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Janitor Brings Down the House Singing Sam Cooke With School Orchestra – ABC News
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Janitor Brings Down the House Singing Sam Cooke With SchoolOrchestra
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Roy Smith, a janitor at Burke High School in Omaha, Nebraska, brought down the house on Tuesday night with his amazing rendition of Sam Cooke's “A Change Is Gonna Come” at the school'sorchestraperformance. A video of Smith performing is going viral …

Cleveland Orchestra thrives in eclectic program under former assistant Alan Gilbert (review) – cleveland.com (blog)
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CLEVELAND, Ohio – One can take the man out of the ClevelandOrchestrabut not the ClevelandOrchestraout of the man. Such, at least, seems to be true in the case of Alan Gilbert, guest conductor this week at Severance Hall. Leading the group he once …

Orchestra of Mideast Musicians Builds Bridges for Peace – Voice of America
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Orchestraof Mideast Musicians Builds Bridges for Peace
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The United Nations has designated the West-Eastern DivanOrchestra, made up of musicians from Israel, the Palestinian territories and other parts of the Middle East, as a Global Advocate for Cultural Understanding. Theorchestrawas co-founded in 1999

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Review: Russian National Orchestra Plays Borodin and Prokofiev – New York Times
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Review: Russian NationalOrchestraPlays Borodin and Prokofiev
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Carnegie provided an answer on Wednesday evening, presenting the Russian NationalOrchestraunder Mikhail Pletnev, a conductor of a different stripe. Whereas Mr. Gergiev can seem to be all nervous energy, with waggling fingers and an elusive beat, Mr.

Janitor Gets Standing Ovation After Performance at High School Orchestra Recital – Inside Edition
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Janitor Gets Standing Ovation After Performance at High SchoolOrchestraRecital
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Roy Smith, who has been working at the high school for the last eight years, accompanied the Omaha Burke High School band andorchestrawith a vocal performance of “A Change is Gonna Come” last Tuesday. s/o to our janitor, Mr. Roy, for killin' it

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Review: The Minnesota Orchestra’s White Light and White Heat – New York Times
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Review: The MinnesotaOrchestra'sWhite Light and White Heat
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That latter season was to have been the occasion for a rare Carnegie showcase for an Americanorchestra: four concerts devoted to Sibelius, Mr. Vanska's specialty. Including all seven of the composer's symphonies, this series was one of the lockout's

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