New Year Galas at La Fenice are a grand tradition, and have been broadcast for many years, but access in the past has been relatively restricted, so it's good that this one reaches a bigger audience. Does the future of classical music lie in musician-generated broadcast ? Digital technology coiuld change the economics of the business, making it less dependent on third parties like record companies, cinema networks etc. Once, only the wealthiest companies, like the Met and the Berliner Philharmoniker could take the risk,but re-thinking the model could make it feasible for others to reacha much larger potential market. The LSO and LPO are steaming some concerts, as are several other orchestras and venues in Europe. One of the ironies of the internet is that it doesn't bring the world closer because it's dominated by the English language3, and thus over emphasizes English language perspectives. Wiki for example, is skewed towards a very narrow rage of sources. Will audiences benefit from greater access to the world ? Or will choice scare some back to caves of comfort Think of the stock market terms "Bulls" and "Bears".
Original Content: New Year Gala Teatro la Fenice livestream