Youtube-Assembled Ochestra Performed At Carnegie Hall
They came from 33 countries to achieve Internet history and answer the age-old question, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?”
Proving music is a universal language, the first symphony orchestra assembled through YouTube auditions dazzled a sold-out crowd at the iconic midtown concert venue, winning a standing ovation.
A marimba player from Japan, a clarinetist from Costa Rica and a poker-playing California cellist joined 93 other musicians to make old-fashioned harmony with a cyberspace twist.
“It was pretty exciting,” said bass player Kurt Hinterbichler, 27, a physics graduate student at Columbia University. “It’s been really fun.”
Meeting in the city for the first time five days ago, the so-called “YouTube symphony” practiced up to 12 hours a day for Wednesday night’s performance.