Colorado Symphony's Nicholas Recuber selected for YouTube Symphony

From Boettcher Concert Hall to Sydney Opera House, Recuber – Colorado Symphony assistant principal bass – travels to Australia as member of YouTube Symphony Orchestra 2011

The Colorado Symphony is honored to announce that assistant principal bass Nicholas Recuber has been selected as a member of YouTube Symphony Orchestra 2011. Later this month, Recuber will travel to Sydney, Australia to perform with the 101-member of the YouTube Symphony. Under the direction of world-renowned conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, the YouTube Symphony will participate in a week of special events culminating in a gala concert at the Sydney Opera House on March 20. The concert will be streamed live on YouTube.

Recuber will make the long journey from Denver to Sydney via Los Angeles on March 13. Once settled in Sydney, he will have a week of rehearsals, including four ensemble concerts, before the performance on March 20. For Recuber, this will be his first trip to the Southern Hemisphere and an opportunity to perform with an international mix of musicians from more than 30 countries and ranging in age from "about 15 to 40-something." Members of the YouTube Symphony are drawn from all walks of life; among them are professional musicians from symphony orchestras, as well as amateur musicians, aspiring teens and contemporary artists.

"One of the most exciting elements of the YouTube Symphony is its truly international membership," said Recuber. "Many professional orchestras are composed mostly of musicians from North America, Europe and specific Asian countries. In the YouTube Symphony, musicians are drawn from a vast range of countries, each with its own musical tradition. There are also many younger musicians who have never performed with an orchestra before, so the energy level is incredibly high. This makes for an amazing meeting of talents, styles and pure enthusiasm."

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