Posted at 7:41 AM on March 3, 2009
by Ward Jacobson
So how much time do you spend on YouTube each week? Here's something to look forward to in mid-April. The first YouTube Symphony Orchestra has been selected by viewers of the Web site, made up of over 90 musicians from some 30 countries.
Over 3,000 videos were submitted by amateur and professional musicians from all over the world. Musicians from professional orchestras selected 200 finalists with the winners chosen by voters on YouTube.
There will be three days of master classes and rehearsals next month culminating in an April 15th concert at Carnegie Hall conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, music director of the San Francisco Symphony.
Read more about it and check out the winners here.
(thanks to Associated Press writer Martin Steinberg)
One proud member of the YouTube Orchestra is Minnesota native Marc Levine.
Thanks to Alison Young for the tip.