Thursday, July 23, 2009

'Pastoral' with extra tweets

The National Symphony's associate conductor, Emil de Cou, has prepared "real-time" program notes on Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 ("Pastoral") that will be sent via the Twitter messaging platform to patrons of a July 30 concert at Wolf Trap, Tim Smith reports on his Baltimore Sun blog:

So much for "please turn off all electronic devices."

UPDATE: The Washington Post's Anne Midgette weighs the pros and cons of technological add-ons in the classical concert experience: