Archive for April, 2011

YouTube Symphony Orchestra, Sydney

Friday 1 April, 2011

YouTube Symphony Orchestra 2011

The YouTube Symphony Orchestra (YTSO) is the world’s first online collaborative orchestra. Initially I thought musicians would be playing all over the world at the same time to create a concert. But later I found out that the internet was merely for the auditioning process.

Still the YTSO crunched some impressive numbers during it’s second concert on 20th March 2011 at the Sydney Opera House. The concert was streamed 33 million times to 189 different countries, making it one of the most viewed streamed events to date. The orchestra comprised of 101 musicians from 33 countries around the world. They rehearsed and performed in Sydney for a week, culminating in a 3 1/2 hour Grand Finale concert (see video below).

Download the official videos here

Download the official pictures here