How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall?
Submit A Video To YouTube
The old adage goes: How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice.
In the electronic age it’s now probably better to respond: upload, upload, upload.
On Wednesday night an assortment of musicians took to the stage at Carnegie Hall as part of the first ever YouTube Symphony Orchestra. Artists from across the globe – from Azerbaijan to Washington state – were assembled based on auditions submitted through YouTube.com.
After a months long selection process, including online voting, a panel of knowledgeable judges chose the final orchestral participants.
Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas lead the near 80 musicians in a piece entitled Internet Symphony No. 1 “Erotica” by Tan Dun – composed especially for the occasion. Pieces by Mozart, Bach, Brahms and others were also played.
The competition may be a short cut for some music lovers -- though, we’re pretty sure they still had to practice quite a bit.