02. December 2008 · Comments Off · Categories: Links, Ramble, Videos, Watch

This isn’t entirely new news, but I have only now gotten around to blogging it.

We invite musicians from around the world to audition for the YouTube Symphony Orchestra. Your video entries will be combined into the first ever collaborative virtual performance, and the world will select the best of you to perform at New York City’s Carnegie Hall in April 2009.

The music one has to play is from Tan Dun’s “Internet Symphony No. 1 “Eroica”.

Here’s the conductor (on a silent video) so you can play while he conducts:

More info:

Audition for the Carnegie Hall performance. Submit your talent video performance of one or two of the recommended pieces on this list for your chance to be selected to go to New York on April 15, 2009.

* List of recommended pieces:
* Mozart Oboe Quartet, K. 370: Mvt. III Rondeau (Allegro)
* Debussy: La Mer: Mvt. I, #6-#7; Mvt. II , #17-#18
* Rossini: Overture to La scala di seta: Beginning to downbeat of #3

And for English horn:

* List of recommended pieces:
* Mozart Oboe Quartet, K. 370: Mvt. III Rondeau (Allegro)
* Debussy: La Mer: Mvt. I, #6-#7; Mvt. II , #17-#18
* Rossini: Overture to La scala di seta: Beginning to downbeat of #3
* Dvorák: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor (“From the New World”): Mvt. II, Largo

Here’s the video with sound:

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