The BSO at its Friday casual concerts is handing out iPads with interviews, music scores, etc. , hoping to engage the younger generation that interacts with screens 24/7. In the Huffington Post article the reporter remarked that there was more information than she had time enjoy before the concert, but she noted that what most people loved was the live video feed of the conductor projected on flat screens around the hall. This surely is a view of the conductor that few but musicians see.
I think the idea of the iPads is great, though I, too, am not usually early enough to any concert to have time to enjoy all the delicious offerings – perhaps it could change me – but I think that the inclusion of the live feed video is brilliant.
Read the article in the Huffington Post.