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Here’s what the stark gender disparity among top orchestra musicians looks like
This fall, the world’s great symphony orchestras will open their 2018-19 seasons. And just as they have for decades, many of them will be sharply segregated by gender.
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Watch the world’s first turntable orchestra scratch out a mind-blowing performance
The Panasonic Corporation has released a video of the world’s first full turntable orchestra in support of Japan’s Record Store Day. It’s not just a DJ with an orchestra, it’s the Philharmonic Turntable Orchestra, and it’s an orchestra made entirely
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Why Does the Oboe Tune the Orchestra?
A while back we explored why the orchestra generally tunes to an A at 440 Hz, sometimes 442 Hz, and, for the conspiracy theorists among us, 432 Hz. More often than not the oboe sounds that A. But there are
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Why Do Orchestras Seem to Play Behind the Beat?
If someone ever criticizes you for being slightly off the mark or slow to react, tell them you’re modeling your actions after those in professional orchestras. Just look at this conducting:
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Why Is the Orchestra Seated That Way? An Explanation
Why don’t the oboes and tubas sit in the front of the orchestra? Why don’t flutes and first violins swap positions, or — in what would be the coolest configuration, let’s be honest — bass trombones and contrabassoons sit right
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Seeking new audience, conductor turns orchestra ‘inside out’
The challenge haunts classical music: How do orchestras rejuvenate aging audiences? Pondering the question, conductor David Bernard asked something related – how did he himself become enthralled by the music?
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Why Do Orchestras Tune to an A-Note Pitch at 440 Hz?
The sound of an orchestra tuning is instantly recognizable. As soon as you hear it, you know exactly what’s about to happen. But there is a simple reason why a whole lot of tuning orchestras sound awfully alike — they
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Country town Girgarre turns rubbish into tunes with junk orchestra
A violin crafted out of a car roof, dairy milking cups used as chimes and petrol cans turned into guitars — welcome to Girgarre’s junk orchestra.
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