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Symphony is a new video streaming platform with a mission to reach and touch a global audience with the most beautiful symphonic music ever created. Symphony live events go far beyond the performance. ‘Symphony Night Live’ offers an immersive experience with interviews, behind the scenes and other unique content. You can’t ...

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  • 11/21/202211/21/2022

Enjoy Evenings At The Orchestra With Upcoming Symphony Night Live Programs

Global orchestras come together on Symphony’s context-rich streaming video platform like never before, joining forces to share their beautiful sounds with global listeners. 

Here’s the best new performances and discussions coming up on Symphony:

12-03-2022 | ROYAL CONCERTGEBOUW ORCHESTRA
Beethoven’s Pastorale
Performers: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Daniel Harding (Conductor), Leonidas Kavakos (Violin)

12-10-2022 | LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Wild And Stormy Nights:...

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  • Limelight, Highlight, 12/01/2022, On Air & Online: Radio and streaming in December 2022 Text | Attachment
  • Cleveland Plain Dealer, Feature story, 11/13/2022, Cleveland Orchestra, Mahler shine on new digital ‘Symphony Night Live’ feature Text
  • Broadway World, Feature story, 11/12/2022, New Streaming Platform Will Feature Cleveland Orchestra's Performance Of Mahler's 2nd With Special Manuscript Text
  • Colinscorner, Feature story, 11/03/2022, The Cleveland Orchestra joins Symphony’s concert streaming series. Text
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11/21/2022, Enjoy Evenings At The Orchestra With Upcoming Symphony Night Live Programs
11/21/202211/21/2022, Enjoy Evenings At The Orchestra With Upcoming Symphony Night Live Programs
Announcement
11/21/2022
Announcement
11/21/2022
Global orchestras come together on Symphony’s context-rich streaming video platform like never before, joining forces to share their beautiful sounds with global listeners. Here is a peek at December's Symphony Night Live programming MORE» More»

Global orchestras come together on Symphony’s context-rich streaming video platform like never before, joining forces to share their beautiful sounds with global listeners. 

Here’s the best new performances and discussions coming up on Symphony:

12-03-2022 | ROYAL CONCERTGEBOUW ORCHESTRA
Beethoven’s Pastorale
Performers: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Daniel Harding (Conductor), Leonidas Kavakos (Violin)

12-10-2022 | LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Wild And Stormy Nights: Franck, Beethoven, Brahms
Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Nathalie Stutzman (Conductor), Alice Sara Ott (Piano)

12-17-2022 | TBA

12-23-2022 | THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA 
El Niño
Performers: The Cleveland Orchestra, John Adams (Conductor), Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus, Lauren Snouffer (Soprano), Josefina Maldonado (Mezzo-soprano), Davóne Tines (Bass-baritone)

12-30-2022 | BUDAPEST FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
Haydn - Mozart
Performers: Budapest Festival Orchestra, Gábor Takács-Nagy (Conductor), Emese Gulyás (Violin), Péter Kostyál (Viola)

About Symphony: Symphony is a new, highly-curated streaming video platform for symphonic music discovery, deepening the listener’s connection to symphonic music in collaboration with the best of the best orchestras from around the world. Symphony offers both die-hard orchestral music lovers and listeners curious about symphonic music all they need to dive in. Enjoying symphonic music through Symphony supports the individual orchestras, as 50% of revenues are given back to the orchestra.

About Symphony Night Live: Each partnered orchestra will deliver four exclusive and unique live performances a year through ‘Symphony Night Live.’ These programs are complete with storytelling and backstage access that supplements live concerts and expands fan’s knowledge, while handing them a behind-the-scenes pass into their concert hall. Granting unique perspectives before, during, and after the performance, hosts Dominic Seldis and Tommy Pearson welcome viewers through commentary, introducing the show and talking through the high points post-concert.

Announcement
11/21/2022

11/12/2022, The Cleveland Orchestra Joins Symphony on November 12 For ‘Symphony Night Live’ Presentation, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection”
11/12/202211/12/2022, The Cleveland Orchestra Joins Symphony on November 12 For ‘Symphony Night Live’ Presentation, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection”
Announcement
11/12/2022
Announcement
11/12/2022
The Cleveland Orchestra is the first American orchestra to join Symphony’s concert streaming series, ‘Symphony Night Live.’ Symphony brings together music from the best orchestras in the world and delivers a rich and contextual look into symphonic music, through ‘Symphony Night Live.’ MORE» More»
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The Cleveland Orchestra is the first American orchestra to join Symphony’s concert streaming series, ‘Symphony Night Live.’ Symphony brings together music from the best orchestras in the world and delivers a rich and contextual look into symphonic music, through ‘Symphony Night Live.’

