Events - Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Bohemian National Hall
New York, New York
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 - 6:00 PM

Concurrent with the Naxos release of Peter Breiner’s orchestrations of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, Nursery, Songs and Dances of Death in digital download only, we would like to initiate a discussion about downloads and how they affect classical music.

What is the future of classical music distribution? What opportunities does digital distribution offer classical music? How do we use digital delivery to provide easy access to the classical market? Can we use digital formats to encourage audiences back into the concert hall?

Panel Discussion and Q & A with leading musicians and
media experts.

Launch and excerpts from Naxos’ digital-only
Mussorgsky album recorded by NZSO/Peter Breiner

World premiere screening of Bask, the short companion
movie by Sasha Santiago documenting the creation of the
Naxos Mussorgsky album.

Using Multi/Transmedia in promoting classical music.
A preview of Peter Breiner’s new project, Slovak Dances,
Naughty and Nice, which has been developed as a
comprehensive multi/transmedia experience.

Discussion Moderator:
Elliott Forrest, Peabody Award Winning Broadcaster & Producer, WQXR/WNYC

Gerard Schwarz, Music Director All-Star Orchestra / Eastern Music Festival
Michael Beckerman, Chairman, Music Dept, NYU
David Chesky, Composer and CEO of
Mark Chackerian Lead Developer / VP Product Dev UrFilez
Peter Breiner, conductor, arranger, composer, pianist

Invitees: Classical music media, publicists, recording company executives, artist managers and promoters, musicians, artists, ensembles, students.

[...volunteers to help us with this are very welcome...send a message...]

Wine provided by New Zealand Wine
Hors d’oeuvres provided by Kiwiana Restaurant, NY.

Hosted and sponsored by Bohemian National Hall, Czech Center, Naxos of America, AOR Management Inc., Peter Breiner and Sasha Santiago.
With the support of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and New Zealand Consulate.
Presenters: Bohemian Benevolent & Literary Association, Inc.; Naxos; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Peter Breiner & Sasha Santiago
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Peter Breiner
Arranger: Peter Breiner
Mussorgsky: Songs and Dances of Death
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Peter Breiner
Mussorgsky: The Nursery
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Peter Breiner
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