Before the Downbeat involves a number of initiatives designed to enhance the concert experience for you!
These talks are hosted by our Music Director, Evan Mitchell at 1:30 p.m. prior to each Masterworks series concert at the Isabel. They focus on that day’s concert repertoire, giving audience members an insight into the program. Admission is free with a concert ticket. Thank you to Empire Life for their support of our Pre-Concert Talks.
These videos include a behind-the-scenes look at various orchestra rehearsals during the season, along with an interview with our Music Director about upcoming concerts. They are shared on social media pages, in email updates, and on the Kingston Symphony website.
Most Recent Session - Dvorak Festival
These Soundcloud podcasts provide a listing of the concert going on that week and a brief glimpse behind the music with some anecdotes and history. They are shared on social media pages, in email updates, and on the Kingston Symphony website.
Most Recent Session - Best of the Big Bands
This initiative focuses on delivering short bits of information directly to the smartphones/tablets of audience members before the concert begins.
This initiative will be offered at three of our concerts on February 4 & 5, 2017 and April 23, 2017. SoundSync is a digital initiative where information about the music on the program is streamed to your smartphone silently and in real-time throughout the concert.
These videos feature a member of the Kingston Symphony discussing what they are looking forward to most in regards to that week’s concert. These videos are shared on our social media pages and through email updates.
Most Recent Session - Julia McFarlane (Principal Second Violin)