Carnegie Hall broadcasts concerts live

A new partnership between Carnegie Hall and medici.tv will see concerts webcast live from the historic venue for the first time, showcasing some of the world’s leading artists.

Audiences will be able to watch performances online for free, with a series of four webcasts from the New York hall beginning this month.

The first concert, on 4 November, was a recital by mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and pianist David Zobel, performing a programme of Venetian-themed songs and arias from the Baroque period to the 20th century.

On 18 November audiences will be able to watch violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter (pictured) leading The Mutter Virtuosi, in a programme that includes the US premiere of André Previn’s Violin Concerto No 2 and Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.

Violinist Leonidas Kavakos and pianist Yuja Wang take to the stage on 22 November, performing works by Schumann, Brahms, Respighi and Stravinsky.

The series concludes on 9 December with the young Russian piano virtuoso Daniil Trifonov playing works by Bach, Beethoven and Liszt.

Carnegie Hall’s executive and artistic director Clive Gillinson said: ‘Throughout its history, Carnegie Hall has been a place that has connected leading artists with passionate audiences seeking the very best in music. We’re thrilled, through this new partnership with medici.tv, to be able to extend the reach of these extraordinary performances, sharing the magic of music-making at Carnegie Hall with an ever-growing circle of music lovers around the world.’

Following each live webcast, free replay of the concerts will be available to online audiences on medici.tv for another 90 days, playable worldwide on all internet-enabled devices, including smartphones, tablets, Chromecast, computers and smart TVs.

Hervé Boissière, founder and managing director of medici.tv said: ‘For music lovers around the world, Carnegie Hall is the hall of fame of classical music. Attending a concert in this legendary venue is a dream for many of them. Today, thanks to new technology, this dream becomes reality by allowing them to watch – live and free – a selection of the finest concerts of the season. Our mission and our passion is to bring artists to their audience. medici.tv is proud to inaugurate this partnership, a world premiere for this venerable hall.’

Launched in 2008 medici.tv webcasts more than 100 live events every year, partnering with artists and music institutions around the world. In addition to operas, concerts and recitals, the platform also features documentaries, master classes, artist portraits and archive material.

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