- Dog with refined tastes sat and listened to Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4
- Heart-melting moment occurred during the IKSEV festival in Ephesus, Turkey
- But the classy mutt did let out a yawn as the Vienna Chamber Orchestra played
This is the heart-melting moment a pooch with highly refined tastes in music strolled onto the stage during a classical performance.
In the video, the Mendelssohn-loving mutt can be seen sheepishly approaching from the left as the Vienna Chamber Orchestra plays the German great’s Symphony No. 4 in Ephesus, Turkey.
As the audience claps and giggles at the arrival of the enlightened Labrador, he scouts out the perch offering the finest acoustics – and sagely settles at the feet of the first violin’s feet.
But after delighting the string section and the audience, he did let out a quick yawn as conductor Ola Rudner did his best to impress the discriminating dog.
Here he comes: The curious Labrador (pictured left) begins by coolly strutting alongside the string section as they perform in Ephesus, Turkey
This looks like a good spot: The classy mutt (pictured) takes one sniff of the first violin and decides that by his side is the place for him
Getting comfortable: The high-culture hound (pictured) laboriously lies down as members of the string section burst out laughing and the audience applauds
Pictured: The Mendelssohn-loving pooch waits to hear the conclusion of the great German composer’s 4th Symphony
But not all goes to plan as he lets out a quick yawn while conductor Ola Rudner does his best to impress the new guest
His appearance among the orchestra has, as might be expected, sent the internet into a frenzy of pun-making joy.
Some of the classy pooch’s presumed favourite artists have already been put forward, and include Woofgang Amagoodboy Mozbark, Ludwig van Barkthoven and, of course, Johann Sebastian Bach.
The performance was part of the IKSEV festival in the ancient Anatolian city.