Jan Raes, Managing Director of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, explains, ‘We’re at a real turning point in the history of our orchestra thanks to the latest technological developments. It’s a completely new dimension, one which will allow us after 125 years in existence to be within every listener’s reach, the world over, day and night, digitally via a tablet app. This innovation will enable us to break open the walls of the concert hall and to reach many more listeners than would be possible with a single concert. The most fulfilling way to experience a concert is, and always will be, in the concert hall, but we no longer have to limit ourselves to the 2,000 seats available only to those who are in a position to attend the concert.’
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