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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 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."...
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'...
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...
Hispanosphere - Orlando SentinelMauricio Céspedes, 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. Céspedes is a principal violist...
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....
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...
Orlando Arts BlogCongratulations to Mauricio Cespedes, one of 101 musicians from more than 30 countriesÂ who was selected to be part of the YouTube Symphony Orchestra. Bolivia native Cespedes, 32, is the principal viola player with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. ...
Culture MonsterSurreal: A new museum devoted to artist Salvador DalÃ officially opened on Tuesday in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Reuters) Big bucks: Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch are giving a gift of $10 million to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York......
L.A. Times Tech BlogYouTube announces the winners for its 2011 Symphony Orchestra....
Culture MonsterThe creation of the YouTube Symphony two years ago was intended to marry the populist, borderless ethos of online culture with the highly competitive nature of the classical-music world. The 2011 class of winners announced Tuesday shows that the YouTube.....
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...
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