On Saturday, November 12, 2022, streaming video platform Symphony and the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra will premiere their first ‘Symphony Night Live’ program featuring Mahler’s Symphony No 2 “Resurrection” led by The Cleveland Orchestra’s Music Director, Franz Welser-Möst and featuring the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus alongside soprano Lauren Snouffer and contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux. More than a digital stream of a concert captured live, ‘Symphony Night Live’ offers historical context and lively storytelling around the music for a richer listening and viewing experience.

“Discovery flourishes on Symphony with presentations by the best of the best orchestras and conductors from all around the world. The Cleveland Orchestra has a stellar reputation as one of the premier orchestras in the world, and we are thrilled to be working with them to co-produce this ‘Symphony Night Live’ performance,” says Rob Overman, Founder of Symphony Media. “Joining Symphony, The Cleveland Orchestra is now part of a global network of orchestras sharing their music with the world and democratizing access and discovery to new music.”

In their first ‘Symphony Night Live’ event, The Cleveland Orchestra presents Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection,” their first performance of this monumental work since receiving the autograph manuscript of Mahler’s Second Symphony earlier in 2022. Symphony’s host, Dominic Seldis, opens the ‘Symphony Night Live’ program with a brief introduction, giving both new and experienced listeners a simple entry point to guide them through the presentation. André Gremillet, President & CEO of The Cleveland Orchestra, welcomes viewers to Mandel Concert Hall at Severance Music Center. In addition to the concert performance by Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra, the event includes behind-the-scenes insights from Welser-Möst as well as musicians of The Cleveland Orchestra (violinists Katherine Bormann and Isabel Trautwein, principal percussion Marc Damoulakis) about Cleveland and Mahler’s Symphony No. 2. After the show concludes, listeners are transported back to Symphony’s Amsterdam studio for a commentary session hosted by Seldis, known as ‘Symphony Insiders.’ 

Cleveland's exploration of Gustav Mahler and his music join a large collection of other stellar performances and intriguing interviews. Symphony is carefully uniting some of the world's strongest ensembles to highlight the power and magic of symphonic music, adding new layers and insights to the concert hall. By bundling the world’s leading orchestras on a single platform, Symphony wants to break down barriers between potential audiences and high-caliber orchestras. Other orchestras working with Symphony include the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra, and Orchestre symphonique de Montréal.

“Today’s digital world requires a digital vision: to fully utilize the power of technology to deepen the audience’s experience and create an online community of symphonic music and Cleveland Orchestra lovers,” says André Gremillet, President & CEO of The Cleveland Orchestra. “We are proud to partner with Symphony to participate in this unique concept where the world’s leading orchestras are available on one digital platform for the enjoyment of music lovers across the globe. Supporting Symphony also supports The Cleveland Orchestra and great symphonic music worldwide.”
Live or digital, in-person or at-home – patrons can expect the same level of care and exceptional quality in every Cleveland Orchestra performance. The Cleveland Orchestra is one of the few American orchestras that travel the world, touring the United States, Europe, Asia, and beyond. It also created its own streaming platform through Adella.live, where a third season of its flagship concert series, In Focus, has recently been released and ‘Symphony Night Live’ programs will also be available.
The November 12 Mahler Symphony No. 2 episode is the first of four in collaboration with The Cleveland Orchestra and Symphony Media. The subsequent three will premiere December 23, April 22, and May 30, featuring John Adams conducting his oratorio for solo voices and orchestra El Niño, as well as Cleveland Orchestra Music Director Franz Welser-Möst leading the world premiere of Johannes Maria Staud’s Concerto for Percussion, Mozart’s Requiem, Martinu’s Symphony No. 2, the world premiere of Wynton Marsalis’s Trumpet Concerto (co-commissioned by The Cleveland Orchestra), and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”). 
All are welcomed to enjoy this performance via Symphony, and new subscribers receive a 14-day free trial. symphony.live/en/

About Symphony
Symphony is a new video streaming platform with a mission to reach and touch a global audience with the most beautiful symphonic music ever created. Symphony live events go far beyond the performance. ‘Symphony Night Live’ offers an immersive experience with interviews, behind the scenes and other unique content. You can’t get any closer. 

With our original Symphony ‘Legends’ productions, interviews, behind-the-scenes and a wide range of documentaries about composers and conductors, subscribers can expand their knowledge and get even more out of the music.

About The Cleveland Orchestra
Now firmly in its second century, The Cleveland Orchestra, under the leadership of Franz Welser-Möst since 2002, remains one of the most sought-after performing ensembles in the world. Year after year the ensemble exemplifies extraordinary artistic excellence, creative programming, and community engagement. In recent years, The New York Times has called Cleveland “the best in America” for its virtuosity, elegance of sound, variety of color, and chamber-like musical cohesion, “virtually flawless,” and “one of the finest ensembles in the country (if not the world).”

