Sense of Place: Produce shopping for musical instruments in Vienna, Austria : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music Podcast Vienna is a city where the streets are alive with the sounds of violins, pianos, clarinets and ... vegetables!? A member of the city's Vegetable Orchestra takes us shopping at a local market for instruments.

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

Vegetable Orchestra on World Cafe

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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!?

Today, we kick off our 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 me and a member of Vienna's Vegetable Orchestra as we go shopping at a local market for instruments!


Thank you to Susanna Gartmayer of the Vegetable Orchestra, and thank you to Austrian Music Export — especially Arianna Fleur Alfreds — for connecting us with artists and cool corners of Vienna's music scene. Thank you, as well, to World Cafe Senior Producer Kimberly Junod for her work on this session.

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