Violinist Joshua Bell Tasked with Changing Public Perception of Sharks

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In an effort to boost the public image of sharks, The Discovery Channel as part of this week’s annual ‘Shark Week’, has commissioned a new orchestral work – aimed at representing the chondrichthyes in a more majestic portrayal.

“Pop culture has not been kind to sharks,” Marine Biologist Luke Tripple has said, “… every time you see one in a film you hear this scary music … we really need to change the way we hear sharks and feel about them.”

The 6 and a ½ minute tone poem, entitled ‘Therodora’ and scored by Academy Award nominated composer J. Ralph, features violinist Joshua Bell, the London Symphony Orchestra and the London Voices Choir.

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SHARK WEEK | J. RALPH | THERODORA | JOSHUA BELL | LONDON SYMPHONY

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