Did you know about the YouTube Symphony Orchestra?

Last night they performed for the first time, at the Carnegie Hall..This orchestra was formed by persons who sent in videos as a way of casting...The selected ones came to New York and last night, April 15th. performed under the general direction of Mr. Michael Tilson Thomas...Here's a video, but you will find more through the second other link.


View orchestra participants’ videos at http://www.youtube.com/symphony

Another link...www.youtube.com/symphony

Program Details

YouTube Symphony Orchestra

Michael Tilson Thomas, Artistic Advisor and Conductor

Mason Bates, Composer and DJ

Measha Brueggergosman, Soprano

Joshua Roman, Cello

Gil Shaham, Violin

Yuja Wang, Piano

Students from Lang Lang's International Foundation

·· Anna Larsen, Piano

·· Charlie Liu, Piano

·· Derek Wang, Piano

BRAHMS Allegro giocoso from Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98

LOU HARRISON Music from Canticle No. 3

DVOŘÁK Music from Serenade in D Minor, Op. 44

GABRIELI Canzon septimi toni No. 2

BACH Sarabande from Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007

VILLA-LOBOS Bachiana brasileira No. 9

RACHMANINOFF Waltz in A Major from Two Pieces, Six Hands

WAGNER The Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walküre

TAN DUN Internet Symphony No. 1, "Eroica"

PROKOFIEV Scherzo from Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 16

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV "Flight of the Bumblebee" (arr. Rachmaninoff)

DEBUSSY Nuages from Nocturnes

MOZART Rondo - Tempo di Minuetto from Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219, "Turkish"

CAGE Aria for solo voice with Renga

MASON BATES Warehouse Medicine from B-Sides

TCHAIKOVSKY Finale from Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36


BERLIOZ Hungarian March from La damnation de Faust

The YouTube Symphony Orchestra's show features soloists, chamber groups, chamber orchestra, large orchestra, electronica and multi-media, and samples diverse periods and styles of classical music, including works by Gabrieli, Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Villa-Lobos, John Cage and Tan Dun’s Internet Symphony No. 1 “Eroica.”

"It could be described as something between a summit conference, scout jamboree or musical get-together. It'll be the first time that people from so many different countries will have had a chance to discover one another online and then actually meet up and make music together."

- Michael Tilson Thomas on NPR’s All Things Considered

View orchestra participants’ videos at http://www.youtube.com/symphony


EDIT: So far, I love your very constructive comments..Thanks!

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Yup, I knew about it! I'm a *very* regular visitor of YouTube, and Time Magazine had a highly interesting article about it. What a wonderful way to show that classical music is as relevant today as it was when it was written, and to incorporate young people and the internet into it. I sincerely hope it will bust all these horribly myths and stereotypes associated with our beloved genre.

  • fertig
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Como me gusta l. a. música y tengo algunas nociones, se apreciar l. a. excelente oferta de sitios cyber web, aunque ha sido muy difícil a l. a. hora de elegir uno, a su llegado, he sabido que he elegido lo mejor. Un precio excelente para un excelente instrumento ha hecho que esta compra sea una perfecta.

  • 1 decade ago

    just found out about it yesterday. very cool .

    I was like, wow, look at that! - why didn't i find out about it a month ago.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I was aware of it thanks :) I hope them the best, it's a great way to bring people together!

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