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Burns, orchestra team up to play beautiful music together

Sharks defenseman pings posts in harmony with string section @NHLdotcom

You might not think a symphony orchestra and San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns have much in common, but you would be wrong.

A new spot for CCM Hockey has the two-time NHL All-Star and a string section working in perfect harmony.

It starts with Burns taking the ice in skates and full tuxedo, tails and all. After a quick sound check on the posts, Burns and the orchestra play a little classical music together.

Burns plays with orchestra

The piece being performed is "The Blue Danube," a waltz by Johan Strauss. It's not the entire 11-minute work, that would take way too many pucks. It is instead just a very famous snippet of the piece.

Burns fits right in with the orchestra, right down to the bow at the end.

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