Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
Tan Dun’s YouTube Symphony
Last year, one of the interesting uses of the internet was composer Tan Dun‘s creation of his “Internet Symphony No. 1: Eroica.”
Musicians from around the world submitted YouTube videos of themselves performing Tan Dun’s music as an audition. The best players were selected to form the “YouTube Symphony Orchestra” for a performance of that piece and other works at a concert at Carnegie Hall, which took place last April.
I hadn’t heard the audition piece, so I was pleasantly surprised to find a very polished performance of it with the composer conducting the London Symphony Orchestra on – surprise, surprise – YouTube. It’s not very long and, as the title suggests, makes a reference to Beethoven‘s 3rd Symphony. Here it is: