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KIAHHe auditioned against 2,000 other musicians and now, a Fort Bend County high school student has received the honor of joining the 2011 Youtube Symphony Orchestra. Travis Yeh is 15 years old and has been playing the violin since he was a young boy. Both...
With the modern-day Internet, one can turn to Google for just about everything: Web searches, maps, news, e-mail or lucrative advertising, to name a few. But who knew Google was making orchestras, too? Turns out one young musician from Irvine did...
Culture MonsterWe're not really sure why, but it's back. The YouTube Symphony Orchestra is having another go, this time in Sydney, Australia. The general idea is the same as last year -- post a video of yourself playing the set audition......
Culture MonsterLegal saga: The trial of former Getty Museum antiquities curator Marion True ended Wednesday in Rome when judges ruled that the statute of limitations had expired on criminal charges that she had conspired to traffic in looted art. (Los Angeles......
Culture MonsterWhenever I tell people I have a master's degree in French horn performance (which is usually only to secure a win in a most-useless-degree contest), they are shocked to find that aside from one weekend Christmas gig with a friend......
Orlando Arts BlogA key member of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will be in Australia next week when principal violist Mauricio Cespedes Rivero takes part in the second YouTube Symphony Orchestra. “I’m really excited about this opportunity,” he said....
Culture MonsterAs I write this -- 18 hours after watching the YouTube Symphony Orchestra Grand Finale concert -- the only musical thing that sticks in my mind is Romanian bassoonist Laurentiu Marius Darie's excellent playing in Stravinsky's "Firebird" and William...
Monster Mash: Jon Cryer joins musical production of 'Company'; 'Spider-Man' choreographer still has jobCulture Monster'Two and a Half Men's' Jon Cryer joining production of 'Company'...
Hispanosphere - Orlando SentinelMauricio CÚspedes, a Bolivian viola player from Orlando, will play at the famous Sydney Opera House in Australia, on March 20 as part of the YouTube Symphony Orchestra. The performance will be streamed live in YouTube. CÚspedes is a principal violist...
Culture MonsterThe second incarnation of Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir project resulted in 2,051 people from 58 countries around the world submitting videos of themselves singing either the soprano, alto, tenor or bass part of Whitacre's composition "Sleep."...
Orlando Arts BlogI had a chance to catch up with Mauricio Cespedes Rivero , back in Central Florida after participating in the 2011 YouTube Symphony Orchestra concert at the Sydney Opera House in Australia. No surprises: The trip was a dream come true. “It was a...
Culture MonsterThree weeks. That was all the time I was supposed to need to get fit enough to make an audition video for the YouTube Symphony Orchestra. I had barely touched my French horn since I quit playing in 2004 but......
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