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2015 Grammys

EXCLUSIVE Jason Vieaux and Yolanda Kondonassis Talk Upcoming 92Y Recital, Performing

EXCLUSIVE: Guitarist Jason Vieaux, Harpist Yolanda Kondonassis Talk 92nd Street Y Recital, Performing 'Together' and the Plight of Plucked Strings >>

One of the most unique duos in classical Christendom, the pairing of Grammy-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux with Grammy-nominated harpist Yolanda Kondonassis is no accident. Of course, their recently released LP for Azica, 'Together,' is hardly a standard marriage; no, there's much more that lies beneath the strings. As part of the 92nd Street Y's "Art of the Guitar" series, Vieaux and Kondonassis will be performing that album, in its entirety, this Saturday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. The program strictly follows the recorded disc, all the while bringing unique insights into two instruments that don't normally sit together on the stage.

In the Name of Classical: St. Louis and Seattle Symphonies, Pierre Boulez, Jason Vieaux and More Take Home Grammys in 2015

St. Louis, Seattle Symphonies; Pierre Boulez; Jason Vieaux; More Take Home Grammys in '15 >>

While some high contenders in the mainstream battled it out last night for a much-desired Grammy, some of the other winners were unintentionally swept under the rug. For the classical genre, though, some artists made out quite well. They included the St. Louis and Seattle symphonies, Pierre Boulez, Jason Vieaux and more.

Smooth as Jazz: Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga Sing 'Cheek to 'Cheek' and Bring Down the 2015 Grammy Stage

Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga Sing "Cheek to Cheek," Bring Down 2015 Grammy Stage >>

Lady Gaga has given a lot of credit to her duet partner Tony Bennett for having saved her career with their latest release "Cheek to Cheek." While that may not be entirely true, the unique pair has rallied massive support and their latest Grammy performance only adds to their rise. The pair sang the classic "Cheek to Cheek" on the 2015 Grammy stage and were as smooth as jazz.

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