The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has launched a high-definition
webcast player allowing users to view a series of concerts for
free. According to an
Associated Press report, the orchestra said that it is the
first US orchestra to offer a series of free webcasts.
The new webcast player mimics the interior of Detroit's Orchestra Hall, giving users the same view as audience members in the venue. Dimming controls mean that users can control their version of the house lights. Viewers can also tweet and follow a live feed, enabling them to interact with other users of the service. The piece being played is highlighted by a live repertoire tracker, and live programme notes are posted below the viewing window.