Thursday, April 30, 2009

Van Cliburn Online

The Cliburn Competition, named for noted pianist Van Cliburn and one of the most noteworthy American music competitions (which just so happens to be held in Ft. Worth's Bass Performance hall), is streaming the upcoming competition live online:

This player will offer extensive functionality with an array of interactive features, including an online audience vote after each round, an “email the competitor” option, and a blog. Online audiences will also have special access to rehearsals between the Tak√°cs Quartet and the pianists, the private sessions between the pianists and the conductor, and orchestra rehearsals with the conductor and the six finalists.

Yet another innovative feature will be a commentary at the bottom of the screen, which will offer pointers and alert the viewer what to listen for during each piece.

Pretty awesome. Check it out.

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