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Ohioans to join YouTube orchestra

CINCINNATI (AP) - Ohio musicians have won spots in the first YouTube Symphony Orchestra, selected by viewers who watched audition videos on the Web site.

The more than 90 musicians chosen from some 30 countries include 35-year-old flutist Nina Perlove of the Cincinnati suburb of Blue Ash and 34-year-old Hyungtag Lee of Cincinnati, who plays the double bass.

The orchestra will have 26 different instruments. Its members will participate in three days of master classes and rehearsals next month, culminating in an April 15 concert at Carnegie Hall.

Lee says he was both surprised and worried when he learned he'd been picked. He's concerned about getting his plus-sized instrument to New York. His double bass resembles a giant violin, and Lee says he doesn't own a travel case.

Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer

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