New initiatives for audience growth and community service have been launched in recent years, including new technological infrastructure and capabilities at its home, Severance Music Center, to capture the Orchestra's unique artistry and the musical achievements of the Welser-Möst and Cleveland Orchestra partnership.

The 2022-23 season marks Franz Welser-Möst’s 21st year as music director, a period in which The Cleveland Orchestra earned unprecedented acclaim around the world, including a series of residencies at the Musikverein in Vienna, the first of its kind by an American orchestra. The Orchestra’s 100th season in 2017-18 featured two international tours, concluding with the presentation of Welser-Möst’s Prometheus Project, featuring works by Beethoven, on three continents. The Cleveland Orchestra is heard today by a growing group of fans around the world. For more information, visit clevelandorchestra.com.

Announcement
11/12/2022

10/26/2022, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Gramophone's 2022 Orchestra of the Year, Presents Symphony Night Live Program, October 29
10/26/202210/26/2022, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Gramophone's 2022 Orchestra of the Year, Presents Symphony Night Live Program, October 29
Announcement
10/26/2022
Announcement
10/26/2022
The Budapest Festival Orchestra received the Gramophone Orchestra of the Year. The Budpest Festival Orchestra can now be enjoyed by a global audience as one of Symphonies orchestras featured in their exclusive Symphony Night Live programming. MORE» More»
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The Budapest Festival Orchestra will perform compositions by Andriessen, Mozart, and Beethoven, as part of the next Symphony Night Live program on October 29, 2022. Streaming video platform Symphony brings together world-class symphonic orchestras, connecting them to a global audience of music lovers eager to discover and enjoy full-length symphonic concerts with supplemental storytelling.

This concert can be viewed as part of Symphony’s Symphony Night Live event, featuring a 
front-row seat and a backstage pass for the full-length performance at Müpa, Béla Bartók National Concert Hall in Budapest. Following the performance, Symphony’s ‘Insiders’ talk-show provides interviews that go behind-the-scenes and in-depth with connoisseurs of classical music, so music lovers can get even more knowledge and insight out of the music they just enjoyed.

“Symphony was created to bridge the best of the best orchestras, bind them together through their beautiful music and cultural richness. Iván Fischer’s Budapest Festival Orchestra accentuates our vision with their innovations to the industry over the past 40 years,” said Founder of Symphony Rob Overman. “Their performance has found a home in Symphony for symphonic music lovers and explorers to enjoy.”

Symphony is carefully uniting some of the world's strongest ensembles to highlight the power and magic of symphonic music, adding new layers and insights to the concert hall. By bundling the world’s leading orchestras on a single platform, Symphony wants to break down barriers between potential audiences and high-caliber orchestras. Other orchestras working with Symphony include the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Tonhalle Zürich, and Orchestre symphonique de Montréal.

The Budapest Festival Orchestra has been awarded Gramophone’s most prestigious award for an orchestra, 2022 Orchestra of the Year. The orchestra was nominated for this award by a jury of experts, and then chosen by the international public from the ten nominees. Under the direction of founder and conductor Iván Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra is admired for its modern innovations and vibrant cultural contributions, which have been present since it was formed in the mid-1980s.

Founder and music director of the Budapest Festival Orchestra Iván Fischer is considered one of the most visionary musicians of our time. He has developed several new concert formats and reformed the structure and working method of the symphony orchestra. “We really, honestly, want to serve the community. This is our purpose. That we serve our smaller community at home and the whole world community, which needs culture,” said Fischer. The Budapest Festival Orchestra regularly performs at the most important concert venues of the international music scene from London to New York, from Berlin to Amsterdam and has repeatedly been invited to perform at international festivals such as the Mostly Mozart Festival, the Salzburg Festival and the Edinburgh International Festival. 

The Budapest Festival Orchestra will perform three additional Symphony Night Live events in collaboration with Symphony, on December 30, 2022, February 25, 2023, and March 18, 2023.

symphony.live/en/

About Symphony Media:
Symphony’s is a new video streaming platform with a mission to reach and touch a global audience with the most beautiful symphonic music ever created. Symphony live events go far beyond the performance. ‘Symphony Night Live’ offers an immersive experience with interviews, behind the scenes and other unique content. You can’t get any closer. 

With our original Symphony ‘Legends’ productions, interviews, behind-the-scenes and a wide range of documentaries about composers and conductors, subscribers can expand their knowledge and get even more out of the music.

