Ping Pong at the New York Philharmonic

Pairing sound from a US National Table Tennis champion face-off with a full symphony, the New York Times has made a captivating and supremely dramatic 90-second video. Taking place at the New York Philharmonic, the ping pong battle involves items other than paddles, including a drum and chalice. The two Olympic-level athletes participated in this staged concerto, set up on a raised stage, with two soloists—violinist Elizabeth Zeltser and percussionist David Cossin—also lending their skills.