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From Punk to Podium

August 20, 2010

  This is an older YouTube, but a new one to me.  I found it through the Sound Mind blog. 

The Plot:  Chris Sweeney is a 25-year old punk singer, and he’s been given the challenge of of trying to fool some judges and an audience into believing that he’s a legit orchestra conductor.  Harder than it looks.  It’s all part of “Faking It”, an award-winning UK reality show (no longer on the air).  British conductor Nicholaus Kraemer gets involved to help Chris with his transformation. 

(PS. The piece is the overture to The Italian Girl in Algiers by Gioachino Rossini.)

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  1. August 23, 2010 8:01 am

    Hehe, that was a great show. We should stop building boxes for music, it’s all a huge universe.

    Cheers!

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