Danbury Symphony Orchestra turns itself “InsideOut”

Posted on: October 22, 2019

“Usually a front-row seat is the most coveted spot in the house,” writes Julia Perkins in Monday’s (10/21) Danbury News-Times (subscription required). “But at Danbury Music Centre’s next concert, every seat will bring the audience up close. Audience members will sit side-by-side with the Danbury Symphony Orchestra in this immersive concert, which will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday in Danbury High School’s gym. The orchestra will perform Dvořák’s ‘New World’ Symphony.… Called an InsideOut Concert, this concept was developed by David Bernard, who will conduct Danbury’s show. This is the first time this type of concert has been performed in Danbury. Bernard compared the concert to immersive theater or IMAX. ‘Hidden deep inside every classical concert—outside the view of the audience—is an incredible show that is as spellbinding as the most captivating entertainment produced today,’ he said in a press release. ‘…audiences will not just hear great music, they will be surrounded and enveloped by it.’… The organization has been planning the concert since the end of the summer, when Ariel Rudiakov, music director of Danbury Symphony Orchestra, brought the idea forward. He … thought the concept would work well for the music center.”

Posted October 22, 2019