[WATCH] Beethoven's 'Ode to Joy' Featured in Wrap Your Baby Commercial, Babies Included
Harps with a hump; a flutist with a second head. Sound like a Halloween costume? More like a commercial for Wrap Your Baby, a, well, baby wrap company. Dubbed the "Babywearing Orchestra," the group — conductor included — dons a baby in wraps to perform Beethoven’s "Ode to Joy."
According to Slipped Disc, “The project is the brainchild of Diana Rosenfield, founder of wrap selling site Wrap Your Baby.”
Take your child to work day just got a one up from the classical music stance, but the musicians are limited to playing at or below the pianissimo level of volume as to not damage the babies's fragile little ears. Thus, the number of performers must maintain a low volume as well.
Wearing the signature Nati Notes wraps is Craig Sotolongo on trombone, Nicole Sotolongo on flute, Kristi Ibrahimović on clarinet, Catherine Kim on violin, Jennifer Robertson-Tessi on harp, Krista Dreckmann on cello and Alexis Roberts on piano with conductor Mark Robertson-Tessi and directed by John Roquemore.
Watch below as the babies remain calm and relaxed while their parents play the classic Beethoven masterpiece:© 2016 The Classical Art, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.