The 2011 YouTube Symphony Orchestra performance will take place March 20th in Sydney, Australia at the Sydney Opera House at 8:00 PM (that’s 4:00 AM CDT). You can watch the concert live if you’re an early riser, but it will also be rebroadcast throughout the day. The concert will feature a wide variety of music including Mothership for orchestra and electronica with soloists by Chicago Symphony Orchestra composer-in-residence, Mason Bates. While exploring the YouTube Symphony’s website, I found a cool application which shows the hometowns of each participant. It looks like a couple of local musicians will be joining the orchestra.
20-year-old Julia Yang, from Evanston, has been playing the cello since age 6. According to her profile, she loves American pop, contemporary Christian, folk, and classical music. She is apparently also obsessed with Australian cellists. Here’s her audition video:
22-year-old Jasmine Beams, from Milwaukee, has played the viola since age 6. In addition to classical music, she loves jazz, salsa, tango, and rock music. She also enjoys vegan and allergy free baking. Here’s her audition video:
- Coming soon: The YouTube Symphony Orchestra 2011 Grand Finale live (youtube-global.blogspot.com)
- YouTube Symphony update: Exploring Sydney (littlerunningdeer.wordpress.com)
- YouTube takes performance from the stage to the (computer) screen (theglobeandmail.com)