Live cello performance at 39,000 feet

A few weeks ago you might have read our blog post about airlines changing the rules about musicians taking their instruments on board flights rather than stuffing them down in the hold. And now one of these musicians has taken full advantage of this change in the rules by performing an arrangement of Morricone’s Gabriel’s Oboe for his fellow passengers at 39,000 feet up in the air.

Manhattan School of Music graduate Ian Maksin was on his way to Fort Lauderdale in Florida when he was called upon by cabin crew to give an impromptu solo – keeping his cool even when interrupted by a turbulence announcement. Certainly a far cry from coughs and mobile phones ringing!

Here’s a little video of him up in the air.


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