Summer Concert 2023 Videos

  • Sat. July 8, 2023 @7:30 P.M.
  • Walt Disney Concert Hall
  • YouTube Playlist Link: click here

Summer Concert 2022 Videos

  • Sat. July 9, 2022 @8:00 P.M. (Pacific Time)
  • Walt Disney Concert Hall
  • Both in-person & online platforms as a safe and creative transition to resume normal concerts
  • YouTube Playlist Link: click here

Winter Concert 2021 Videos

  • Tues. Dec. 21, 2021 @7:00 P.M. (Pacific Time)
  • Thayer Hall on the Colburn School campus
  • Dr. Amy Gillingham Culligan, conductor
  • A Hybrid Performance during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Both in-person & online platforms as a safe and creative transition to resume normal concerts
  • Full-Length Concert Audio (Duration: 1 hour 26 minutes): click here
  • YouTube Playlist Link: click here


Full-Length Virtual Concert 3

an Alternative Performance during the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Mon. July 26, 2021 @8:00 P.M. (Pacific Time)
  • Rehearsed & performed simultaneously via Zoom 7/18-26, 2021.
  • Video-recorded individually at the same time in concert as a live recording session 7/26.
  • Videos collected & edited 7/26-8/28, 2021
Video AlbumVirtual Summer Concert 2021YouTube Link click here

Organ Prelude: click here

ComposerPiece TitleYouTube
G. VerdiLa Forza del Destino: Sinfoniaclick here
M. BruchDouble Piano Concerto in A-flat Minorclick here
S. A. WardFrom Sea to Shining Sea (patriotic song) click here
A. VivaldiBassoon Concerto in D Minor, RV. 484click here
G. RossiniThe Barber of Seville Overture: Overture click here
Shaker TuneThe Gift to Be Simpleclick here
J. S. BachCello Suite No. 1  Couranteclick here
G. HolstJupiter-Bringer of Jollity from “The Planet” click here
E. GigoutToccata from Ten Pieces for Organclick here
W. A. MozartHorn Concerto No. 3 in E-flat Major, K. 447click here
J. P. SousaThe Thunderer March click here
W. SteffeBattle Hymn of the Republic (patriotic song) click here

Organ postlude: click here


Full-Length Virtual Concert 2

an Alternative Performance during the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Thur. Dec. 24, 2020 @11:00 A.M. (Pacific Time)
  • Rehearsed & performed simultaneously via Zoom 12/21-24, 2020
  • Video-recorded individually at the same time in concert as a live recording session 12/24
  • Videos collected & edited 12/24/2020-1/31/2021
  • Video Publish: Feb. 1, 2021
  • Full-Length Video (Duration: 1 hour 32 minutes)
Composer Piece TitleDuration
G. F. HandelFor unto Us a Child Is Born4:09
A. DvorakCello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 10410:18
Katherine DavisThe Little Drummer Boy1:49
A. VivaldiDouble Violin Concerto, RV. 52210:37
L. MozartClassic Sleighride3:25
W. A. MozartHorn Concerto No. 1 in D Major, K. 412 3:25
Provencal TuneFarandole: March of the Three Kings 4:11
D. CimarosaDouble Flute Concerto2:02
Adolphe AdamO Holy Night4:30
J. L. PierpontJingle Bells Hoedown2:20
W. A. MozartDouble Piano Concerto (No. 7), K. 2428:32
Christmas carolsChristmas Sing-Along7:01


Full- Length Virtual Concert 1

an Alternative Performance during the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Online Rehearsals: July 19-26, 2020
  • Virtual Concert: Mon. July 27, 2020 @8:00 PM (Pacific Time) Duration: 2 hours 15 min.
  • Video Editing: Aug. 3- Sept. 14, 2020
  • Video Release: Aug. 27 (orchestra) & Sept. 14 (choir)
ComposerPiece TitleYouTube
A. GlazunovFrom the Middle Agesclick here
BeethovenPiano Concerto No. 4click here
E. ElgarPomp and Circumstance March No. 4click here
G. MeyerbeerCoronation March from “Prophet”click here
A. VivaldiDouble Flute Concerto, RV. 533click here
J. P. SousaThe Stars and Stripes Foreverclick here
Stephen HillChorales, Fanfares, and Variationsclick here
G. F. HandelPassacaglia (pre-recorded performance)click here
P. TchaikovskyMarche Slavclick here
G. RossiniWilliam Tell Overtureclick here
Franz von SuppeLight Cavalry Overtureclick here
J. MassenetMeditation from Opera “Thais”click here
Jean SibeliusAndante Festivoclick here
DvorakSymphony No. 9click here
Andrea RamseyStomp on the Fire (pre-recorded performance)click here
J. PachelbelCanonclick here
Jean SibeliusFinlandia, Op. 26click here
K. HwangThe Hymn Symphonyclick here
Full-length concert audio (revised; duration 1 hour 16 min, excluding 6 unrevised pieces)

Video Editor’s Notes (Summer 2020):

