*
banner

Stagecast adds LSO performances to Euro output

Part of the team that brought the European Championships to multi-media screens across the world has been featured in the leading Classical Music magazine.

Treize Etoiles
  Great camera work ensured that the right shot accompanied the right sounds...

Stagecast, the specialist broadcast and recording company which worked alongside World of Brass to bring the recent European Brass Band Championships to multi-media platforms, has gained further recognition for its work — this time with the London Symphony Orchestra.

A feature article in Classical Music magazine looked at their work at the Barbican in London, home to the LSO, where they bring concert performances to a digital audience.

Brass bands to LSO

The company was set up in 2015 by Matt Parkin, a former bandsman and colleague David Rees. Over the Covid-19 pandemic they broadcast over 280 concerts and events and now do around 12 concerts each year with the London Symphony Orchestra.

Speaking with 4BR, Matt said: "As well as enjoying working with World of Brass to stream about half a dozen major band contests/concerts each year on wobplay, we spend a big chunk of our time doing the concerts with LSO, including our most recent one on the Medici.tv platform with Michael Tilson Thomas and violin virtuoso Christian Tetzlaff."

Camera scripting

Stagecast has developed its own cloud-based camera scripting technology to help the director and camera operators get the right shots throughout a performance — something which was used at the recent European Championships in Malmo to correlate between the music on the score and the performers on stage.

The team used at events such as in Malmo is made up of experienced creative and technical people, all familiar with the brass band genre, whilst the state of the art equipment used ensures the best quality pictures and sound are captured working with World of Brass.

Stagecast recently broadcast a performance of John Adams' 'Harmonielehre', a score of amazing complexity, although Matt admitted that some of the scores that were performed at the recent Europeans also offered challenges in their own right.

As well as enjoying working with World of Brass to stream about half a dozen major band contests/concerts each year on wobplay, we spend a big chunk of our time doing the concerts with LSO4BR

Next event

And with a range of new classical music broadcasters opening up, live streaming is very much at the heart of Stagecast's work.

Matt added: "For what it's worth we also do a lot of work with John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir, The Philharmonia, Edinburgh International Festival, The Sixteen etc — but it's always great to get back to banding as it's a big part of my own musical background!

I can't wait for the next big brass band event."

More information

https://www.classical-music.uk/features/article/the-future-is-hybrid-stagecast-and-the-evolution-of-music-broadcasting

Become a supporter and help make our future secure.

4barsrest continues to be a proudly independent voice. There are no paywalls to overcome to be able to enjoy what we do to keep our journalism at the heart of the brass banding world. Support us with a one-off donation or subscribe from just £2.50 per month.

Support us    


Band Supplies

Bank Holiday bargains at Band Supplies

May 27 • There are a host of great instruments looking for a new home at Band Supplies.


wobplay

New additions to Wobplay platform

May 27 • You can relive the action from the 2024 Europeans as well as the 2000 All England Masters and more on the leading recording platform.


St Daivds

St David's trio honoured by SBBA

May 26 • Three players with St David's Brass have been honoured with Life Membership of the Scottish Brass Band Association to mark their service to the banding movement.


BBE Podcast

Brass Bands England launches new podcast series

May 26 • A new podcast series linked to the work and collections based at the Brass Bands Archive has been launched — presented by Kenny Crookston and Sarah Baumann.


Boarshurst Silver Band - Sunday Brass Concert - Thurlston Band

Sunday 2 June • Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane OL3 7EW


PEMBERTON OLD WIGAN DW BRASS BANDS - Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra

Friday 7 June • St. Michaels Church. Duke street. Wigan WN1 2BJ


Bellshill Salvation Army Band - Guest Soloist Tom Hutchinson (The Cory Band)

Saturday 8 June • Uddington Old Parish Church, Old Glasgow Road Uddington. G71 7HF


West Midlands Police Band - Sovereign Brass and Brett Baker (Trombone)

Sunday 23 June • Tipton Green Methodist Church. Park Lane West. Tipton. Sandwell. DY1 4QF


Wotton-under-Edge Silver Band - Foden's Band

Sunday 23 June • Renishaw Innovation Centre,. New Mills, Kingswood, Wotton-under-Edge,. Gloucestershire GL12 8JR


Longridge Band

May 27 • North West Championship Section Longridge Band invite applications for PRINCIPAL CORNET. As a band with a proven record of developing new talented soloists, we encourage applications from both experienced and upcoming cornet players.


Epping Forest Band

May 27 • Required:. Required: We are a friendly 2nd section band who are in need of a tenor horn (position negotiable) and percussion to complete our line Up


Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band

May 26 • The Best Fourth Section Band at Dobcross Whit Friday March Contest is seeking a ** Bb Bass ** player to join its ranks! This is an exciting time to join Reading Band having recently qualified for the fourth section national finals!


James Chamberlain

BMus (Hons) PGCE
Conductor, Teacher


               

 © 2024 4barsrest.com Ltd