Sydney Opera House Hosts “101 You Tube Symphony Orchestra”

Back in January of this year, we brought you news of individuals that had been picked out on YouTube for their musical talents. Subsequently they were then asked to join “The YouTube Symphony Orchestra which after many practise sessions would result in them playing in front of a vast audience at Sydney Opera House.

Weeks down the line, that time is nearly upon us. This weekend, the event as reported by will be staged with the finale being on Sunday 20 March with the benefit of it being live streamed on of course YouTube but mobile devices as well.

The lucky 101 orchestra members are made up of people from all different walks of life, ages, gender, nationality and will be led by San Francisco Symphony Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. Initially the musicians had to send in a video of themselves playing an instrument and their chosen piece of classical music. They then relied on votes. Experts from the musical fertility were then expected to choose their favorites from over 300 finalists. The auditions attracted people globally from over 46 countries.

As well as listening to what is expected to be a “jaw-dropping” performance, Sunday’s final programme will be in the dramatic setting of Australia’s iconic landmark famed for its incredible acoustic presence. Along with soaking up the atmosphere, attendees plus the watching public will see images and real-time performances transferred on the sails of the magnificent building. CEO for the Opera House Richard Evans has promised it to be “the most ambitious and breathtaking projections we’ve ever seen on the house.”

Will you be attending this weekend’s event? What are your thoughts on sites such as YouTube involving the “Joe Bloggs” of this world?