MTT and New World Symphony to Webcast Season-Opening Concert Oct. 13

Classic Arts News   MTT and New World Symphony to Webcast Season-Opening Concert Oct. 13
 
Ever since it was founded by Michael Tilson Thomas in 1987, the New World Symphony has been a leader in the use of new technology to spread classical music. For example, the orchestra is a pioneer in the use of Internet2 (a separate, faster and more powerful system than the regular Internet you and I are using right now) for long-distance master classes and collaborations. And the new headquarters currently being designed for the NWS by Frank Gehry will have state-of-the-art, high-powered recording and transmission equipment integrated into the building.

In that spirit, the NWS is making its season-opening concert this Saturday, Oct. 13, available to listeners for free via webcast, transmitted live from the Lincoln Theater in Miami Beach, the orchestra's home venue. MTT will conduct a program featuring Gil Shaham in Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto and Richard Strauss's tone poem Don Juan.

The webcast, which includes pre-performance comments by MTT, begins at 7:35 pm (US Eastern Time); viewers should visit the New World Symphony website, www.nws.edu, before that time and click the banner at the bottom of the page promoting the webcast.

The New World Symphony, whose tag line is "America's Orchestral Academy," accepts top conservatory graduates to its program in Miami Beach for up to three years and trains them for careers in the world's leading symphonic ensembles.

NWS administrators expect to offer more live concert webcasts over the course of the coming season.

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