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YouTube Symphony Orchestra
In late 2008, a number of top classical music organisations announced a new global orchestra. The London Symphony Orchestra teamed up with conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, composer Tan Dun, and Carnegie Hall. More than 90 musicians from 30 countries were selected from thousands who uploaded their performances onto YouTube.
“People want to experience the orchestra in different ways and classical music in different ways and ways that suits them and I think that’s the way the technology is bridging the gap. It’s allowing people to experience as much as they want at a time that’s convenient for them.”
Brian Moran, London Symphony Orchestra
Homeless going ‘home’?
Two charities in Bournemouth and Poole have joined forces in a befriending scheme for homeless people or those who have recently move into new accommodation.
“It’s a very vulnerable time, a very, very lonely time and a very isolating time to move into a tenancy if they have become entrenched in a way in the life of a street homeless person.”
Kate Mellor, Quaker Homeless Action