This upcoming 2006 season, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum of Art will be offering podcasts of their ongoing Tapestry Room concert series, which features young performers and contemporary composers. The podcasts are a part of the museum's new techology initiative to broaden the scope of the museum's outreach.
Musical director Scott Nickerenz comments, "Instead of sitting on a shelf, this music will reach people around the world. Most importantly, though, the fact that it's free means anyone can participate. It's an extraordinary opportunity to expnad the reach of classical music." For the Gardner, it's an act of public goodwill (concerts can cost $35, some prices include admission), plus, it's a good tool to promote the museums unique offerings - how many knew there was a concert series?
Image courtesy of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum website.