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Fall 2010 webcasts on

Superstar conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic will headline the fall offerings from with a concert from the Lucerne Festival that will be webcast live, and for free, on Saturday, September 18 at 4:30pm GMT (10:30am EDT).  The concert will also be available for 90 days of free VOD (video on demand) viewing exclusively at, the increasingly popular performance arts website.  The deliciously varied program – including music by Rossini, Orbón, Bernstein, and Ravel – is a preview of a performance Dudamel and the orchestra will give at New York’s Carnegie Hall this October, one of several the conductor will give this season in a special relationship with the justly famous orchestra and in partnership with Rolex.

The Dudamel/Vienna Philharmonic webcast is one of several concerts that will be webcast live at this fall.  Highlights include the Orchestre National de Lyon under the direction of Jun Märkl in the season-opening concert of the Auditorium de Lyon (Sep 24).  Additional concerts from the venue follow, including soloists of the Opéra National de Paris’s Atelier Lyrique in a program of popular songs (Oct 27); the fast-rising Pacifica Quartet performing music by Janácek, Bartók, Haydn, and Schubert (Nov 3); and, just in time for the holidays, Serge Baudo conducting the Orchestre National de Lyon in Berlioz’s luminous pastoral oratorio, L’enfance du Christ (The Childhood of Christ).

Through the end of September, is also home to a treasure-trove of concerts – 29 in all – recorded this summer at the Verbier Festival and available for free as VOD.  Among the highlights are performances by some of the world’s greatest artists including Evgeny Kissin, Martha Argerich, Yuja Wang, and Menahem Pressler, plus Valery Gergiev conducting a concert performance of Richard Strauss’s Salome with soprano Deborah Voigt in the title role.


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, and 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 – increasing 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
Saturday, September 18 at 4:30pm gmt – exclusively on
Lucerne Festival: Vienna Philharmonic / Gustavo Dudamel
Rossini: Overture to La gazza ladra
Orbón: Tres versiones sinfónicas
Bernstein: Divertimento for orchestra
Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte
Ravel: Boléro
Wednesday , September 22 at 6:00pm gmt – live
Auditorium du Louvre
Philharmonic Octet Berlin / Guy Braunstein, violin and conductor
Mozart: String Quintet No. 2 in C, K.515
Shostakovitch: Two Pieces for String Octet, Op. 11
Wiesenberg: Octet Movement – Homage to Mendelssohn
Mendelssohn: String Octet in E-flat, Op. 20
Friday, September 24 at 6:30pm gmt – live
Opening concert of the Auditorium de Lyon
Orchestre National de Lyon / Jun Märkl
All-Richard Strauss program:
Divertimento (after F. Couperin)
Concertino for clarinet and bassoon
Also Sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spoke Zarathustra)
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)


Summer concerts still available at

29 concerts of the Verbier Festival 2010 will be available on VOD until September 30, including performances by Evgeny Kissin, Martha Argerich, Yuja Wang, Menahem Pressler, Valery Gergiev, and Deborah Voigt, at – /a/639/font-size-2-verbier-festival-font 

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