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IDAGIO launches real-time video discussion series for free to connect artists and audiences directly from home.

Today, IDAGIO announced it will be expanding its music platform to provide users with a new and unique real-time video series called IDAGIO Live. With the launch of IDAGIO Live, users will be able to view exclusive live content with a line-up of classical musicians, ensembles and orchestras. Thus, IDAGIO Live will help create a connection between audience and performers – bringing listeners closer to artists and the classical music community together in a time of limited social contact.

Launching the series is renowned baritone Thomas Hampson, who will be kicking off IDAGIO Live with the first video on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at 1 pm EST. IDAGIO is releasing this initiative to help connect its global community through music and engaging content during these unprecedented times, by providing listeners with high-quality music and entertainment from the comfort and safety of their own homes. “In times of crisis, there is an opportunity to come together as a group, investing in new ways to cope and move forward as the world around us changes. IDAGIO is helping to provide positive inspiration during these difficult times by offering an interactive experience with artists and their music to engage the global community around them,” noted Thomas Hampson.

In the coming weeks, more musicians and ensembles will participate in IDAGIO Live, including Michael Tilson Thomas, Iván Fischer, Franz Welser-Möst, Leonard Slatkin, members of the Vienna Philharmonic and many more. All of these artists and their full catalogue of music can be found on IDAGIO’s platform.

“The base of our art form is being together. The current crisis represents an existential threat to what we love and to the global infrastructure of classical music in general. It has separated us from one another in the most brutal ways: artists from their colleagues, performing arts institutions from their communities, and conductors from their orchestras,” said Till Janczukowicz, IDAGIO CEO and Founder. “IDAGIO Live is about reconnecting these communities online, live and around a musical library that contains nearly everything classical artists have recorded. Artists and fans can stay connected through all kinds of live talks, bringing them together directly from their homes.”

With the release of IDAGIO Live, listeners will be able to:
  1. Get in touch with a variety of renowned artists for exclusive, live behind-the-scenes video discussions.
  2. Learn more about the musicians, ensembles and their music, deepening their understanding of classical music.
  3. Share the experience with thousands of members of the classical music community around the world, by creating new kinds of events in a time of closed concert halls and opera houses.

Listeners can access IDAGIO Live for free by visiting the IDAGIO Magazine, where they can learn more about the artists and composers through their profiles on IDAGIO.

Announcements for new artist lineups can be found on IDAGIO’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information, visit www.IDAGIO.com or download IDAGIO for your mobile device from the App Store or Google Play.