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For our latest mission, we put a Carnegie Hall orchestra in the middle of New York City and placed an empty podium in front of the musicians with a sign that read, “Conduct Us.” Random New Yorkers who accepted the challenge were given the opportunity to conduct this world-class orchestra. The orchestra responded to the conductors, altering their tempo and performance accordingly. This project was a collaboration with Carnegie Hall and Ensemble ACJW.
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28 Sep 2013 11:00:00
Music instruments made of car parts

Musicians from the Academy of Contemporary Music play using instruments made of car parts during a photocall on April 16, 2008 in London, England. Ford's unique orchestra made up entirely of Ford Focus car parts. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
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27 Sep 2011 14:35:00
Negin Ekhpulwak, leader of the Zohra orchestra, an ensemble of 35 women, practises on a piano at Afghanistan's National Institute of Music, in Kabul, Afghanistan April 9, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Masood/Reuters)

Negin Ekhpulwak, leader of the Zohra orchestra, an ensemble of 35 women, practises on a piano at Afghanistan's National Institute of Music, in Kabul, Afghanistan April 9, 2016. Playing instruments was banned under Taliban rule in Afghanistan, and even today, many conservative Muslims frown on most forms of music. Living in an orphanage in the capital, Kabul, 19-year-old Negin Ikhpolwak leads an ensemble of 35 women that plays both Western and Afghan musical instruments. In a country notorious internationally for harsh restrictions on women in most areas of life, Negin's story highlights a double challenge. (Photo by Ahmad Masood/Reuters)
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19 Apr 2016 13:47:00
A Dalek, a Cyberman and a Silence invade the Melbourne Cricket Ground

A Dalek, a Cyberman and a Silence invade the Melbourne Cricket Ground on February 2, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. The Doctor Who Daleks this weekend are performing for the first time outside of the UK with the Melbourne Syphony Orchestra at Plenary Hall. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images for BBC Worldwide)
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02 Feb 2012 10:38:00
A student of the Orchestra of Recycled Instruments of Cateura holds an instrument made from recycled material by craftsman Nicolas Gomez, in Cateura, near Asuncion, May 9, 2013. The orchestra is the brainchild of its conductor Favio Chavez, who wanted to help the children of garbage pickers at the local landfill, and the instruments are made from salvaged materials by craftsman Gomez. (Photo by Jorge Adorno/Reuters)

A student of the Orchestra of Recycled Instruments of Cateura holds an instrument made from recycled material by craftsman Nicolas Gomez, in Cateura, near Asuncion, May 9, 2013. The orchestra is the brainchild of its conductor Favio Chavez, who wanted to help the children of garbage pickers at the local landfill, and the instruments are made from salvaged materials by craftsman Gomez. The orchestra now involves 30 schoolchildren who have toured countries in Latin America, North America and Europe to play music ranging from Beethoven and Mozart to the Beatles and Paraguayan folk songs. (Photo by Jorge Adorno/Reuters)
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12 Jul 2013 09:23:00
Symphony in the Sea

Musicians from the West Australian Symphony Orchestra perform a “Symphony in the Sea” at North Cottesloe Beach on December 2, 2008 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
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07 Sep 2011 11:17:00
Music student Daniele Gonzalez, (centre row, L), and Australian musician Susie Park from the Minnesota Orchestra (centre row, 2nd L), react during a rehearsal in Havana, May 15, 2015. (Photo by Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters)

Music student Daniele Gonzalez, (centre row, L), and Australian musician Susie Park from the Minnesota Orchestra (centre row, 2nd L), react during a rehearsal in Havana, May 15, 2015. The Minnesota Orchestra will offer two concerts in Havana and is the first major U.S. orchestra to play in Cuba since 1999. The trip cost nearly $1 million. It was underwritten by Marilyn Carlson Nelson, an heir to the Carlson hotel company fortune, and her husband Glen. The U.S. government gave special permission for a direct charter flight from Minneapolis to Havana for the event, putting 4 tons of equipment and 160 people on an Airbus 330. (Photo by Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters)
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17 May 2015 11:34:00
North Korea's Samjiyon Orchestra performs at Pyongyang Grand Theatre in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 18, 2018. (Photo by Pyeongyang Press Corps/Pool via Reuters)

North Korea's Samjiyon Orchestra performs at Pyongyang Grand Theatre in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 18, 2018. (Photo by Pyeongyang Press Corps/Pool via Reuters)
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19 Sep 2018 11:30:00