A New Playlist!
Over winter break, my mom and I have enjoyed binging the new Netflix series Bridgerton. The show is set in the the middle of the Regency era of England, so it was quite a surprise to hear Ariana Grande's "thank u, next" play in the middle of the first episode. The series boasts a lot of modern changes to the stories made popular by Julia Quinn's novels, and modern music rerecorded as orchestra pieces is one of them. This was a fun aspect of the show for me. I played the violin all throughout middle and high school, and one of my favorite concerts was a Pop Culture Show where my teacher/conductor let us play current hits like "All About That Bass" by Megan Trainor.
Most of these rerecorded songs were performed by the Vitamin String Quartet. I've found they have a ton of other orchestral covers of current music and have slowly been working my way through them and picking my favorites. That being said, I wanted to share a screenshot of the new playlist I've been working on! It's great for writing because the music is familiar and fun, but not distracting. (I find myself wanting to sing along a little too often when lyrics are present!)