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      VIDEO: French Jugglers Play Bach on Boomwhackers

      Les Objects Volants, a French juggling company, has transformed one of the most popular pieces of classical music, the Prelude No. 1 in C major from Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, using Boomwhackers. Les Objects Volants proves that Boomwhackers, musical tubes made to play certain pitches when they are struck, aren’t merely toys with their tour-de-force performance. Though many of more... more...

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      Carousel, currently running in a new production at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, is one of many American musicals popping up at opera houses around the globe. Before Lyric, the Glimmerglass Opera revived this classic work by Rodgers and Hammerstein during its 2014 festival season. During the same summer season, Susan Graham starred in a new production more... more...

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      Though many know him primarily as one of America’s most iconic actors and comedians, Charlie Chaplin was also a musician who influenced leading composers like Debussy and Satie, created original scores for his films, and forever changed the history of music. Born to two music hall singers, Chaplin received his musical training at an early more... more...

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      With the advent of 3D printing, designers, musicians, and engineers have been able to create instruments that just years ago, no one could have ever dreamed up. MONAD Studios has just unveiled their piezoelectric violin, an instrument with two strings, but which the designers claim still sounds and plays like a traditional violin. Piezoelectricity, which more... more...

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