet Holly McNish, with help from a local youth orchestra and children’s choir. (The musicians also performed Symphony No. 5 by Jean Sibelius after debuting the new work on June 20.)
The video shows the sheer joy of playing music, as the musicians embrace performing in an unorthodox space. And the youth orchestra and children’s choir members who lend a hand in the performance are especially enthusiastic.