Carnegie Hall adds live streamed concerts, with partner

Posted on: October 2, 2014

“Carnegie Hall said Thursday that it will make its first significant foray into live video streaming of its concerts, through a collaboration with the website,” writes Brian Wise on Thursday (10/2) at WQXR’s blog. “The plan calls for free Internet video streams of four performances this fall, starting with a song recital on Nov. 4 by the mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and the pianist David Zobel.… The other webcasts are a Nov. 18 performance by violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter leading her Mutter Virtuosi; an evening with the violinist Leonidas Kavakos and pianist Yuja Wang (Nov. 22); and a recital by the young Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov (Dec. 9).… Each of the webcasts will be available to watch 90 days after the concert for free.… Carnegie Hall’s new initiative comes as a growing number of classical institutions are venturing into web streaming, whether through a subscription plan (the Berlin Philharmonic’s Digital Concert Hall), a special app (the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra) or free, subsidized webcasts (the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s series). The Paris-based began in 2007 with a stream from the Verbier Festival in Switzerland. It now streams around 100 live concerts a year from two-dozen orchestras, concert halls and festivals.”

Posted October 2, 2014