Thanks to the magic of the Internet, we can do all sorts of things we couldn’t before, like post countless reaction videos to others’ reaction videos on YouTube! However, some enterprising and musically inclined types found a more productive use of the medium and took their act all the way to Carnegie Hall.

New York Daily News:

Meeting in the city for the first time five days ago, the so-called “YouTube symphony” practiced up to 12 hours a day for Wednesday night’s performance.

“It’s been like a summit conference and a scout jamboree, with elements of speed dating,” said Grammy Award-winning conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, who directed the concert.

He joked the group showed the new way to get to Carnegie Hall is to “upload, upload, upload.”

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Watch Act 1 of the YouTube Symphony performance below:

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