YouTube Symphony Orchestra 2011 concert series in Sydney

March 8th, 2011


  • 14-20 March 2011
  • Tickets $20-$75

Cameron Carpenter, a featured soloist and collaborator, makes a series of special appearances with the YouTube Symphony Orchestra in Sydney, Australia during their 2011 concert season. The event spans 5 days and features live concerts held at the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Conservatorium and other venues.

16 March 2011 – Cameron joins Swedish trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger and members of the Berliner Philharmoniker and Vienna Philharmonic for a Brass Ensemble concert, performing Eugene Gigout’s Grand Choeur Dialogue.
19 March 2011 – The Jam Session – a free-form improvisation evening, at The Basement, Sydney, where Cameron will play a digital organ by Roland installed especially for his appearance.
20 March 2011 – The Grand Finale concert is the debut of the 2011 YouTube Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. The concert features Cameron performing Bach’s Toccata in F on the Sydney Opera House organ.

If you are unable to attend the concerts in person, YouTube will be recording all of the performances and uploading them to the YouTube Symphony Orchestra’s channel at Fans from around the world can watch content on demand starting on March 14 and throughout the week, with new content being added daily.

What is YouTube Symphony Orchestra?
YouTube Symphony Orchestra is the world’s only global, user-generated ensemble. It’s 101 musicians each submitted a video audition to YouTube last fall, and was selected from thousands of entries by public vote. This is the second iteration of the YouTube Symphony Orchestra, which made its historic debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City in April 2009. This year, the orchestra has grown by five additional members for a total of 101 – all of whom auditioned online by making and submitting videos of either by performing or improvising to Mothership, a piece composed specifically for the orchestra by American composer Mason Bates, whose B-Side was also performed by the 2009 orchestra.

Tickets to the finale and ensemble concerts are still available and range in price from $20-75 AUD. Visit for more information.  For more information on Cameron Carpenter go to

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