James Bennett II

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Watch an Extraordinary Busker Play Chopin in the Middle of Union Square

Monday, January 16, 2017

Pianist and composer Kevin Shoemaker plays his piano all over New York. Watch him in action with a Chopin favorite at Union Square.
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After Delays, New Hamburg Concert Hall Aims For Inclusion

Friday, January 13, 2017

Watch an incredible 360-degree video of opening night from Hamburg's new Elbphilharmoie concert hall. After missteps, can this hall democratize the classical world?
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Watch: Monty Python-Inspired 'All the Great Operas in 10 Minutes' Short Film

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The name says it all. Writer and animator Kim Thompson created this short film as a school project and opera lovers and novices are still delighted years later.
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Podcast Explores the Tragic Story Behind Edward Elgar's 'Fringes of the Fleet'

Thursday, January 12, 2017

A new podcast explores the relationship between baritone superstar Charles Mott and "Starlight Express" composer Edward Elgar during Britain's war years.
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Saxophonist Plays Devilishly Quick Paganini Caprice

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Experimental saxophonist Pedrosaxo shows off his classical chops with this performance of Paganini's Caprice No. 5.
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'Classical Mashup II' Released with a Dazzling Medley

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Producer Grant Woolard has returned after last year's success with “Classical Mashup II,” a musical masterwork quilt that matches the fun of the original.
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'Bohemian Rhapsody' Gets Fairground Organ Treatment

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Revisit this rocking musical curiosity that has the Queen classic played on a fairground organ.
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Breaking Baroque: Dance Group Fuses Bach and B-Boying

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

European breakdancing crew Flying Steps is nearing the end of their successful Bach-infused program, "Red Bull Flying Bach."
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6 Great Movie and TV Themes Made Amazing With Cello

Monday, January 09, 2017

The authoritative-yet-comforting cello might be the perfect instrument for covering some of our most beloved movie and television themes, and these six videos prove it.
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David Bowie's Classical Music Impact, One Year Later

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Tuesday marks the one year anniversary since David Bowie's death. Let's revisit one of the most memorable classical tributes to the famed musician.
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Child Composer's 'Cinderella' Opera Opens to a Warm Reception

Friday, January 06, 2017

Shortly before the new year, 11-year-old Alma Deutscher's new opera, "Cinderella," premiered in Vienna and received a 10-minute standing ovation.
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This Rainer Hersch Orkestra's 'iPhone Remix' Will Put a Smile on Your Face

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Watch as London's funniest classical group remixes some familiar iPhone ringtones.
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Celebrating Mezzo-Soprano Grace Bumbry on Her 80th Birthday

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

International opera legend Grace Bumbry celebrates her 80th birthday in 2017. 
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6 Unusual Instruments You Must Hear To Believe

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

We're used to a fairly standard lineup of instruments at the orchestra. But there are a bunch that never caught on. Here are just a few of those instruments that are frozen in time.
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Remembering the Alexandrov Ensemble

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

In the early hours of Christmas Day 2016, 94 people perished in a plane that crashed into the Black Sea. Among the victims were 64 members of Russia's Alexandrov Ensemble. 
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Classical Music Fans, Start 2017 with a Bang

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Whether you like to spend January on the couch with a book or going out with friends, we've compiled some awesome things that will make for a more a memorable (and musical) month.
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'The Mikado' Returns to NYGASP, Ready for a New Century

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

After protests prompted a reexamination of what "The Mikado" is really about, New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players have revived the work with an all new, inclusive production.
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Huge Theremin Ensemble Plays 'Ode to Joy'

Monday, December 26, 2016

A Japanese theremin ensemble buzzes their way through the familiar theme of Beethoven's Ninth, and drops a little bluesy surprise at the end.
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Humperdinck's 'Hansel and Gretel' is your Christmas Eve Broadcast

Saturday, December 24, 2016

The Metropolitan Opera continues a holiday tradition with its broadcast of "Hansel and Gretel."

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New Season of 'Mozart in the Jungle' Features a Unique Performance

Friday, December 23, 2016

An episode of "Mozart in the Jungle," shot with live sound, features a talented orchestra playing for inmates on New York City's Rikers Island prison.
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