Boston radio station and IDAGIO streaming service to co-produce performance series

Posted on: April 20, 2021

“A new partnership between [Boston-based radio] GBH and the German classical music streaming service IDAGIO … will present audiences with a series of five video concerts over the next several months that feature well-known classical musicians performing at GBH’s Fraser Performance Studio,” writes Malcolm Gay in Friday’s (4/16) Boston Globe (subscription required). “The series, dubbed ‘Performance Reimagined,’ will stream to IDAGIO’s Global Concert Hall and subsequently be available on-demand for a limited time. The first concert, which unlike future programs is pre-recorded, debuts Saturday, featuring violinist Gil Shaham and musicians from The Knights orchestra…. Future performances and artists will be announced at a later date…. The series’ format will [be] one part concert, one part masterclass, and one part intimate artist talk where the audience can participate…. The series is sponsored by Boston-area donors…. IDAGIO, a video and audio streaming service geared to the unique requirements of classical music, launched the Global Concert Hall in 2020…. The GBH series is using a pay-what-you-will model…. the idea to collaborate with IDAGIO began germinating soon after a Memorial Day performance by cellist Yo-Yo Ma at Fraser studio.”