Sense of Place: Produce shopping for musical instruments in Vienna, Austria

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· Aug. 24, 2022, 3:05 pm
Susanna Gartmayer of the Vegetable Orchestra
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Susanna Gartmayer of the Vegetable Orchestra. (Kimberly Junod/WXPN)

Ah, Vienna! Known as the City of Music! The historical home of composers like Mozart and Beethoven. A city where you can hear a world-class opera or symphony any night of the week. A city where the streets are alive with the sounds of violins! Pianos! Clarinets! And … VEGETABLES!?

NPR kicks off its Sense of Place: Vienna series with one of the city's more unconventional groups — the Vegetable Orchestra. Yes, they play vegetables — but, you might be surprised by their work, like their audiences often are. Join Raina Douris and a member of Vienna's Vegetable Orchestra as they go shopping at a local market for instruments!


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