Oregon Symphony rolls out comprehensive “Studio125” site with music, interviews, stories, and more

Posted on: May 4, 2021

“While the pandemic lingers on, the Oregon Symphony has forged ahead to create a new online space where classical music lovers can simply click on a variety of music-related offerings,” writes James Bash in Monday’s (5/3) Oregonian. “Released in April, all of this digital content is free to enjoy. Called Studio125, in acknowledgment the orchestra’s founding 125 years ago, this digital smorgasbord contains videos of new performances, audio recordings of past performances, episodes revealing a musical response to pandemic-related issues, glimpses into the music-making lives of orchestra members, musical storytelling for kids, plus additional content that shows the symphony’s work in the community…. At the primo spot of Studio125 is a new video of outgoing music director Carlos Kalmar leading … Britten’s ‘Simple Symphony.’ … The video takes you behind the scene for interviews that you cannot experience in the concert hall…. Minute for music … contains 76 snippets of pieces that are played by the musicians and occasional guest artists…. In Essential Sounds, the orchestra honors essential workers.… For audiences longing to return to concert halls, Studio125 not only will give them new performances to watch, it will also provide a positive connection with the musicians themselves.”