YouTube Symphony: The Unlikely Marriage of Classical Music and Online Collaboration

Remember the world’s first online collaborative orchestra project that began a while back? Well, thousands of video submissions from all around the world later, the resulting mashup video of the Tan Dun piece “Internet Symphony, Eroica” was released on the YouTube Symphony Orchestra Channel yesterday.

The finalists , who hail from 30 countries, six continents, and play 26 different instruments, played last night at Carnegie Hall. See Act One below:

There is now a new answer to the question “how do you get to Carnegie Hall?” Upload, upload, upload. Despite the short amount of rehearsal time, the group was was placed among the 10 most inspiring orchestras and praised for “for democratising classical music on a global scale, making it truly all-inclusive.”

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