YouTube chooses next orchestra – The Strad

YouTube chooses next orchestra

Ninety-seven musicians from more than 30 countries will perform in Sydney

YouTube has selected the musicians for its next symphony orchestra project, which takes place in Sydney this March. Ninety-seven players from more than 30 countries were chosen after submitting video auditions to the site. The musicians, ranging in age from 14 to 49, will spend a week in Australia working with conductor Michael Tilson Thomas before giving a live performance in Sydney Opera House. Four players, including a violinist and an electric double bassist, will get to perform an improvisation to a piece specially written for the orchestra by Mason Bates.

via The Strad – YouTube chooses next orchestra – 12 January 2011.

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