Yeethoven: Free L.A. Concert Melds Kanye West With Beethoven

YEETHOVEN  The Great Music Series 2016
Courtesy of Young Musicans Foundation

A still from the trailer for Yeethoven: The Great Music Series.

What do you call the music of Beethoven and Kanye West combined? ("An April Fools joke?" is incorrect.) It's Yeethoven, of course!  The Young Musicians Foundation of Los Angeles has released a trailer for their upcoming free concert on April 16 in which they will perform a pairing of Beethoven works like his Fifth Symphony with Kanye tracks like "Blood on the Leaves" from Yeezus.

The concert, which is totally free with no tickets required, will take place at L.A.'s Japanese American Cultural & Community Center. 

"You wouldn't intuitively think of Kanye West and Beethoven as being similar musicians," the trailer narrates, "but if you listen a little closer, you'll notice a lot of similarities."

Just imagine if Beethoven had been able to tweet...


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