The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is teaming up with dance artist Fink for a concert on 29 April in Amsterdam, and has launched an official app to widen the audience for the event. Available as a £2.49 download for iPad, the app will livestream the concert over 3G or Wi-Fi, with Facebook and Twitter features built in to chat about it with other people. Then, in June, an upgrade will add more content, including a video timeline with interviews and behind-the-scenes footage, the ability to switch between multiple audio and video tracks, and a “second screen experience” with the iPad and Apple TV set-top box. It’s an innovative app, at a time when some other orchestras and classical music venues – notably the Metropolitan Opera in New York – are exploring the potential of apps for livestreams.

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