It has been just over a year since we launched the Carnegie Hall YouTube channel. Since then, we've garnered more that 115,000 video views.
Thanks to everyone who has watched, subscribed, and become our YouTube friends. Stay tuned during the summer and throughout the 2011–2012 season as we add new artist interviews, behind the scenes videos, performances, and more!
The top five most viewed videos during the past 12 months were:
1. James Taylor—"A Glimpse into the Vault"
James Taylor took us on a rare tour of his guitar vault. A walk back in time for the artist, he introduces the guitars that helped create the great songs—"Fire and Rain," "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight," "Something in the Way She Moves"—that have made him one of the most beloved artists of our time.
2. Too Hot to Handel: Overview
Marin Alsop, Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, shares the origins of Too Hot to Handel, and Sarah Johnson, Director of the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall, describes how high school students bring Too Hot to Handel to life through performance and composition projects.
3. Fisk Jubilee Singers: "Rise, Shine, For Thy Light is a' Comin'"
The Fisk Jubilee Singers were recorded live in concert on May 22, 2009, singing "Rise, Shine, For Thy Light is a' Comin.'" The event was presented by the Weill Music Institute with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture as part of Carnegie Hall's Neighborhood Concert Series.
4. An Introduction to JapanNYC (with Japanese subtitles)
The subtitled version of Clive Gillinson, Carnegie Hall's Executive and Artistic Director, introducing JapanNYC—a citywide festival led by Artistic Director Seiji Ozawa that explored the Japan of today, where new-found artistic sensibilities continue to transform and revitalize the cultural landscape.
5. Maurice Brown Effect at Harlem Stage Gatehouse, November 2009
The Maurice Brown Effect performed "Daydream", from the album Cycle of Love, in a free Neighborhood Concert at Harlem Stage Gatehouse in November 2009.
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