On February 6, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts offered its first free livestream as part of a new initiative by the School of Music to stream concerts from the Watson Hall. The concert of Brahms, Dohnányi, and Dvořák featured the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and there was also a master class, led by CMS Co-Artistic Directors Wu Han and David Finckel. Watson Hall was recently outfitted with state-of-the-art cameras and a streaming system that allows any concert in the hall to be livestreamed. Almost all concerts in Watson Hall listed on the UNCSA Performance Calendar will be livestreamed free on Facebook, including concerts on the four official School of Music Concert Series featuring emerging artists, faculty artists, alumni artists, guest artists, and studio recitals. The February 6 concert and master class were also part of an ongoing collaboration that brings CMS artists to UNCSA for concerts and master classes at least twice a year, and offers the opportunity for selected students to travel to New York for coaching with CMS. The free livestreams can be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/uncsamusic.
Posted February 19, 2019