How some brave orchestras are using technology to their advantage
Every year the gap between classical orchestras and technology seems to be getting smaller and smaller. While technology may not be the first thing that comes to mind when talking about classical music and orchestras, many ideas and initiatives have in fact already been created to try to narrow down the gap between the two worlds. While there are still those who have concerns and are resisting the change, some of the initiatives are even coming from the orchestras themselves. Jesse Rosen, president and CEO of the League of American Orchestras, an approximately 800-member group based in New York, says orchestras are trying to appeal to a new generation’s changing expectations of the concert experience.
It seems that iPads, apps and other technology, whether in the experimental phase or already commercially released are quickly becoming part of classical performances. So where do you stand? Are you going to join the revolution like Cynthia, Tyler and the rest of the orchestras leading this movement, or will you be watching from afar?
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