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NY Philharmonic Puts Musical Treasure Trove Online

NY Philharmonic Puts Musical Treasure Trove Online

The NY Philharmonic will make millions more archival pages—including recordings, scores and even love letters—available online by 2016. The $2.4 million project got a boost after Israeli photographer Ardon Bar-Hama developed a faster way to capture archival images with digital cameras instead of [Full Story…]

NY Theaters Riddled With Bad Cellphone Behavior

NY Theaters Riddled With Bad Cellphone Behavior

According to the New York Post, cellphones are the scourge of Broadway. At a recent performance of Freud’s Last Session, an audience member in the front row was texting. Actor Martin Rayner, who plays the Sigmund Freud, turned to the woman and said, “Stop texting!” and carried on. The woman was [Full Story…]

iPhone Disrupts NY Philharmonic Performance

iPhone Disrupts NY Philharmonic Performance

During the last movement of Mahler's monumental 82-minute Ninth Symphony, an audience member's iPhone alarm caused a major disturbance for the New York Philharmonic on Tuesday night. Philharmonic conductor and music director Alan Gilbert was forced to stop the performance.  “It simply didn’t stop,” [Full Story…]

WQXR Launches First Mobile App

WQXR Launches First Mobile App

Classical station WQXR has launched its first mobile app. According to MediaBistro, app listeners have access to WQXR's digital only features, while being able to tune into the station. The app, free for iPhone users, was launched September 21st, coinciding with the season-opening concert by the New [Full Story…]

NY Philharmonic Stages Fake Twitter Hack (#vixnyc)

NY Philharmonic Stages Fake Twitter Hack (#vixnyc)

In order to engage the younger concert goers, the New York Philharmonic is presenting "Janacek's The Cunning Little Vixen" at the end of this month. As part of the marketing promotion of the show, they have released various YouTube videos of the main character from the concert, Vix, along with [Full Story…]

Do NYers Want a Taste of Spam With Their Brahms?

Do NYers Want a Taste of Spam With Their Brahms?

As it has done in years past, The New York Philharmonic asked audiences at its concert in Central Park if they wanted to text a vote for an encore, this time from the soloist, piano virtuoso Lang Lang. The choices were a Chopin etude or a traditional Chinese melody. The difference was the reply [Full Story…]

OMG! NY Philharmonic Just Texted You

OMG! NY Philharmonic Just Texted You

The New York Philharmonic has been experimenting with cell phone text messages as a way to make its concerts more interactive with the audience, according to an article in The New York Times.  The symphony, like others across the country, has an aging audience and is now using text messages to [Full Story…]