The scene: You pass through the DC metro on your way to work. Just inside the doors, a young man with shaggy brown hair plays the violin. It's classical music, maybe not something you immediately recognize. Do you stop and listen or hurry past?
What you don't know: The young man is acclaimed violinist (and IU alum!) Joshua Bell. His violin is a 1710 Stradivarius, considered among the most acoustically perfect ever made and valued at over $3 million. The music is Bach's Chaconne, widely thought to be one of the greatest pieces of music ever composed.
So, do you stop? Check out this article and watch the video below to find out what happened when The Washington Post set up just this experiment.