Milestone event marks eight years of presenting world’s leading classical artists, musical works, films, and cultural content for free to South Florida community via cutting-edge sound and video technology
End-to-end 4K upgrade of video infrastructure is unveiled in collaboration with City of Miami Beach and supported by Miami Beach’s G.O. Bond
MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA (September 12, 2019) — To open its 32nd season as a national leader in training the next generation of classical musicians, the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy (NWS), presents its 100th WALLCAST® concert and the first to be simulcast in 4K Ultra-High-Definition (UHD), following a three-year, end-to-end upgrade of NWS’s video infrastructure. The WALLCAST® Concert Series offers free outdoor simulcasts of live concerts performed inside the New World Center. Live video from the concert hall is projected onto the wall of the building and viewed from adjacent SoundScape Park, which is equipped with over 160 Meyer Sound speakers for an immersive sound experience. By reaching a diverse audience from throughout the community, this concert series plays a central role in NWS’s broad effort to reach new listeners.
These concerts also reflect the pioneering vision of NWS Co-Founder and Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas, whose achievements in re-thinking the classical music experience for the 21st century are celebrated when he receives the 2019 Kennedy Center Honors in December. He conducts the 100th WALLCAST® concert on Saturday, October 12, at 7:30 p.m. The program comprises Sibelius’s Finlandia, Scriabin’s Piano Concerto with Daniil Trifonov, and selections from Berlioz’s Romeo and Juliet.