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From Finger Orchestras to Musical Robot Conductors

 - Oct 26, 2009   Updated: Mar 24 2011
Going to an orchestra is a great reason to dress up and start walking around with an air of superiority. However, the orchestras featured here all put a different spin on the upper crust classic.

From finger orchestras to musical robots, check out all of the awesome orchestra innovations we've featured at

Implications - Orchestral music sometimes gets a bad rep for being associated with "snobby" high society. But the combined effects of technology evolving and artists drawing inspiration from the past have given the genre a better reputation. This has spawned unique ways to make orchestrated music more accessible, whether it's modern music being orchestrated or the application of strange instruments such as beer bottles. Classical music may not be the first choice for many, but with its continued presence and the way it is influencing current artists, it is likely here to stay.