The Beat from Troy Music Hall #16, The Classics

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This edition of The Beat is medicinal. It is proven that classical music stimulates the brain, improves sleep, reduces stress, and strengthens the immune system. So take some time today to enjoy these beautiful sounds and soothing imagery, it’s good self-care. You deserve it!

Beautiful Music

Yo-Yo Ma Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, PréludeSo beautiful! Subscribe to Yo Yo’s YouTube channel so you don’t miss one of the many live streams he’s been doing of late.

Delibes: Lakmé – Duo des fleurs (Flower Duet), Sabine Devieilhe & Marianne CrebassaWe know, we know – it’s used in every movie, commercial, and TV show, but for a reason! A short list of media where this duet has been used: Sex in the City, Laura Croft: Tomb Raider, the Tarantino film True Romance, Meet The Parents, and The Simpsons.

This is Fascinating to Watch

Unbelievable Transformation

We stumbled on these videos and fell into a rabbit hole – you’ll want to watch more than one. Julian Baumgartner of Baumgartner Fine Art Restoration in Chicago works to conserve and restore this icon of Ave Maria. His methodology and meticulousness is soothing to watch. Take a look!

The Getty Museum Challenge Part 2

We’ve posted about The Getty and their challenge in an earlier edition of The Beat. They ask people to recreate famous works of art by using things they find around their homes. Art enthusiasts continue to rise to this challenge. Click here to see their latest creative creations.

Classic 80’s Rock!

50 songs in three minutes! Kicking off with Bruce Hornsby, an artist who has been on our stage many times, and showcasing Run-DMCThe Beastie Boys, Janet Jackson, Madonna, Paul Simon, and more. Check out The Hood Internet YouTube channel for other years.

Just for Fun!

Stolen from Buzzfeed: Everyone Has A Peanuts Character That Matches Their Personality — Here’s YoursIt’s the great personality quiz, Charlie Brown! Click here and find out which Peanuts character you resemble.

Amazing Cakes

So cool! Our favorite is the piece of wood or the White Claw can – both are shockingly realistic.

Decorating Cookies

There is something hypnotic about watching cookies being decorated with Royal Icing. We know it sounds odd, but check it out. You’ll see how right we are.

Building a Better Squirrel Trap

“Squirrels were stealing my bird seed so I solved the problem with mechanical engineering.”Mark Rober, former NASA engineer, current YouTuber, and a self described “friend of science,” had a problem so he came up with a rather complicated and amusing solution. Meet his adorable adversaries – the squirrels Phat Gus, Frank, Rick, and Marty.

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We know this is hard, and if you need someone to listen, NYS has set up a Covid Emotional Support Helpline – call 1-844-863-9314, available 8 AM – 10 PM, seven days a week.

Please share with us any links or videos that have made you laugh, entertained you, or provided a distraction. Please email them to karen@troymusichall.org and we may use them in future volumes of The Beat. Thank you.

We are marking our 145th Anniversary this month.

We are proud of our history and our service to the community. The current crisis has had a significant impact on us, but we look forward to opening our doors and welcoming you back! The music will soar again, but only if we stay strong, stay connected, and stay together. Your generosity and support are greatly appreciated, please click here to donate.

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
30 Second Street, Troy NY
518-273-0038 | troymusichall.org

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