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Robot 'conductor' steals the show from Italy's top tenor

Pisa - Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli's voice soars to the rafters of the Tuscan theatre, but all eyes are on the orchestral conductor beside him -- a robot with an apparent penchant for Verdi.

Review: Aliens score live at the Royal Albert Hall Special

London - To mark the thirsty years since the release of the groundbreaking science-fiction / horror move 'Aliens', the movie has been shown at London's Royal Albert Hall, scored by a live orchestra.

Review: Yanni masterful at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in New York Special

On July 13, global music star Yanni performed at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on Long Island, as part of his summer tour.

Review: Planet of the Apes brought to life with live orchestra Special

London - As part of London's Meltdown Festival a restored version of the first Planet of the Apes films was shown accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Watch this orchestra play after eating world's hottest peppers

The Danish Chamber Orchestra decided to eat some of the world's hottest peppers, including ghost peppers and Carolina Reapers.

Launching a new classical season with flash and fury Special

Toronto - Who says classical music isn't exciting? The Toronto Symphony Orchestra launched its latest season in fine style this week, with superstar violinist Joshua Bell providing characteristic fire and drama.

Springfield Symphony Orchestra completes its 70th season

Springfield - The Springfield Symphony Orchestra completed its 70th season last night and announced that its current director, Kevin Rhodes, has had his contract extended for a further three years.

Emotional responses to music vary

Barcelona - Researchers have demonstrated that, in addition to differences in musical aptitude, people vary in their emotional responses to music. They found that between 1 and 5 percent of people simply don't like music.

Review: Alexander Kariotis and Rock Opera Orchestra soar on new album Special

Rock and opera singer, the ever-talented Alexander Kariotis and his Rock Opera Orchestra released his brand new studio album on February 4, 2014.

The Convocation Orchestra pulls out musical touchstones Special

Dar Es Salaam - “Anything's possible at the ceremonies”. Asonga says, because it's important to play traditional convocation music, but it's also important to entertain and play to the audience.

Interview with rock opera singer Alexander Kariotis Special

On August 7, I interviewed rock opera singer Alexander Kariotis about his new album “Alexander Kariotis and The Rock Opera Orchestra,” as well as his new single “Nessun Dorma – No One Sleeps.”

First woman to conduct prestigious Last Night of the Proms

London - For the very first time a woman will conduct an orchestra on the final evening at the largest and oldest musical festival in the world.

Jimmy Lloyd Rea & The Bluesmen raise money for new pavilion Special

Baker City - On July 1, the blues rocked Baker City, Oregon during a special concert at Geiser-Pollman Park featuring world-renowned Jimmy Lloyd Rea & The Bluesmen.

Plant orchestra — The singing plants of Damanhur explained

Since 1975 researchers at Damanhur have been experimenting with plants, measuring the reactivity of plants to their environment and their capacity to learn and communicate.

Saving Lives, One Note At A Time Special

Teaching The Life Of Music explores the life-changing (and sometimes life-saving) effects of a music program pioneered in the barrios of Venezuela and brought to Canada.

Plácido Domingo wins Wolf Prize for the Arts

Jerusalem - Opera singer Plácido Domingo, together with music conductor Simon Rattle, has won the distinguished Wolf Prize for the Arts.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra almost bankrupt

Dallas - With more than 110 years of history serving the downtown Dallas arts community, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra is hanging on for its economic life.

Making music with vegetables

Vienna - Members of a Vienna-based orchestra don't always eat their vegetables, sometimes they create music with them - and now they're working with a scientist to grow the right instruments.

First YouTube Symphony Orchestra Selected

The musicians for the first YouTube Symphony Orchestra have been selected by the video site's users. The orchestra will have more than 90 musicians from 30 different countries.

New York Philharmonic to play in North Korea

While US diplomacy may be unable to soothe the savage beast of North Korean foreign policy, the music of the New York Philharmonic could provide a kind of balm that politicians cannot.

Berlin Philharmonic Tunes Up for Change

BERLIN (dpa) - Last year was not the best year for the Berlin Philharmonic. For much of the last 12 months, the world's greatest orchestra appeared adrift.Already badly shaken by the departure of several key musicians to more lucrative teaching jobs, a...
 

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Bell is the recipient of the Avery Fisher Prize  and has also been honored in his home state of Indi...
Bell is the recipient of the Avery Fisher Prize, and has also been honored in his home state of Indiana.
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The movie begins and the band begin to play...
The movie begins and the band begin to play...
Military officers at Lyon s Bourse du Travail Theater
Military officers at Lyon's Bourse du Travail Theater
An orchestra flashmob shows up at a Madrid  Spain unemployment office.
An orchestra flashmob shows up at a Madrid, Spain unemployment office.
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The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra ready to score the movie Aliens.
The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra ready to score the movie Aliens.
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Musicians at Lyon's Bourse du Travail Theater1
Kevin Rhodes - music director of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra
Kevin Rhodes - music director of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra
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The opening night of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra s 2014-2015 season included works by Lalo  Rimsk...
The opening night of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's 2014-2015 season included works by Lalo, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Berlioz.
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Musicians at Lyon s Bourse du Travail Theater2
Musicians at Lyon's Bourse du Travail Theater2
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The London Philharmonic Orchestra playing 205 national anthems in preparation for the Olympic Games in London, 2012
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Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
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Public waiting for the doors to open at Lyon s Bourse du Travail Theater
Public waiting for the doors to open at Lyon's Bourse du Travail Theater
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Musicians at Lyon's Bourse du Travail Theater3
Adjutant Eric Canard  Press Corps member Eloïse Schneider  Press Corps Chief Colonel Fayet and Adju...
Adjutant Eric Canard, Press Corps member Eloïse Schneider, Press Corps Chief Colonel Fayet and Adjutant Francis Lacombe
The Springfield Symphony Orchestra in a performance
The Springfield Symphony Orchestra in a performance
Springfield Symphony Orchestra
Members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra rehearse the program for opening night with MaestroPeter O...
Members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra rehearse the program for opening night with MaestroPeter Oundjian.
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Musicians at Lyon s Bourse du Travail Theater
Musicians at Lyon's Bourse du Travail Theater

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