Eleanor Bartsch was mentally preparing for a performance with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra at the Circus World Museum when she decided to do a brief warm up in front of a couple of close friends. Eleanor readied her string and began playing a bit of Bach, as her listeners began to sway to the music. But these aren’t your typical audience members! Rather, Eleanor’s playing for two elephants, Kelly and Viola. The pair, aged 44 and 45, respectively, have spent the majority of their lives together and seem to take a liking to similar things. As Eleanor discovered, they seem to really enjoy Bach.
We can’t say we’ve seen elephants dancing before, but this can’t be the only case. Have you ever seen anything like this? Do you ever play music for your pets and get a reaction out of them?