News: youtube orchestra, a wonder to behold!

A brilliant idea, I always wondered how the orchestra was laid out, and youtube have created a special interface to the videos... very clever:
We 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 are selected by a judging panel which is comprised of the worlds most renowned orchestras and your vote on YouTube (Feb 14-22).

Winners are announced on March 2nd and will be invited to travel to New York in April 2009, to participate in the YouTube Symphony Orchestra summit, and play at Carnegie Hall under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas.

All the Tan Dun submissions will be compiled into a mashup video which will be premiered at Carnegie Hall on April 15th and will be hosted on this channel on April 16th.
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