The Detroit Symphony Orchestra first came to start, when it gave its first performance in 1887 at the Detroit Opera House. Since then, the Symphony Orchestra has been a treasure for the city of Detroit. The orchestra has also managed to bring visitors from all over the world. As a result, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra decided to launch its first ever webcast player. According to The Washington Post, people from 40 countries are expected to tune in just to hear the orchestra’s performance.
The player essentially allows listeners to tune in from the comfort of their own homes, without having to make the trip to Detroit or some other destination just to see them. This sounds like a great idea especially with money being hard to come by these days, for many people. Instead avid fans can easily enjoy the music that the orchestra has to offer from their own home.
The Washington Post also stated that, listeners are also given the chance to view a list of upcoming performances and add them to their calendar. This way they will be fully aware of when their favorite performances will begin. As of now, the Symphony is said to be the only U.S. orchestra that currently offers the public the option of listening to free webcasts. Hopefully once this series takes off other orchestra’s around the world, and in the United states will begin offering their own free webcasts as well. To check out more information on the free webcast click here.