Conductor Kenneth Kiesler will lead the combined University of Michigan Symphony and Philharmonia Orchestras in a live broadcast of Mahler’s Symphony No. 6 at 8:00pm EST on Tuesday, March 29th.
The program will be broadcast at www.classicalmusicbroadcast.com with both audio and video. Online producer and director Kelly Rinne said “Our goal is to bring the masterful musicality of such exciting performances to a global audience.” Through this effort, the University of Michigan joins other major organizations in opening the door to larger audiences via the Internet.
The Berlin Philharmonic regularly streams its performances and offers an archive accessible by purchasing digital “tickets.” But unlike Berlin, the University of Michigan will not only broadcast the event free of charge but also offer local concertgoers free admission.
Kiesler commented on Mahler’s 6th saying “The Mahler 6th is played a bit less often than many of the other Mahler symphonies. It shows new developments in the composer’s use of the orchestral color and is a musically and technically demanding piece that requires a skillful and mature orchestra.”
The performance will be viewable here at 8:00pm Eastern, Tuesday, March 29. An archive of the performance will also be accessible for 48 hours afterward.
See the university press release here.