Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra & WQED-FM 89.3 to Offer Concert Live Stream, 7/6

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra & WQED-FM 89.3 to Offer Concert Live Stream, 7/6

If a customized concert experience with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has been on your wish list, your wish has come true. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will perform at Hartwood Acres as part of the Allegheny County Summer Concert Series on July 6 at 8:15 p.m. while live streaming the concert via the Internet through a new technology, C360. Sponsored by Classical WQED-FM 89.3, the C360 camera allows viewers to be in control of their individual concert experience.

C360 provides real-time video control to the end user by way of multi-view 360-degree action with unlimited angles and viewers, as well as integrated tracking capability to follow objects and people. The live stream will be hosted by WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham. (Please note that viewers will need Adobe Flash installed on their computer or mobile device to view the live stream. Most Apple mobile devices will not be compatible.) More information about C360 can be found at c360live.com.

"WQED is pleased to be working with our partner, the world-renowned Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to provide the quality classical music heard every day on WQED-FM 89.3 to digital audiences listening online worldwide via this LIVE, interactive opportunity," said Deborah L. Acklin, president and chief executive officer of WQED Multimedia.

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, led by Resident Conductor Fawzi Haimor, will perform a variety of selections from American composers as well as popular patriotic selections, such as the Armed Forces Salute and Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. Assistant Principal Cellist Adam Liu will solo in Saint-Saëns' Concerto No. 1 in A minor for Cello and Orchestra. The C360 broadcast will allow viewers to experience the concert just as they would on the Hartwood Acres' lawn or to zoom in on a particular section or player to get a close up view.

"The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is eager to explore this new delivery channel as we strive to share the music of the symphony with the broadest possible audience," said James A. Wilkinson, president and chief executive officer of the Pittsburgh Symphony.

The web stream of Pittsburgh Symphony's July 6 concert begins at 8:15 p.m. Visit wqedfm.org or pittsburghsymphony.org/hartwood to watch the concert. The performance also will be broadcast live on WQED-FM 89.3.

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For more than 116 years, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has been an essential part of Pittsburgh's cultural landscape. The Pittsburgh Symphony, known for its artistic excellence, is credited with a rich history of the world's finest conductors and musicians, and a strong commitment to the Pittsburgh region and its citizens. This tradition was furthered in fall 2008, when Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck became music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. With a long and distinguished history of touring both domestically and overseas since 1900, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra continues to be critically acclaimed as one of the world's greatest orchestras. The Pittsburgh Symphony has made 40 international tours, including 20 European tours, eight trips to the Far East, and two to South America. Under the baton of Gilbert Levine, the PSO was the first American orchestra to perform at the Vatican in January 2004 for the late Pope John Paul II, as part of the Pontiff's Silver Jubilee celebration. The PSO has a long and illustrious history in the areas of recordings and radio concerts. As early as 1936, the PSO broadcast coast-to-coast, receiving increased national attention in 1982 through network radio broadcasts on Public Radio International (PRI). The PRI series is produced by Classical WQED-FM 89.3 in Pittsburgh and is made possible by the musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.