The YouTube Symphony Orchestra 2011, the World's Most Global Ensemble, Performs a Week of Vibrantly Diverse Concerts at the Sydney Opera House
The YouTube Symphony Orchestra 2011 is the world’s most global ensemble, its members drawn from more than 30 countries. From March 15 to 20 at Australia’s iconic Sydney Opera House, the orchestra will play a week of concerts that aptly reflect the vibrantly diverse, dizzyingly inventive 21st century. The programs, listed in full below, draw on centuries of music from the Baroque to the brand new, and from the great European tradition to composers from Australia, Asia, and the Americas. The week’s lineup ranges from showcases of the orchestra’s individual percussion, brass, wind, and string sections to two full orchestral events on March 19 and 20 led by ensemble artistic director Michael Tilson Thomas – and streamed live on YouTube.