Tuesday, December 02, 2008

You Tube Goes Classical! Meet the "YouTube Symphony Orchestra"

This is a welcome and exciting bit of news!

The video-sharing website YouTube will take classical music out of pricey concert halls and bring it to the masses by holding an online competition where the public chooses musicians to play at Carnegie Hall.
The competition invites classical musicians around the world to submit two videos demonstrating their musical and technical abilities, YouTube said in a news release on Monday.
 Read more about it here.

Actually, this seems to be following a path already blazed, in a fashion, by the Van Cliburn Competition for amateurs setup a YouTube channel for competitors and allowed the audience (listeners) to vote.

Here's the link to the YouTube Symphony Orchestra page.

 And, of course,  there is a video to introduce it.

Check it out.

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