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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back to the futre

(By Brian Davidson)

30 years.  Whole generations of audiences were born and have yet to know of the beauty of the phrase “this is heavy,” or “where we’re going, we don’t need no roads,” or why October 21, 2015 is … [Read More]

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Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions

(By Gene Yraola)

Currently on it’s European leg of the tour, Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions, features the music from the longtime running videogame franchise in wonderful orchestra arrangements.

Having made stops already at Madison Square Garden and at San Diego Comic … [Read More]

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Star Wars Concert

(By Brian Davidson)

The music of John Williams is nothing new to the heath of Comic Con attendees, but Friday’s surprise performance by the San Diego Symphony Orchestra was remarkable different.  Put on as a special treat by JJ Abrams … [Read More]

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Nas orchestra

For those who don’t think rap and classical can mix need to look no further than a surprise performance by Nas following a show by comedian Dave Chappelle at Radio City last week.

As a large screen at the back … [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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Imitone

Ever wanted to play in an orchestra but don’t know an instrument that well? Wish you could compose your own symphonic masterpiece if you only knew how to write music? With Imitone, fear no more.

The already-successful Kickstarter campaign to … [Read More]

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Mason Bates

It appears the hot new trend this year in symphonic halls will be mixing electronics and beat machines with full-on orchestras performing traditional works. Enter composer Mason Bates who also moonlights as a club DJ and will be “co-headling” January … [Read More]

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