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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tweeting (While Listening) To The Orchestra

Jennifer Nissenbaum of Ohio is a longtime classical music fan who usually just sits back and enjoys the music.

But when “Tweet seats” became available at the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra for $10, Nissenbaum bought one and settled in for an evening of Tweeting.

Cincinnati’s orchestra isn’t alone in in embracing Twitter. The Carolina Ballet has, too. So has the Outdoor Shakespeare Festival in St Louis.

NPR pointed out that Cincinnati fans who recently followed the #mozmah hashtag for a performance of music by Mozart and Maher got historical information on the pieces, and warnings about upcoming crescendos.

Guest:

  • Jennifer Nissenbaum, concert-goer and Tweeter

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