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Youtube Orchestra Performs 4/15/09 (Musea E-mail Club #469)

Last night was a big one for the world. It was the night of the first world orchestra - the Youtube orchestra!

The Youtube orchestra's first performance was Wednesday night April 15 2009. It's a big deal and something that should be noted not only in the history books - which it will be - but noted now - when it happens. Here's the info from the youtube video:

The world's first collaborative online orchestra performed at Carnegie Hall on April 15, 2009. Selected by the YouTube community and several members of the world's most renowned orchestras, the YouTube Symphony Orchestra is made up of over 96 professional and amateur musicians from 30+ countries and territories on six continents and represents 26 different instruments.

See the performance at:

This is big news - It suggests trends in art towards a more world view and away from local provincialism.

I also proudly note that my Big List, One Hundred Plus Favorites from Myspace and Youtube / Which can be found in the print version of Musea issue #167 and/or at http://musea.wordpress.com/2008/12/10/100-plus-best-music-from-youtube-and-myspace/, Listed and praised the London Symphony Orchestra for starting this.

I first talked about the Youtube orchestra back in early December in Musea E-mail Club #454.

When the London Symphony Orchestra, the orchestra that set this up, got my message they replied,

Hi Tom,
thanks so much for doing that. We really appreciate it. This project will only be a success if lots of people take part, and we hope it will continue to be a place where musicians collaborate on performing and teaching across the internet for years to come.

Vive la Revolution!
All best wishes
Jo (LSO admin)

I add my congratulations to all involved.

Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 16 year old zine Musea)

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