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WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet … The Boston Typewriter Orchestra [WHAT!]

Meet, the Boston Typewriter Orchestra. Formed in 2004, the six-man ensemble performs a wide range of covers and original songs from the 'click', 'clack', 'ding'...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | How to Make an Origami Paper Violin [LEARN]

Just what you've wanted to know, right? A step by step instructional video on how to construct a Japanese paper origami violin. Knock yourself out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enw_r0cOj-s HOW TO...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Katica Illenyi – Bach “Vocal” Concerto in A Minor [WTF]

Hungarian violinist, Katica Illenyi’s performing her own special arrangement of Bach's A Minor Concerto ... for chamber orchestra and doo-wop.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBWxQmUPWA8&showinfo=0&autohide=1 KATICA ILLENYI | BACH | VIOLIN CONCERTO...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Happy Birthday in the Style of a Shostakovich Quartet [WOWZA]

Dutch cellist and composer Martijn Dendievel's original arrangement of 'Happy Birthday' .... in the style of a Shostakovich String Quartet ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihsgKtw71HM&showinfo=0&autohide=1 MARTIJN DENDIEVEL | HAPPY BIRTHDAY...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Aleksey Semenenko – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto … Kind of?!?! [WOW]

Ukrainian violinist, Aleksey Semenenko performing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto ... or so we thought ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ4awGeA0RU&showinfo=0&autohide=1 ALEKSEY SEMENENKO | TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO...MAYBE 

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto (Arr. Solo Trumpet) [WOWZA]

American trumpeter extraordinaire Malcolm McNab performing Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto .... arranged for solo trumpet. Recorded with conductor Gary Grant and the Altadena Pro Musica - for...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Melodica Men … Rossini’s ‘William Tell Overture’ [YASSS]

YouTube sensations Joe Buono and Tristan Clarke from The Melodica Men present  ... Rossini's William Tell Overture ... arranged for two mouth-blown melodicas ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSLEZU3o9jI JOE BUONO & TRISTAN CLARKE | MELODICA...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | TwoSet Violin – ‘Game of Thrones’ Violin Concerto [WTF]

TwoSet Violin violinists Eddy Chen and Bretty 'Bangs' Yang performing the 'Game of Thrones' Violin Concerto ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGm7BFBbNrs&showinfo=0&autohide=1 TWOSET VIOLIN | GAME OF THRONES X SIBELIUS VIOLIN...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | TwoSet Violin – ‘9 Moves to Look Like a World-Class Soloist’ [TRUTH]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin show us the nine essential on-stage moves to look like a world-class instrumental soloist ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOkchiAUO3U

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Violinist Guy Braunstein – Original New Arrangement of Kreisler’s ‘Liebesfreud’ [WOW]

Former Berlin Philharmonic Concertmaster Guy Braunstein has this week unveiled his own new, original, quirky virtuosic solo violin arrangement of Kreisler’s ‘Liebesfreud’ ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFWDSTuF6wc&showinfo=0&autohide=1 GUY BRAUNSTEIN...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | The Melodica Men … Eric Whitacre’s ‘Sleep’ [AHH…]

YouTube sensations Joe Buono and Tristan Clarke from The Melodica Men present Eric Whitacre's song, Sleep ... arranged for two mouth-blown melodicas ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIOGOOEDRg0 JOE BUONO & TRISTAN CLARKE | MELODICA...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Step-By-Step Guide to Building the Kronos Quartet from LEGO [MUST SEE]

YouTuber WowBrickArt’s step-by-step tutorial on building the Kronos String Quartet from LEGO ... Also available for the Casals and Oistrakh Quartets, cellist Jacqueline du Pre and...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | … For String Quartet and Ping Pong Player [MUST SEE]

Introducing the MozART Group - performing Joplin and Bizet for String Quartet and Ping Pong player ....   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLMFfChw2Fs&showinfo=0&autohide=1 MOZART GROUP | STRING QUARTET AND PING PONG PLAYER  

WACKY WEDNESDAY | The Melodica Men … ‘Olympic Fanfare & Theme’ [GO FOR GOLD]

YouTube sensations Joe Buono and Tristan Clarke from The Melodica Men present John Williams' 'Olympic Fanfare and Theme' ... arranged for two mouth-blown melodicas ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwChbcL9UTc JOE BUONO & TRISTAN...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | TwoSet Violin – ’10 Different Types of Music Teachers’ [TRUTH]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin talk us through the 10 different types of music teachers ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSn-rvtfNAw

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Anna-Maria Hefele : World’s Best Polyphonic Singer [WOW]

Introducing vocalist Anna-Maria Hefele ... the world's best polyphonic overtone singer ....   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vC9Qh709gas&showinfo=0&autohide=1 ANNA-MARIA HEFELE | OVERTONE SINGING 

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Korean Bassist Tourist Joins Italian Street Trio [VIDEO]

