Leonidas Kavakos and Daniil Trifonov complete the bill as New York’s iconic venue broadcasts live in November.

Woman in the street: “How do I get to Carnegie Hall?” NYC taxi driver: “Lady, you gotta practice.” That used to be the joke – until now. On Thursday, New York’s iconic concert venue announced that it intends to broadcast four upcoming recitals live on the Internet.

The partnership with the popular streming service Medici.tv, the classical streaming service will see Carnegie Hall’s first live webcast go out on November 4. The recital of Venetian songs by acclaimed mezzo (and next month’s Limelight cover feature) Joyce DiDonato. It will be streamed live on medici.tv and will be available free for 90 days following each performance.

The first webcast will be followed by concerts featuring a range of high-profile artists. Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter will be next up on November 18 with the violinist Leonidas Kavakos and pianist Yuja Wang hot on her heels on November 22. The popular Carnegie Hall pianist Daniil Trifonov will play the final concert on December 9.

This will be the first time that Carnegie Hall has streamed live, in part a result of successful recent labour negotiations. The founder of Medici.tv Hervé Boissière delclared that the streams would allow music lovers all over the world to realize the dream of attending a concert at “the hall of fame of classical music.”

The broadcasts will be able to be viewed on computers, smartphones, tablets and smart televisions. So put them in your diaries and don’t say you never get anything for nothing.

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