A report posted Monday (3/2) on Oklahoma’s NewsChannel 8 states, “The use of cell phones at the symphony is usually frowned upon. But, this week, a local symphony orchestra will actually encourage it. The Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra plans to use the ever-popular social networking site Twitter during its performance of Vivaldi’s ‘The Four Seasons’ Saturday night. How, you might ask? During the performance, those in attendance with phones set to silent or vibrate will receive messages with information about the conductor, the music, etc. Audience members can also get in on the action, by responding with their thoughts of the concert. Saturday night’s soloist is 25-year-old virtuoso violinist Augustin Hadelich, who recently played at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.”
Posted March 5, 2009