Dallas Symphony Orchestra to Debut LiveNote® - Interactive Program Notes for Mobile Devices

Dallas, TX (October 16, 2018) – Select concerts during the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s 2018/19 season will now incorporate LiveNote, interactive concert notes and commentary delivered to mobile devices. The application will be used for specific pieces during Pictures at an Exhibition (October 19-21), Copland Appalachian Spring (November 1-4), A Bernstein Tribute (November 9-11), Stravinsky The Firebird (April 25-28; part of the Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival) and Symphonie Fantastique (May 16-19).

LiveNote is an interactive performance guide for mobile devices delivering complementary commentary and images to audiences in real-time. Created by The Philadelphia Orchestra and Drexel University, LiveNote allows audience members to view program notes, translations and images during the concert. The program has been used for four seasons in Philadelphia and offers valuable information for new audiences and seasoned patrons alike.

Audiences can access LiveNote via the free DSO mobile app – available to download in the App Store and Google Play.  LiveNote is available exclusively through apps powered by InstantEncore and Tessitura Network Mobile Plus™.

“LiveNote is a great example of ways the DSO is utilizing technology to enhance the concert experience, which is a key component of our strategic plan,” said Kim Noltemy, DSO President & CEO. “This program is a great tool and engages audiences who have varying degrees of knowledge of classical music.”

"We are extremely excited to be working with the Dallas Symphony as they introduce their audiences to the LiveNote experience," said Chris Montgomery, CEO of InstantEncore. "Using mobile technology in subtle but engaging ways opens up new levels of enjoyment and learning for audiences. We couldn't be happier to have the DSO as a partner."

To use LiveNote, patrons download the DSO app from their platform’s app store. LiveNote content is available in the app before the concert for patrons who wish to read in advance. During the performance, users open their devices, click on the “live” button and the program notes advance in real time with the music.

Pieces to Feature LiveNote in the 2018/19 Dallas Symphony Season

Mussorgsky-Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition (October 19-21)
Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite (1945 version) (November 1-4)
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story (November 9-11)
Stravinsky: The Firebird (complete ballet) (April 25-28; SOLUNA)
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique (May 16-19)