Van Cliburn piano competition to be streamed in movie theaters in June

Posted on: February 24, 2017

“Piano lovers who can’t be in Fort Worth for the finals of the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition will be able to catch it at their local movie theater,” writes Mark Lowry in Thursday’s (2/23) Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX). “The final rounds, from Bass Hall, will be screened in 300 theaters across the United States on June 10. The Cliburn is teaming with Fathom Events … to broadcast the final rounds of six pianists. The one-day ‘2017 Cliburn Competition Live in Cinemas’ will show a delayed broadcast of the three finalists’ performances on June 9, with a live simulcast of the three performing on June 10 at Bass Hall. The pianists will perform a concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by renowned maestro Leonard Slatkin. The simulcast will include an interview with Slatkin by Elliott Forrest of WQXR in New York. It will not, however, include a broadcast of the announcement of winners and awards ceremony after the final performances…. The Cliburn will still live-stream the entire competition (May 25-June 10) on its website,” The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is held every four years in Fort Worth.

Posted February 24, 2017