High definition television and the accompanying surround-sound systems have transformed home televisions into home theatres have revolutionized sports and event broadcasting. It has also done the same for classical music, enabling classical music enthusiasts to watch and hear the superior sound of performances by orchestras such as The London Philharmonic Orchestra, The New York Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, the Marinsky Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and many more of the world’s premiere orchestras. Medici TV subscribers can choose on-demand from 350 concerts performed by the world’s best musicians, orchestras and led by the world’s leading conductors.

The filming also takes viewers into the most famous concert halls of the world; La Scala in Milan,  Carnegie Hall in New York, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and halls in London, Madrid, Buenos Aires, Berlin, Paris, Madrid, Buenos Aires, Beijing, and so many other wonderful centres that have a mystique of their own.

During the Festival Seasons, the production crews of Medici TV turn their cameras toward the world’s most renowned festivals, including; France’s Aix-en-Provence Festival and the Annecy Classic Festival, Aspen Music Festival in the US, the Dresden Music Festival in Germany, the Lucerne and Verbier Festivals in Switzerland, The Moscow Easter Festival and more. Each year the artistic directors expand the reach of the Medici TV filming and recording.

The network also films some of the leading international competitions, where tomorrow’s virtuoso musicians and soloists first emerge from their local music schools and performance scenes.

Subscribers have access to more than 550 documentaries and 150 educational programs. Historical footage has been carefully digitized so that viewers can enjoy 350 artist profiles and interviews, including Glenn Gould, Leonard Bernstein, Philip Glass, Yehudi Menuhin, and hundreds more.

The musical archives include 150+ signature performances by some of the world’s greatest musicians and vocalists. Opera and ballet aficionados won’t be disappointed. They can enjoy Rudolf Nureyev in Cinderella and Swan Lake amongst the 150 filmed performances that are part of the Medici TV program archives.

Readers of The Montrealer have a proven interest in classical music, and it’s not surprising that Montreal ranks fifth in Medici TV audiences after Paris, Moscow, New York and Saint Petersburg. We’re ahead of London, Mexico City and Toronto. Canada is in fourth audience position, just after the US, France & Russia, all countries with massively larger populations than Canada.

To learn more about Medici TV and how to subscribe, please visit the web site: www.medici.tv

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