In 2017, its inaugural year, live streaming reached over 10,000 viewers from 113 countries. This summer the Festival will continue live streaming performances and events to anyone with an internet connection. Local and global audiences can access exceptional Young Artists Series performances, Subscription Series events, and Masterclasses, a first-hand look into the teaching and learning process that goes into creating music, on any internet-connected device.
The Festival is committed to providing its viewers with meaningful dialogue through music. In addition to 20 subscription concerts and over 175 free events in Maine, live streaming provides world-class chamber music to all music-lovers, regardless of mobility, financial limitations, or time constraints.
An important part of the Festival’s mission is to engage the surrounding community with music performed at the highest artistic standards. Live streaming helps the Festival fulfill that mission in even more far-reaching ways. Providing an environment for students to share their music is also central to the Festival’s mission, and live streaming allows participants to connect musically with their friends and family around the globe. The quality and accessibility of the programing will continue to make a significant cultural impact in Maine communities and beyond.
If you are too busy to make it to the Bowdoin College campus, you can enjoy live chamber music while having an afternoon coffee or when cooking dinner. To watch live streams visit bowdoinfestival.org/festivalive on your computer, smart TV, smartphone, or any other device with an internet connection. Streaming will also be available on the Festival Facebook page.
“The Festival is always looking for opportunities to further its mission of providing inspiring classical music experiences,” said Daniel Nitsch, Executive Director of the Festival. “As we are conscious of current viewership trends and audience preferences, it became clear that providing digital access to our events was a necessary next step. Major arts institutions such as the Met Opera and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra have recently made live streaming an integral part of their programming and spread opera and symphony repertoire to tens of thousands of additional viewers. We are confident that the quality and accessibility of our chamber music programing will make a significant cultural impact in Maine and beyond.”