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John Gibbons holds a Ph.D. in music composition from the University of Chicago. He teaches music appreciation classes at the Universality of Chicago’s Graham School and at Newberry Library. He also offers private piano lessons in the Chicago area.

Bonnie Gibbons is a web site developer and SEO with a background in classical music. She might be persuaded to teach a few cello lessons in the Chicago area.

YouTube Symphony Mashup

Google’s YouTube Symphony plays live at Carnegie Hall this evening under Michael Tilson Thomas. Head to YouTube at 7:30 ET to watch the concert.

The “Global Mashup” is ready for your viewing pleasure right now. This part of the YouTube Symphony project is a video performance of Tan Dun’s “Eroica” (composed for this project) spliced together from the audition videos.

Offhand I heard homages to (obviously) Beethoven’s “Eroica” symphony, Wagner’s Valkyrie yodels, and… Magnificent Seven by Elmer Bernstein? Did I hear that right?

More about the YouTube Symphony, which began life as one of those personal projects Google famously encourages their employess to explore during 20% of their workweek:

Meet the YouTube Symphony

YouTube Symphony: The Latest Thing to Do About Classical Music

Get to know Tchaikovsky Online

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