The Philadelphia Orchestra’s new interactive concert guide for mobile devices, LiveNote, will launch on October 14 at the orchestra’s free college concert featuring works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Leonard Bernstein, Jennifer Higdon, Michael Daugherty, and Richard Strauss. The application will be available only during specially selected concerts during the 2014-15 season, including October 16-18 concerts featuring Dvorák’s The Golden Spinning Wheel and Janácek’s Glagolitic Mass. LiveNote—developed with Drexel University engineers and compatible with Android and iOS phones—can provide text and translations for vocal works as well as program notes, a musical glossary, and information about the orchestra. The application is designed with white text on a black background to minimize light and disruption. LiveNote will be a companion to the printed Playbill program, which will continue to be distributed at performances when LiveNote is available.
Posted October 9, 2014