Google Creates a Collaborative Orchestra

Google (YouTube, more specifically) put out a call for classical musicians all over the world to participate in the web's first collaborative orchestra. Aspiring and established artists submitted videos to the contest's YouTube channel, and a panel of professional musicians judged the entries. The winners were announced today. By harnessing the vast and distributed talent around the world, they were able t0 assemble an orchestra of 90 musicians-professional and amateur-from more than 30 countries, on six continents. The ersatz symphony will come together for a performance at Carnegie Hall in New York this April.It's worth mentioning that Microsoft has an all-volunteer orchestra culled from their vast staff in Redmond, WA. Read more about them here.Photo by Flickr user ®oberto's.