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The September 18 concert given by Gustavo Dudamel and the Vienna Philharmonic at the Lucerne Festival has been watched more than 72,000 times (live and as video on demand) by visitors from 90 countries at www.medici.TV, an auspicious beginning for its 2010-11 season.  Dudamel and the VPO are currently on tour, and they will reprise the program they performed in Lucerne – still available at www.medici.TV – at New York’s Carnegie Hall on Saturday, October 2. Other recent offerings from medici.TV have fared well with on-line viewers. An evening of chamber music at the Auditorium du Louvre has been watched more than 20,000 times, and an all-Strauss evening with the Orchestre national de Lyon has had over 9,400 viewers.  These concerts are currently available for free on-demand viewing at www.medici.TV, and they’ll be joined shortly by fall concerts from the Auditorium du Louvre detailed below. 

In addition to a live concert hall experience that music lovers can watch on their home computers, medici.TV now offers an application that makes it possible to experience world-class artistry on an iPhone.  The application is available for free at the Apple App store.



Since its official launch in May 2008, has gained international recognition, bringing together a community of music and arts lovers from 208 countries, who have watched over seven million videos to date.  The site currently averages over 50,000 individual visitors each month.

Building on the success of webcasts from the Verbier Festival in 2007, has since offered high-definition webcasts from many other leading festivals, including Aix-en-Provence, Saint-Denis, Aspen, Glyndebourne, and Lucerne, as well as from such music venues as the Opéra national de Paris, Auditorium du Louvre, Cité de la Musique, and Salle Pleyel in Paris, as well as Milan’s famed La Scala.  Many operas and concerts performed by the world’s leading artists and orchestras have been webcast both as live events and later as video-on-demand (VOD) – all available for free.  The list of artists who have been seen and heard at are a “who’s who” of today’s leading stars, including Claudio Abbado, Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, Plácido Domingo, John Eliot Gardiner, Valery Gergiev, Bernard Haitink, Riccardo Muti, Anna Netrebko, Maurizio Pollini, Thomas Quasthoff, and Simon Rattle.  Among the featured orchestras are such world-renowned ensembles as the Berlin Philharmonic, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre de Paris, Filarmonica della Scala, and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

In addition to webcasts of more than 80 live concerts each year, in partnerships with the world’s top artists and music institutions, also offers subscriptions giving music-lovers the opportunity to watch more than 400 VOD programs – growing to 1,000 programs over the next two years – including concerts, operas, recitals, documentaries, master classes, artist portraits, and archive material.  Featured artists include legendary musicians such as Leonard Bernstein, Maria Callas, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Glenn Gould, Herbert von Karajan, Yehudi Menuhin, David Oistrakh, Sviatoslav Richter, Mstislav Rostropovich, Artur Rubinstein, and Georg Solti, as well as leading film directors such as Bruno Monsaingeon, Paul Smaczny, and Frank Scheffer. subscriptions start at $10 for a monthly subscription and $99 for a one-year subscription.

A list of upcoming live webcasts and VOD offerings available this fall from follows below.


Upcoming live events on
Wednesday, October 27 at 6:00pm gmt – live
Auditorium du Louvre
Soloists of the Opéra national de Paris’s Atelier Lyrique
Beethoven, Haydn, Ravel, De Falla: Popular songs
Wednesday, November 3 at  6:00pm gmt – live
Auditorium du Louvre
Pacifica Quartet
Janácek: Quartet No. 2, “Intimate Letters”
Bartók: Quartet No. 4
Haydn: String Quartet in D, Hob.III.63, Op. 64, No. 5, “The Lark”
Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D.810, “Death and the Maiden”
Thursday, December 16 at 6:30pm – live
Auditorium de Lyon
Orchestre national de Lyon; Choeurs et Solistes de Lyon-Bernard-Tétu / Serge Baudo
Berlioz: L’enfance du Christ (The Childhood of Christ)
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