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San Francisco Symphony to offer live webcast of the world premiere of Auditorium by Mason Bates via "Facebook Live", April 27 at 8:15 pm PST

April 12, 2016

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / April 12, 2016


(High resolution images of Mason Bates and the SFS are available for download from the San Francisco Symphony’s Online Photo Library)
 

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY TO OFFER LIVE WEBCAST OF THE WORLD PREMIERE OF AUDITORIUM BY MASON BATES VIA “FACEBOOK LIVE”, WEDNESDAY APRIL 27

SFS becomes first major orchestra to live-stream a world premiere in real time using the “Facebook Live” feature to audiences around the globe, for free

SAN FRANCISCO, April 12, 2016 – The San Francisco Symphony (SFS), led by guest conductor Pablo Heras-Casado, will be the first major symphony orchestra to use Facebook’s live video streaming feature “Facebook Live” to webcast a world premiere to audiences around the globe, for free. Commissioned by the SFS, composer Mason Bates’s latest work Auditorium, with Bates performing on electronica, will be streamed from Davies Symphony Hall on Wednesday April 27 at approximately 8:15 pm PST on the Symphony’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/sfsymphony. The world premiere webcast will also be archived and available for on-demand streaming following the performance. To experience Auditorium, viewers should be followers of the SFS Facebook page, and will receive an automatic notification when the stream begins. 

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