Continuing Hit Partnership with Carnegie Hall, medici.tv Presents Venue’s First Live Orchestral Webcast: Gergiev and Mariinsky Orchestra Next Wed, Jan 28 at 8pm
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medici.tv continues its Carnegie Hall lineup in 2015, bringing the venue’s first live orchestral webcast – free of charge – to a worldwide audience on Wednesday, January 28. This historic transmission will capture music director Valery Gergiev leading the Mariinsky Orchestra in an all-Russian program that pairs two 20th-century classics – Prokofiev’s wartime Fifth Symphony (1944) and Rodion Shchedrin’s First Concerto for Orchestra, “Naughty Limericks” (1963) – with Tchaikovsky’s rarely-performed Second Piano Concerto, featuring Denis Matsuev as soloist. The concert marks medici.tv’s fifth free webcast from Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage.
The partnership between Carnegie Hall and medici.tv made live webcasts of Carnegie Hall concerts available for the first time in November and December of 2014, showcasing performances by some of the world’s most celebrated artists: Joyce Didonato, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Leonidas Kavakos & Yuja Wang, and Daniil Trifonov. These webcasts were rapturously received, reaching 950,000 video views since November 4, which marks a new medici.tv record. Some 90,000 connections were hit during the live broadcasts, representing an average of nearly 23,000 per live concert. Half of these viewers watched the webcasts on their mobiles and tablets, using the medici.tv app. All told, audience members originated from 7,000 different cities and 170 different countries.
Following the free live webcasts, replay of the Carnegie Hall concerts is available at no charge to online audiences on medici.tv for an additional 90 days, playable worldwide on all internet-enabled devices, including smart phones, tablets, computers, Chromecast, and smart TVs.
Wednesday, Jan 28 at 8pm (EST) from Carnegie Hall
Valery Gergiev, music director and conductor
Denis Matsuev, piano
Shchedrin: Concerto for Orchestra No. 1, “Naughty Limericks”
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 2
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5
This webcast is made in partnership with AVC Charity Foundation.
Carnegie Hall webcasts on medici.tv
The four recent live webcasts in the partnership between Carnegie Hall and medici.tv – concerts by Joyce DiDonato, Anne-Sophie Mutter, the duo of Leonidas Kavakos & Yuja Wang, and Daniil Trifonov – have all been made available, free of charge, for 90 days after the date of the live webcast. The Carnegie Hall webcast series may be watched in replay here:
Daniil Trifonov (webcast Dec 9; available for free until March 10)
Leonidas Kavakos & Yuja Wang (webcast Nov 22; available for free until Feb 21)
Anne-Sophie Mutter (webcast Nov 18; available for free until Feb 17)
Joyce DiDonato (webcast Nov 4; available for free until Feb 3)
medici.tv thanks Eren Group for their support.
These webcasts are directed by Jean-Pierre Loisil.
Upcoming live events on medici.tv
Saturday, Jan 26 at 2:30pm (EST) from the Philharmonie de Paris
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
Myung-Whun Chung, conductor
Renaud Capucon, violin
Pascal Dusapin: Aufgang, Violin Concerto (French premiere)
Brahms: Symphony No. 4
Sunday, Jan 25 at 10:30am (EST) from the Philharmonie de Paris
Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar de Venezuela
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Julián Orbón: Tres Versiones Sinfónicas
Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor
Thursday, Feb 5 at 2pm (EST) from Halle aux Grains, Toulouse
Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse
Tugan Sokhiev, conductor
Berlioz: Grande messe des morts
Since its official launch in May 2008, medici.tv has gained international recognition, bringing together a community of 200,000 music and arts lovers from 180 countries. In addition to offering live concert hall events that music lovers can experience on their computers and entertainment systems (Chromecast, Airplay, Smart TVs), medici.tv offers a free application (available at the Apple App Store and at Google Play for Android) that makes it possible to experience world-class artistry on all mobile devices. In addition, more than 80 client universities around the world take advantage of medici.tv, including Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Columbia University, the Juilliard School, and Manhattan School of Music.
New partnerships include the distribution of a selection of medici.tv content through major digital platforms including iTunes, Samsung, Amazon, Canal +, GVT in Brazil, and Shanghai Media Group, confirming medici.tv’s role as the leading digital provider and aggregator of audiovisual classical music programs worldwide.
In addition to webcasts of more than 100 live events each year, medici.tv has partnered with the world’s top artists and music institutions to offer subscriptions that give music lovers the opportunity to watch more than 1,400 video-on-demand programs. These include concerts, operas, recitals, documentaries, masterclasses, artist portraits, and archival material by such legendary musicians as Maria Callas, Glenn Gould, Yehudi Menuhin, David Oistrakh, Sviatoslav Richter, Mstislav Rostropovich, Arthur Rubinstein, Georg Solti, and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.
About Carnegie Hall
Since 1891, New York City’s Carnegie Hall has set the international standard for excellence in performance as the aspirational destination for the world’s finest musicians and ensembles. Carnegie Hall presents a wide range of performances each season on its three stages – the renowned Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, intimate Weill Recital Hall, and innovative Zankel Hall – including concert series curated by distinguished artists and composers; citywide festivals featuring collaborations with leading New York cultural institutions; orchestral performances, chamber music, new music concerts and recitals; and the best in jazz, world and popular music.
Over the decades, Carnegie Hall has been the setting for numerous television and radio productions, including Leonard Bernstein’s famous Young People’s Concerts in the 1950s with the New York Philharmonic. Many Carnegie Hall concerts today are heard by listeners worldwide each season on the Carnegie Hall Live radio and digital broadcast series, created in partnership with WQXR. Performances from the Hall have also been broadcast periodically to national television audiences over the years on PBS’s Great Performances, produced by Thirteen for WNET. In addition, a seemingly endless list of acclaimed recordings, by leading artists of all genres performing on Carnegie Hall’s stages, has become an integral part of the Hall’s history.
Complementing these performance activities, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) creates extensive music education and community programs that annually serve nearly 450,000 people in the New York City area, nationally, and internationally. As part of this, WMI has long been a leader in using technology to share Carnegie Hall programs, educational materials, and professional development resources with teachers, students, and partner organizations around the globe.
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