(Philadelphia, February 6, 2020)—Originally launched in 2016 as “Orchestra On Demand,” The Philadelphia Orchestra’s online streaming service now has a new name and an update that will grant all website visitors free access to Orchestra recordings. Now called “Listen On Demand,” the platform at www.philorch.org/ondemand hosts Philadelphia Orchestra performances from the 2018–19 season, with more recordings to be added in the near future. While use of the digital platform initially required a donation or the purchase of a concert ticket, the service is now provided free of charge, giving audiences access to high-quality audio content anywhere in the world at any time. This update is part of a relaunch of the Orchestra’s website, www.philorch.org, which has been enhanced for mobile-friendly use and ease of navigation.
“We are delighted to offer audiences everywhere unprecedented online access to Philadelphia Orchestra concerts,” said Orchestra President and CEO Matías Tarnopolsky. “We look forward to offering more concert recordings through “Listen On Demand” in the coming months as we continue to share the Orchestra’s remarkable stories through dynamic digital channels.”
In addition to increased accessibility, “Listen On Demand” includes several new features to enhance the listening experience, including clickable track lists, access to program books and images from concerts, and information about upcoming performances related to the program users are listening to. Users will also be able to share content and their love of the Orchestra directly on social media from the portal.
Website improvements and “Listen On Demand” are made possible through generous support from David Haas, the Wyncote Foundation, and John H. McFadden and Lisa D. Kabnick.
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