  1. To examine how it is beneficial for an orchestra conductor or music educator to edit his/her ensemble’s video clips, I decided to edit the videos by myself, learning video editing programs from scratch as I had studied Finale music notation software with tutorials that looked like an encyclopedia.
  2. Video editing programs used for this project: Final Cut Pro & Adobe Premiere Pro 
  3. Computer used for this project: iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2019; Processor: 3GHz 6-Core Intel Core i5; Memory: 8 GB 2667 MHz DDR 4; Graphics: Radeon Pro 570X 4 GB; Storage: 1 TB internal hard drive & 5 TB external hard drive ).
  4. I gave up on making a fancy video product by simply putting all the videos into one screen so that all the students can watch their own part from the beginning to the end.
  5. Encoding/Rendering (Exporting): After video editing, the encoding/rendering process takes a lot of time, for example, the estimated time remaining usually is around 200 hours, which resulted in the delay of the video release. My Apple computer often gets frozen or fails (update: I learned how to convert various video files into one type).
  6. An ensemble of more than 100 performers: I split an eight min long video into seven or more parts (501 Finlandia & 502 Hymn Symphony). The average encoding time for a one min video segment is about 15 hours.
  7. In concert, I planned to use Zoom for the performers and YouTube Live Stream for the audience. I tried “Side-by-Side” to broadcast both “Share Screen” (for backing tracks) and “small panels in gallery view” (for the audience to see the performers), but YouTube Live Stream resulted in “Share Screen” and “the host’s video panel” only.
  8. Video Editing; My computer is getting slow: When I edit the individual video clips of a medium or big ensemble (more than 30 clips) on the one screen, I can hardly move, resize, or line them up.  For example, I wanted to relocate a video and moved it with my mouse. It took more than 5 minutes to see the new location (update: I learned to edit audios first, then videos respectively).
  9. Audio Editing:
    1. Quartet or Duet: Sounds perfect; runs through well
    2. Big Ensemble (over 50 players): I can hardly hear the entire mixed sound. What I listen to is just one measure as it immediately disappears. I edited the audio clip only by looking at their sound graphs (update: I learned ‘Digital Audio Workstation’).
  10.  I planned to use both PC and Mac, but my Window PC was not able to download the total of 788 video files from Dropbox (my PC repeated to be frozen) whereas my iMac downloaded all in a couple of days (Dr. Gene Chung).


Virtual Youth Orchestra: online youth orchestra project

This virtual orchestra program was created to offer music students performing opportunities and allow continued development through live performance during state mandated “stay-at-home” quarantines.

1,990 video clips were edited, and resources were shared with 6,899 K-12 music teachers across the country.

Photo: Screenshot from Virtual Summer Concert 2021 Video Clips
Photo: Screenshot from Virtual Christmas Concert 2020 Video Clips
Photo: Screenshot from Virtual Summer Concert 2020 Video Clips


Nationwide Responses:

Thank you for sharing all this information. Congratulations to you and your orchestra on this musical (and digital) excellence!

Thank you! This is very interesting and I’m so impressed with your initiative! I’m working hard with my university singers to keep things moving this semester in an all-virtual format. It’s very challenging. We have two virtual projects we are doing together this semester.

Thank you so much for this!!! What a wonderful collection of resources. I am looking forward to sharing them with my kids. 

Thank you for sharing!  I find this really useful and inspiring!  

Could you please explain the format of your rehearsals?  How were you able to rehearse online?

Thank you so much!  I really appreciate the resources.

Awesome, thanks for sharing! Did you edit that in Adobe Premiere? 

Thanks for sharing this. Were you involved in the actual production of these videos? The sound or video editing? 

Thank you for your email. Did you get copyright clearance for some of these arrangements before you made these? I just want to make sure that these are copyright cleared before I can share these. Regarding copyright issues:  you need to reach out to the publishers/content developers and receive written permission with detailed information. For example, you need to communicate that you are making a virtual ensemble that will be shown on YouTube or other means and get a detailed permission from the person who is authorized to give such permissions. 


Wow! This is awesome! The groups sound great. Thanks for sharing this!

Thank you for sharing. I am going through some of the same steps. Looking forward to watching your videos!

Hello Dr.Chung: I am a music education student at University of the Pacific. I was very interested in how rehearsals are run and the progress you made with virtual ensembles. I was wondering if it would be possible to see the whole rehearsal, and if I could also share this information with my peers. We are trying to gain as much insight on virtual teaching as possible before going into our fieldwork settings.

My goodness – This is an amazing treasure chest of resources that you shared. Congratulations on your success with your virtual concert. I greatly appreciate your generosity by sharing your resources. These are so helpful during these COVID challenges.

Thank you for thinking “beyond your despair!”

I was “wowed” by all you did!!!

Resources shared with music educators:

  • (01) Overview- Virtual Concert
  • (02) Reference Soundtrack Links (guide/backing/click track)
  • (03) Rehearsal Schedule 2020 orchestra
  • (04) Rehearsal Schedule 2020 choir
  • (05) Set-up Guideline for a Virtual Orchestra
  • (06) FAQ – Virtual Concert
  • (07) Dress Code – orchestra et al
  • (08) Music Binder- orchestra
  • (10) Video- Three Step Process
  • (11) Instructional Video Links
  • (20) Concert Program- Virtual Summer Concert
  • (21) Edited Videos Links
  • (31) My Virtual Ensemble Experience: Presentation

If you want to receive the resources, please email us


Summer Concert 2019 Video Clips

from the in-person concert

Pictures at an Exhibition

Piano Concerto

Pomp and Circumstance

1812 Overture


March from Carmen