Announcement
10/26/2022

08/29/2022, Video Platform Symphony Opens Up a Lush New Musical World, Led by 10 Of The World’s Greatest Orchestras
08/29/202208/29/2022, Video Platform Symphony Opens Up a Lush New Musical World, Led by 10 Of The World’s Greatest Orchestras
Announcement
08/29/2022
Announcement
08/29/2022
Symphony offers both die-hard orchestral music lovers and listeners curious about symphonic music all they need to dive in, presenting highly curated, beautifully produced videos of performances, talks, intimate backstage moments, and other touchstones to guide subscribers toward a new way to hear orchestras. MORE» More»
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Video Platform Symphony Opens Up a Lush New Musical World, Led by 10 Of The World’s Greatest Orchestras - will launch on sept 24 with Concertgebouw Orchestra

Most people already love symphonic music, the emotional impact and majestic sweep of a great orchestra. They’ve been moved by it in films, video games, and pop hits. Yet they don’t know how much deeper that love can go.

A new, highly curated streaming video platform wants to take them there, deepening the connection to symphonic music’s sounds and worlds. Thinking beyond the sometimes strict boundaries of classical music, Symphony offers both die-hard orchestral music lovers and listeners curious about symphonic music all they need to dive in, presenting highly curated, beautifully produced videos of performances, talks, intimate backstage moments, and other touchstones to guide subscribers toward a new way to hear orchestras.

Symphony will launch on September 24th with a live streaming event of the opening of the worldwide season by the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra. Next to the Concertgebouw Orchestra, Symphony will launch with impressive orchestra partners, including Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra, and Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. It will be available via popular apps and platforms, including Roku, Fire, and Samsung.

“We were immediately excited to participate in a kind of Champions League of the best orchestras in the world. By working together, we can reach a global audience thanks to a perfect technical platform and marketing budgets that would be impossible for us to meet on our own,” says Executive Chairman Dominik Winterling of the Concertgebouw Orchestra. “Moreover: we are not competitors of each other and share the same passion for symphonic music that we want to share with as many fans worldwide as possible.”

Founder Rob Overman and his Netherlands-based team have handcrafted Symphony’s offerings, in their quest to introduce more people to these orchestras. As an expert in symphonic and orchestral music, as well as a former orchestra CEO and Artistic Director of classical music TV stations, Rob understands the challenges a casual listener faces when dipping their toes in the genre. “There is just so much to share before these events even start,” Rob adds. “Even the biggest symphonic music fan with an established love for the genre can find enlightening content to dive in deeper.”

Symphony connects them with that content, that missing context. Granting unique perspectives before, during, and after the performance, Symphony lets these orchestra partners supplement live concerts with additional materials to expand fans’ knowledge. Their star conductors and soloists will deliver four exclusive and unique live performances a year, complete with storytelling and backstage access, so that the concert hall and greenroom feel as comfortable as a music lover’s living room. Host Dominic Seldis welcomes viewers through commentary that’s as friendly as a good play-by-play at a broadcast sports event, introducing the show and talking through the high points post-concert.

 Symphony’s innovation and deep subject knowledge feel like a breath of fresh air for its  partners. Facing unprecedented challenges, as well as new audience potential, orchestras are eager to open up and share. “For us at Budapest Festival Orchestra, Symphony will become the most important platform for all our music on the internet, and we think it's a wonderful idea to combine the forces of all the best in the world on Symphony. For music lovers, it will open a completely new world. With the combined forces of all the partners, Symphony will become a success story,” says Martin Hoffmann, International President of the Budapest Festival Orchestra.

Viewers benefit directly from this openness. They can experience the passion and animation of the conductor’s movements up close, track the intricate pizzicato finger movements of the double bass player, and see the emotion pouring from the piano soloist, in ways not possible in person. They can hop concert halls and experiences in an on-demand format that adds an extra layer of possibility to high-caliber performances.

Discovery flourishes with Symphony. Suggested offerings based on previous viewing guide a viewer through the platform. Playlists are hand assembled by Symphony’s experts and placed on ever-changing virtual shelves, easy to access from Symphony’s initial landing page. Symphony then makes it simple to navigate through a melodic journey, with options to skip forward a movement, or backtrack and listen to a portion again. 

“We believe everyone should feel at home with symphonic music, even if they’ve never had a chance to set foot in a concert hall,” Overman reflects. “We want to humanize the music, to break down the barriers, in our preconceptions about music, in our habits, that prevent connection with this music. It’s inspiring to bring orchestras together under one virtual roof, and to bring more and more music lovers into the fold on our platform.”
symphony.live/en/

About Symphony Media:
Symphony’s is a new video streaming platform with a mission to reach and touch a global audience with the most beautiful symphonic music ever created. Symphony live events go far beyond the performance. ‘Symphony Night Live’ offers an immersive experience with interviews, behind the scenes and other unique content. You can’t get any closer. 

With our original Symphony ‘Legends’ productions, interviews, behind-the-scenes and a wide range of documentaries about composers and conductors, subscribers can expand their knowledge and get even more out of the music.

 
Announcement
08/29/2022