Classical vs. Youngsters

Lisa Klappe

Classical vs. Youngsters

The major orchestras are trying to achieve this by creating instrumental covers of MTV-hits. A fine starting point, says Joris Philippart. ‘And yet it never really works exactly as the orchestra might have hoped. Probably because a theatre or a concert hall is not the right place. I have tried to find a smarter way of getting young people acquainted with classical music.’ Philippart makes the silhouettes of a classical orchestra appear in an existing music video: the drums will take over the house beat; violins will take the place of the singer. The result Classical vs. Youngsters is a subtle and unexpected acquaintance with the beauty of classical music.

Joris Philippart