February 28, 2010
The Philadelphia Orchestra global concert cybercast is an initiative that features a full-length Philadelphia Orchestra concert beamed to campus in HD and digital sound. Conductor Charles Dutoit and Dutch violinist Janine Jansen, one of the most downloaded classical recording artists of all time, lead the Orchestra in Brahms Violin Concerto and Shostakovich Symphony No. 11 (“The Year 1905”) on Sunday, February 28th at 2 PM. The cybercast afforded all the sights and sounds of the best orchestra seats without having to leave the campus or pay for tickets.
The concert was free of charge thanks to sponsorship by the College of Engineering, the Pennoni Honors College, and the Westphal College and is hosted by Music and Entertainment Technology Laboratory.
Youngmoo Kim, Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the College of Engineering and students in the MET (music, entertainment and technology) Lab worked behind the scenes to ensure top quality sound and picture for broadcast. The broadcasts are also part of an engineering senior design project using new technologies to facilitate music education and appreciation. For more information, including a full list of concert cybercast dates, visit http://music.ece.drexel.edu.