Korean double bassist, Jun-Hyuk Choi was traveling in Florence, Italy recently when he stumbled across a few local street musicians. What happens next can only be described...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | The Melodica Men … Wagner’s ‘Ride of the Valkyries’ [WHOA]

YouTube sensations Joe Buono and Tristan Clarke from The Melodica Men present Wagner's 'Ride of the Valkyries' ... arranged for four mouth-blown melodicas ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGmwXi4TL3Y JOE BUONO & TRISTAN CLARKE...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Schulhoff String Quartet With Guest Pole Dancer [WHAT]

The Dutch based Alma String Quartet performing Erwin Schulhoff’s String Quartet No. 1 … with special guest ... Recorded live on the 18th of November,...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto (Arr. Button Accordion) [MUST SEE]

The human one-man-orchestra, Ukrainian-born button accordionist Alexander Hrustevich performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto ... Arranged by Vladimir Zubitsky - and recorded live on April 5th, 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AT8Mdsvxwww&showinfo=0&autohide=1 ALEXANDER HRUSTEVICH...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | The Melodica Men … Dvorak’s ‘New World Symphony’ [WHOA]

YouTube sensations Joe Buono and Tristan Clarke from The Melodica Men present Dvorak's 'New World Symphony' ... arranged for two mouth-blown melodicas ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQyqKN9G0Fk JOE BUONO & TRISTAN CLARKE |...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Composer David Teie – Orchestral Music for Kitty Cats [VIDEO]

American composer and researcher David Teie, back in November 2015, explaining his vision … to compose an entire CD album ... specifically for cats. Following a successful...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | The Melodica Men … Bernstein’s ‘Candide Overture’ [HUH]

YouTube sensation Joe Buono from The Melodica Men presents Bernstein's 'Candide Overture' ... arranged for two mouth-blown melodicas .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDX97Z7rIDs&showinfo=0&autohide=1 JOE BUONO | MELODICA MEN | LEONARD BERNSTEIN |...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | The William Tell Beer Bottle Train [ONLY IN JAPAN]

Only in Japan ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AI1I8dF88Vs&showinfo=0&autohide=1 ROSSINI | WILLIAM TELL OVERTURE | JAPANESE BOTTLE TRAIN  

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Lego Star Wars Orchestra – ‘Darth Vader’s Theme’ [VIDEO]

To help celebrate the upcoming release of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, we present to you Darth Vader and the Lego Stormtrooper Orchestra -...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Paganini’s 5th Caprice Meets Eminem [JAM]

Youtube violin star AnarViolin performing Paganini's 5th Solo Caprice ... meets rapper Eminem's "Lose Yourself" ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMMpiorXN_0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 ANAR IBRAHIMOV (AKA ANARVIOLIN) | PAGANINI & EMINEM | CAPRICE...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet London’s Apple iPhone Ringtone Orchestra [VIDEO]

Meet British conductor Rainer Hersch and his Apple iPhone Ringtone Orchestra ....   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMH_UMOlzz0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 RAINER HERSCH ORKESTRA | ORCHESTRAL APPLE RINGTONES 

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ‘Rococo Variations’ for Orchestra and … Electric Guitar [WTF]

Ethan Winer performing Tchaikovksy's 'Variations on a Rococo Theme' for Orchestra and Fender Telecaster electric guitar .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hgqte_IgxlY&showinfo=0&autohide=1 ETHAN WINER | TCHAIKOVSKY | VARIATIONS ON A...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | US Swim Coach & Swimmer – Bach Double Concerto [VIDEO]

2016 USA Olympic Swim Team Coach, Bob Bowman and three-time Olympian swimmer, Elizabeth Beisel performing an arrangement of Bach's Double Violin Concerto - amidst preparation for...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | The New ‘Six-Bach’ Abs Workout for Pianists [WTF]

Forget crossfit, Swiss-Chinese pianist Louis Schwizgebel steps us through his new workout regime for achieving those perfect 'Six-Bach' abs ...    

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Introducing … The 16,000 Matchsticks Violin [KOOKY]

Introducing ... the matchsticks violin. Made in 1937 by Polish bricklayer Jan Gwizdz, the fully playable, yet brittle, instrument is constructed from 16,000 matchsticks.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1tBXHhS6q8&showinfo=0&autohide=1 THE MATCHSTICKS VIOLIN |...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet Mr. Bean, the Conductor [VIDEO]

British actor and comedian Rowan Atkinson (aka Mr. Bean) conducting Beethoven's 5th Symphony - like no other. Filmed in 1981, at the Amnesty International 'Secret Policeman's Ball'. MR....

