Thursday, April 23, 2009
YOU TUBE GOES CLASSICAL
YouTube Goes Classical
By MELENA RYZIK
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Hiroyuki Ito for The New York Times
The conductor Michael Tilson Thomas has been drafted for the online YouTube Symphony Orchestra project.
Though it’s currently overshadowed by Twitter — which is already the third-largest social network, after Facebook and MySpace — YouTube still has the potential to make some cool connections. Case in point: the YouTube Symphony Orchestra, a collaboration between Google, the conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, the London Symphony Orchestra, the composer Tan Dun, and others. Three thousand musicians from around the world sent in audition tapes; about 90 were selected. The orchestra’s premiere Carnegie Hall concert is tomorrow, but tonight members are doing a free open-mic jam at Le Poisson Rouge. Go tweet about it.
You can listen to classical music while you write your compositions...