North America tour in winter 2016 with Sir Simon Rattle
On their last trip to North America with Sir Simon Rattle as chief conductor, the Berliner Philharmoniker not only stopped off in New York as is usual, but also in Canada and California. The evening of the election of Donald Trump as president made a deep impression.
A little sequel to the flashmob in Toronto: The video! Sarah Willis invited horn players from all over Canada to join the flashmob and more than 200 came to the Royal Conservatory of Music. Together the played the “Hockey Theme”, fitting for this hockey-mad nation.