Jay-Z Carnegie Hall

(By Gene Yraola)

Having a supporting orchestra arrangement can more often than not create a more grandeur atmosphere to any non-classical song.  Let’s take a look back at some of the most notable non-classical/orchestra mashups in the last two decades:… [Read More]

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Wii Music fail

(By Brian Davidson)

The year was 2008. Before the advent of mobile “quickie” games like Angry Birds and Flabby Bird, the Nintendo Wii was the king of “casual” games. Mostly known as shovelware to hardcore gamers, Nintendo sought to bring … [Read More]

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senza peso

(By Brian Davidson)

Ever wish you could ride with the valkyries? Ever dream of der ring des nibelungen? Well unless you’re a performer, you’ll never be able to experience the full imaginary world of an opera…until now.

Enter Senza Peso, … [Read More]

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portsmouth sinfoinia

If you’re going to fail, mind as well fail proudly. But don’t tell that to the Portsmouth Sinfonia – whose thirty year recordings have become the internet darlings of orchestra fails.

Though they ceased performing in 1979, the Portsmouth Sinfonia’s … [Read More]

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solstice music the echo society

Solstice, the summer’s most intriguing night of contemporary works is set to happen June 29 courtesy of THE ECHO SOCIETY. Featuring a bevy of popular LA-based composers, Solstice will feature works and appearances by popular Icelandic multi-instrumentalist and composer Eirikur … [Read More]

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Colorado Symphony Orchestra

With the legalization of marijuana in the state of Colorado, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra is also following suit in progressing toward a more liberal direction with a series of concerts sponsored by the cannabis industry.

The performances, which will be … [Read More]

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East Forest SXSW

Classical music has always been an afterthought at the industry-insider festival but in recent years the genre has slowly been given a much more integrated chance through inclusions on experimental/alternative showcases. Proportionally in comparison to the festival’s whole lineup, there … [Read More]

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stars and stripes

Returning with their first new music video since their fashionable 2011 clip for The Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia, cellist Meta Weiss and violinist Arianna Warsaw-Fan of duoW pull off a humorous silent-film treatment on their take of “Stars and Stripes.”

The Max … [Read More]

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#facebookis10 music

Composer Keith Kenniff, otherwise known under his moniker Helios, created the most shared original piece of music specifically made for social media with his retrospective piece “Years.” Commissioned by Facebook for their 10th Anniversary and clocking in at just slightly … [Read More]

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winged victory for the sullen ATOMOS

Perhaps the greatest classical-ambient duo of the last two decades, the pair of Stars of the Lid’s Adam Wiltzie and Berlin-based pianist/composer Dustin O’Halloran better known as A Winged Victory for the Sullen are set to return with a new … [Read More]

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