Saturday, April 11, 2009

YouTube Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall

It's been fun watching the YouTube Symphony Orchestra come together. Their first public performance is on April 15, at Carnegie Hall. Artistic Advisor & Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas has included a work by Villa-Lobos in this concert, and it looks like it will be the Bachianas Brasileiras #9.

Here is MTT talking with violinist Alexander Barantschik about the fugue from BB #9, which will be a real challenge for the YouTube SO string players with such a short period to practice together!

As MTT says, "Primitive and sophisticated at the same time..."

Apparently, 10 minute clips from the concert will go up on YouTube the day after the concert.

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