Three LA Philharmonic concerts to be presented live in HD at 450 theaters

posted by CSWalczak on November 12, 2010 at 7:38 am

LOS ANGELES, CA – The range of entertainment presented in the form of high definition, live broadcasts to movie theaters continues to grow. Denver-based Fathom Events and the Los Angeles Philharmonic have announced that three concerts will be broadcast live to at least 450 theaters beginning in January. These offerings are in addition to the popular Metropolitan Opera HD presentations, as well as several rock concerts, and special classic movie presentations.

Gustavo Dudamel, the Phil’s music director, will conduct all three transmitted concerts from Walt Disney Concert Hall. The first will be a Jan. 9 program that will include John Adams' “Slonimsky’s Earbox,” Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1 (“Jeremiah”) and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.

An all-Tchaikovsky program on March 13 will comprise music from “Romeo and Juliet,” “Hamlet” and “The Tempest.” The final program, June 5, will be Brahms' Symphony No. 4 and Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra In A Minor, Op. 102, featuring as soloists the Capu├žon brothers, violinist Renaud and cellist Gautier.

There is more in the LA Times.

Comments (3)

Giles
Giles on November 12, 2010 at 7:52 pm

ugh, Fathom events, of the few I’ve seen the image didn’t impress me, Sony’s Hot Ticket events though – wow! The Cirque Du Soleil and ‘Rent’ presentations the HD was eye piercing (in a good way).

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on November 12, 2010 at 7:58 pm

I have been to several Fathom events and, at least in the theaters in which I saw them, the projection was sharp and crystal clear and the sound excellent.

LawMann
LawMann on November 15, 2010 at 8:11 am

I can’t wait to see one of the world’s premier orchestras in HD. When I lived in Los Angeles years ago I always attended the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to experience the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Now I will able to see their new conductor directing my favorite orchestra.

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