Digital Theatre+ Announces Release of Two New London Symphony Orchestra Productions
Digital Theatre is thrilled to announce the release of London Symphony Orchestra’s Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (cond. Sir John Eliot Gardiner), and Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé (cond. Sir Simon Rattle).
The captures of the live concerts are now available exclusively to Digital Theatre’s worldwide education audience, adding to 10 LSO productions already available on Digital Theatre+.
In addition to the concerts, DT+ and the LSO will also be releasing a new study guide by Rachel Leach, to accompany the 2013 production of Romeo and Juliet. For 20 years, Rachel has been devising and leading education projects with the UK’s top orchestras and opera companies, delivering creative projects to a wide-range of people across the UK.
The London Symphony Orchestra is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading orchestras. The LSO has an enviable family of artists; including Sir Simon Rattle as Music Director Designate, Gianandrea Noseda and François–Xavier Roth as Principal Guest Conductors, Michael Tilson Thomas as Conductor Laureate, and André Previn as Conductor Emeritus. Since its formation in 1904, it has continued to attract excellent players from all over the world, many of whom have flourishing solo, chamber music and teaching careers alongside their orchestral work.
The relationship between LSO Discovery, the Orchestra’s world-leading music education and community programme, and Digital Theatre+, the world’s leading performing arts education platform, is built on a shared desire to make the performing arts accessible to students around the globe, regardless of geographical, social or economic boundaries.
Judith Ackrill, Head of LSO Discovery, said, “I’m delighted that these fantastic performances and new resources will be coming to Digital Theatre+. Education and outreach are central to the LSO’s DNA. LSO Discovery offers inspiring musical experiences to people of all ages and backgrounds, including those new to classical music and musicians.
The LSO has also pioneered bringing great music to the greatest number of people through digital initiatives like LSO Play. Our partnership with Digital Theatre+ will allow millions of students to access world-class classical music and learn from great artists such as Sir Simon Rattle, Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Michael Tilson Thomas”.
Robert Delamere, Digital Theatre’s Co-Founder and Creative Director, said, “Access to the arts was central to the founding vision of Digital Theatre. Now, through our global education service, we are able to bring vital new experiences from across the performing arts to our growing worldwide audience. Working with a partner as respected and admired as the LSO enables us to bring world-class talent and musicianship into the heart of learning and inspire future generations of creators and audiences alike.”
For further information please contact Allie Aspinall, Marketing Manager for Digital Theatre, on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0203 873 1356
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DT+ improves student engagement and exam results by bringing the books and plays on the English and Drama curricula to life.
We do this by providing teachers and students with 24/7 access to: HD-quality films of star-studded contemporary productions; teaching plans, study guides, and workshop programmes written by industry experts; and discussions with academics and playwrights on texts, characters and interpretive choice.
The DT+ platform is recommended by exam boards and designed to cover curriculum assessment objectives. That’s why teachers in over 1,000 schools, colleges and universities, across 64 countries, already subscribe.
About the London Symphony Orchestra lso.co.uk/
The LSO was established in 1904 and has a unique ethos. As a musical collective, it is built on artistic ownership and partnership. With an inimitable signature sound, the LSO’s mission is to bring the greatest music to the greatest number of people.
Through LSO Discovery, it is a pioneer of music education, offering musical experiences to 60,000 people every year. With the formation of its own recording label LSO Live in 1999 the LSO pioneered a revolution in recording live orchestral music.
The LSO strives to embrace new digital technologies – having successfully moved into digital film, Blu-Ray Audio, downloads and streaming – and it continues to innovate with platforms such as LSO Play, a web-based video player that allows people to observe the Orchestra from different angles. The LSO is also a highly successful creative enterprise, with 75% of all funding self-generated.