Kanye West and Beethoven Inspire Yeethoven Concert
Kanye West and Ludwig van Beethoven aren't two names that come up in the same conversation too often. But the Young Musicians Foundation wants to reveal the similarities between the two artists as part of their new Great Music Series.
"The purpose of the Great Music Series is to explore the commonalities between the music of our times and classical masterpieces of the past," the YMF says on their website. "By highlighting the musical and cultural elements characteristic of all great music, the Series seeks to demonstrate that modern popular music is fundamentally similar to classical music. For its first installment, the series will compare Kanye West and Ludwig van Beethoven."
The concert will see a 70-piece orchestra perform the works of Kanye West and Beethoven as well as blending the two artists' work together. A sample of what to expect can be heard in the video above.
"MC’d by conductor Yuga Cohler and composer Stephen Feigenbaum, this concert will sonically illustrate the similarities between Kanye West’s latest album, Yeezus (orchestrated by Feigenbaum), and a variety of pieces by Beethoven," the YMF states on its events page. "As the concert progresses, music by the two will become increasingly integrated, ultimately resulting in a total mash-up of the two. If you find this concert far-fetched, we invite you to come and listen - see if you can tell where Beethoven ends and Kanye begins."
This unique Kanye and Beethoven mash-up concert will take place on April 16 at the Aratani Theatre in Los Angeles. Admission is free and no ticket is required.
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