The Curtis Institute in Philadelphia has announced that it will produce live simulcasts of several 2009-10 concert performances to community centers, senior living facilities, and colleges and universities. The broadcasts are being produced with SpectiCast, a Philadelphia-based broadcaster, which earlier this year announced a similar partnership with the Philadelphia Orchestra and simulcast a June 5 performance of that orchestra’s performance of Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, led by Charles Dutoit. The Live from Curtis series will include chamber music, opera excerpts, and orchestral selections. SpectiCast broadcasts cultural arts and entertainment to multiple venues with a standard broadband Internet connection, a television, a sound system, and seating for spectators; the company’s stated goal is not to replace the experience of live concerts, but to bring it to those who cannot travel to concerts. 

Posted September 18, 2009