WACKY WEDNESDAY | The Fully-Playable Paper & Cardboard Organ [WOW]

Introducing the fully-playable organ ... constructed entirely from paper, cardboard and a transparent sheet of plastic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cD1NPvRNLQ&showinfo=0&autohide=1 PAPER & CARDBOARD ORGAN | BY PAPER ENGINEER ALIAKSEI...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet the Modulin – The Modular Synthesizer & Violin [WTF]

Meet Swedish folktronica band member Martin Molin and his home-made modulin - the 1/2 modular synthesizer and 1/2 violin ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUdWeBYe3GY&showinfo=0&autohide=1 THE MODULIN | MARTIN MOLIN...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ For 4-Part Violin [MUST-WATCH]

Chinese violin virtuoso Li Chuan Yun performing the United States' national anthem,‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ in 4 part harmony - at once ... on a single violin .... Li...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Dinicu’s ‘Hora Staccato’ for Orchestra and … Solo Pan Flute! [WTF]

Amazing 1995 archival footage of 13 year old, Stefan Stanciu performing Dinicu’s virtuosic 'Hora Staccato' with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra … on solo pan flute! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaDkUPrdpt4&showinfo=0&autohide=1 DINICU |...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet AquaSonic – The World’s First Underwater Band [VIDEO]

Meet AquaSonic - the world’s first underwater music ensemble to perform in giant aquariums …. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhJLO5pFKTI&showinfo=0&autohide=1 AQUASONIC | WORLD’S FIRST UNDERWATER BAND | NEW...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Head-Banging Metal Vivaldi Cello Concerto [AUDIO]

German heavy metal guitarist, Wolf Hoffman performing Vivaldi's 'Double Cello Concerto in G Minor' - from his newly-released solo album 'Headbangers Symphony'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMZEcr6o6PU&showinfo=0&autohide=1 WOLF HOFFMAN | VIVALDI | DOUBLE...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | That Viola Kid – ‘Stuff Violists are Tired of Hearing …’ [LOL]

Juilliard student, 'That Viola Kid' Drew Alexander Forde gives us the lowdown on 'stuff violists are tired of hearing...'   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=If6eIHHlyGo&showinfo=0&autohide=1 THAT VIOLA KID | STUFF VIOLISTS ARE...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | TwoSet Violin – ‘The Violin Concerto Battle’ [ROFL]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin fight for stage stardom ... in the 'Concerto Battle' ... Recorded live as part of the TwoSet Violin 2017-18 World Tour. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB4c97p02cE TWOSET VIOLIN |...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Opera Favourites …. (Arr. for Cello and 2 Voices) [LOL]

British duo Rebecca Carrington and Colin Brown present ... a selection of comedic operatic favorites .... arranged for cello and two voices ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UxdnzaWdC4&autohide=1 CARRINGTON-BROWN DUO |...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet Reg Kehoe and His Marimba Queens [VIDEO]

Sit back, relax and enjoy ... the bizarre and exuberant showmanship of the 1940s - with Reg Kehoe and his Marimba Queens … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1tQNqQqIU8&showinfo=0&autohide=1 REG...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ’10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Violist’ [VIRAL]

A wacky new viral video highlighting the trials and tribulations of a lone violist - as she walks the streets of New York City. The...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Conductor Leif Segerstam Unleashes ‘Scheherazade’ Like Never Before [WTF]

Finnish conductor Leif Segerstam leads the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia in a rather special interpretation of the final movement of Rimsky-Korsakov’s ‘Scheherazade’. As the ship...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet Nuno Santos – World’s First Water-Skiing Violinist [WTF]

Portuguese water-sports enthusiast and violinist Nuno Santos tests the age-old question: ‘Can one really water ski and play the violin at the same time?’ Apparently...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Konzerthausorchester Berlin Present “The Sounds of Berlin” [LOL]

The 13-part witty new compositional project by Michael Edwards and Christian Tschuggnall and the Konzerthausorchester Berlin ... "The Sounds of Berlin" ... featuring the sizzle of...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet the World’s 1st GoPro Camera Orchestra [MUST SEE]

Conductor Manfred Honeck and the musicians of the Czech Philharmonic performing Richard Strauss' 'Death and Transfiguration' - as seen and heard via 24 strapped-on...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Miss America 1989 – ‘Zigeunerweisen’ [VIDEO]

1989 Ms America pageant winner Grechen Carlson, from Minnesota, performing Sarasate's 'Zigeunerweisen'. MISS AMERICA 1989 | GRECHEN CARLSON | SARASATE | ZIGEUNERWEISEN

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet Jesse Ahmann … The Glass Improvisational Cellist [WOAH]

Meet Jesse Ahmann ... Seattle's glass improvisational cellist. Crafted by instrument maker Gary Word, the fully playable cello uses a loop pedal and regular cello...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | How do Elephants React to Classical Music? [WOW]

Ever wondered what elephants think about classical music - and what their reaction might be? Belgium Royal Chamber Orchestra violinists, Jean-Francois Chamberlan and Anne Pigen recently put...

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