Composer Nico Muhly conducts the San Francisco Symphony as part of the orchestra’s digital Throughline project, which was launched in November. Photo by Kristin Loken

“Between Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, I received 24 invitations to view performances online from symphony orchestras, opera companies, chamber orchestras, recitals, dance companies, performing arts centers, a piano competition, and three webinars,” writes Jim Farber in Wednesday’s (12/9) San Francisco Classical Voice. “The internet remains the platform for all of the performing arts. That reliance has stimulated organizations to produce higher and higher quality content…. Two recent projects that stand out are Throughline: San Francisco Symphony—From Hall to Home, which premiered on Nov. 14 conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen; and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s Close Quarters—a 16-episode virtual season that debuted on Nov. 6. Both projects feature state of the art examples of performance capture and video imagery…. In conversations with San Francisco Symphony’s CEO Mark Hanson, Head of Digital Innovation Oliver Theil, Chief Programming Officer Matthew Spivey, along with LACO Executive Director Ben Cadwallader and Director of Visual Content James Darrah, there was unanimous agreement that at this moment it is essential to produce the best possible online offerings. They also [spoke about] the opportunity the internet provides to widen diversity and reach new audiences, as well as a desire to determine metrics for measuring success.’’