World class musicians bring theramin, glass armonica to Greenville


Two world-class musicians played several rare, historical musical instruments Tuesday night at the Carolina Music Museum in a concert called β€œArmonica Returns!”

Those instruments ranged from pianos dating back to the 1800s to the glass armonica, which was invented by Benjamin Franklin in 1761 after seeing a man play music with wine glasses.

β€œHe came up with nesting them all together and that mechanized instrument became what’s now called the first American musical instrument,” James explains.

James, who plays over 300 instruments and is a master of 8, also plays the “theramin,” which dates back to the 1920s and transforms electric waves into sound. It is considered the only instrument you can play without touching.

For more information about the Carolina Music Museum, click here.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Mascot Challenge
High School RedZone
Star of the Week
Black and Blue Kickoff Live
Pro Football Challenge
Destination Vacation
Find A Job
Greenville Triumph Game
wspa news app free for download choose your store below
download the wspa news app from the apple app store
download the wspa news app from the google play store

Trending Stories