Exclusive video: String quartet covers new Sting song...

October 08, 2013

Young classical musicians play 'Practical Arrangement,' from album 'The Last Ship.'

The Last Ship, Sting's album of songs included in and inspired by his upcoming Broadway musical of the same name, has only been out a few weeks. But it's already moved a group of young classical musicians to cover one of the tunes.

A string quartet composed of students from the Boston-based non-profit organization From the Top - violinists Alice Ivy Pemberton and Elli Choi, viola player Jonathan Huang and cellist Sujari Britt - has recorded its own rendition of Practical Arrangement, a wistful number featured on the album Ship.

From the Top provides showcases and scholarships for aspiring musicians between the ages of 8 and 18. CDZA, a collective that produces music video experiments, caught the quartet in action.

(c) USA Today by Elysa Gardner
posted by ahlehner
Precisely my reaction. Then I am such a sap I have to give this one an "I LOVE YOU!!!"
posted by mjharris
my heart is moved...
That was so beautiful that words escape me. Margaret
posted by pumkin
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