Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The (inevitable) YouTube Symphony

Sooner or later, this had to happen: YouTube, the ubiquitous roll-your-own-video platform, is now soliciting classical musicians to submit video auditions for a place in a YouTube Symphony Orchestra.

"[T]he world will select the best of you" – i.e., a panel of judges and YouTube viewers will vote on aspirants – "to perform at New York City's Carnegie Hall in April 2009," according to the project's Web site:


Jaundiced advice: Look cool. Play well. In that order.