In mid December, more than 8,000 musicians gathered in Seoul, Korea, in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for largest orchestra. The orchestra was made up of amateur musicians from churches located around the country.
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The Magical History Tour: A Beatles Memorabilia Exhibition
The Magical History Tour Brings the Beatles to Central New York, bringing fans and visitors down “Penny Lane” with the Fab Four.
List Generates New Conversation About Women and Music
In July NPR released “The 150 Greatest Albums Made by Women,” a comprehensive list of women-generated albums from 1964 to the present.
Scientists Discover Birds Can Swing
Using mathematical analysis, researchers from the Max Planck Institute in Frankfurt, Germany, found that the thrush nightingale can sing in an off-beat “swing time” like jazz musicians.
Symphony for a Broken Orchestra Supports School Music Programs in Philadelphia
What do you do with more than 1,000 musical instruments in disrepair and no funds to fix them? That was the dilemma faced by The School District of Philadelphia. Now a new project, Symphony for a Broken Orchestra (symphonyforabrokenorchestra.org), funded by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and The Barra Foundation, seeks to remedy the situati
Three-dimensional Musical Brain Scans
Mark Doidge of Toronto, Ontario, creates three-dimensional “movies” of brain activity from a clinical electroencephalogram (EEG), which he calls “portaits” of your mind.
Music Improves Reaction Times
A study from the University of Montreal published in Brain and Cognition showed that musical training leads to faster reactions tim
Leonard Cohen, Canadian Poet and Songwriter Dies
The Canadian poet and novelist turned epic songwriter has died. In a music career that spanned nearly five decades, Leonard Cohen wrote more than 20,000 recordings of his songs have been made by folk singers, like Judy Collins and Tim Hardin, and later by performers from across the pop music spectrum, among them U2, Aretha Franklin, R.E.M., Jeff Buckley, K.D. Lang, and Elton John.
Opera Intermission: Man Tosses White Powder into Met Pit
During the intermission of the October 29 Metropolitan Opera performance of Guillaume Tell, audience member Roger Kaiser tossed a white powder into the orchestra pit.
NAMM Tec Awards Honor Joe Perry
The 2017 NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards will honor Aerosmith co-founder Joe Perry and his producer Jack Douglas. The NAMM Foundation announced October 27 that Perry will receive the Prestigious Les Paul Award given on behalf of the Les Paul Foundation to honor individuals who have set the highest standards of excellence in the creative application of recording technology in the spirit of audio pioneer and musician Les Paul.