Detroit Symphony launches online archive with more than 100 on-demand videos

Posted on: August 13, 2015

“The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, long a national leader with its free Live from Orchestra Hall webcasts, today launches an on-demand digital archive of those performances called DSO Replay,” writes Michael Hodges in Wednesday’s (8/12) Detroit News. The streaming archive at dso.org/replay will house “a library of more than 100 HD videos with CD-quality sound. The system will work across all digital devices, says Eric Woodhams, the orchestra’s director of digital initiatives. ‘I like to say it’s the DSO anywhere, anytime, on any device.… Everything these days is moving toward on-demand. People want convenience.’ … The price of admission is a $50 donation to the DSO annual fund.… The streaming archive will be organized by specific works, not by concerts. Patrons will be able to browse by composer, date of performance, or through a rotating series of playlists.… Future Live from Orchestra Hall webcasts, Woodhams promises, will be available on Replay within 72 hours…. [Woodhams] suggests Replay might be particularly useful to conservatory students. Not only will it offer access to a range of DSO performances, but with video close-ups, they’ll be able to scrutinize musician technique as well.” 

Posted August 13, 2015

Photo of Detroit Symphony Orchestra by Torsten Kjellstrand