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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Performs for Audience of Plants

Well, folks, I have now, officially, seen it all. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra held a three-hour concert for an audience of...plants. 100 different varieties of plants were treated to a performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G minor to test the theory that music stimulates protein production in plants. Watch: QVC gardening expert Richard Jackson meet the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to test the idea that classical music can help plants to grow. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2mezHthquk Who said classical music concerts aren't "growth opportunities?" Read more: Royal Philharmonic plays to auditorium packed with PLANTS (Daily Mail)

Jennifer Hambrick unites her extensive backgrounds in the arts and media and her deep roots in Columbus to bring inspiring music to central Ohio as Classical 101’s midday host. Jennifer performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago before earning a Ph.D. in musicology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.