YouTube presents the world premiere of the Tan Dun composition “Internet Symphony, Eroica” as selected and mashed up from thousands of video submissions from around the globe. www.youtube.com/symphony.
YouTube called for professionals and amateur musicians of all ages, locations and instruments to audition for the YouTube Symphony Orchestra by submitting a video performance of a new piece written for the occasion by the renowned Chinese composer Tan Dun. Finalists were selected by a judging panel comprised of the world’s most renowned orchestras. Members of the public were able to vote for their favorite instrumentalists on YouTube from February 14-22. Winners were announced on March 2nd and were invited to travel to New York in April 2009, to participate in the YouTube Symphony Orchestra summit, and play at Carnegie Hall (April 15) under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas.
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See our earlier story on the YouTube Symphony Orchestra Online Auditions.