James Bennett II

James Bennett II appears in the following:

Five More Concert Halls We Can't Look Away From

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

If these venues sound as great as they look, then ... they'll sound really, really good.
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Poll: Does Classical Music Need a Name Change?

Monday, April 02, 2018

James Williams of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra thinks referring to "classical music" as "orchestral music" is instrumental in attracting younger audiences.
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What's the Deal with Do Re Mi? The Story of Solfège

Friday, March 30, 2018

That seven note pattern Maria von Trapp sang wasn't an arbitrary creation. Learn about the medieval origins of "do," "re" and "mi," and their syllabic siblings.
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Violist Wins Lawsuit Against Royal Opera House Over Hearing Loss

Friday, March 30, 2018

In a first-of-its-kind case, a U.K. court ruled the Royal Opera House is responsible for the hearing damage of one of its violists. 
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It's All About Music and Math for This Teen Pianist

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

For New York Youth Symphony pianist Benjy Firester, music and math go hand in hand.
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Watch Rostropovich Record the Prelude to Bach's Cello Suite No. 1

Monday, March 26, 2018

The cellist plays the prelude from Bach's first cello suite. 
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‘Norwegian Wood’ With a Splash of Chopin

Monday, March 26, 2018

 Watch From the Top + Time for Three perform an arrangement of the Beatles favorite by composer/conductor Steve Hackman.
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A Walk Through the Life of Debussy

Friday, March 23, 2018

Pianist Seong-Jin Cho provides the music for this colorfully animated timeline of the French composer's life.
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Listen to the Classical Recordings Just Added to the National Registry

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Yo-Yo Ma and Pauline Oliveros are among those with recordings that have recently been added to the National Registry.
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Here are the 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant Recipients

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Tune in on Tuesday, April 24 at 9 pm a concert with the 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipients.
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WQXR Is Bringing Concerts to the Classroom

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

During Music In Our Schools Month, WQXR is teaming up with the Decoda Ensemble to present a series of interactive concerts in New York City public schools.
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8 Women In the Classical World Who Did It First (Part 2)

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Here are eight composers and musicians we’re celebrating this Women's History Month.
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A Valuable Violin Was Destroyed, and Now the Courts Are Involved

Friday, March 16, 2018

After a valuable Degani violin was accidentally destroyed in a garage accident, the garage is being sued for $85,000.
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Stephen Hawking's Essential 8: Remembering the Physicist Through His Favorite Music

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The British physicist wasn't just interested in black holes— over the course of his life he developed a serious appreciation for music.
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You Can Now Take a Peek at Mozart's Musical Diary

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The British Library has made the composer's thematic catalogue digitally available to the public.
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Here's a Solution to Classical Music's Gender Imbalance: Program More Music By Women

Monday, March 12, 2018

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London announced “Venus Blazing,” a programming initiative in which 50% of the music in upcoming concerts will be composed by women.
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This Is Einstein's Violin — and It's Up for Auction

Thursday, March 08, 2018

The instrument, made specifically for Albert Einstein in 1933, is being sold by London-based auction house Bonhams.
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Why Did We Learn to Play the Recorder in School?

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Of all the instruments to choose, why do we hand kids the shrill-voiced recorder?
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Notable Firsts For Women In the Classical World (Part 1)

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

This Women's History Month, we reflect on how far the classical world has come, and how far it has to go.
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Stoneman Douglas High School Students to Play at Carnegie Hall

Monday, March 05, 2018

The Parkland, Florida, high school's wind symphony earned a place in Carnegie Hall’s Wind Festival.
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