Annapolis Symphony adds a streaming platform for fall concerts at Strathmore, to begin Sept. 26

Posted on: September 15, 2020

“The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra has been … working on a streaming platform for people to enjoy music at home,” writes Donovan Conaway in Sunday’s (9/13) Capital Gazette (Annapolis, MD). “Symphony+ streaming service is the name of the platform and they’ve bundled six pre-concert talks, six live concerts and the ability to replay everything into a virtual subscription package. The price point is at $99 per household. ASO Executive Director Edgar Herrera spent three months researching the best platform to launch this program. Herrera hasn’t been to Annapolis yet, he was appointed as director during the pandemic on May 1 while he was in Mexico, which has a travel ban…. Concerts through December … involve only string, percussion, keyboard and harp…. They also are doing virtual performances at Strathmore in Bethesda [to utilize its] larger stage for musician spacing and multi-camera capabilities … The first show will be Sept. 26…. ‘The music will be the same but the experience will be different,” Music Director José-Luis Novo said…. Herrera is planning to add more than just concerts to the platform, like master classes and classes for youth. They plan to continue using this platform beyond the pandemic.”