PARMA captured the experience of being in the audience with panning cameras to foster an intimate and immersive experience. Thanks to recent technological advances, the team was able to create a visually compelling product within the orchestra’s budget.
After a nine-month stretch of performances, The PSO successfully wrapped up their first digital season, bringing music to audiences at home in a safe and exciting way. At the end of the season, PSO’s Director of Artistic Operations, Eva Tartaglia, shared her thoughts on the experience.
“We have received nothing but thrilled responses so far to our opening program, and this is a massive victory for the PSO… The results are excellent and we have a lot of very, very happy donors.”
– Eva Tartaglia, PSO Director of Artistic Operations
After a successful season of solely digital presentations, the PSO has returned for their 2021-2022 season in collaboration with PARMA with live audience members attending concerts, a big leap forward in the return to regularly scheduled concert programming during the pandemic.
However, the pandemic is still present in the United States, still limiting many individuals from attending large gatherings in person, and the demand of digital performances remains strong. A new challenge is hereby presented, in which cameras must be strategically placed to capture the most flattering angles of the performance without hindering the live audience members’ immersion.
This season, PARMA is producing audio and video of various PSO concert programs, with PARMA production team members on-site once a month until June 2022. For those who miss the show in person, the audio and video captured from the live performance are uploaded to the PSO website as a digital concert series, available to view via ticket purchase for a full month following the concert date. This ensures everyone the opportunity to tune in at a time and location that best suits them.
A wide breadth of concert repertoire will echo throughout the concert hall this season, and thanks to the studio-quality audio and cinematic video capabilities that PARMA employs, these sounds can be accessed anywhere.
Stay on the lookout for these in-person and digital concerts: Poulenc’s Organ Concerto, Ekart Conducts Bartók, Barber and Brahms, Music of Motown, Classic Broadway, and more through July.