3/6/09

Berlin’s Digital Concert Hall

A virtual symphony…the world’s first, in fact.

The Berliner Philharmoniker has gone digital. Using high-definition cameras with remote control, the orchestra is streaming their performances live on the Internet.

The symphony from the comfort of your couch.

You can literally watch the performances live, or view them “on demand” from the archive on your own schedule. Subscriptions can be purchased for a single concert or for the entire season of 30 performances.

From a press conference at the hall, chief conductor Sir Simon Rattle explained “When the idea of the Digital Concert Hall occurred to us, I was immediately certain that this is the way of the future. I believe it is a marvelous thing for both the orchestra and the public. And it is a wonderful feeling to be able to welcome far more people to the Philharmonie than before.”

This Internet thing is pretty cool. One of the world’s greatest orchestras at your beck and call. A must for the computer-age classical music fan..!

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... and now there is a youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/BerlinPhil