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Classical Notes: February 4, 2008 Archive

Michigan Minimalists

Posted at 8:54 AM on February 4, 2008 by John Birge

How does a bunch of college kids from a small town in Michigan make a big splash at one of New York City's biggest music festivals?

Here's how.

And here they are at home in Allendale Michigan, getting well-deserved applause.
For clapping:

Car Parts Orchestra

Posted at 9:04 PM on February 4, 2008 by John Birge

Not all the big-buck, big-bang television commercials were on the Super Bowl last weekend.
Ford Motor Company of Europe is launching a 100-million dollar ad campaign featuring an orchestra playing instruments made from the parts of a Ford Focus, including a "clutch guitar" and "window harp":

And if you like the Car Parts orchestra, you'll love this Car Parts Choir:

But neither holds a candle to the Beer Bottle Orchestra!