Should There Be a Digital Experience at Live Events?

A patron at the Philadelphia Orchestra tries out the LiveNote app during a recent concert. Photo Credit: Pete Checchia/Philadelphia Orchestra)

A patron at the Philadelphia Orchestra tries out the LiveNote app during a recent concert. Photo Credit: Pete Checchia/Philadelphia Orchestra)

This WQXR article reports that two Philadelphia institutions are trying to incorporate a digital experience into their concerts.

A phone app called LiveNote created by the Philadelphia Orchestra allows you to follow a written tour of symphonic works during a performance. And Opera Philadelphia created a special Tweet zone at the Academy of Music.

At TEDxBroadway 2014, Dexter Upshaw, digital media manager for Harlem’s Apollo Theater, shared his thoughts about digital innovation, keeping audiences connected and where we’re going next. You can watch the video here.

He emphasized the need to think about digital first — not as an afterthought.

Curious what’s coming up at TEDxBroadway 2015? For more details, check out TEDxBroadway.com or click here to buy tickets.

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