I’m really excited about YouTube’s new project: an online symphony orchestra! Composer Tan Dun has written an Internet Symphony meant to be played by all the usual orchestra instruments – and any other instruments that participants want to play. It will be collaboratively performed online. You can upload sheet music, watch masterclasses on your instrument from London Symphony Orchestra players, get some video help from Tan Dun as conductor, and then upload audition videos. Chosen performers will play in the flesh at Carnegie Hall.
It is almost (but not quite) enough to make me want to bring my violin out of hibernation.