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2014-04-07 12:38:33

THREE-DAY CONFERENCE TO TAKE PLACE AT THE NEW WORLD CENTER APRIL 26-28, 2014 MIAMI BEACH, Fla., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy, will host and participate in the Network Performing Arts Production Workshop (NPAPW), in conjunction with Internet2 and the Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association (TERENA), from April 26-28, 2014 at the New World Center in Miami Beach, FL (500 17th Street). NPAPW is an...

2010-02-24 17:29:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony, who will be awarded the National Medal of Arts tomorrow by President Barack Obama. Speaker Pelosi nominated Thomas for the honor. "Michael Tilson Thomas has brought pride to all San Franciscans as President Obama honors him as a recipient of a National Medal of Arts. Thomas has been a remarkable mentor and supporter...

2009-04-16 10:50:40

A collection of nearly 100 musicians met for the first time less than five days ago, and on Wednesday they earned a standing ovation from a sold-out audience at Carnegie Hall. Members of the first-ever YouTube Symphony Orchestra earned the opportunity to join the group by auditioning via YouTube. More than 3,000 videos were featured on the audition site, and some 15 million viewers cast their vote to choose the 93 winners. "We're meeting a lot of different worlds," conductor Michael Tilson...

2009-04-15 06:35:00

On Wednesday, an international orchestra consisting of 90 musicians, all of whom auditioned on Google's video-sharing Web site YouTube, will perform at New York's Carnegie Hall after three days of rehearsals. The members of the YouTube orchestra hail from 30 different countries, and have been receiving online lessons from some of the world's top musicians in preparation for Wednesday's event. Orchestra members met for the first time on Sunday. "Everyone in the orchestra clearly has had a lot...

2008-12-02 14:20:00

In a search for classical musicians, video sharing Web site YouTube has launched a competition for users who wish to submit videos highlighting their musical talents.  The winners will be flown to New York's Carnegie Hall to perform at a three day classical music summit. Videos must be submitted by January 28, with a final public vote taking place two weeks later. The contest centers on a YouTube-commissioned piece scored by classical composer Tan Dun.  And while users must perform...

2008-09-12 06:00:27

By Cheryl North Why would the management of New York's Carnegie Hall look all the way across the United States to San Francisco to fill the niche for its upcoming opening night gala commemorating the 90th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein's birth? Because the Bay Area's maestro Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony are arguably the best qualified in the country to do the job. MTT, as Thomas is popularly known, is likely the artist most deeply influenced by, as well as...

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