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That Cello Guy: The multi-screen performances of Cremaine Booker

First performed by Arturo Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra in a 1938 radio broadcast, and now beautifully arranged for this multi-screen video performance from 2016: Adagio for Strings (1936) by Samuel Barber, performed by Dallas, Texas-based cellist Cremaine Booker, aka That Cello Guy. After posting his first video in 2007, he’s growing his YouTube channel with both classical and more contemporary compositions, including March from Sergei Prokofiev’s The Love of Three Oranges:

…and The Jetsons theme song. In this awesome collaboration with Jami Tylar on piano, Justin Abraham on drums, Arnetta Johnson on trumpet, Ashley Michelle Crawford-Nichols on flute, guitar by Jamison Bethea, trombone by Patrick Brassell, Tyler Summers on sax, Hallerin Hill II on violins, and a variety of vocals by Armand Hutton, he arranges and performs multiple parts:

He also covers Henry Mancini’s theme from The Pink Panther:

And in another collaboration, this one with cellist Tina Guo, Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto for two cellos in G minor, RV531 takes center stage:

Follow Booker on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

Follow these videos with Vittorio Monti’s Csárdás performed by The Kanneh-Mason Family, Attacca Quartet’s May the Fource Be with You, this pop-up orchestra on a delayed plane, and a very young Joyous String Quartet performing Firework and Flight of the Bumblebee.

via ClassicFM.

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