New York Philharmonic’s Stravinsky productions head to the movies

Posted on: June 21, 2013

“The New York Philharmonic said Wednesday that it will package its season-ending production, ‘A Dancer’s Dream,’ featuring two Stravinsky ballets, for international cinema distribution this September,” writes Brian Wise at WQXR’s blog on Wednesday (6/19). “The concerts, which will take place June 27-29, are to feature fantastical stagings of Stravinsky’s Petrushka and A Fairy’s Kiss with puppets, dancers and video projection. The transmissions will come through a deal with Specticast, a company that distributes scores of concerts, ballets, rock shows and other events to movie theaters and other venues. This is the New York Philharmonic’s second cinema venture, following on a 2011 production of Stephen Sondheim’s Company. The orchestra says the screenings will take place in movie theaters, arts venues, retirement homes, libraries and schools across the U.S. Internationally, the concert will be seen in the UK, Canada, Russia, Italy, Germany, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico. The orchestra said about 100 theaters have signed on, with more expected…. Orchestras have previously tried HD screenings with mixed success…. The Philharmonic’s production will feature the full concert performance as well as behind-the-scenes footage and an intermission feature on Stravinsky’s history with the orchestra.”

Posted June 21, 2013