Tag Archives: classical music

Special Stamford Symphony Offer For JMG Readers

Russell Jones, recently of the New York Philharmonic, has been named president of the Stamford Symphony and would like to offer a special deal to his fellow JMG readers. Brahms, Copland, and Saint-Saens at a special pricing for JoeMyGod followers: Saturday, February 24th at 8pm & Sunday, February 25th at 3pm. Do not miss the mesmerizing and alluring sounds of ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: A Ringtone Rhapsody

Surprisingly lovely. Via Gizmodo: Musician Tony Ann recreated popular ringtones—like the iPhone’s Marimba and T-Mobile’s jingle—with a piano. Though hearing other people’s ringtones in real life is totally annoying, listening to their piano arrangements is quite nice (in a “hey, I know this tune but can’t quite figure out why I know it” sort of way). Now, to use Ann’s ...

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Itzhak Perlman Goes Springsteen On North Carolina

From the Raleigh News & Observer: Itzhak Perlman is the latest artist to cancel a North Carolina performance over the state’s controversial House Bill 2. One of the world’s greatest concert violinists, the 70-year-old Perlman was scheduled to play Raleigh’s Meymandi Concert Hall Wednesday night with the NC Symphony. But he called off the show on Tuesday, releasing the statement ...

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Well-Strung – Royals [VIDEO]

From their coming album POPssical, due out on October 2nd on iTunes.

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2Cellos – They Don’t Care About Us

From the rather bombastic press release: 2CELLOS, music’s most electric and dynamic instrumental duo, release a captivating new music video for “They Don’t Care About Us” by Michael Jackson. In the manner of such dystopian sci-fi films as The Hunger Games and Divergent, Luka and Stjepan have created an evocative, cinematic video filled with destruction, fire, and striking imagery to ...

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Viral Video Of The Day

800K views in two days for this Jackson 5/Bach mashup.

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2Cellos – Hysteria

This is a cover of the 2003 alt-rock hit by Muse. RELATED: Justin Theroux of The Leftovers and Jennifer Aniston fame stars in the original Muse video.

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2Cellos & Lang Lang – Live And Let Die

I first posted about these guys last year. Their new album, Celloverse, was released in the US this week.

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2Cellos – Thunderstruck

Via Good Morning America: Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, who perform under the name 2CELLOS, are known for their inventive covers of songs such as Guns N’ Roses’s “Welcome To The Jungle” and Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal.” The pair’s latest cover, a classical version of “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC, could be the best one yet. “We always try to ...

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Kronos Quartet – Tour Eiffel

With the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.

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Philly Orchestra Performs For Fellow Passengers Stuck On The Beijing Tarmac

Well, four of them. Clip description: When a group from The Philadelphia Orchestra found itself delayed on the tarmac for three hours waiting for their flight from Beijing to Macao as part of the 2013 Residency & Fortieth Anniversary Tour of China, a quartet of musicians decided to provide a “pop up” performance for the passengers. Top rated comment on ...

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Gay Pianist Van Cliburn Dies At 78

Renowned concert pianist Van Cliburn, who in 1998 was unsuccessfully sued for palimony by his former partner in a case that made global headlines, has died of bone cancer at the age of 78. Mr. Cliburn, a Texan, was a lanky 23-year-old when he clinched the gold medal in the inaugural year of the Tchaikovsky competition, and the feat, in ...

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Quote Of The Day – Sara Davis Buechner

“In the 1960s, war protesters moved to Canada to live openly. I did the same in 2003. On several fronts, Canada was far ahead of the United States. Gay marriage was legalized by Canada in 2005. And thanks to its universal medical care I was able have corrective surgery at a superb clinic in Montreal. In the United States, once ...

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