YouTube Symphony Orchestra

By grace.g.yang ยท May 4, 2009
Under: Midtown West,My Life,Things to do in NYC

I feel like this took place ages ago (the concert was on April 15th), but it took a while for me to upload pictures onto my computer…so, better late than never! My friend from Google, Cliff, flew to New York for vacation, which coincided with the first YouTube Symphony Orchestra concert at Carnegie Hall. Cliff managed to get two tickets to the concert and invited me to tag along for the event.

The symphony orchestra was composed of artists from around the world that auditioned through YouTube videos – isn’t that an innovative idea? There were also amazing composers attached to the event (MTT and Tan Dun). During the concert, there were video clips of some of the performers (they were seriously from all over the world) and it was a wonderful way to spend the evening. Cliff also got us tickets to the champagne reception during intermission, where we bumped elbows with Sergey Brin (funnily enough, Cliff was mistaken for Sergey Brin when we were walking out with our gift bags from a Korean cosmetics company; they asked him to pose with the bag but when they realized Cliff is blonde and about a foot taller, they went looking for the real Sergey)

Here’s a picture of MTT with the entire orchestra:



If you’re interested in listening to the recordings, you can check out the YouTube Symphony Orchestra page.

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